Athlete Profile: Calvin Garland Sr. (Pops) - CrossFit Las Vegas

Athlete Profile: Calvin Garland Sr. (Pops)

Athlete Profile: Calvin Garland Sr. (Pops)

First and Last Name
Calvin Garland Sr. (Pops)

Where ya from originally?
Bismarck, North Dakota

How long have you been with CrossFit Las Vegas?
Little over a year

What’s your favorite WOD?
Fight Gone Bad

What’s your least favorite WOD?
Anything with Overhead squats.  But getting better

What were you doing before CrossFit?  How did you hear about CrossFit and/or CrossFit Las Vegas?
I was a member of Golds Gym.  Didn’t go much.  Now I know why.  No Fun.  I heard about crossfit from my son.  He joined about a year before I joined. I did notice a remarkable difference in his level of fitness.

Give us some insight as to your thoughts after your first workout at CrossFit Las Vegas.
I was amazed at how much it made my whole body tired. And sore, of course.
The level of knowledge of the trainers was impressive. And it was fun and quick.

Tell us a little about then vs. now with regard to your performances on a couple of the benchmark WODs, ie Fran or Cindy. 
I have to admit…I have not bothered to get to know the names of the WODs. I just do them.
The thing I do notice is that I am constantly progressing my way up to RX. The workout times do seem to change (lower), also.

Do you have any special or favorite CrossFit Las Vegas memories/moments?
To me… every workout is memorable. I so enjoy talking to the members.  And seeing how much they too have progressed.  I enjoy meeting visitors from out of town.

What advice would you give to a newbie or someone just joining CrossFit Las Vegas?
When I first joined, a member told me that Crossfit is addicting. I try to pass that on to new members.  It’s addictive in so many good ways.  And to stick with it.  The crippling soreness will go away.  And you will start to see progress..

And finally (and most importantly) Who is the best and most incredible coach at CrossFit Las Vegas?  Explain/defend your answer.
Okay..I am not going to pick a best or most incredible. I feel that I am a challenge for all of you. In that I am a “Master”, and seem to require more of their skills. I will do my part to keep all the instructors on their toes. You are all amazing. I look forward to some day soon working out with Dezirae.

And for a group outing. Let’s kayak the river below Hoover Dam to Willow beach. In the spring.

Seriously, why isn’t your Athlete Profile in yet!

Lockers Anyone?
Mike has found a great deal on a set of 18 lockers guys.  He’ll be putting out an interest sheet and collecting the money needed to secure your own permanent storage space at the gym.  Each locker will run $25 per and they will occupy the last room in the hall way by the utility closet.  If you want your own locker, put your name on the interest form and get your $25 to me or Mike asap.

Add 2.5 to 5lbs

3 RFT of:
800m Run
40 KB Swings
20 Push Ups


  • By Gina 09 Mar 2012

    Great profile pops! You are an inspiration to all (=

  • By kona 09 Mar 2012

    Such a pleasure to watch your progress this past year. And way to represent in the Games Open this year! CFLV Masters ROCK!!!! Did you see that CFGSouthWest tweeted your profile!

  • By [email protected] 09 Mar 2012

    Pops, it has been great seeing you improve day by day! You inspire a lot of us coaches & members with your dedication and amazing times/weights pulled during WODs! By the way, who’s your son?!? 😉

  • By Aaron Ninja 09 Mar 2012

    your favorite wod is Fight gone bad! your crazy. Pops! you have been a great asset to cflv, it’s great working out with you, watching you grow and improve is just inspiration, keep up the great work pops.

  • By shawn callahan 09 Mar 2012

    Great profile and nice picture!! It’s always nice to run into you at the gym.

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