Athlete Profile: David Wood
First and Last Name
Where ya from originally?
How long have you been with CrossFit Las Vegas?
What’s your favorite WOD?
Murph. Any WOD that takes me over an hour to complete is my favorite.
What’s your least favorite WOD?
Run a mile and a half with 5 burpees on the minute. That was one that was specially created, and it was terrible. If you’re not a quick runner, ie me, then the burpees become back to effing back. Yeah, I suck that bad. Now what?
What were you doing before CrossFit? How did you hear about CrossFit and/or CrossFit Las Vegas?
Tying my shoes was a very exhausting work out for me. I was eating lots of food, drinking lots of beer, and smoking lots of cigarettes. I was a studly 275 lbs of sheer, lovable, jelly. Cuddling up to me was like being nuzzled by an elephant seal with a very handsome face. I did absolutely no physical activity.
Give us some insight as to your thoughts after your first workout at CrossFit Las Vegas.
I really liked the sense of community, but also the competitive nature of the workouts. It reminded me of when I was a kid in sports, except I was fat and out of shape. I was surprised that even though I didn’t look like anyone there, because they’re all studly-even the chicks, they rooted for me to push myself.
Tell us a little about then vs. now with regard to your performances on a couple of the benchmark WODs, ie Fran or Cindy.
Fight Gone Bad is the only one I can really compare, and it’s AWESOME! (Said in a high pitched singing voice.)
1st time I did it I wanted to punch myself in the face for starting such a strenuous sport. I got 188 reps on November 22, 2011.
2nd time I did it I still wanted to punch myeslf in the face, but not as hard. I got 254 reps on March 6th, 2012.
Everyone says that’s a huge accomplishment, and it really is one. Seriously. But I will break 300 next time…
Do you have any special or favorite CrossFit Las Vegas memories/moments?
My favorite memory was completing my first WOD fully prescribed.
Seeing my wife complete a series of handstand pushups, a month after she couldn’t even do a handstand was pretty great.
Watching my kids get excited about air squats. Who gets excited about air squats?
I’ve got so many great memories and they keep adding up. The Crossfit Open Games WOD. I got a lotta snatches in WOD 12.2…anyone anyone….no…anyone…
What advice would you give to a newbie or someone just joining CrossFit Las Vegas?
Drink the kool aid and and get ready to do some incredible stuff. Your life is about to change for the better. Trust me, unless you’re a puss and can’t commit.
And finally (and most importantly) Who is the best and most incredible coach at CrossFit Las Vegas? Explain/defend your answer.
That’s a loaded question! They’re all awesome, Truly!
Joe, Great Jokes!
Mikey, No Rep!
Vili, Wonder Woman!
Marissa, Hurts my kids so I don’t have to!
Dezirae, Nice Job!
Tristan, Kill that Yoga WOD!
Broz, An 80lbs chick can lift that weight, why can’t you!
Tamara, Drink your fish oil!
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