We do that. It is simple. I tell people to stay on their heels, don’t pull your hips apart.
How would you describe the evolution of your training?
After starting CrossFit, I tried to move my legs apart. My girlfriend who works with me always asks me when I am going to put on the shoes. She saw this video from CrossFit Box and was like, “what is that and what are you doing?” I was like, “I am trying to learn kinesiology.”
After about a year of CrossFit, I came back to my trainer. We were doing pull-ups, sit-ups, dips and pull-ups. I was like you know what? There are really good things about it and it’s fun because you can be active and be a good athlete and it keeps you out of trouble. A lot of people just go home and lie on the couch and do nothing. I told her, “this is going to be great. The more I do it, the better I am.” Then I went back and started doing more exercises and doing CrossFit.
What’s your workout regimen?
I do most of a CrossFit workout 3 times a week: at 11:30 AM, 4 PM and 6 PM. I get up and perform 5 sets of pull-ups, 10 set of squats, 20 squats, 10 sets of deadlifts, 40 pounds of curls. You will see a lot of those movements and you will feel like Hercules, but you won’t see a Hercules in you.
I get in the gym on Saturdays and Sunday. On Saturday I lift for about an hour in a 30-minute workout. On Sunday, it’s 10-minute lifts.
How do you maintain an intense training schedule, both at home and CrossFit events?
If you can’t do it every day, have you had a good day? You have to train hard. If you think it’s hard because you haven’t got the nutrition the day before, it can ruin the day for you. The more you train the more you will want to do it. I just have to be aggressive. And there’s not much competition in CrossFit, at least, in my opinion.
Is there a specific programming for a home CrossFit event?
That is not important to me. I want to get in the gym the first time. Then when I am not so good I will go home and then