NAME: "AG" - ALLAN GARCIA
LENGTH OF TIME AT CROSSFIT? 7.5 Months
WHEN DID YOU START AT 1*CF? May 12th, 2017
DID YOU HAVE ANY CROSSFIT EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO JOINING 1*CF?
NEVER, I was misinformed, thought it was dangerous and much too difficult.
It took Jean 2 years to convince me to try it.
HAS YOUR LEVEL OF FITNESS OR HEALTH CHANGED SINCE STARTING?
I have dropped 37lbs since starting in May. I was winded after one burpee when I started. I have obstructive sleep apnea and can now sleep without a CPAP most nights if I choose because of the weight loss. My blood pressure and heart rate are near perfect for my age range. I have never in my life possessed the combination of strength and aerobic/anaerobic endurance that I have now, and that includes any and all of the physical training regimens I performed while being in my military and law enforcement careers (Army Paratrooper, SWAT officer, Police Academy Instructor, etc.) My mobility has increased tremendously. I have had ACL reconstruction, meniscus cartilage tear repairs, and arthritis in my knees, due to prior life experiences and CrossFit has been the remedy to strengthen the joints and promote stability. I attend 3-4 workouts a week and now hold my own; I've competed in two local CrossFIt Competitions and stood on the winners podium both times!