/var/www/html/wp-content/themes/Divi/single.php February Male Athlete Spotlight - Randy Maddox | CrossFit 913

When did you start CrossFitting? Who/what got you started?

I got started Crossfitting in March of 2017.  I saw a post on Facebook and thought, why not??

What is your favorite/least favorite WOD?

My favorite Wod would be anything with running and I also like deadlift….and those that y’all partner us with is also fun
Least favorite is anything doing with snatches–some days are good others not so much….DU are challenging for me too.

What is your favorite/least favorite movement?

Well favorite is deadlift/back squat and I am beginning to like front squat. I think y’all know my least favorite movement:  SNATCHES!

Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, interests, etc.)

A little bit about Randy:  I live with my Mom, ever since pops passed away (3 years now) mom didn’t wanna stay in the house in Miami; I said I have plenty of room here so here she is. I have a couple of jobs:  Nothing Bundt Cakes and Neo-natal Nurse at Children’s Mercy! Interests include anything Cross-Country/Track & Field or Reading a good book.

What was your workout routine before CrossFit?

I really didn’t have much of a routine before joining–I ran here & there

What did you think after your first CrossFit workout?

After my fist workout, with Coach Anthony, I thought I was gonna DIE and what the heck did I get into.

What were your goals when joining CrossFit?  Have you achieved any of those goals?

Goals:  get off my blood pressure meds/eat better; overall better fitness & lifestyle choices and I can honestly say that I have achieved all three!

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?

Yes, CrossFit has affected me; I sleep better, eat better, and doing stuff I never imagined I would do.  Plus, I think I am gonna do a 5k this year.

Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here?

One memory (or two, rather) that stands out to me is when I ran a mile for the first time–I wasn’t expecting much and my time reflected that–12;01.72– 6 short weeks later I ran 9:58.92 more than two minutes in just SIX weeks–that made me a believer.

What advice would you give to a newbie just joining CrossFit 913?

Some advice to newbies:  ask questions, if you are not sure–the Coaches are here to help.  Do NOT be afraid to put yourself out there and feel uncomfortable and learn by failing.

Something you might not know about me is?

A couple of things that y’all might not know about me:  I AM GAY (ok that one U all probably know); let’s see I was in the US Army and would not trade the experience for anything.