Congratulations to our March Athlete of the Month – Frank “Man” Maker! Please read his story below:
Name: Frank Maker
Started CrossFit 580: October 2014
Favorite movement: 415 lbs deadlift. Got it on video too!
Least favorite movement: Thrusters. I feel like my arms are coming detached.
Tell us about your fitness/lifestyle background:
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit 580? Take us back to your first workout…what was it and how did it feel? I honestly don’t remember the details of my first WOD, but I remember how insanely tired I was. But it made me really pissed that I was so out of shape and I became hungry to get better.
What have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit 580 (before/after)? Lost about 10 pounds and have kept it off since I joined. I also benefited from the positive attitude of people at the gym, especially the coaches.
What changes in your life have you experienced from CrossFit 580 that were totally unexpected? I’m doing the open this year. That was inconceivable to me when I joined. I didn’t expect to get addicted. I’ve been to Crossfit’s now in England and Florida. I never would have expected to be that into it. It has even motivated me to make my diet better.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit 580 moments:
What are you hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit 580? Well I have two little kids so that’s definitely a “hobby” of mine, lol. I like to ride my motorcycle, often to the box. I also cook, snowboard, and enjoy going to banya with my Russian friends.
Any advice for people just getting started? Self-compassion. It is a long road, you can’t expect to change everything all at once. Often people start out at Crossfit too hard and then burnout. Take your time. Learn the movements the right way. You will be rewarded for your patience.