Athlete Profile: Joaquin S.

Joaquin crushing CrossFit Games Open WOD 15.5
Joaquin crushing CrossFit Games Open WOD 15.5, his favorite!
 Montgomery Village, MDAge: 35

When did you first start CrossFitting?:  

I consistently started when Inner Loop first opened. But I had been doing some WODs on my own for a bit.

Favorite WOD:

Lynne – 5 rounds of bench press and pull ups

Least Favorite WOD:

Open WOD 15.5 and usually anything else with thrusters…

Tell us about your sports & fitness background:

I played little league sports, some high school, some intramural sports, and some 5k/10k/10miler/half marathons. In college I started lifting weights at the school gym and got hooked. I got my personal trainer certification and worked off and on as a trainer for a little while.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?

For a while I was doing a lot of running which led to a knee injury that I haven’t fully healed from. My workouts got kind of boring so I started looking for ways to change it up. I started hearing about crossfit in the news and from one person I know so I looked into it. Did some workouts on my own and stopped in at another gym once. The workout I did at this other gym started with a skill of Turkish get ups, then strength portion was doing deadlifts, and the WOD was AMRAP burpee box jumps in 4 minutes. The TGU and deadlifts felt great cause I was used to that. The burpee box jumps sucked but in a good way. I had nothing left in the tank when I was done.  That hour session let me keep lifting weights like I enjoyed but also left me gasping for air when I was done.

 What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? 

ive lost a bit of weight through the diet challenges at the gym. People have commented that I look leaner than I did when I started crossfit.  Between when I first started crossfit and now I’m sucking a lot less wind during the workouts.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? 

I broke up with my old gym that I had worked out at for close to ten years

Please share with us any favorite Inner Loop moment(s)!

Getting my first muscle up, the open workouts, and every time I do something better than I did before.

Any advice for people just getting started? 

Just give it a try.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? 

Xbox, my dog Charlie, watching sports, scuba diving, cooking/eating, movies.



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