Monday, February 1, 2016

Featured Athletes - February 2016

Steve working on tire flips during annual labor day WOD
1. What are your names?

Steve Davis
Dominique Davis

2. When did you start doing CrossFit? 

Steve: August 2013

Dominique: I started out with kids CrossFit every Tuesday for about a year and then I started doing regular CrossFit about four to

five times a week in June of 2015.

3. What do  you like about CrossFit? 

Steve: I love the intensity, diversity, and that feeling of totally exhausted satisfaction. And doing it all in the company of people I really
enjoy being with is a nice bonus.

Dominique: I like the different workouts every day and being able to surprise myself by what I can do. I love working out with everyone and getting motivated by everyone.

4. What is your favorite workout and why?

Steve: We did an unnamed workout a few months ago with double unders and heavy deadlifts. It was a tough combo, and it made me feel like I was a real Crossfitter (as opposed to feeling like I should be on the CrossFit JV or the Senior Tour).

Dominique:  Linda aka "Bars of Death." It is a lot of bar work and I love to see how much more weight I can lift compared to the previous time I completed the workout.

5. What is your least favorite workout and why?

Steve:  I believe the Soviet Union invented overhead squats as an interrogation technique, and running promotes cowardice, so Nancy wins that title.

Karen is just intimidating. I have to block out how many wall balls I have to do, even if you have a 6 lb wall ball it still manages to make your legs feel like rubber bands. I honestly still have no idea how I've managed to do it.

6. What else should we know about you?
Dominique hitting a front squat PR!

Steve:  I love the fact that when I come to the gym I'm just "Steve who happens to be a pastor" instead of Pastor Steve. Hanging out with  people who are just being themselves, and who let me just be myself can be a rare thing in my line of work.

I go to Western Harnett High school, I am in 10th grade. I love shopping, working out, and playing piano.

7. How has CrossFit changed your daily life? 

Steve:  My days revolve around the WOD, from the 8:30 web unveiling, to rationalizing why I sucked so badly afterward. It's also fantastic getting to spend time and connect with my teenage daughter, but don't tell her I said so.

Dominique: I look forward to working out every day, even if I don't like the workout I still find it one of the best parts of my day.

8. What personal changes have you noticed since starting CrossFit? 

Steve:  I have so much more physical confidence, I'm my best shape since high school, and my wife really appreciates the new muscles.

Dominique:  Since I've started working out often I know that I can accomplish more than I have ever thought was possible. I am more active and fit then I have ever been and I'm excited to see what I can accomplish later in my CrossFit journey.

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