Athlete of the Month

October 2016

DJ was chosen as athlete of the month for October for several reasons, but most of all his consistency.  He always shows up and is always positive. DJ attends the 6 am class and continues to make gains every month!  He is one that records his data and is dedicated.  DJ is an asset to our Crossfit Chattahoochee Family, and we proudly recognize him as athlete of the month!

 

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 My name is DeJarvis Oliver but I prefer to be called DJ. I’m 28 years old and I’m a Project Manager.
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My girlfriend at the time was really into CrossFit and had been doing it for a year or so and encouraged me to try it out. In addition to that, I was going to a Globo gym and just wasn’t getting the results I wanted. So I decided to give CrossFit a try and I was hooked. I continue to do it because I continue to get stronger and see positive results from CrossFit.

I was on the floor trying to catch my breathe and trying not to throw up. After about 10 minutes I thought ‘This is great! Where do I signup?’.

The WODs of course, but more so the sense of community and how we push each other to finish the WOD strong.

I have 2 of them and they are pretty recent. I set a new personal record on my back squat and my deadlift. About a year and a half ago there’s no way that I thought I would’ve been able to do that.

Favorite Lift –  I love the clean! Hang Power Clean, Full Clean, Power Clean, I love them all!
Least Favorite movement –snatching but I still do it as long as my body is up for it.

I don’t really have a favorite per se, but if I have to pick one, it would be the baby bump WOD we did with Kristen. It was an AMRAP 20 of 5 0-count burpees, 3 pull ups, and 1 bodyweight deadlift, with a 20# medicine ball saran wrapped to our stomachs. My least favorite WOD is anything that involves snatching.

I want to get stronger and continue to push the limits of my strength so I plan on starting MADCOW at the beginning of October. There are also movements that I would still like to Rx: handstand pushups for example. As I’m able, I’ll spend 5-10 minutes after class working on these movements. I’ve been doing this for my rope climb and it has really helped.

CrossFit has definitely helped me to become more confident. This is the best I’ve ever felt in my life.

What do you mean when I’m not Crossfitting??! No seriously, I like playing video games, reading, and trying new things. I went ziplining not too long ago and I’m looking forward to rock climbing soon. I also plan on skydiving for my birthday.

Well, when I started Crossfit, I also knew that I had to start eating more balanced, healthy, and nutritional meals. I also realized that I needed to Crossfit as much as I could in order to make a real change. I try to come in everyday Monday through Friday, and every Saturday that I can be. No matter how my body feels, there’s something that I can come in and do. So if nothing else, Crossfit has helped to strengthen my discipline and my resolve.

Just do it. You don’t need to be in shape to try Crossfit. Be consistent as possible, be patient, be determined, and the results will come.

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