When did you start doing CrossFit?
Over three years ago. About a month after my wife started.
Anything that leaves me exhausted. I don’t want a favorite because I don’t want to resent the other WODs.
Least Favorite WOD?
None. Of course, there are still some movements I cannot do so I don’t like those as much. But that is time to improve.
Clean & Jerk
Least Favorite Lift?
Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, military, interests, etc.).
I come to crossfit with my wife and two of my six kids. I do contract work in IT and Project Management. I love to read, to learn, to work hard, and lift/crossfit.
What were you doing before CrossFit?
P90x and nothing but getting fatter.
What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?
WFT!! (I can’t think straight after a hard workout so I get words jumbled sometimes).
What were your goals when joining CrossFit?
Slim down. Hit a target weight. And if my shoulders and knees allow me, make it to Crossfit Games in the Masters division. I had two major shoulder surgeries so I am still recovering even two years later.
Please tell us about achieving those goals?
I am over 50% to my weight/slim goal now. There are three movements I can’t do yet, and many I still do not do very well. But I keep working at it and improving.
What are some of your best WOD times/ achievements inside the gym?
Achievement: I am able to do Crossfit and barbell club after having two major surgeries – that is my greatest achievement. I have also now completed in USAW events and will continue to do that the rest of my life. Accolades are not that important – just to be “in the game” is a thrill.
Describe your current warm up?…..Never mind. Let’s leave that one to our imagination 🙂
Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here?
1. Finally getting kipping pull-ups. 2. Finally getting kipping toes-to-bar. 3. Hitting 70 Kg on my snatch. 4. Hitting 95 Kg on my clean and 90 Kg on my jerk. 5. Hitting 315# back squat.
What advice would you give to a newbie just joining Central Bucks CrossFit?
1. Pace yourself – don’t burn out. 2. Leave your ego at the door – it is about you making yourself better, not beating others or impressing others with how strong you think you are. 3. If you are a man, women will outperform you. Don’t assume you are better than others because there are so many great athletes. 4. If you are older, don’t compare yourself to the 25 year olds.
Something you might not know about me is?
I have been involved in athletics my entire life, primarily basketball and baseball. I have coached boys basketball since 1990 at all levels, including varsity in District 4. Our last team went undefeated in the regular season.
*Coach’s notes: What can I really say about “Mad Dog” that we don’t already know?…Magnanimous in sprit and confident as all get out, the man attacks his role with passion….regardless of what it is. As good of a friend as you could ask for and never one to talk down about anyone, he’s a great guy to be around. Plus, I personally have never seen anyone, until Mad Dog, attempt a barbell class in socks after forgetting his Olys at home.