CrossFit Level 3
CrossFit Mobility and Movement
Optimum Performance CCP – 1
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
My CrossFit training began in the UK in 2007...
…when a friend of mine, who was also a personal trainer, introduced me to it. I was playing competitive soccer at the time and was also weight training so I considered myself in great condition. Let’s just say that my first CrossFit workout showed me that my fitness levels weren’t quite where I thought they were! I was completely hooked. A workout that looked so simple on paper had me saying, “What just happened?!” as I was lying down in a puddle of my own sweat afterwards. I knew that I had found a real strength and conditioning program. Prior to starting CrossFit I had been doing a lot of research on how to optimize fitness and performance for my sport – soccer, or “football” as it’s better known in the UK! I had been supplementing my soccer training with some basic weightlifting and gymnastic exercises in a gym environment, seeing some OK improvements and carryover on the soccer field, but never really what I was hoping for and expected. When I started CrossFit, the intensity of a workout and the focus on compound (multi-joint) movements had me moving better than I ever had, and pushing my body in ways that it was more than capable of but had never really been tested to do. The carryover was unbelievable. After training CrossFit during the off-season in 2007, I came in to pre-season soccer fitter and stronger than I had ever been.