Back in 2011, when I first heard of CrossFit, I thought I knew it all. I didn’t have any need for a personal trainer of a team because I had the bodybuilding tricks and techniques down cold—at least that’s what I thought. A friend of mine was convinced that I just had to try CrossFit, so when I finally relented, I wasn’t expecting to like it, let alone love it, but that’s exactly what I did.
I started going pretty consistently a couple of months later, and I knew there was no going back. First of all, there was a completely different atmosphere here that I couldn’t get enough of. I’m a naturally competitive person, so in the team-oriented environment where you’re competing against yourself and your fellow athletes, I started to excel like never before. Oh, and remember how I was such a hot shot who knew how to do everything? It turns out that I was doing quite a bit wrong!
It’s not really surprising now, but there was a bit of a learning curve to get my holds and footwork right. Before, I had just been running into the gym I was at and getting my squeeze on and going about my business in relative isolation. But, in CrossFit Impact, the coaches and the whole place worked together with unity to help encourage us to do better, do more, and do it all right.
Things started to change for me. I was getting stronger and better at cardio, and I was even leaning down with the new diet. I’m not perfect with it, but I’m amazed at what it’s done for me so far. The constant movement during a workout has changed so much about my body, and it’s incredibly exciting to see those changes. Improving really feels good, and along with the rest of my team, I’m always striving to achieve more.
Luke’s workout montage…
– Luke Baschnagel | Impact Athlete