August 2015 Athlete Spotlight


  1. What is your favorite WOD(s) or Skill(s)?

I’m a fan of EMOM WODs.  I like that rest is built into the workout so that you are ready to go hard again at the start of the next minute.  As far as skills, I like deadlifts and double unders.

  1. What WOD is at the bottom of your list?

Anything that involves an overhead squat.

  1. How would you describe your diet? (Paleo, Primal, Zone, Clean, etc.)

Paleo 90% of the time, when I do “cheat” I try and at least stay gluten free.

  1. How did you hear about CrossFit Trenches?

Just saw it as I was driving down the road.

  1. How long have you been doing CrossFit?

 Since March 2015.

  1. Describe your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFT?

235lbs Deadlift PR

  1. What encouragement or advice would you give to new people coming in?

Don’t give up.  It might seem intimidating at first, especially if you’re not familiar with a lot of the movements (which was my case), but it is totally worth it, just stick with it.  And don’t take it too seriously, it should be fun!

James Mitchell

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