CrossFit is the most comprehensive approach to fitness I've ever encountered. I've spent the better part of my life engaged in regular PT and sports, but it wasn't until my deployment to Iraq in 2003-04, that the gaps in my PT program became obvious to me.
I had no idea of what CrossFit was, but my buddy, CPT Mickey Lyon, and I knew the current model for physical training was not meeting the needs of soldiers. We defined the need as improved "athleticism". I now realize we were chasing FUNCTIONAL FITNESS.
After returning home in 2004, I fell back into the same pre-deployment work-out patterns, and in fact put on over 30 pounds! In July 2007, I was turned on to CrossFit. There it was: Pure, simple and intense athleticism in an intelligently designed package! My first two WODs were "Cindy" and "Tabata Something Else". As I was on the ground gasping for air, I was absolutely hooked. I soon discovered weightlifting as a sport through CrossFit, and have been on a journy to become less weak ever since!
I currently hold a:
CrossFit Level I Certification
CrossFit Kettlebell Certification
CrossFit Barbell Certification
Newton Sports Explosive Lifting Training Certificate
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coaching Certification
USA Weightlifting Senior Level Coaching Certification
Bobby started lifting in 1998. In 1999 he won junior nationals for the 56kg weight class and in 2000 he placed in the Senior Nationals. He competed in 2 international competitions and trained at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs. He currently trains and coaches at Razor’s Edge Fitness, competing in National USAW events as a Master’s athlete.