Wednesday Trainer Spotlight 4.5.2017

Coach David Martinez

1. How long have you been at The Point?
I have been at The Point since day 1!! I think even a little before then.
2. What do you do for a living?
I work in Quality for a company that manufactures MegaRed, Mucinex, Airborne products.
3. Prior to finding CrossFit what did you do for physical exercise?
I was a Golds Gym rat. All 200# of unhealthy, above the waist, man fat that followed a typical gym routine. But I looked good in those circus mirrors they use at the gyms and lying to myself that you don’t ever need leg days.
4. If you had to pick your favorite accomplishment during your CrossFit journey so far, what would it be?
Getting Older and wiser about my mobility, range of motion and form. Being able to lift the weight I can lift at my old age.
5. What is one piece of advice you could give new CrossFitters that you wish you knew before you began?
START somewhere and never ever stop! Find your strengths and critique every aspect of what you thought you knew. Find your weaknesses and develop a love hate relationship unlike any other. BE COACHABLE!
6. What is your favorite moment in CrossFit?
Top 3, The one and only event that I took a podium spot on, Passing my $1000 L-1 exam and becoming a Coach, and the day I was asked to be a partner of CFTP!
7. What is your favorite all time WOD you have done?
Can’t name a specific one, but I am a huge fan of the Beast Mode WODs we’ve done.
8. What are your goals for the upcoming year?
Goals for this year are to get stronger in my Oly lifts, to Maintain a healthy heavier body weight, and get my L-2 certification.
9. Before starting CrossFit what was your view of CrossFit? How has that changed since joining?
The very first day I started CrossFit was the very first time I ever heard of it, and instantly fell in love and developed a passion and obsession with it. Not a day goes by that I regret cancelling my Golds Gym membership. I am hooked for life!
10.Give me a brief summary of your CrossFit journey thus far.
My CrossFit Journey has had its highs, and lows and some really big highs. From day one I shot out like a bullet and thought I could do more than what I actually could. Because of that, I’ve sustained some injuries that took me out of the RX game for some long painful months, but healed much stronger and became much wiser about my training than before. I’ve hit some personal records that I did not think I could ever reach, and I continue to exceed my expectation of what I am capable of. I love this sport because it can be selfish, seclusive, deceiving and manipulative in what it demands. But when I fail a lift, or “suck” at a movement, or collapse from exhaustion after hitting a time cap, it only ignites my passion and enrages my pride to be better than what I was and what I wasn’t able to accomplish. My thought process has changed from when I started. At first it was “Lift heavier, and faster than everyone else everyday!”…now its “Lift Smarter, and ENJOY the company of others everyday!”

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