Coach Nate Isham
- How long have you been at The Point?
2. What do you do for a living?
Sales Rep for VICTIG Background Screening (Graduate from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration this semester.)
3. Prior to finding CrossFit what did you do for physical exercise?
Spent a lot time at 24 Hour Fitness… aka Chest/Tri and Back/Bi Days scattered with calf raises.
4.If you had to pick your favorite accomplishment during your CrossFit journey so far, what would it be?
Probably when I cleaned 315lbs. I had long running bet, like over a year, with Shayne for a steak dinner and it was fun to push each other every time we lifted.
5.What is one piece of advice you could give new CrossFitters that you wish you knew before you began?
It doesn’t get easier. Haha
What I mean by that, is that is supposed to be hard for everyone not just the newbies. Top athletes hurt just as bad as new athletes. Celebrate the victories of getting your first pull up, first Rx WOD, and hitting a heavy clean. But continue to push yourself outside your level of comfort and work those on weaknesses.
6. What is your favorite movement in CrossFit?
Not so much of a movement but the Assault Air Bike.
The bike induces the worst pain that is different from anything else. I love going to the Pain Cave and the bike is the perfect tool to take you there.
7. What is your favorite all time WOD you have done?
In teams of 3:
150 Cal Assault Bike
150 Squat Cleans @ 225/155
800 m Farmer Carry w/ 72lb KBS
We did this WOD just recently and it instantly became my favorite because of the large amount of heavy cleans. We were all nervous and weren’t sure if we were capable of finishing the cleans. The weight forced us to take our time and properly set up. It was huge mental battle to say the least, but felt so good to finish.
8. What are your goals for the upcoming year?
I’d like to clean 335 and snatch 255 within the next year.
9. Before starting CrossFit what was your view of CrossFit? How has that changed since joining?
I first saw CrossFit on ESPN when the Crossfit Games were going on. All the athletes looked super fit but I thought to myself “I can do all of that”. Then after a class at The Point, I said “Yeah, I can’t do all of that.” I was humbled to say the least. My view hasn’t change much since joining; I believe it’s the best workout methodology for anyone looking for overall fitness.
10. Give me a brief summary of your CrossFit journey thus far.
I’ve been doing CrossFit for fours year now and I love it, probably a little too much. I was super skinny when I first started doing Crossfit and was a weak squatter. Since then, I’ve gained a few pounds and have continued to get stronger. I spend a lot of time at the gym and wouldn’t have it any other way. It helps that I work across the parking lot from the gym so I am able to consistently do 12-15 WODS a week. CFTP has been a major blessing in my life not just for the physical benefits but also for the social aspect. I’ve made a ton of great friends through our gym and landed my job from those friendships. I love suffering along side everyone and watching others get better.