I’ve spent a lot of time in the past few months talking about yoga. While I’ve been busy downward-dogging, my friend (and fellow Bombsheller team member) Lucas was starting a new adventure of his own.
Lucas is one of the web developers at Bombsheller and has also designed some pretty awesome leggings for us just using code! (Check them out, they’re rad.) Adding to his arsenal of awesomeness, Lucas started doing CrossFit recently and offered to share some of his experiences with all of you out there in blog-land.
“I was surprised at how super supportive everyone is,” he told me. “There was no whip-cracking, hard-ass mentality. I had never dead-lifted with weights before and didn’t have a lot of experience in the gym when I started.”
Lucas reports that the coaches are there to provide positive reinforcement, and that the emphasis is really on self-improvement and pushing yourself to your own personal limits. “I always walk out of there feeling like I did something awesomely hard with my body,” he says. “I push my limits every time.”
I (Amanda, Queen of The Blog), always thought CrossFit ascribed to a “drop and give me 20” military attitude. Lucas found out first hand that this is definitely not the case. “Everyone is always cheering you on,” he tells me. “Especially if you’re the last to finish (which probably means you’re working the hardest). No one walks out of there hanging their head.”
Lucas will check back in about his CrossFit Escapades as he keeps training. For those of you wondering where that gorgeous gym is, it’s CrossFit Belltown here in the Emerald City.