Tell us about yourself:
Hello everyone, my name is Kendall and I’m a CrossFitter. (Everyone- Hello Kendall)
I started Crossfit in February 2014 for conditioning and mobility for my Junior C hockey career.
Throughout my life I have always been involved in sports, playing hockey and soccer from a young age. During high school I played on the SRSS soccer team and was a part of winning two Provincial Championships.
My passion for sports has lead me to coaching a U17 community soccer team, this is a great opportunity to pass on my knowledge of the sport, as well as proper stretching routines and mobility enhancement.
How were you introduced to CrossFit?
I was introduced to CrossFit from a co-worker who is a very dedicated athlete at the Niverville Shop Gym. Him talking about the combination of weight lifting and cardio workouts involved in CrossFit, got me curious and I had to find out what it was all about.
What is your favourite workout or lift?
My favorite workouts are metcons that involve kettle bell swings and/or farmer’s carry.
What is your favourite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit?
My favorite movement that I have learned/refined would be a pull up. I always struggled with pull ups and have worked hard to get to a point where I can successfully do them without dreading them.
What have you learned from CrossFit that transfers to your everyday life?
Everyday I use proper lifting techniques and stretching routines that I learned from CrossFit.
What is a skill you need or want to work on?
I really struggle with the snatch movement as well as my presses, which need work.
I have always wanted to:
I have always wanted to have nice big biceps and chiseled abs.
Outside of the gym, I like to:
I enjoy playing hockey on the local outdoor rinks in the winter and kayaking with my girlfriend during the summer.
My favourite physical activity outside of CrossFit is:
My favorite physical activity outside of CrossFit is playing hockey, whether it be with friends playing shinny or playing beer league.
What is your day job?
I am a Journeyman pressure welder for a mechanical company in Winnipeg.
My proudest accomplishment is:
I’m pretty proud of having a 1 RM deadlift over 300lbs
My six month goal is:
My goal six months from now is to have upped my numbers on movements that include overhead positions.
A piece of advice for someone starting out in CrossFit would be:
The pain you feel in the beginning is soon overpowered by the feeling of improvement.