David is a box owner, a coach and an athlete who loves a sufferfest. He made the Age Group Online Qualifers (35-39) and came 1st in the UK in the Team Series Mixed Pairs (35-39); but nothing makes him prouder than his members smashing their goals.

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How long have you been doing CrossFit and where do you train?

I have been CrossFitting since 2009 – I own and train at CF Cirencester

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What keeps you coming back for more?

I love the benefits of GPP, I can train all week and then do some kind of mega event at the weekend. The challenge of programming for the box is wonderful, it’s like trying to complete a massive puzzle, that is always evolving.

What achievements are you most proud of?

As an athlete, this years Open results, and the Team Series results, with my partner Katie Holder.

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David finished 71st in the Open (worldwide 35-39) and 108th in the AGOQ

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Team Series (mixed 35-39): 1st in the UK and 3rd in Europe

As a coach: Featuring on CrossFit HQ Instagram & Website for #BeLikeMike. Over 600,000 views of Mike Reeks completing a 30″ box jump, he is 72 years old. We have lots of similar stories at CFC, members completing outstanding achievements, beyond the norm.

 

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What are your strengths?

I really enjoy the Clean, Deadlifts, any kind of WOD that really grinds you down, sufferfests!

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What are your weaknesses?

My snatch numbers are not good enough yet, in comparison to my other lifts, but I am working hard on that.

What are your goals for 2017?

I set a goal of completing my 10th Tough Mudder, the Spartan Race Trifecta, The Velo Birmingham & qualifying for Strength in depth with CrossFit Cirencester.

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Ticking off the goals for 2017…

Who does your programming?

I program for myself.

Can we find you on social media? Who do you follow on social media that you’d recommend to others?

The Box is all over Social Media, I am not on so much, managing those two things is hard going. I do follow lots of great people: Carl Paoli, Kelly Starett, CrossFit Linchpin, Catalyst athletics.

What supplements do you swear by?

GLC2000 has been a career saving product. About 3 years ago my knees were so bad I could only run about 400m, last year I ran 100k in an Ultra Marathon. Blonyx Creatine & HMB, Beta-Alanine & HMB Sport are so important to my daily supplementation. Icon D3 & Omega 3 too.

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What’s always in your kitbag?

Goat Tape, Compex, Legacy lifters & RockTape knee sleeves

What advice would you give to a Master just starting out in CrossFit?

Enjoy the process, don’t rush to lift heavy. Build a foundation and use your fitness for fun.

What’s the key to effective recovery for you?

I have a credit, debit points system, to prevent overtraining.

Favourite quote?

If you don’t climb the mountains, you can’t see the view


Thanks for a great interview, David!


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