I will never forget the first time I tried CrossFit–I had seen these hulking, muscular individuals running about the city carrying barbells and fitness gadgets galore.
After stalking this particular gym for a few days, I decided that whatever sort of Kool-Aid they were drinking, I was parched for it. I drove up, strutted into the main gym, stuck my hand out to the owner and said “Hi, my name’s Minna, and I want to do whatever this is.”
but no place has felt more like home than Friction.
Then, like some kind of chalk-dusted angel wearing a crown of wrist-wraps, Jeff Burlingame reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to return to the family.
Author: Athlete, and Master of Friction’s Custodial Arts, Minna Woodward
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“As far as nutrition goes for weightlifting, it doesn’t have to be different than the one we would prescribe for any CrossFitter: meats, veggies, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar. ” – Coach Mike
CrossFit had always peaked my interest, but I kept thinking that I wasn’t strong enough.
Because my parents were always overweight, I just assumed that was the way I should accept I would turn out because I had poor genes.