CFDC U Street Member Spotlight January 2022: Christopher Taylor

CFDC H Street Member Spotlight January 2022: Alli Phillips
December 30, 2021
New Year’s Day, 1/1
December 31, 2021

1. How long have you been doing CrossFit and how long have you been at CrossFit DC?

I have been doing CrossFit for about 4 years now.  I started when I was in Atlanta, GA and just fell in love.  I normally went to a regular gym and had a trainer but it became too expensive and it was hard staying motivated working out alone.  When I joined the CrossFit community, I truly enjoy the family like vibe and I appreciate the workouts being planned for you.

2. What do you do when you’re not crushing workouts at the gym? 

When I am not at the gym, I am usually playing my PlayStation, traveling, or skiing – especially this time a year.  I like to take about a month off in March to hit the slopes however COVID has but a pause on that recently.

3. What is a goal you’re currently working towards (in the gym or beyond)?

A goal I am working on is trying to improve my shoulder mobility.  It is something I have neglected for years and it is limiting me ability to perform certain CF movements.

4. Favorite and least favorite CrossFit movements/workouts?

My favorite CF movements are bar muscle ups and double unders.   My least favorite movement is overhead squats because I am limited due to mobility.  My favorite hero workout is “Annie”.

5. What is one coaching cue/tip that has helped you recently?

I would say I have two coaching tips that have helped me immensely.  Both Chris and Tom have pushed me to work on my set up position for Cleans.  I have to remember to keep my butt down which forces me to use my legs.  That has helped a ton.

6. What is something you wish you knew about CrossFit when you first started?

A few things I wish I knew when I 1st started CrossFit was how important stretching and mobility are in order to improve performance in addition to minimizing the risk of injury.   Secondly, I also wish I knew how inclusive the CrossFit community was years ago because I would have joined earlier.  Lastly, I truly enjoy the fun energy of the 5am class!!  Coach Chris, aka DJ Skimask, keeps the class fun and HYPE!

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