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

We started CrossFit in 2018 at the urging of my wife as a family fitness activity.

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

Lonnie: I’m a Civil Engineer designing transportation systems in DC. On the side, I’m refreshing my Spanish in preparation for a trip to Bolivia this summer to build a pedestrian bridge in a rural community

Isaac: I’m a college sophomore at St Mary’s College studying Economics and playing baseball. This summer, I’m working at Bullfrog Bagels 

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

Lonnie: I’m going to get that pull-up, I know I will. 

Isaac: Bulking up for baseball

4. Favorite and least favorite CrossFit movements/workouts?

Lonnie: I’ve got the long arms and legs, so I like the bike and row. Not a fan of overhead squats, and of course burpees

Isaac: Favorite – squats. Least favorite – kipping pull-ups (do they even count?)

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

Lonnie: Brace your core. It does make a difference

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

Lonnie: Having the confidence to take it slow and work my way up to the more complex movements. I started out doing only boot camps because the barbells were intimidating, but I’ve seen so much more gains since I jumped into the WODs

Isaac: It’s not actually a cult, and you guys are pretty cool for a bunch of over 20’s

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