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CrossFit Novem’s Athlete of the Month: Adam

Behind the scenes with our CrossFit Novem’s Athletes of the Month, Adam!

What got you into CrossFit?

I stumbled upon a movie from Netflix covering the CrossFit Games while on the couch. After watching the first one, I continued to watch the others and was amazed at the performance of all the athletes. Although I was working out, albeit inconsistently at a typical gym, I was not seeing great results and realized it was time for something different. CrossFit looked intimidating and I put off signing up for the On Ramp for months. Now I wish I started sooner!

What is your immediate fitness goal?

Pull ups have always been a challenge, so first just do 10 strict and eventually learn how to do butterfly pull ups.

Tell us one thing about yourself that no one in the gym knows about you.

I am a dual citizen of the USA and Poland. I would spend entire summers as a kid in Poland going to different summer camps all across the country.

What is your Athletic background?

Karate was a passion of mine as a child into college. I have a second-degree black belt and I competed in 4 world tournaments in the style of Shukokai. In my last 2 world tournaments, I won a Gold and Silver medal in Kata. Unfortunately, an injury, college, and life got in the way which stifled my passion for karate, but I feel that passion reigniting with CrossFit.

Favorite Benchmark, wod, and lift.

Not sure just yet, but I’m so happy to feel a little comfortable completing Olympic lifts and seeing PRs in other lifts that I have been doing for years.

How has CrossFit impacted your life?

CrossFit has greatly improved my life both physically and mentally. I feel more energized, I can think more clearly, and just overall good. Everyone at Novem, from the great coaches to the fun people who I work out next to, are incredible.

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