I started CrossFit in May of 2016 at CrossFit Virtuosity and, like most newbies, I was immediately humbled. Though I'd been deadlifting for four years, the coach dismantled my technique on the first day, and during the first few months, I fell off the Concept 2, hit myself in the groin during cleans, and puked after doing seven minutes of burpees. Slowly, though, I started making progress. My crowning achievements are doing a pistol squat on top of a kettlebell with a barbell overhead and being the #1 post on /r/CrossFit during the ‘18 Open.
For the coming year, I have three goals:
Unassisted handstand for 60 seconds.
Snatch my bodyweight: 175 pounds.
Diane (Rx) in under 5:30.
Of the 11 events in her division, Adams won nine, took second in the other two, and accrued 1,080 points, more than 200 points higher than the second-place finisher. "I couldn't ask for a better performance," she says. "Everything went perfect." It was also the most dominant performance in CrossFit Games history. Read more at ESPN.
My experience at the Fittest Fan competition was brutal and intense—and I wouldn't have traded it for the world. Read more at Men's Health.