Our November Member of the Month is Andrew Knight! He has been a member at CrossFit Sanitas for 4 years now. His anniversary is 11/3/2015 and we are very excited to celebrate with a specialized WOD on Tuesday, November 19th. Definitely come to test yourself on “The Knight Rises”. Andy is a consistent member of the 5:30am WOD and is known for his strict strength work on gymnastics metcons as well as his conditioning on those long workouts many of us dread.
So here are our Member of the Month Questions for Andy…
Question #1) How did you get started with CrossFit? What was the primary driving factor?
I was working out in a gym in the mornings on my own, and definitely in a rut. I would basically ride the bike for 20 minutes, do bench press, then pull ups and sit ups. I knew that I had to change something. I had never done any kind of group exercise outside of a team, but I was willing to go outside my comfort zone to find something that would increase the intensity of my workouts.
Question #2) What are your goals for the upcoming 2019/2020 CrossFit year?
Question #3) What was the biggest challenge for you when starting CrossFit?
Physically, mobility is my weakness. Both, as a result of prior injuries and innate lack of flexibility, CrossFit brought real challenges to me. I never had done squats before, and after 4 knee surgeries, including a PCL reconstruction, I never thought I’d progress to anything resembling a squat. My shoulder mobility was just as bad.
Question #4) What is your favorite movement or biggest strength in CrossFit?
Question #5) What is your least favorite movement in CrossFit?
Overhead squats. Gets all the stuff I’m bad at.
Question #6) What advice would you give to those just starting out here at CrossFit Sanitas?
First, pick your gym by the coaches. That is the beginning, middle, and end of what you should look for in a gym.
Question #7) What is your most memorable moment here at Sanitas?
Member of the Month WOD extra questions…
- Birthday: February 15, 1975
- Favorite Number: 11
- Favorite Style of Workout: Endurance
- For Time or AMRAP: AMRAPs
Member of the Month WOD
“The Knight Rises”
1975m Row Buy-In
In Remaining Time AMRAP of
11 Low Hang Muscle Cleans at 75#/55#
11 Overhead Squats at 75#/55#
11 Strict Pull-Ups