05 Sep 2016

Tuesday 6th September, 2016

The legend of 6am, Carlo.

Today we bring back the Charge CrossFit Members Spotlight interviews, starting with the big man, the legend, one of the first Chargers, Carlo.

Charge CrossFit Northcote Member Spotlight!

They call me… Carlo or anything that gets my attention

By day I am… A handyman; general maintenance and minor renovations.

How long have you been a Charger? Over two years.  Can’t remember exactly. (Carlo, you joined a few weeks after we opened the doors of Charge CrossFit – July 2012! – Ash)

Tell us about your first Charge CrossFit experience (ie first workout etc): I can’t really remember my first session however I remember doing Fran in my third or fourth session which lasted in excess of 15 minutes.  Painful as it was I still loved it and I’m still here.

Any advice for someone thinking about starting CrossFit?Everything you’ve heard is true.  Each session is awesome, all the members are awesome, all the coaches are awesome and it will change your life.  Just get off your ass and do that first session…  It will not be your last.

Favourite movement? Dead lifts, Bench press, any clean and bar work is pretty awesome as well.

Least favourite movement? Double unders because I cannot seem to get them. Overhead squats and given the choice I could pass on snatches (although I’m warming to them)

Favourite WOD? 12 Days, Wood WOD, Eggs and Bacon, any good chipper and all the complexes.

Least favourite WOD? That one with the double unders.

What would your perfect WOD look like? Several barbell movements, some bar work, some rowing, high reps.

Favourite band/music to WOD to (or would like to WOD to)? The current array is pretty awesome.  I think nothing kicks a WOD off like that guitar at the start of Black Betty

Favourite wholesome/Paleo meal? A well cooked steak (bloody) and a huge pile of veggies.  Simple but Awesome.

Oh and bacon and eggs.

Can’t pass on a good burger.

Favourite movie/tv show? Anything with Aliens or Zombies or horror.  Don’t do much TV.

Tell us something we may not know about you: I’m an open book.  What you see is what you get.

What is your most special memory/ biggest achievement during your time at Charge? Getting bar MUs is up there and finally getting butterfly pullups. I think completing the WOD daily is a huge achievement in itself, which gives me massive satisfaction.

What are your future goals? Need to work on double unders, overhead squats and snatching. HSPUs could also get some attention. To complete all movements in the next open. 

Today’s WOD

30 Burpee Knees to Elbows
22 Clusters 65/45
26 Burpee Knees to Elbows
12 Clusters 65/45