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For time:
100 Double unders
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5 Rounds of:
10 Dumbbell deadlifts
10 Dumbbell front squats
10 Handstand push-ups
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100 Double unders
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Mr. May A.K.A. Trainer Zink

You probably know him best with his shirt off and hanging from some rings in the gym but now here’s a little more insight in to the man we all know simply as ZINK.

What got you started with CrossFit?
I saw that there was place where I could workout and not wear a shirt, I was sold… But, I dabbled in it here and there, and still couldn’t break my normal Globo gym routine. Then in 08′ I got hired at South Metro and CF was our academy workout program.
How did you find your way to Verve?
I used to workout in the garage or firehouse. Then, I went to the 2010 Regionals and got smoked. I realized I needed some coaching and some people to push me.
Training at Verve is a part time gig for you, you spend your full time hours saving lives and putting out fires. What made you want to work for the fire department?
So many things attracted me to the fire service. Its exciting, and fun. I love how no day is the same. And Its cool when little kids wave at you in the rig. Try waving at kids in your personal vehicle. You’ll probably get pulled over a mile down the road.
You got to represent the month of May in the 2013 Colorado Firefighter Calendar, what did you have to do to prep for your moment in the spotlight?
For the judging event I had to tighten up my dance moves, but not by much. Im known as the “White Usher”, thats how good my moves are. And for the photo shoot, not much really. I wanted to get in to the calendar by doing nothing       but CrossFit and eating right. (And maybe a few extra Ab exercises) However I didn’t eat or drink anything for at least 24hrs before the photo shoot. I would like to thank everyone at Verve who came out to the events in support of me. You guys really are awesome!
What was the first thing you did after the calendar shoot was over?
I think I ate pizza and Ice Cream for a week. Then, I realized I had to do promotional events in which I would have to take my shirt off, so I immediately went and tried to throw up.
You’ve been looking quite tan lately, is it Fake & Bake?
I wish. A tanning bed is  great place to catch a 10min nap. In the past 2 months Ive been to Vegas, Mexico and Hawaii. And we all know I don’t wear shirts, so that helped.
Where is your favorite place you have traveled to thus far? Where is tops on your list to go next?
Hmmm. Thats a hard one. Ive gotten to go to so many awesome places this year. But, I would have to say my solo backpacking trip through Costa Rica in April was one of my best trips to date. I am currently planning a trip to either Nicaragua, or Panama. So if anyone has some helpful insight, please share.
When you aren’t posing for photos, savings lives, surfing, or teaching a CrossFit class, what do you do in your free time?
That depends on if Im injured or not. I enjoy hanging out with my girlfriend Meghan and enjoying the Colorado outdoors with her. And if not injured, I play hockey 3-4 times a week. And the past year or so I got really in to photography.
How many bicep curls do you do a day?
I Don’t know. I can’t count that high. But, Clancy has been working with me after classes on my counting.
Do you have a calendar on your wall that says “This many days since last injury”? What’s the longest you’ve been able to make it?
I wouldn’t know. Mine is still stuck on May 2013. I don’t think I have ever been 100%. I have been an athlete since I was 4 years old and injuries were just a part of pushing myself. I never let it get me down. I typically try to do more than I should.
Alright Mr. May let us in on some final fun factoid about yourself. . . and make it good one. Your fans want to know.
I once shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die. And, Im an American History buff. If I wasnt able to get in to the fire service, I wanted to be a history teacher.
That there is some good stuff. . . curious though, did he actually die? Just wondering. 


  1. Jay Cain :

    Mr. Adonis in the flesh!

  2. Carlita :

    May is now my favorite month!

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