Wednesday 171025

Linchpin Test #2
3 Rounds for time:
5 Muscle ups
10 Squat cleans, 135#(95#)
20 Box jumps, 24″(20″)

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One pretty amazing costume by Verve athlete Steven! Excited to see what’s in store this year.

VERVE ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – STEVEN ARROYO (this is a must read!)

 QUESTIONS:#1 – WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
I was born in NY on a little barrier island called Long Beach, off of Long Island….or LAWNG Island as us locals refer to it. 

#2 – HOW DID YOU FIND CROSSFIT / CROSSFIT VERVE?
I’ve always been interested in doing different types of workouts and started doing research on Crossfit.  I  was especially interested in the olympic weightlifting aspect of Crossfit and enrolled in a foundations class about a year after moving to Colorado.  I then joined Verve a couple of months after and have been a member ever since.

#3 – FAVORITE WORKOUT OR MOVEMENT / LEAST FAVORITE WORKOUT /MOVEMENT
I actually really like rope climbs because it’s a skill I wasn’t able to do prior to Crossfit and I can now do them pretty efficiently. I absolutely hate Double Unders!  I am just not coordinated enough to get the speed and timing down.   I thought getting one of those speed ropes would help, but it just hurts more when I whip myself during all my failed attempts. 

#4 – WHAT SONG HAVE YOU COMPLETELY MEMORIZED?
I may have performed “Ice Ice Baby” in elementary school for our talent show. (Steven!! You are our people. YYAASS!)

#5 – WHAT TAKES UP TOO MUCH OF YOUR TIME?
I’m sure I’m not alone, but I’m pretty hooked on social media.  I’m proud to say I no longer use Facebook much, but can’t say the same about Snapchat and Instagram.  Sad to say, but I even started an Instagram account for my Boxer puppy, Hoya, who currently has a lot more followers than I do…shout out to @boxerdelahoya (consider him followed)

#6 – WHAT ARE THE SMALL THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR DAY BETTER?
Finding out I have an appointment cancellation at work and can get caught up on some paperwork, Getting away with not paying for guacamole in my burrito bowl at Chipotle (PREACH!), Finding clothes to wear to work that don’t need ironing, One of my students or patients met one of their communication goals (I work as a speech language pathologist), Happy Hour, Not hearing the song ‘Despacito’ on the radio, Hearing the song ‘Despacito’ on the radio (It’s a love/hate thing),  and finding out that the WOD doesn’t include double unders!

#7 – IF YOU COULD TURN ANYTHING INTO AN OLYMPIC SPORT, WHAT WOULD YOU WIN A METAL AT?
I somehow got hooked on the TV show ‘This Is Us’ and I definitely would win a metal for tearing up and/or actually crying the most amount of times per episode.  My other metal would be in Halloween costume execution, which is appropriate for the season we are in.  I’d have to say I’ve come up with some pretty creative costumes in my day.  Although I have no idea what I’m going to be this year!

Thank you for your candid and honest answers Steven!

 

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