Mike’s Transformation

Mike’s Transformation

  When what someone is doing isn’t working, one must change one’s actions.. And when it came to my physical well-being, I was in a rut. I lifted weights, could rep 335# on the bench, but wasn’t getting anywhere. I’d lift and do cardio and felt like I made zero progress. Mostly because I made zero progress. I had little leg strength, being an old marathon runner, you don’t do squats – they kill your distance. But I got fed up. I used to box, but I wasn’t interested in MMA as much as I thought, and I knew my legs needed work. I’d been passing “the box” on my way to work many times over and saw people flipping tires inside, and looking like they were really challenged and out of breath. I knew that was for me. So in August 2015, I started. I walked in, met Scott, did my work up, started my intro and 5,4,3,2,1 and discovered I couldn’t squat for jack squat. 5,4,3,2,1 kicked my ass. I napped for an hour and a half afterward. As far as routine WODs, I was very infrequent at first, my job was nuts – 16 hour days, many times 24/7, and my teenage daughters live with me, so I have to give them lots of time. But I went as often as I could. I felt better and made the decision to go full bore. I started going 4 times a week, 3 minimum, in Nov/Dec 2015. Here’s what it was like going into this: I weighed 244 lbs on Nov 3rd, 2015. Today, I’m down to...