Athlete: Erica Dahlem
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
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I like Crossfit. It makes the rest of my life easier. I've always worked out and enjoyed it for the activity itself. Crossfit makes it even better with a supportive community, a plan, and the ability to measure results. As an engineer, I like that too.
How I Eat
I eat whatever is convenient
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
Active kid and teenager. Lots of biking and running around outside. Played sport in school, adore snowboarding, run if it's all that's available and do yoga sometimes. Like being active; bobbing in the waves and body-surfing badly in Aus, going on mountain hikes or playing in the snow at home in Canada when I visit.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I love it. The moment I went to my first Crossfit session (just to watch), which it was a muscle-up skills session, I was blown away by what the athletes were doing and I wanted in.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I aim for 4 days per week of Crossfit, often only get to 3 though, and if I get to 5 or 6 that's a momentous and fantastic event. Other exercise happens as it may...
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Jan - Aug 2010, until I dropped a motorcycle on my ankle and proceeded to use that and work as an excuse to not work out for a scarily long time (for the first time in my life, I did nothing, and wow did I get out of shape). I returned to my senses in July of 2013 and have been a "Crossfit for fitness" attendee since then. Someday, I'll even get kipping pull-ups. :D