April Athlete of the Month: Greg Lord
Congratulations Greg on being the NoCoast Athlete of the Month
Greg has been a NoCoast member for 3 years and, among other things, it has been a fun way for him and his daughter, Molly, to connect. Greg recently had his shoulder surgically repaired and was back in the gym shortly after. Watching Greg work through his rehab; gradually getting back into some workouts modified, doing his PT work on the side, and soon after back into regular classes and regular workouts was inspiring. He moved through his recovery ahead of schedule and is looking and feeling great. Thank you, Greg, for being a great example of finding a way to work through injury and showing just how beneficial exercise is to your overall recovery!
Quotes from Greg:
“I really started doing Crossfit so as not to "suck at life". Last year to celebrate my 60th, my wife and I hiked 10 days, 110 miles around Mount Blanc in France. CrossFit was key to being able to do it and to recover every night so I could go again in the morning.”
“Be consistent. Don't worry about Rx or what the person next to you is doing. Work on form over numbers. Focus on good form and being better each day.”
Football and baseball growing up.
How long have you been CrossFitting?
Since 2008 at MBS
How did you get into CrossFit?
My wife saw an article on Crossfit/MBS/Pat Burke in the local paper and thought I would enjoy it. I did a free workout and I was hooked
What is your favorite WOD/CrossFit movement?
Deadlift and back squat
What is your least favorite WOD/CrossFit movement?
I don't have any least favorite movements that don't involve joint pain from old injuries. I have a firm dislike of Tabata and a very dark hatred of ascending rep schemes.
What is your most memorable CrossFit moment?
First Rx on a metcon workout
How does nutrition play a role in your fitness and recovery?
I can tell the difference between when I do and don't eat right. I try, but it is a struggle.
How has CrossFit helped you through your shoulder surgery and rehab?
Crossfit has provided both motivation for improvement as well as maintaining my mental health.
How has CrossFit improved your overall wellness?
Dramatically. I really started doing Crossfit so as not to "suck at life". Last year to celebrate my 60th, my wife and I hiked 10 days, 110 miles around Mount Blanc in France. CrossFit was key to being able to do it and to recover every night so I could go again in the morning.
How has CrossFit changed your family?
I am fitter and healthier which has a benefit to the whole family. Plus, me doing CrossFit introduced Molly to CrossFit and here we are.
Advice to new people:
Be consistent. Don't worry about Rx or what the person next to you is doing. Work on form over numbers. Focus on good form and being better each day.