Damon Le Roy

Name:  

Age: 40   

Occupation: Information Security   

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
 
How did you find Crossfit? 
I don't remember, I had read about it online and a friend from college did it. I found the website for CFCP but it was over a year before I had the courage to contact Scott to try it.
 
What is your athletic background?
Wrestling in high school, kegstands in college, desk jockey ever since.
 
Which class time do you usually attend?
All of them except 5am. My work schedule is highly variable, I make time when I can. It's also great to go to classes run by different coaches. The small differences in the feedback I get from each really helps me understand what they're all seeing but I'm not feeling. This has been a big help for me on complicated movements.
 
When did you start CrossFit?
Spring 2015

What are your goals in CrossFit?
Increase strength with proper form. If I had to choose between form and strength, I'd choose form because injury sucks.

If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? 
Incinerate objects at will by looking at them, because drones piss me off.

Share two things you are working on inside the gym.
Snatch, squat

Share two things you are working on outside of the gym.

Lower back mobility. Ocular incineration.

What's the biggest lifestyle/behavioural/health improvement have you seen from CrossFit?
For the few years leading up to starting CrossFit I had lower back pain due to inactive lifestyle and my long-hours desk job. With Scott's help and self education I have learned how to heal my back and prevent future injury. It used to take me over 5 painful minutes just to get my socks on in the morning. I now have better posture, mobility, strength and am pain free. If this were the only benefit from CrossFit it would still be worth it to me. There are many other benefits too, like being the last of my friends to wear out when we spend 9hrs loading and hauling firewood.

Coolest place you've ever CrossFitted?
CrossFit Cameron Park! I love the new location.

What is your favorite healthy meal?
Cobb Salad with no olives. I can't believe people think those briny black vomit makers are food.

What is your favorite cheat meal/snack?
Spinach. I usually stick to a high protein, high fat, high carb diet, but sometimes I crave a big ball of spinach that squeaks when I chew it.

What advice would you give someone who is hesitant to try CrossFit?

It's only intimidating at first. This is an a-hole free gym.

Now that you’ve been doing CrossFit, what’s one thing you could never see yourself doing again?  (workout, nutrition, lifestyle, etc.)
Squatting in running shoes.

If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be and why?
Ring muscle ups. Because I want to get them before Megan.

Favorite music/song to CrossFit to?
Short WODs: Dragonforce, Operation Ground and Pound. 
Long WODs: It doesn't matter, I'm too deep in the pain cave to hear anything.

Do you have a favorite WOD or movement?
Whatever I've just finished.

Tell us something that we don’t know about you. 
I have three thumbs.