Congrats to our Athlete of the month Brian H!!! Learn a bit more about one of the CrossFit towers we have around!

What makes you, you?

Perseverance, dedication and I like the assault bike. Lol


Describe your experience at CFNC.

CFNC has been welcoming from day one when I came here searching for a house and dropped in during the 2018 open.  My first class was an open WOD Friday.  Everyone has always been very friendly and welcoming and I feel as though we all push each other to be better in a positive way.  


What are your major life goals?

Find my passion and live it and have a family.


What are your 3 major CrossFit goals?

I believe it is always important to set measurable attainable goals for yourself to help yourself constantly improve.  Right now mine are 300# clean, 400# squat and stringing together 10 HSPU(they’re my kryptonite).


What has been your favorite CrossFit moment so far?


Tough choice because there have been so many great ones but I would have to choose finishing a marathon row back in Hawaii and immediately being handed an ice cold beer.  


What has been your favorite CrossFit WOD and why?


Anything with wall balls and the assault bike in it.  Karen would have to be my favorite workout so far.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


In the Army still crushing my fitness goals and showing the “young” kids how its done during PT.  


Share a recipe for a favorite clean meal.


I am pretty basic when I cook for myself.  My go to here is grilled chicken with some lemon pepper seasoning, steamed rice and roasted broccoli with salt, pepper and garlic.


What is your favorite cheat meal?


This one is easy it has got to be pasta.  Fettucine alfredo, chicken parm I love it all.


What is the most challenging aspect of CrossFit?

There really aren’t any easy workouts.  I always want to Rx the workout but sometimes that just is not in the cards for a number of reasons.  The toughest part is humbling myself and scaling as necessary to stay healthy and get better at that movement or workout.  Heavier is not always better.


What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit?

Just show up.  The toughest part is coming in the door and starting.  Listen to the coaches they are there for a reason and have your best interests in mind.  As previously statedheavier is not always better.


What is your personal ‘walkout song’ or anthem?


The guitar solo at the beginning of Stranglehold by Ted Nugent.

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