Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Athlete Spotlight

Theresa Adams
Theresa, or “T” as almost everyone in the box knows her, has been a part of the Herd since day one! As a team, we chose T to be our first athlete in the spotlight because of her relentless drive, mentally and physically, every workout, regardless of the challenge. We have never heard a single excuse from T about how hard the workout is, how difficult a movement is to learn, or anything of that nature. In fact, on multiple occasions during our PR Challenge, T was faced with using a weight that was equal to or very close to her 1-rep max on the lift! And, with no questions, T attacked the weight like her life depended on it.  Her spirit is truly fiery, and you can literally feel it when the clock hits “3,2,1, go.” Outside of that though, she is extremely supportive of her fellow athletes, and a wonderful presence during class. She is truly an inspiration, and a joy to coach. T epitomizes the kind of athlete we love having here at CrossFit Dumbo. Learn more about her below!

Hometown: 25+ years Brooklynite!
Age: 60
Occupation: CEO of Financial Software Company
Favorite WOD: “Cindy”
Least Favorite WOD: “Karen”
Sports and/or Fitness Background: Nothing prior to CrossFit and Darren’s previous establishment.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit? “Amazing improvement in cholesterol levels, bone density, and blood glucose levels. Also, I have more energy now than in my 20’s.”

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced since starting CrossFit? “I never expected the positive changes in my mental well-being. I manage stress so much better. I used to get headaches several times a week and now they are virtually non-existent. CrossFit has been life-changing, addictive, and it has made me a much happier person.”

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like Crossfit that were totally unexpected?  “The biggest surprise for me was and continues to be the the amazing community of people we have.  I would never have anticipated such a supportive and encouraging environment from each and every herd member!”

Favorite CrossFit Dumbo moments? “First and still my favorite PR- I deadlifted my body weight, totally unexpected.”

Advice for people just getting started? “Listen to the coaches, earn a ‘PR’ in effort every workout, and don’t ever give up.”

Hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside of CrossFit? “Cooking, creating paleo recipes, cyber security and digital forensics.”


All Levels:

Strength: Deadlift 5 x 3

Alternating EMOTM For 16 Minutes: (Do one station each minute)
5 Deadlift (2/3 of your heavy 3 rep max)
9 Clapping Push Ups
7 Each Leg - Single Leg - Lateral (Side) Box Jump/Step Down
11 KB Walking Lunges


Strength: Deadlift 5x3

12 Goblet Squats (KB in front rack position)
12 Push Ups
12 Walking Lunges Steps (w/kb)
12 Sit Ups


All Levels:

Strength: Push Jerk 5x5

Skill Builder: The Snatch

Hero: "Randy"
75 Power Snatch #75

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. - Confucius

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