“The body’s limits can be pushed and it takes a community to keep you pushing. The only limits are the ones that we put on ourselves.”
Congratulations to Seth Wolfenbarger, our July 2020 Athlete of the Month! We sat down with Seth to learn more about his CrossFit journey.
CFFC: How long have you been with CrossFit First Creek?
Since August 2019.
CFFC: What made you start CrossFit? What has kept you doing it? Has your motivation changed since you first started?
I needed a change and it helped moving back to Knoxville, where friends already attended CFFC. CrossFit is not a huge part of my life. Once I got hooked, I can’t get away from it! Definitely the competition and the push and motivation from other members at the gym is what keeps me coming back! The community is amazing!
CFFC: What have you learned since joining CFFC?
The body’s limits can be pushed and it takes a community to keep you pushing! The only limits are the ones we put on ourselves.
CFFC: What is your proudest CrossFit moment?
Getting that first bar muscle-up! The ring muscle-up is still a work in progress after getting my first one in early March (thanks Corona)…
CFFC: What is your favorite lift, movement or WOD? Least favorite?
Power cleans and any movement on the rig. This is coming from a guy who has never been good at pull-ups until now.
CFFC: What do you enjoy most about CFFC or just CrossFit in general?
The genuine community it builds! It’s a team atmosphere where people pick each other up, and at the same time want to beat the guy next to them! It brings back a fire I had lost as a former athlete.
CFFC: What impact has CrossFit had on you in and out of the gym?
Old clothes don’t fit… so an expensive impact! Lol. On a serious note through, CrossFit it has developed a new body that I never thought I could have. It also has helped me see ways in which communities can be built up and inspired!
CFFC: What are your CrossFit goals? How close are you to reaching them?
Get better everyday! I’m continuing to get better. I look forward to continuing to push the limits!
CFFC: When you are not at CrossFit, what is your favorite thing to do?
Hang with my friends and play golf! (According to Coach Tommy, I play golf for a living which is not true lol)
CFFC: What is one fun thing about you that we may not know yet?
Line dancing… I’m a little rusty but if you want to see a man cut a rug take me to the Cotton Eyed Joe!
CFFC: What is the one tip you’d give someone considering CrossFit or who is new to CrossFit?
Ease into lifting weights. Scale it. Enjoy the community aspect and just show up! You will get better by just walking in the door!
CFFC: What is your diet like? Has it changed since starting CrossFit? What is your favorite workout fuel?
Choices at restaurants and the grocery store have definitely shifted. I am more selective, but not always! I love food! Give me all the chicken! I have not dialed in the diet as much as I could, but hey that’s one reason I love CrossFit!
CFFC: Anything else you’d like to add?
The people at CFFC have welcomed me with open arms and it is one of if not the best part of my day! I look forward to getting to the box!