Friday, March 11th 2016

Buckhead Member of the Month Eric

Buckhead Member of the Month

When did you start with BTB, and what got you in here for your first class?
It’s been 2.5 years, and I joined because I was looking for an outlet to stay fit,
do something competitive, learn new skills, and unleash my inner meat-head.

You’re a seasoned CrossFit athlete. Many WOD’s under
your slim and fit waist line (see what I did there).
What’s your favorite WOD and why?

Karen. No matter how good of shape I think I’m in, it always
takes 2-3 days before I can sit down without an involuntary pathetic moan.

Tell us a little about yourself. What’s a day in the life?
Typically a good day starts with only one middle of the night wake up call from
one of my two young boys, who are either sick, lonely, can’t find their blanket, or
wet the bed. Then a great cross fit workout at Buckhead where I humbly
take down Eric “the Gentle Giant” Swenson in whatever AJ has in store
for us that day. I arrive at work to a team that respects and appreciates my
nagging and micromanagement, and close the day putting the kids to bed
and reading the same Bernstein Bears book to my 3 year old for the 15th day in a row.

Eric! You are the BTB Member of the Month. Congratulations!
What’s your touchdown dance look like?

As a Wisconsin native, I look forward to performing
the Lambeau Leap next time I’m at the gym.

If you could fly anywhere in the world,
for just a 6 hour window, where would you spend it?

I’d fly somewhere to go snowboarding, but the whole time wish
I was back with the kids reading the Bernstein Bears.

I see you signed up for 2016 CrossFit Open.
What made you sign up again and what are you looking
forward to in this years open?

I love how inclusive an event it is. There aren’t many other sports
where you can compete in the same game as the professionals
and experience the exact same pain and emotions, even if
your results rank you about 85,000 spots behind them.

"Open 16.2" Get Up Petra!

“Open 16.2”
Get Up Petra!

 “Friday Night Lights”
Grab a 6 pack of your favorite brew and
head over to Buckhead tonight at 6:30 to cheer on
everyone completing 16.3.

“Open 16.3”

AMRAP and Reps 7 minutes of:
10 power snatches 75/55
3 bar muscle-ups

AMRAP and Reps 7 minutes of:
10 Power Snatch 45/35
5 Jumping Chest to Bar Pull-Ups

*Rest 4 Minutes*

AMRAP in 7 minutes of:
250m Row
20 Sit-Ups
10 Slamballs

Carl Paoli
Bar Muscle Up Progression Pt 1.
Bar Muscle Up Progression Pt 2.
Bar Muscle Up Progression Pt. 3