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Rising CrossFit Stars: Brian Ankersen

Name: Brian Ankersen

Age: 21

Occupation/job: Studying

Background in sports: Playing Handball

CrossFitting since: November 2009, since CTC Køge’s opening.

Affiliate: CTC Køge.

What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?
I had heard about CrossFit Copenhagen, and was enthusiastic about this functional training. I’ve always trained functional, because of my handball. As soon as CTC Køge opened I signed up, and after my first WOD I was thrilled about the concept, “CrossFit”.

How often do you train now ?
5-6 times a week – with handball training every day. Mostly I do weightlifting in the morning, and then a workout in the evening. I intend to do two workouts per day soon, so I can be prepared for the Fit as Fu*k CrossFit Challenge @ CTC in September.

Do you follow any special programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?
I follow a special weightlifting program – I am doing the WODs from CTC plus some extra hard workouts with the other guys from CTC’s “Challenge CrossFit Team”.

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far?
Filthy Fifty (one of my first workouts).

What is your next goal(s)?
Fit as Fu*k CrossFit Challenge @ CTC in September.

The most difficult thing in CrossFit ?
Overhead Squat . To stay focused and positive no matter what challenge you encounter.

How do you keep the motivation high?
CrossFit affects my Handball in a positive way. I can see my physical condition improves every week, by doing CrossFit. But my biggest inspiration is Miko Salo. The documentary about him is a great motivation for me. He is the champ.

Any good advice for new CrossFitters?
Try it!! You cannot quit afterwards.

Any questions for the community ? (this is your chance to ask experienced CrossFitters anything!)
Not really. I follow your blog www.fitasfuck.wordpress.com – and take all the good advice from the great athletes to me.

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?
Fit as Fu*k CrossFit Challenge 25 September @ CTC, Køge.


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Rising CrossFit Stars: Per Widén

Name: Per Widén

Age: 35

Occupation/job: Manager in vocational education.

Background in sports: Rugby

CrossFitting since: March 2009

Affiliate: None, but we are quite many people around Örebro in Sweden that are training CrossFit.

What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?

The fact that some of my friends were training CrossFit and the inspiration of CrossFit Nordic (Stockholm) and of course CrossFit.com.

How often do you train now ?

3 on 1 off

Do you follow any speciel programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?

I try to follow the CrossFit Nordic WODs when I can, but I quite often do my CrossFit training at home. Blair Morrison’s blog gives good inspiration of outdoor WODs and how to find new ways to use the environment surrounding us.

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far?

To be able to do muscle-ups and HSPU.

What is your next goal(s)?

Too many this year… Sub 1:24 in 500 m row, BW OH-squat, BW press, +30 pullups, grace sub 3, Linda RX in a resaonable time.

The most difficult thing in CrossFit ?

The snatch

How do you keep the motivation high?

By training with other motivated people in the CrossFit community. From them I can learn and they encourage me through my weekly struggles. I also try to set measurable goals within date limits to make progress in my training, that makes “the trip” easier when the training days are boring.

Any good advice for new CrossFitters?

Train on your weakness(es). Don’t be afraid of scaling down. Don’t cheat.

Any questions for the community ? (this is your chance to ask experienced CrossFitters anything!)

How do you work to improve your body flexibility to have a bigger ROM?

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?

I might turn up somewhere.


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Rising CrossFit Stars: Sarah Grey

 
Name: Sarah Grey

Age: 38,5

Occupation/job: Filmworker, producer, director, FAD, freelancer

Background in sports: Little bit of this and a little bit of that….ballet, horseback riding, judo, taekwondo, kickboxing…MMA…globo gym

CrossFitting since: September 2009

Affiliate: CrossFit Nordic, Stockholm

What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?

I told my PT I wanted to learn how to do pull-ups and he told me about CrossFit.

How often do you train now ?

4-6 times a week

Do you follow any speciel programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?

My box’s WOD’s and then my coach.

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far?

Last week my Crossfit total score of 201…..my deadift was 102 kg., yay!

What is your next goal(s)?

The PULL-UP!

The most difficult thing in CrossFit ?

The challenge is that there is always more….but that is the same as life….

How do you keep the motivation high?

Look at videos from events, read about events, attend events…and train with other crazy people!

Any good advice for new CrossFitters?

It is not scary!!! It just looks scary.

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?

Yes! The Fit as Fu*k CrossFit Challenge, 25. September 2010 @ CTC in Denmark 🙂


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Rising CrossFit Stars: Kristina Bæk Nielsen

Name: Kristina Bæk Nielsen

Age: 27

Occupation/job: Hair dresser (store manager)

Background in sports: Fitness, spinning

CrossFitting since:  May 2009

Affiliate: CrossFit Copenhagen

What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?

5 rounds for time: 800 m running, 25 box jumps, 25 thrusters. My first WOD – couldn’t walk 4 days after….. And I was hooked!  

How often do you train now ? 

4-5 x pr. week.

Do you follow any speciel programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box? 

I follow the WODs at CrossFit Copenhagen 🙂  

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far? 

Finally to be able to do pull-ups and keep the skin on my hands.
 
What is your next goal(s)?
To be able to RX more and more WODs – and to focus on proper technique…..

The most difficult thing in CrossFit?

The technique in the lifts and to plan your energy right in the WODs in order to be able to finish and RX 🙂  

How do you keep the motivation high?

The social aspect on the famous the 7 o’ clock “Morning Team”. And the fact than I am able to RX more and more WODs. 
 
Any good advice for new CrossFitters?
 
Keep track of your WOD results from day 1 in order to be able to track development. You easily forget the level you started at. 
Train with somebody better than you and try to follow them the best you can.
Find someone on the whiteboard to compare results with.
 
Any questions for the community ? (this is your chance to ask experienced CrossFitters anything!) 
How do I plan my daily training in order to train the smartest? 
(“Don’t train harder, train smarter”.) 
 
Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?
No, not at the moment. I still have to be able to perform a lot of WODs RX’ed before I enter any competition. 


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Rising CrossFit Stars: Joakim Vester-Petersen

Name: Joakim Vester-Petersen

Age: 22 years

Occupation/job: Bachelor Student at Engineering College of Aarhus @ Mechanical engineer.

 Background in sports:

  • 5-6 years of road cycling, 1-2 years competitive.
  • 2.5 years as Power lifter in SK-Atlas in Aarhus N, Denmark.

Cross Fitting since: February 2010

Affiliate: Aarhus Crossfit

What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?

My good friend, Kim Poulsen, and fellow Powerlifter at that time, introduced me to CrossFit.  The versatility you get is what appeals to me.

How often do you train now?

I take 4-5 crossfit classes a week and do some running on the side. But I have CrossFit as the highest priority.

Do you follow any special programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?

I do the WOD at my box, but I think I need a more weakness specific program.

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far?

Tough one. I don’t think I have accomplished any major things (yet).

What is your next goal(s)?

The Fit As Fu*k CrossFit Challenge the 25th of September. YEAH!

The most difficult thing in CrossFit?

To keep on going, harder, faster, tougher, stronger!

How do you keep the motivation high?

By wanting to be among the best 🙂

Any good advice for new CrossFitters?

Set some goals. A achieve them!

Any questions for the community ? (this is your chance to ask experienced Cross Fitters anything!)

How does your training schedule look like? Do you have a weakness day, heavy lifting day, technique day and so on? How much cardio do you do on the side?

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?

Fit As Fu*k CrossFit Challenge 25. September 2010 @ CTC, Køge!


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Rising CrossFit Stars: Morten Fenger

Name: Morten Fenger

Age: 24

Occupation/job: Studying to become a Maritime Officer.

Background in sports: I have trained weightlifting for a couple of years. Before that I was doing some regular fitness/body building training.

CrossFitting since: September 2009.

Affiliate: CrossFit Butcher’s Lab

What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?
A friend of mine started to do CrossFit a year ago. Since I was very curios about it, I attended an intro workout in Butcher’s Lab. I signed up right after.

How often do you train now ?
Around 3 times a week. Often I can’t make it to Butcher’s Lab, then I do some kind of WOD at home.

Do you follow any speciel programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?
I am just enjoying the WODs without having to think so much about what I’m doing. With that said, I still do OpenGym quite often. I love heavy lifting too much to only be doing straight CrossFit. Furthermore, I do a lot of ringt raining. Actually that is where my focus is right now.

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far?
Hmm that’s a hard one. I guess to have been able to do all the WODs Rx’d up till now.
Or perhaps nailing the muscle up in second attempt.

What is your next goal(s)?
To be able to hold a perfect front lever in the rings and to do a solid onearm pull-up. (almost there!). On a longer run to be able to do good in competitions.

The most difficult thing in CrossFit ?
My technique still sucks when doing kipping pull-ups.

How do you keep the motivation high?
Whenever I see better crossfitters, I get motivated. Being a spectator at the Danish Crossfit Open was also very inspiring.

Any good advice for new CrossFitters?
Learn the proper technique for every CrossFit exercise as soon as possible. When doing CrossFit the intensity is very high, therefore it is of absolute importance that your form is close to perfect. If not, you will get injured.
Give it all you got, but don’t forget to listen to your body. If your body really hurts then don’t continue. Simple, but often forgotten.

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?
YES! I have signed up for the FIT AS FU*K CROSSFIT CHALLENGE 25. September in Køge.


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Rising CrossFit Stars: Nicholas Holst

 

Name: Nicholas Holst

Age: 22

Occupation/job: Student

Background in sports: Regular fitness

CrossFitting since: February 2009 but had a slow period of 6 months due to travelling

Affiliate: CrossFit Butcher’s Lab 🙂

What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?
Grace (30 clean and jerks for time) that one really caught my attention 🙂

How often do you train now ?
4-6 times a week.

Do you follow any speciel programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?
I try to fit heavy lifting in to my schedule every time before testing my skills with the WODs.

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far?
Completing the Ultra CrossFit Marathon in Butcher’s Lab must be my proudest accomplishment.

What is your next goal(s)?
The human flag, the iron cross and other crazy moves in the rings.

The most difficult thing in CrossFit ?
Over Head Squats must be one of the most challenging disciplines.

How do you keep the motivation high?
There is no need for that, I dream about CrossFit 🙂

Any good advice for new CrossFitters?
By socializing with the other CrossFitters in your gym, you will have a lot more fun while training, and at the same time get many good advices and improving your technique. It’s important to be open for constructive criticism in order to get better.

Any questions for the community ? (this is your chance to ask experienced CrossFitters anything!)
I do always ask if I have a question, so nothing at the moment.

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?
The “FIT AS FUC*K CROSSFIT CHALLENGE” the 25th of Sep. in Køge

Super fedt at I har fået etableret den blok så godt 🙂

Nicholas


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Rising CrossFit Stars: Casper Kold Lund

Name: Casper Kold Lund

Age: 22

Occupation/job: Piccolo

Background in sports: Several years of biceps curls and bench press + the occasional soccer game

CrossFitting since: September 2009

Affiliate: CrossFit Copenhagen

What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?

The intro at CrossFit Copenhagen (10 min. AMRAP 5 burpees, 10 swings, 15 Airsquats)! The following day was spent in awe, wondering how 10 minutes of work could be that devastating!

How often do you train now?

6 times a week, with the occasional spontaneous rest day when I feel like it.

Do you follow any special programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?

Currently, I am doing the daily WODs at CrossFit Copenhagen.

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far?

My muscle ups!

What are your next goal(s)?

Increasing all of my lifts and getting more familiar with them. Plus, gaining mass!

The most difficult thing in CrossFit?

Choosing a single WOD to do when there are so many great ones out there. And, staying away from the gym on rest days…

How do you keep the motivation high?

Seeing those pretty faces on the 7:00 o’clock morning team! Try to make it to the gym at the same hour every day, that way you have a better chance to get to know the people you train with. Get social and cheer on each other!

Any good advice for new CrossFitters?

Think about what and when you eat, everything starts here. At least, bring something you can eat right after your workout; it speeds up your recovery compared to waiting for the next big meal. I don’t want to get too specific on this subject, a lot of guys much smarter than me wrote a lot of stuff about it.

Any questions for the community? (this is your chance to ask experienced CrossFitters anything!)

How do you attend a social get-together without ending up spilling your heart out about crossfit to everyone and everything?!

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?

Fit as Fu*k CrossFit Challenge 25 sept. @ CTC, and I can’t wait!


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Rising CrossFit Stars: Glenn Jakobsen

Name = Glenn Jakobsen
Age = 28
Occupation = Shop assistant, in Datatel-Partner
Background in sports = elite Swimmer, and mtb downhill.
CrossFitting since = november 2009
Affiliate = CTC Køge

The WOD/class that made you decide to become a CrossFitter?  My big brother told me that I could be good at this, so he made the choice for me.

How often do you train now ? Crossfit 4-5 times a week, and then some heavy lifting, biking, runing, and swimming

Do you follow any speciel programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?  I follow the wods at my box, but everything else is after a program.

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far? after 4 month of training I could do 12 rounds of mary- and 4,35 on fran

What is your next goal(s)? Fit as fuck challenge 2010. Overall goal Crossfit games 2011

The most difficult thing in CrossFit ? Too be good at everything!

How do you keep the motivation high? Telling myself that I wanna be Fucking good!!

Any good advice for new CrossFitters? Hold it wide and let it slide..

Any questions for the community ? Nope..

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions? As many as possible 🙂