Guy Main

1. What brought you to Ganbatte and what keeps you here?

I started CrossFit in January 2010 before Ganbatte (and all local CrossFit boxes) existed. In April 2011, I ruptured my Achilles and spent months in recovery. By the time I was ready for crossfit-style training again, I googled "crossfits near me", and several new ones had popped up, including Ganbatte. I researched all of their websites, and Ganbatte's website did the best job of explaining its approach to training and building community. I tested Ganbatte out, and immediately liked it enough to stay. I never felt the need to test out any of the other local CrossFit boxes. As far as what keeps me here? Kristin Winn – my goal is to be as strong as her someday. 

 

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2. If you were to make your own bench mark work out, what would it be?

Treating the 7:30pm class out for drinks at the local watering hole. I would call it the 

"Sandbagging with Drinks" WOD.

60 min AMRAP “As Many Rounds (of Drinks) As Possible”.  

Group warmup with a round a shots.  Then, settle into the bar, socialize with your fellow Ganbatte peeps.  

Time cap of 60 min to prevent you lushes from doing too much damage.  

Rest the liver.  

Repeat the next night – different bar.

 

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3. What skill would you want to master in time for a zombie invasion and why?

Rope Climbing. You all know that I can't climb a rope to save my life.

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4. My Proudest Moment:

When I showed up to Ganbatte after happy hour having consumed 4 glasses of rye whiskey on the rocks, and quickly made the coach play my "WTF by Missy Elliot (feat. Pharrell Williams)" Pandora station, and then twerked with the poles of a weight cage and a bumper plate stack. I've shared the video evidence with many a friend and foe alike.

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5. Ganbatte as a verb and how do you enact on it:

Verb = "Fraternize". I really just pay the membership fee so that I keep getting invited to Ganbatte's fun social events. It's like my country club. Haha.

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Ilona Main
 
 
1. What brought you to Ganbatte and what keeps you here?
 
I wanted to look and feel strong and solid!
 
I started hearing the word Crossfit pop up here and there in conversations with different people.  Then after moving to the neighborhood I drove past Ganbatte and thought, hmmmm maybe this is a sign.  I worked out on and off most of my life and both of my parents were weightlifters. I hadn’t been consistent for a while and knew I wanted to make a change.  I always loved lifting weights, but would get kinda bored in the regular gym setting.  I called Miss Pheby and that was that.  She was so helpful and inviting, so I tried it out and loved it right away.  I've been here about 1 1/2 years and absolutely love it.  It's challenging and a lot of fun.  I've made some amazing friends and wouldn’t trade that for all the abs in the world.  Joining Ganbatte was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time.  I’m definitely a lot stronger than a year ago and have put on almost 10 pounds of muscle.  Pow!!  The strong women of Ganbatte are my inspiration.        
 
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2. If you were to make your own bench mark work out, what would it be?
 
She Hulk
 
SHE HULK COMPLEX
(12 minute AMRAP)
 
4 Deadlifts
4 Hang Power Clean
4 Shoulder to Overhead
4 Front Rack Lunge
8 Burpees Over the Bar
 
Use 60% 1RM Jerk.  You cannot drop the bar!!  If you do….start over with the previous movement, suckas!!!!!
 
This was an advanced workout Whale posted.  It kicked my butt and I loved it.  
 
 
3. What skill would you want to master in time for a zombie invasion and why?
 
The Snatch!!!  I’d wanna launch those suckers up overhead and toss em!
 
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4.  My Proudest Moment:  
 
Hmm….I think the 'first' ones are always the proudest most memorable moments.  My first pull up, my first rope climb, when I broke #200 back squat, deadlifting over double my body weight....  Still waiting on the first pretty Snatch though. 
 
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5.  Ganbatte as a verb and how do you enact on it:  

Keep on keeping on.  Push yourself bit by bit, and have fun doing it.  The fun aspect and community is what has me locked.  I love you!!! 

 
 
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