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May Athlete Spotlight: Streat Hoerner
Coach’s note: I figured since we’re going to be sending our very first CFD athlete to represent us at the 2016 CrossFit Regionals, we should highlight the guy who will be in the spotlight! Streat’s an awesome guy from a great family who has been with us for about a year now at CFD. His genetic potential, work ethic, and resilience is awesome to work with as a coach, and his attitude and personality is a pleasure to have as a part of the CFD family. I’m proud to have him on our team, and can really see this guy going places!
How long have you been a member at CFD, and what made you want to get started?
I have been a member for about 1 year. I had already been doing CrossFit for a couple years elsewhere and heard some good things about CFD so I decided to check it out.
What changes have you seen in yourself since your very first day?
My overall fitness has improved. Everything from correcting movement patterns in olympic lifts to gymnastic skills. I have also gained a ton of knowledge in terms of nutrition and recovery.
What did you do for fitness prior to CFD, and what do you like most about CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in the summer of 2013. Prior to that I played football and ran track in high school and did weight training specific to those sports. I also did lots of bro lifting (curls, bench and whatnot). CrossFit provides a different challenge every day and makes me push myself to do things I normally wouldn’t. I enjoy the competition it provides as well.
What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?
Anything with handstand walks. Workouts that involve complex movements and heavier weights.
What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?
Rowing, assault bike, everything that is boring and hurts a lot.
What are you goals going forward?
Keep improving my overall fitness. Continue to qualify for Regionals and eventually the Games.
What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?
Listen to the coaches, work hard, and don’t forget to have fun with your fitness.