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Athlete of the Month: Brian
Name: Brian Wisman
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Sales Manager; Asset Based Finance Firm
When did you first start CrossFitting?: February 2018
When did you first start training at CrossFit Shorebreak?: February 2018
Favorite WOD: Anything with heavy lifts
Least Favorite WOD: anything with running, it should be outlawed
Tell us about you sports & fitness background:
I was a 4-sport athlete in high school; Football, Basketball, Swimming and Baseball. I have always been very into lifting as football was my main sport. I have been powerlifting, in some capacity, since I was 14.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD (if you can remember…) what was it, and how did it feel?
First time I heard of CrossFit was flipping through the channels one night after work. I came across the 2014 CrossFit games on ESPN and was hooked. Seeing people who could not only lift heavy, but then compete in swimming, running, biking and other events blew my mind. I was an offensive lineman, so my thought process was that there were only two types of people. Skinny, cardio enthusiasts and the large people, like me, whose job was to protect them.
My first WOD was 8x500m row w/2min rest. I hadn’t been pushed that hard since three-a-day football practices. Lee asked me how it was, my response, “well, y’all just kicked my ass, so **** it, sign me up”.
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
Well, for starters, I’ve dropped 30lbs since joining ShoreBreak. I feel like I am learning how to be an athlete again. I just feel better physically and mentally, through and through. I did not expect to find such a close-knit group full of rock-solid guys and gals. I was completely over the 24 HR/ LA Fitness lifestyle, full of douchebags checking out their puny biceps in the mirror after every set. People at ShoreBreak are just real, genuine people and I love that. Plus, now that Wifey is a member, I have some in-house competition, which is a lot of fun!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?
More energy, a lot more energy. Mentally, I’ve seen major improvement in my happiness and patience. Going through a cerebral war in every workout, not knowing if you can finish, and convincing yourself that you can, really works. By exhausting myself mentally and physically every day, I’ve found that I become less irritable and much more calm.
Any advice for people just getting started?
Just show up. Put your shoes and just go. You wont regret it. I was once told that if you aren’t nervous for your workout, it isn’t hard enough. Win the first battle, step out the door and attack it.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
I like to surf when I can, golf, read and watch movies with the lady. Pretty simple stuff, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I live in paradise and have a solid network of friends and family and for that I am thankful!