January Athlete of the Month – Joe Posey


Congrats to our January Athlete of the Month Joe Posey! Great work!

How did you first get involved with Crossfit? Take us back to your first WOD- how did that feel? What did you think?

 I was a swimmer in a masters swim program and one of my swim mates invited me to a crossfit workout.  This was two + years ago when I lived in Pittsburgh.  My first WOD was 50 box jumps, 40 wallballs, 30 Kettlebell Swings, 20 clapping pushups and 10 snatches.  The coach made me use a 14” box, 10 lb ball and a pvc pipe for the snatch – thank goodness.  I limped for a week but was hooked from this first workout and have been a crossfiter ever since. I joined CFA in June 2012 when I moved to Annapolis.  My first CFA workout was 5 rounds – run 400 -10 burpees and it was 97 degrees, brutal.

What changes have you seen in your body, health and overall fitness since starting at CFA?

I now buy custom suits – they are so sweet.  I am in the best shape of my life and stronger than ever.  And, I can squat more then my three daughters’ boyfriends.

What is your favorite CrossFit moment?

Pulling a sled with 3 45# plates while carrying 2 35# Kettlebells 800 yards (thanks Luis) and I must say, the Filthy Fifty on January 2 was an epic workout. Such group suffering is inspirational

What do you enjoy most about being an athlete at CFA?

The camaraderie, the coaching, the support, the group motivation, and the feeling of superiority, in every aspect, over non crossfitters.

 What goals are you working on?

Damn double unders (I am close)

Butterfly Pull Ups

Pistol Squats

300+ score on Fight Gone Bad

Clean and Jerk 185#

Squat 315#

What the Coaches are saying:

“Joe is always working hard to improve his weaknesses. He puts the time into strength class and it has been showing in his WODs. Keep killing it Joe.” Coach Ryan Burns

“Joe’s dedication shows. He constantly puts the work in on a regular basis and is running circles around these young guys. He also has all daughters so he better keep killing it at CFA!” Coach Josh

“Joe is a testament to what you can do if you commit to it. He works his butt off and has the ability to grow a stache that would make Sam Elliott blush!” Coach Walt

“Joe is such a beast in the gym.  Seeing him always strive to be better is truly inspiring as a coach.  No matter what may lay ahead, Joe tackles it head on without hesitation.  Truly worthy of the title athlete of the month!” Coach Luis

“Joe is a true pleasure to coach.  From giving it his all, to cheering on his fellow classmates, to entertaining everyone with his endless jokes and smile, Joe is a wonder part of our CFA family. Congrats Joe! Well deserved!”  Coach Shannon

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