STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – PRAVEEN
Each month we highlight an outstanding member of the community. I think you will all love our next pick. Pound for pound PRAVEEN is one of the most athletic guys in this gym. He is also a cool dude so feel free to say hello!
What’s your age and athletic background? I’m 32. I played soccer growing up and mostly ran or biked for fitness. I did some of the basic lifts (Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press) for a few months before starting CrossFit.
Please describe any results since starting CrossFit? Lots of PRs in various lifts and workouts, as well as enjoying it as a sport itself. It’s self-contained, meaning that you don’t have to do other stuff to train for the sport and to get better at it.
Any changes to your lifestyle or diet? Mostly diet – I’m always experimenting, but these days a meal typically looks like rice, meat, vegetables and some kind of fat like avocado. Of all
the things I’ve tried so far, that seems to work best.
How has your mindset towards fitness changed since starting CrossFit? It’s definitely a fun way to workout, and I like having goals to work on in every class. There’s also a lot of variety which keeps it interesting. And of course it’s very social, which is also a big plus.
What’s your favorite CrossFit movement or workout? I always like workouts that finish with a run or a row – I like being able to push hard without worrying about whether or not you’re going to miss a rep.
Do you have any favorite CrossFit gear? My minimalist Merrell trail running shoes – they’ve lasted years now and show no signs of quitting.
Future athletic goals? Too many to list here, but the most important one is that I want to get better at improving – in other words, focusing on the process of getting better and improving that.