Athlete Spotlight: Scott Magee

A. Press

5-5-5-5-5

B. 20 KB Push Press RT Arm (53/35)

40 Double Unders

20 KB Push Press LT Arm

40 DU's

15 KB PP RT

40 DU's

15 KB PP LT

40 DU's

10 KB PP RT

40 DU's

10 KB PP LT

Endurance:

4 x Knob Hill Run

Rest 4 minutes

4 x Ave C Run

Rest 2 minutes

 

 

Get to know one of our more dedicated and hard working members, Scott Magee:

Short Answers:

How long have you been Cross Fitting: I started in July, 2012

Favorite movement: Back Squat

Least favorite movement: Anything that requires getting a bar overhead

Favorite Workout: Either Barbara or Jackie (wife and daughter’s names)

Chalk or No Chalk: Mostly no chalk, but chalk on occasion

Favorite cheat meal/food: Mac and cheese or bread

Preferred parking area (back lot, PCH, avenues): PCH

Reason missing a workout: No excuse, but sometimes work or Ryan’s football or lacrosse games get in the way.

Words friends use to describe your Cross Fitting: Insane.  They’re afraid that I have joined a cult.

 

1. Describe the Open experience for you. What was your favorite moment? It was a great experience.  I was reluctant to do it because there are so many movements that I struggle with that I knew would be included.  True to form, in three of the first four weeks there was one movement that I either had not done before or had not done nearly as many reps as would be required.  First, there was double unders.  Then it was pull ups.  Finally, in week four, it was toes to bar, 50 of them.  In each case, I did more than ever before and better than anticipated.  My favorite moment in the Open was in 14.5.  Each week I set what I thought was a realistic goal for myself and for 14.5, thought that I could complete it in 30 minutes and hoped that I could do it in 25 minutes.  When I finished in 19:58, I was thrilled.  Each week the Open had pushed me to do more than I thought I could do and likely would not have done had I not participated.  I can’t wait to do it again next year.

 

2. Your consistency with your attendance has been solid since you started. What is your secret to staying consistent? It’s a priority for me to attend regularly and I try not to let anything get in the way.  I am fortunate that my work schedule is consistent and I don’t have to deal with many deadlines, so I am able to leave the office in time to get to either the 6 pm or 7pm class on weekdays and unless Ryan has a Lacrosse game on Saturday or Sunday, I am able to make most of those classes as well.  I enjoy doing it, so it’s pretty easy for me to attend regularly.

 

3. What does CrossFit mean to you and how has it improved other areas of your life (other than fitness)? Prior to becoming a Cross Fitter, I did not pay much attention to what I ate or drank.  Between the food challenge months and the nutrition classes, I have totally changed my eating habits.  The result is that I have way more energy than before and a whole new wardrobe, since all of my clothes were very quickly too large.

 

4. What do you like to do outside the gym? Ski, snowboard, mountain bike, play tennis, read  and watch sports, live and on TV.  I am a big fan of the Dodgers, Clippers, Lakers, UCLA football and basketball and Long Beach State Basketball.  I follow all of them pretty closely.  I am also a big fan of every USC football opponent.