Adam Verhalen

Coach

Back Squat: 310

Front Squat: 275

Clean and Jerk: 245

Deadlift: 380

Fran: 4:26

Baseline: 5:12

Qualifications

Crossfit Level 2 Certification

About Coach

I grew up playing baseball and basketball. Through high school, I remember having to do summer workouts with minimal to no direction on the proper way to lift. Fundamentals and proper techniques will allow you to safely reach and exceed your goals. Makes me wonder where I would be athletic if I had a good coach/community when I started lifting.

Turning Point

Throughout college and until about 10 years ago, I was a member of a Globo gym. I would work out 3-5 days a week, often skipping leg days. We have all been there, do a set then look at my phone or TV. Then do another set a repeat. Workouts would last 30 min to 1 hr. at a very low intensity. I am a competitor at heart, I perform better in all aspects when I am competing against others. I am not one of those people that push as hard when I am working out by myself as I do when I am with a group (I am working on that). When I first started CrossFit, I immediately fell in love with the community aspect and competing daily with the other athletes. My performance has continued to improve over the last 10 years as I focus on different items to approve on.

Motivation & Passion

I really get a kick out of pushing athletes to be better at every aspect of their workout. It is mostly to their benefit, but I selfishly enjoy watching their excitement when they are able to do something for the first time like hitting a personal best in a workout, a one-rep max, or being able to do a gymnastic movement for the first time.

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