Member Spotlight: Lori Frankland

When did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in Oct of 2012.

Why did you start CrossFit?
I went to watch a competition at Centennial Park with a friend and had no idea what CrossFit was. The first thing that caught my eye was a team of women, one doing head stands and the other was throwing herself on the ground and the jumping up onto a black plate. Now I know them to be HSPU’s and the dreaded burpee. At that time I thought and still think that HSPU’s are the most impressive move in CrossFit. I went on line that night and looked for the nearest CrossFit and found SQ1Crossfit (Now known as Full Metal CrossFit). I joined up later that week and haven’t looked back.

How has CrossFit helped you in life?
CrossFit has taught me that age is just a number and does not define what you can and can’t do. “Never say never”. If you’re having a good day go lift some heavy shit, and if you’re having a bad day go lift some heavier shit. FMCF is truly my happy place. CrossFit has also taught me that swearing is encouraged and widely accepted. (Not that I really needed any help in that department)

What’s your favourite lift/movement?
I have a few favorites, DL, cleans, HSPU’s and floor presses.

What’s your least favourite lift/movements?
My least favorite are thrusters (especially when combined with burpees over bar which they always seem to be) Oh I almost forgot wall balls are the enemy (except when I get to use the “senior’s” weight in competitions) then they’re my favorite.

When did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in Oct of 2012.

Why did you start CrossFit?
I went to watch a competition at Centennial Park with a friend and had no idea what CrossFit was. The first thing that caught my eye was a team of women, one doing head stands and the other was throwing herself on the ground and the jumping up onto a black plate. Now I know them to be HSPU’s and the dreaded burpee. At that time I thought and still think that HSPU’s are the most impressive move in CrossFit. I went on line that night and looked for the nearest CrossFit and found SQ1Crossfit (Now known as Full Metal CrossFit). I joined up later that week and haven’t looked back.

How has CrossFit helped you in life?
CrossFit has taught me that age is just a number and does not define what you can and can’t do. “Never say never”. If you’re having a good day go lift some heavy shit, and if you’re having a bad day go lift some heavier shit. FMCF is truly my happy place. CrossFit has also taught me that swearing is encouraged and widely accepted. (Not that I really needed any help in that department)

What’s your favourite lift/movement?
I have a few favorites, DL, cleans, HSPU’s and floor presses.

What’s your least favourite lift/movements?
My least favorite are thrusters (especially when combined with burpees over bar which they always seem to be) Oh I almost forgot wall balls are the enemy (except when I get to use the “senior’s” weight in competitions) then they’re my favorite.

If you could design a workout, what would it be?
15-12-9-6-3
Pull ups
Power Snatch (95/65)
Deadlift
Floor Press

Any advice you’d give to anyone new who’s trying CrossFit?
Check your ego at the door. If it was easy everyone would be doing it. Scale the movement, lessen the weight, learning the proper technique/ movement first is the most important. No one judges you, it’s just the opposite,  We will encourage, support and cheer for you. Listen to your coaches they have the experience and the knowledge. BE A SPONGE.  Last but not least be humble. There is always going to be someone faster, stronger and better than you.
15-12-9-6-3
Pull ups
Power Snatch (95/65)
Deadlift
Floor Press

Any advice you’d give to anyone new who’s trying CrossFit?
Check your ego at the door. If it was easy everyone would be doing it. Scale the movement, lessen the weight, learning the proper technique/ movement first is the most important. No one judges you, it’s just the opposite,  We will encourage, support and cheer for you. Listen to your coaches they have the experience and the knowledge. BE A SPONGE.  Last but not least be humble. There is always going to be someone faster, stronger and better than you.