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Athlete Profile – Varun Gupta

IMG_3113We’re talking to Varun today.  He came to us because he was looking for something different to his usual gym workouts. He loves the challenges that each RCF09 class brings and happens to be a ninja at strict pull ups!

At the moment he is enjoying a short but amazing holiday in Europe!
What is your favourite ‘treat’, food or otherwise?
Pizza and Double Chocolate Ice-CreamHow long have you been a member at Reebok CrossFit 09?  
8 MonthsHow did you end up walking through our doors for the first time? Was there a pivotal event that led you to us?
Meena highly recommend me to the program.  I was looking something exciting out of my regular gym.Can you remember your first CrossFit experience? What was it like and how did you feel? Excited? Nervous? 
I was very nervous because me perception was that cross fit was designed for the very elite and super fit athletes.   I was very excited after my first class thinking about the challenges that await and benchmarking some of the top cross-fitters on display.Is there a piece of training equipment you can’t live without?
Bright and colourful workout clothes and shoesWhat are you doing when you aren’t CrossFitting?
Playing various sports, going for runs and hitting my local gym.What has been one of the biggest things in your life that has changed since starting CrossFit? 
My confidence towards multiple movements and having the ability to say yes to everything.  Everything can be broken down into small movements and eventually achieved.Are you a barbell or kettle bell lover?
I like barbellsAnd what is you all time FAVOURITE movement?
ManmakersIf you were told you had to do only one movement for 7mins straight.. for max reps.. what would you NOT like to see?
burpeesWhat is your athletic background?
Cricketer and long distance runnerIs there a Reebok CrossFit 09 member who inspires you?
All of themGreatest exercise related accomplishment to date?
Almost back squatting my own weight and learning some Olympic lifts.Interesting fact about yourself that most people may not know?
I write a lot of poems

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Paleo on pennies…

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