I am Operations Director for The McBurney Transport Group.
On the recommendation of close friends & family who joined first. We used to train together with a gym based personal trainer so it was a natural progression that I followed them to Crossfit! They told me that it was something completely different and they knew that I would enjoy it.
My training is completely different now. I started with the 3 day membership because that’s what I was used to but after a few months I progressed to the unlimited membership. I realised that I would get much more out of my training by committing to Crossfit 5 days per week both in terms of technique and fitness. I really enjoy the diversity of training that Crossfit offers and the constant challenges. It is also great to have the opportunity to train at 6am every weekday. It means I can fit in my workout without it affecting my home & work life. It really sets me up for the day
Mastering the disciplines & techniques. There are no “half measures” with Crossfit which is great in terms of ensuring correct form but can be frustrating sometimes.
Upper body mobility ! This may sound boring but it is the key to speeding up my progression with a lot of overhead movements.
My absolute favourite is anything that involves squatting. I have increased in confidence and improved my technique over the last few months which has enabled me to keep adding on weight for both front & back squats. For cardio, give me air squats any day !
My least favourite would be burpees because, thanks to my low blood pressure, I see stars . Also, anything that involves hanging on the rig !
I really enjoy being part of the Crossfit Ballymena community. It is a lovely friendly place in which to train and one where everyone is made to feel very welcome. I really like the way that the training is personalised and scaled to my own ability but I still get the opportunity to train in a group environment. Keep up the good work JP, Andrew & Matty