6.15.2010

CROSSFIT CHARLESTON ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: MATT BUCKNAM




How long have you been CrossFitting?
I started coming once a week with Natalie around October or November last year I think. I started coming full time February 1st.
Favorite Exercise or (WOD) Workout of Day?
I like running and the box jumps.
Least fav exercise or (WOD) Workout of Day?
Definitely without a doubt overhead squats -- those crush me every time.
Whats the biggest improvement in your CrossFit game that have seen?
When I started I couldn't even bend my arms from a dead hang pullup and now I can do around eight unassisted. I'm really happy about that.
What lifestyle/behavioral/health improvement have you seen from CrossFit?
I have really started paying attention to my sleep (getting more), diet (eating better), and drinking alcohol (less) since starting since the workouts are so HARD you have to be in top form every day to tackle them.
Coolest place you've ever CrossFitted?
I liked the track we used to go to when I first started but I guess I'm pretty boring because I like the gym too.
Future CrossFit goals?
My goal is to keep coming and steadily improve my performance. I would like to get to a point where it doesn't hurt so much!! For a concrete goal, how about 20 unassisted pullups? Is it possible? We'll see.
Future life goals not related to CrossFit?
To successfully raise my three children and teach them to be responsible adults who love God, their family and each other, and make the world a better place because they are in it. To me that would be enough.
What one thing would you say you love about CrossFit, to tell someone who doesn't do it yet?Just do it! Haha not really, that is way too cliche... and trademarked I think. If you are looking to get in the best shape of your life, to be constantly challenged, and have a great time doing it with awesome people in a fun and dynamic environment then CrossFit is for you. I've tried lots of different gyms, home equipment, doing it alone, etc. and this is far and away the best program I've tried.
If you had an CrossFit nickname what would you want it to be? And Y? seriously!
OK so that one is too hard, I can't think of one. Maybe someone has a suggestion? I know Bulldog calls me Old Guy... How about Superman?
Big Matt: Your energy, enthusiasm, and general ability to always have a good time at CrossFit, is why we love having you so much!! Time and time again, We've watched you come in and work your tail off...and for that we say thank you! Your physical improvements have been amazing, and we look forward to watching you grow as an athlete, and person! Thank you for everything, and thank you for being a part of our CrossFit Charleston Family! God Bless bro...

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7 comments:

FourJedis said...

Bucknam, you bring so much to the group (not just sweat and laughs). So glad you were up for the challenge last year and found something you really enjoy. Keep up the great work.

Joni said...

Awwww Old Guy...you're my favorite. :P Glad Nat-Attack brought you and glad you like it so much! Let me know when you are ready to tackle every single class in one week! :-) (Maybe a few more months)?!? :P

OhlsonRD said...

Love CrossFitting (is that a word?) with you Matt! You always crack me up when you come rolling in like a bat out of Hell in the wee hours of the morning! Where have you been??

Easy E said...

Superman or how 'bout Wild Bucknam Bronco? Love working out with you and watching you attack the workouts!! You rock!

Matt Bucknam said...

I've been in Vegas for a week and let's just say I wasn't doin' a lot of Crossfitting...

Today I will begin paying for treating my body like a toxic waste facility for 6 days and nights. See you at 430.

Jacqui said...

Bucknam--haven't gotten the chance to work out with you much--but you did bring your daughter to Fight Gone Bad, and that's freakin' awesome in my book! (plus, I really like the Mickey Mouse shirt!)

**If we're submitting possible nicknames--what about Matt-attack??...although I do like Bucknam Bronco!

Joni said...

Old Guy or The Mattness. :P

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