Congratulations to Andrew Powers, also known as Zeus, on earning CrossFit Sixth City Sweatiest Angel for the month of November, 2017!
The Sweatiest Angel award is given each month to the Sixth City athlete who displays significant work ethic, a willingness to support others, and a true sense of team camaraderie inside the gym.
Drew has been training with us even before CrossFit Sixth City existed and has made some awesome progress in 2017. That means he has been at it for over 4 years and is still getting better! How? As you’ll read below – consistency. This year Drew has become as consistent as he has ever been and has not avoided the workouts that he doesn’t like. One of the best ways to improve is to consistently attack your weaknesses. He has a great perspective on training and its importance in life and because of that he has been successful and will continue to be so.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Drew: I’ve been doing CrossFit for about 6 years after starting at CLE (in August of 2011).
What do you do when you are not at CSC (hobbies, occupation, etc)?
Drew: When I’m not at CrossFit I’m generally drinking beer and scotch. And eating pizza. And tacos. And donuts. Oh yeah, and I guess I have a job too. I’m an entrepreneur, investment advisor and financial planner.
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Drew: Favorite WOD is probably Murph. Usually the best turnout of peeps and I love the meaning behind it and all the Hero WODs. It’s also kind of the unofficial start of Summer. Favorite movement is probably snatch due to the technical difficulty. It’s hard to get right but awesome when you do.
What is your LEAST favorite WOD/movement?
Drew: Least favorite WOD is Kalsu!!!!! Least favorite movement is burpees!!!!!
When did you come to find CrossFit and realize it was for you?
Drew: Started in August of 2011 after being recruited for “Bring A Friend Day” by Jen Brawner and D-Fron. I was hooked after WOD 1.
What were your expectations when you started CrossFit?
Drew: Expectations for CrossFit for me, a person who has always prioritized fitness is an extremely challenging workout that is constantly varied. I wanted to get stronger. I wanted to learn and improve on many lifts I had never really done before. I wanted to be challenged by the clock and a class full of people all working the same WOD. Being told what to do by professionals. Never get bored. In and out in about an hour.
What are your goals for CrossFit?
Drew: My current goals for CrossFit are to maintain general fitness. I hope to get stronger, faster, and more efficient in movement. I want to Rx (perform the workout as prescribed for the fittest athletes in the gym) every WOD possible.
What has your experience been with CrossFit?
Drew: My experience with CrossFit has been amazing. I have progressed significantly since I started. More importantly I’ve made some awesome friends and truly enjoy the community aspect of CrossFit.
One thing you’ve done at CSC you never thought you would do?
Drew: One thing I’ve done at CSC I never thought I’d do: still thinking… I’ll get back to you.
What advice would you give someone just starting CrossFit?
Drew: My advice for any new CrossFitter is most importantly to be consistent in attendance. Be patient, especially at the beginning, but always challenge yourself. Record everything you do (preferably on BTWB) for easy reference and bench marking! Especially your 1 rep max lifts and benchmark WODs!!!