Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m 40 y.o (yes, I’m 40) Software Engineer.
I’m married with 3 beautiful kids ranging from 14 to 5 years old (yes, my oldest is 14) and and even more beautiful wife (I have to write that just in case she reads this).
We live about 5 mins away in the new “Lightsview” suburb.
When did you start CrossFit?
Started in February 2015 in preparation for an overseas holiday where breakfast, lunch and dinner (and possibly a midnight snack) was going to be all-you-can-eat buffets.
My goal then was to lose 10kg in 12 months so I could put some of it back on during the holiday. I failed miserably. I didn’t lose any weight at all.
However, I did feel my fitness improved greatly and I felt healthier in general.
My favourite WOD is?
Helen – nice and short.
My least favourite WOD is?
Murph – I cringe every time I see it programmed. Done it 4 times, haven’t even come close to finishing.
If there was one movement that you would ban at CFP it would be?
The Inverted Burpee – it just sounds wrong. Thank goodness I’ve never done a WOD with that in it.
After my first CrossFit workout, I felt?
Motivated. I could not finish the first foundation class WOD. That night I decided to try the same WOD again the following day and this time managed to finish within the time cap.
My 2016 goal is?
1. To string two double unders together.
2. To do a handstand against the wall.
3. To push press more than Bri Berriman 🙂
My advice to new members would be?
Try to attend at least 3 times a week.
Something you might not know about me is?
My family were “Boat People”.
After the end of the Vietnam war, my dad was put in a “re-education camp”, a.k.a prison, for 5 years.
After his release in 1981, my parents and I escaped from Vietnam via boat. I was 5 at the time but I can’t remember anything about the trip. Perhaps I was too young to remember or perhaps it was trauma that made we forget. I’m told we spent 5 days out at sea, living mainly off lemons, before being picked up by an oil tanker and offloaded in Indonesia. Because my dad was in the South Vietnamese military, we were offered immediate resettlement as refugees in the USA, Canada or Australia. Luckily we chose Australia as life is pretty good at the moment 🙂
If I was to create a WOD called ‘Triet’ it would be?
The Chinese regard the number 8 as being lucky. Triet’s Lucky WOD would include 8 rounds of 8 movements with 8 reps in each movement.
8 rounds of (not in any particular order)…
8 Squat Cleans
8 Box Jumps
8 Pull Ups
8 Push Ups
8 Wall Balls