Athlete Spotlight: Tim D


One of my favorite things about being a part of a CrossFit gym is getting to know everyone. There’s definitely a sense of community that’s unlike anything else I’ve experienced before, especially in the realm of fitness. In my globo gym days I might have occasionally smiled at someone and said what’s up, but that was the extent of it. I love that we get to know each other, lose some blood, sweat, and tears together and then talk and hang out. So I thought it would be cool to get a little more spotlights your way, so you can get to know the members of the LAX CrossFit family.

Somebody give this guy more 45's.

Somebody give this guy more 45’s.

This spotlight is someone who’s been a part of the LAX CrossFit family for a long time, and I couldn’t believe we had never done a spotlight on him. Without further ado, I give you Tim Diep…

“Which is worse? 100 burpees for time, emom 5 thrusters OR 100 thrusters for time, emom 3 burpees”
100 burpees is worse because everybody knows #burpeessuck (I’m surprisingly actually pretty proficient at thrusters)

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop? Explain your answer.

As many licks as it takes to make that tootsie pop! No explanation needed.
What’s your favorite sport to play? To watch?
Snowboarding coming in first with ping pong and beer pong both tied for second place.  Few things beat college football (#gobruins #bruinrevolution) and the NFL as spectator sports.
What’s your favorite movement?
Running. Just kidding. I really like squat cleans.
If you were completely exhausted post workout, and the coach said ‘surprise, there’s another little unknown piece to today’s workout…’ What would you want the next sentence to be?
“And to cash out from today’s WOD, we have a choice of either Isabel or Grace.” I think I would still be up for a quick go at either Isabel or Grace even if I were completely exhausted.
What did that box ever do to you?

What did that box ever do to you?

What’s a sport you’ve never tried but are dying to?

I would really want to try autocrossing or circuit racing my FRS. Would be great if I can take a few laps around Laguna Seca (not in Gran Turismo).
The phrase all you can eat means what to you?
AYCE means starving myself from the moment I know it is planned, then when the time comes eating until I’ve confidently eaten at least thrice the cost of what it would have cost if ordered a la carte.
What did you do before CF?
I was on several inconsistent “bro” programs including several failed attempts at getting through P90X (Tony Horton is still a legend in my book though) and the Day 1 – Chest & Tri, Day 2 – Back & Bi’s cycles, but never did any squats.  I tried to stay somewhat active to counterbalance my sedentary day job, but was extremely bored with my pre-CF programming.
If you were to do a workout in the most remote place you can think of, where would it be?
High up on a mountain trail somewhere, lugging around a pack and a heavy full-frame DSLR probably either in the Eastern Sierras on the John Muir Trail or in the Himalayas on the Annapurna Circuit.
Does the closest person in your life share your passions (not necessarily CF)?
Yes, the love of my life Tracy actually introduced me to CF.  She bought me a LAX Fundies pass several years ago and it has been history ever since. Interestingly, she does not quite share the same passion for CF. 🙂 But we do like to travel, eat well, and love daydreaming about opening up a restaurant or coffee shop one day. We also share a passion to work through a long list of DIY projects for our new house together.

Workout of the Day 10/9/2015 – Friday


Hang Squat Snatch 7 x 1

4 Rounds:
60′ Walking Lunge
30 Slam Balls (30#/20#)

Cash Out.
Handstand Wall Work

3 x 30s C2W Full Handstand
3 x 30s C2W Straddle Handstand

Rest 60+ sec between sets. Only back of the toes touch the wall. Goal is to get hands 4-6″ from the wall. If you need a little guidance for the handstand work, watch the videos below or ask me stuff.