Do you remember when you started CF? Nicholas Holst, Butcher’s Garage, DK

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Nicholas Holst

Gym / webpage: Butchers Garage, 


European regionals: 2nd place for affiliates

Reebok 2011 CFGames: 39th for affiliates

1. When and where did you start CrossFit, and how did you hear about it?

I started exactly 3 years ago in Butcher’s Lab. I heard about from a good friend who had got some nice results from CF. So I wanted to check it out, and never left the gym again, at least mentally

2. What was your first WOD, how did it go, and how did you feel afterwards?

I don’t remember my first WOD, probably a Fight Gone Bad, and it must have destroyed me since I fell in love straight away. One is always devastated after their first WOD!

3. Do you remember anything about when you started? Which exercises did you find difficult and was there anything you we’re unable to perform RX’ed?

Yes, I remembered that Butcher’s Lab felt like a club house, and not like a gym, because every body were social. I never felt any body looking down at me, or any body thinking that I didn’t belong.

Everything was difficult to begin with, but KB swings, Push Ups and exercises like these could be mastered quite fast. But HSPU, MU and Snatch were definitely very difficult in the beginning.

4. What was your favorite WOD and lift when you started – and what is it now?

I remember that I liked Barbara a lot, she really made my chest and arms feel PUMPED –  I really liked to clean right away! Now I don’t like any WOD’s anymore, they hurt to damn much, hehe. No, if I had to choose one it would probably be a Nancy or Elizabeth. I LOVE OHS now.

5. What has been your best CrossFit experience(s)?

Finishing 2nd at the EU regionals and qualifying for GAMES without a doubt.

6. Do you have any good advice for people who have just started CrossFit? Anything you wish that you had known/had done differently etc.?

I really recommend every body to put their social face on when you hit the box, and dont be afraid to ask the guys who look like bad ass’es for good advice. People are very friendly in the CF community all over the world, so the best way to be happy about working out, is by knowing some of the people in the box. It makes the foundation for the motivation.


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