We recently had the oppportunity to interview the illusive and ever so humble Mike Hanzich. This is what we managed to get out of him.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
A year and a half. (Only at CFR7!)
Why did you decide to start CrossFit?
A couple guys from work were joking around at work one day and said “Do you want to try CrossFit?” and I’m not really one to back down so I said “Yeah!”
What’s your favorite thing about CrossFit?
The Olympic Lifting aspect. It’s different than brute strength. It is a technique you have to master to get better at it. It’s not just brute strength and “Can I pick this up off the ground?” And that interests me.
What have you learned since starting CrossFit?
I’ve learned I have a lot more drive than I thought I had. When my body is telling me you should probably quit, my mind is able to break past that and I’m able to keep going even if after the workout I’m pretty much dead on the floor.
Who is your favorite CrossFitter?
What are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of the fact that I never thought I would be able to pick up Olympic Lifts. I never knew I had that in me. I never thought I had that kind of mobility or coordination.
What piece of advice would you give to new members or people considering CrossFit?
Stick with it. It is a great atmosphere here. Don’t let anything intimidate you cause if you keep going at it you’ll get it and when you do get it, you will feel really great about yourself!
Here are some of Mike‘s favorite accomplishments and new goals he has set for himself to achieve by this June!
Strength Gains (#’s when he first started at CFR7/Current #’s/New Goal)
80lb Weight Loss