THURS: PB May Members of the Month
Eric has been a solid member since Day 1. In the time of his membership, Eric has taken his athletic foundation and built some new strength on top of what he came in with. Recently we have seen both huge Deadlift and Back Squat PRs, and Eric has found himself writing his name on the board for Level 4 Barbell Club, our highest club for gauging strength. He works hard, has goals, and more importantly asks questions and truly applies what he learns from the coaches. We are super stoked to showcase Eric and his achievements, and very excited to see where the rest of the year takes him.
How old are you, and where are you from?
I am 27 and I am originally from northern Virginia but mostly I grew up in the bay area in Danville.
What do you do for work?
I work for Progressive Insurance in claims.
What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I really like anything outdoors, watching The Office on repeat, playing any sport there is, hanging out with my wife and our dog Colby.
How has P360 affected your life?
P360 has been the most effective and fun fitness I have been a part of. I love the classes and grinding out hard work with other people. I am as strong as I have ever been and every time I sign up for a class it is often the thing I look forward to the most for that day. As a type 1 diabetic I can see a tangible effect of the workouts on my blood sugar and ability to maintain good tight control.
What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
I love clean and jerk, squatting, and KB swings. My least favorite is pull-ups and burpees.
What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
I can’t remember the name of the workout but it was 6 rounds of overhead KB swings and running for time. I got absolutely smoked.
What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Probably Level 4 barbell club just a few days ago.
What is a hidden talent of yours?
I have more useless trivia knowledge than I can use or is healthy. My wife and I and our friends have an assortment of gift certificates to bars in San Diego from our trivia wins.
What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I am a massive Harry Potter nerd, read the books 20+ times each. I can open any book to any page and pick right up like I just read the previous page.
If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Probably coaching high school football
What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Deadlift for sure, I had a 95# PR last month.
What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Coach Dusty and I had the Saturday after P360 prom to ourselves at PB and were working on jerks, he told me “Hey, just be faster”, good life advice I think.
Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Anyone with the last name Kardashian
What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
The dumpling inn and shanghai saloon
What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
I would get an Old Fashioned with Frank Sinatra, that would be the classiest s*** of all time.
If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
Rush Hour 2
What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I was playing monkey in the middle with my brother and a friend and hit my brother in the mouth with the ball and knocked out his front tooth accidentally. I went inside to nonchalantly ask my mom for help looking for his tooth in the grass. She flipped her lid.
What’s your favorite naughty food?
Ice cream all day. Although I have a huge sweet tooth and will eat nearly any dessert there is.
If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
The 1760s and be a pirate of the Caribbean.
What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I really appreciate the knowledge and kindness of all the coaching staff, I really like to be pushed and to see what I can do when I am out of my comfort zone, P360 puts me there nearly every day I train.
What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
I really want to improve my cardio, I think that is one of my biggest weaknesses.
First, for Strength.
5 Hang Cleans @ 60-80%
10 Ring Face Pulls
Complete 1 set every 4 min. for 16 min.
Then, for Conditioning.
w/ a Team of 3.
A: 150m Row
B: 30 Mountain Climbers
C: 20″ Farmer Hold