Your CrossFit Story - Oli - CrossFit Four Horsemen

Your CrossFit Story – Oli


How did you get into CrossFit?

Just by chance I saw CrossFit on a tv show a few years ago. It was immediately fascinated but I didn’t follow up. At this point CrossFit wasn’t very popular in Germany.

What brought you to CrossFit Four Horsemen?

My hairdesser Luca works out at CrossFit Four Horsemen and passed the word.

How long have you been doing CrossFit and what did you do before CrossFit?  

I started on ramp class in January 2018 and since February I’m a member of CrossFit Four Horsemen. I also play ice hockey in a team. Besides that I like to swim, bicycle, hike, ski and play soccer (depends on the season).

Your CrossFit Story Oli

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement? What’s your least favorite CrossFit movement?

I don’t really love or hate a movement. But I wasn’t the biggest fan of core exercises like sit ups. In the meantime I got used to it and better at it.

What‘s your advice for CrossFit rookies?

It doesn’t matter how high your heart rate goes or how exhausted you feel – Never Quit! Just keep going, because you do it for yourself. Don’t think about others too much. You are new to the sport and you will improve and get better, as long as you show up on a regular basis and crush your limits.

How did you feel after your first WOD?

I don’t know how I felt. It was a lot more challenging than on ramp, but since every WOD is designed to bring you to your limits, every WOD could be “the first one”.

What were your goals when joining CrossFit? What‘s your current goal?

As I mentioned I have been going to a global gym for the longest time, but the monotony and the hanging out at the lat machine (Mike) all day gets old, very old. So I was looking for a sport I could do all year long, that reviels my weaknesses instead of ignoring them. I was looking for a sport that supports me in playing ice hockey, gets my heart rate through the roof and makes me lift heavy. And last but not least I was looking for something fun. And fun is big in this box because of the awesome crew and staff 🙂 

What or who is/was the biggest motivator/inspiration?

The motivation is to get better and get rid of any weaknesses. That is not going to happen in a short amount of time, but I have seen some incredible progress and this is a big motivator in keep yourself going.

What achievements through CrossFit have you recognized in daily life?

I am more conscious about my posture – walking up right e.g. . My resting pulse is lower, I have no more shoulder issues,… .

What is your greatest achievement in the gym so far?

A 1 RM deadlift, which I never even dreamed about daring to lift. And it is still going up! Plus sit ups are getting better as well as technical stuff like kipping pull ups and double unders. 

What’s your goal for 2019?

It’s the lifetime goal of stronger, faster, more of everything. 

If you could create a WOD called ‘Your Name’ what would it be?

5 Runden:
3 DL @ 85% 1RM
3 Klimmzüge @ 85% 1 RM
3 Bankdrücken @ 85% 1RM

What do you do outside the box? What’s your job? Do you have another Hobby?

I work in the automobile industry. in my time off I like to chop trees and play the piano in my jazz band or I work on my muscle car. There is always something to do.

Do you have anything to add? Feedback, wishes – everything is highly welcome!

A sport specific class with focus on movements would be great. I guess that would blow my schedule though 🙂