Josh Stinchcomb has been named our athlete of the month for December.  Josh started at Wreck Room in July of 2015 ready to get to work.  Natural athleticism, good strength, great mobility and even better work ethic set him up for immediate success.  December proved to be his break through month with a plethora of PRs.

1 rep max clean – 20# PR

1 rep max snatch – 10# PR

1 rep max front squat – 20# PR

1 rep clean and jerk – 30# PR

3 rep hang power clean – 20# PR

3 rep hang power snatch – 20# PR

If you don’t know Josh you will find him working out in the evenings very often.  Learn more about him below.

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Let’s start with the basics. Who are you and what do you do with your days when you’re not WODding with us?

My name is Josh, I’m 29 years old.  I’ve been a police officer with Anne Arundel County for just over 3 years. My wife Rachel and I live in Pasadena. My days normally consist of work, hopefully lots of sleep, and going to Wreck Room.

We all find Wreck Room in a different way. Where did your story start?

My wife, my sisters and my mom found Wreck Room first and they didn’t stop talking about it.  They told me that I was going to join anyways so I might as well do it now. I joined as soon as I could and haven’t looked back

What stood out most to you the first time walking into Wreck Room?

Everyone was so approachable right from the beginning, including the coaches. Even though I was new to the gym and meeting people for the first time, they made me feel a part of the group right away.

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Do you have a specific “why” for CrossFitting?

CrossFit really pushes you to do your best and is a challenge both physically and mentally and that’s something you can’t find anywhere else.

What is your favorite part of Wreck Room?

My favorite part is the atmosphere.  It’s so motivating to have people cheering you on and pushing you through the workouts.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Just recently I was able to power snatch 135 lbs and was pretty excited about that. Also, being able to finally string together sets of double unders, since they always seemed to slow me down.

If you could name a WOD after yourself, what would it look like?

Probably something with deadlifts, kettlebell swings and running.

What is one exercise you would be ecstatic to never do again?

Not a huge fan of clusters.

Clearly you’ve been making progress inside the walls of the Wreck Room. What effects has it had outside the gym?

Getting in better shape definitely helps at work. I notice that I have more energy while I’m working, even on midnights.

What advice would you give to anyone looking to get started at Wreck Room?

Don’t put it off any longer. I wish I had started a lot sooner.