February Member of the Month - Eric Bose!

Eric had been with us nearly a year and is a staple at the box. "Coach is this deep enough" "no Bose deeper" were phrases that were said on every squat day for months while he learned proper technique and form. Fast forward to today Bose has been shattering PRs every time we do a 1rm test and has been Rx'ing nearly every workout!! Bose you are a prime example of hard work and dedication pays off!! Keep up the great work!

How did you get involved in CrossFit? Brett Ligenza mentioned it to me and I participated in my first WOD in October 2013 What was your first WOD/experience? I was extremely sore afterwards and have never done so many squats in my life!!!

When did you start coming to CrossFit Kilter/ how long have you been CrossFitting for? I started in October 2013 and joined as a member in March 2014

When did you realize that CrossFit was right for you? When I no longer suffered from back pain. I had three bulging discs a few years back and never really had good core strength. CF has improved my core strength and I no longer have lower back pain! Also, when my wife said that I look better now than I did when we first got married 20 years ago J!

What are you short-term and long-term CrossFit goals? Short-term: Being able to do DU and muscle ups

Long-term: Completing Rx at every workout and sustaining CF four to five times a week for as long as my body will hold up

What is your biggest accomplishment? Dead lifting 315lbs for the first time in my life!

What is your favorite / least favorite WOD/movement? Favorite Movements: Rope climb, push press and power cleans

Least Favorite Movement: Thrusters

What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit? I am a sales leader for a medical device company (CareFusion) managing 9 direct reports across the Midwest.

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit? Playing hockey on Sunday nights, coaching my son’s hockey team and attending family activities. Also, taking the wife out for a date night every once in a whileJJJ!

What do you do for nutrition? Do you eat Paleo or Zone? What is your favorite paleo/non-paleo meal? I consume one Shakeology per day and try to minimize carbs. I usually eat high protein and fiber but stay away from breads. However, I do enjoy my beer so a fine balance between carbs and protein is a must in order to stay sane!