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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT on our CFM AOTM, from January of LAST year, Tucker!

1.  Name/ nickname:  Tucker Stone
2.  Hometown: I was born in Texas because they had an Army base there. I grew up in the South.
3.  Age: 38
4.  Occupation: I publish comics and children’s books.
5.  What’s your favorite movement (s) and/ or WOD(s)? Anything long. Murph, Angie, Annie. Nothing beats a good front squat.
6.  What’s your LEAST favorite movement (s) and/ or WOD(s)? I used to say wallballs but I’ve decided hating them is a pointless endeavor, and it makes it more difficult to have some dramatic reaction to them.  Pistol squats on the other hand seem to me to be a dumb, dangerous exercise with negligible benefits. Also- whatever wod I happen to be doing when somebody puts on a red hot chili peppers song.
7.  How would you describe your diet? I have a high metabolism and it is difficult for me to gain and maintain weight. As such, I have to eat a lot, but I try to avoid processed foods. I eat a lot of hamburgers, because that is what you are supposed to do as a human on this planet.
8.  What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit? I am the strongest I have ever been in my life. I feel like my cardiovascular system is well on the way to recovery from the damage I did during the 16 or so years that I was a chain smoker.
9.  Describe your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment?  Kris and I went head to head on some burpee/deadlift workout a few months ago and I was able to keep up with him, and while it was difficult, it didn’t feel like the world was going to end or my heart was going to explode.
10. What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I like to listen to heavy metal, watch movies that include the line “secure the perimeter!”, and express contempt on the internet for people who do not share my taste in trash culture.
11. Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFM moments: Oh, that thing above. I beat Kris on that workout. I was glad I could give him that experience.
12. What encouragement or advice would you give to to people just getting started? I would just say that consistency is all that matters. Nothing else matters. Just keep showing up over and over again.
13. Fitness goals for this year? Hit a front squat at 95kg with 100 percent form-elbows up, bar crushing throat, no wobbling knees. Like a well oiled hinge. After that, Murph, wearing a 20lb vest, as prescribed. After that, deadlift 138kg. I have a list, because I’m a nerd.
14. Favorite cheat meal? I’m on a perpetual mass gain so I would imagine my cheat meals are most of my meals. That being said, i don’t feel like my birthday cake intake is as high as I would like.
15. Favorite quote? These change a lot, although I do love everything Bane has ever said. But recently I read a book about Vikings and there was a quote from Goethe I really liked: “Everybody wants to be somebody. Nobody wants to change.”

WARM UP: 3 rds-
5 strict press
5 broad jumps
10 deep lunge into rotation

MOBILITY: 10 min rotation of:
– t spine openers
– skin the cats
– heel cord/ achilles smash on barbell
– athlete’s choice

PREP: 3 rds-
2 T2B
4 box jumps
6 push press (build to WOD weight)

Open Workout 12.3
AMRAP 18
15 box jumps 24/ 20”
12 push press 50/ 35kg
9 T2B

RECOVERY: 3-4 rds-
1 min in cobra
1 min shoulder distraction