Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words. October’s Athlete of the Month is Colby Everett. Colby was chosen because not only is he an amazing athlete, but he is also humble and has positive energy each time he’s at OPCF! Learn more about Colby below.
1. What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?
I started to doing CrossFit regularly in the summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. So I think that would have been my first CrossFit workout. I just remember how much I loved breathing hard and moving heavy weight at the same time. I’ve always been athletic, so this seemed like the best of both worlds!
- What has been your favorite workout?
I don’t know if I have one particular favorite workout, but I love when Cody programs those nasty bicouplets where you amrap two movements, rest a short amount of time, and then amrap another two movements, and so on… Those are probably my favorite. Otherwise, anything with a heavy barbell and muscle ups!
- What is your favorite cheat meal?
My favorite cheat meal is a GIANT pizza from Papa Kenos or a burger and fries from BRGR. And tacos. I love tacos.
- Where do you work?
I’m a third-year law student at the University of Kansas. I work as a law clerk at Wallace Saunders; a law firm in Overland Park. I will be starting as an associate attorney there next fall.
- What do you like to do outside of work?
School/work/CrossFit is basically my life. I love riding motorcycles, fly fishing, and shooting guns when I have time.
6. What advice would you give a newbie just starting at OPCF?
The best advice I can give is to persevere in the long-term. Life and fitness are both marathons, not sprints. Likewise you don’t reap a harvest immediately after sowing the seeds. So show up everyday and focus on the little improvements.
- What is your favorite lift?
My favorite lift is probably a good ol’ fashioned squat clean.
- What’s your biggest “GOAT”?
My biggest GOAT is probably my jerk and high volume HSPU.
- What changes have you seen in yourself since starting at OPCF?
Since being at OPCF, I have seen a ton of changes in my CrossFit performance. I’m the strongest I have ever been, my gymnastics have improved greatly, and, in particular, I’m a lot better at rope climbs!
- What is your biggest improvement or proudest accomplishment thus far?
My proudest accomplishment so far is probably getting 15 UB muscle ups in a workout. I am also really happy with my front squat—I PR’d it at OPCF at 395.
- What is something you have always wanted to do but haven’t yet?