Athlete of the Month: Lyle Neville

Congratulations to our January Athlete of the Month Lyle Neville. Lyle was one of our first members at CrossFit Wilsonville and has played a very large roll in our community. Lyle hand crafted our first pull up rig at 1.0 that is now used in our CrossFit Kids program, he made all of our plyo boxes and jerk boxes, laid our turf and moved every mat at the gym. Lyle is dedicated to his fitness and is an avid 5:30/6:30am-er. Lyle's incredible enthusiasm and work ethic is admirable and makes coaching and working with him a blast!
 
What were you doing before CrossFit Wilsonville?
I was a marathoner, so lots of running.
 
What kind of animal would you consider yourself during a WOD?
I am noisy and stubborn... jackass!
 
What is your most favorite or least favorite move?
Most favorite would be box jumps.  Least favorite, Olympic Lifts!
 
What is your biggest accomplishment since starting CrossFit?
I used to have chronic back pain.  My back hasn't hurt since I started CrossFit.
 
What is your pre or post WOD routine?
I usually start by practicing my octagon walk and stare down the barbell. Sometimes I'll trash-talk the 5:30am'ers.  Afterwards, I wander around the room in a daze.
 
What is your favorite WOD?
Karen
 
What is some advice you'd give to someone new to CrossFit?
Nutrition is super important...no amount of burpees can fix poor nutrition.  Also, always go for quality of movement...virtuosity is the goal.  No-rep yourself often.  No one remembers whiteboard numbers but the great crossfitters totally respect good form and integrity.