Adam Cook

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CERTIFICATIONS
CF-L1
TELL A LITTLE US ABOUT YOURSELF
 I grew up in Winnsboro, Texas and currently reside in Rockwall. I am 26 years old and have been teaching and coaching for 5 years.  I teach high school English at Rockwall-Heath High School.  I graduated from The University of Arkansas-Monticello and completed graduate school at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
WHATS YOUR FITNESS BACKGROUND,  SPORTS PLAYED

I’ve played organized and individual sports my entire life. My father is a high school football coach, so I grew up in the locker room and coaches’ office. I began playing football, basketball, baseball, and practicing Kenpo Karate at a young age. During school, I was a 4-sport athlete: football, basketball, baseball, and track. In college, I played lacrosse for a short time, and continued playing collegiate football. After college, I began competing in CrossFit competitions and eventually joined our local rugby club, Dallas RFC.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVEMENT AND DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE WOD?

My favorite movement is the Wall-Ball (basically thrusters). My favorite WOD, fittingly, is Karen.

WHAT ABOUT A LEAST FAVORITE WOD?

My least favorite WOD is Fran. When you think about it, there’s no excuse for you not to do this benchmark on a regular basis. Plus, it really sucks… so there’s that.

HOW DO YOU SEE CROSSFIT BEING DIFFERENT THAN OTHER FITNESS PROGRAMS?

Taking a page from Ben Bergeron, CrossFit as a sport is unique in that it’s an individual effort surrounded by a group. CrossFit only works if the individual understands how their performance fits into the community. The way I see it, we have 3 primary responsibilities as CrossFit athletes when we walk into a box:

1. Do our best because our effort is the ONLY thing we are in control of.
2. Understand that each day is a chance to get better by setting SMART goals for each workout rather than using the whiteboard as a leaderboard upon which to judge our value as a competitor for the day.
3. CHEER each other on before, during, and after the workout to enhance the sense of community within the gym.
If we do these three things every day, CrossFit the sport becomes CrossFit the lifestyle and you see people lining up at the door to join the movement, both literally and figuratively.
LASTLY, TELL US SOMETHING OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU…

I am a PhD candidate in the field of Educational Administration. I am also a Justin Bieber fan, so basically my classes are lit.

Adam Cook, M.Ed.