Athlete Profile-Ryan Smith


Athlete Profile
Ryan Smith, age 28
When did you start CrossFit?

I began OnRamp with CrossFit Guild in January 2014.

What is your favorite thing about CrossFit?
My favorite thing about CrossFit is the transformation that it can have on a person. When I started, I couldn’t even do pull-ups and had to do ring rows. 15 months later, I’m knocking out muscle-ups. Years ago when I got hurt and became very unhealthy, I never thought that I would ever get to the point that I am now. I’m healthier, faster and stronger than I have ever been!

What is your favorite movement?
My favorite movements right now are oly lifts. Snatches and I have a love/hate relationship at the moment.

What is your favorite WOD?
My favorite WOD at the moment is probably “The Ghost”. It’s a smoker, but it makes me push myself even harder every time we do it.

What is your least favorite movement?
My least favorite movement is pistols….no explanation needed.

What is your least favorite WOD?
I don’t have a least favorite WOD. I know they all serve some type of purpose….except the ones with pistols!

What is your favorite movie?
My most favorite movie would probably be a toss-up between “The Fifth Element” and “Pulp Fiction”.

What is your favorite kind of music?
Anything by N.E.R.D.

What is your favorite quote?
“Death is only an inconvenience because we are all dead men walking.”

Who is your celebrity crush?
Rosario Dawson…..good God.

What is your advice for CrossFit newcomers?
My advice for newcomers would be to just stick with it and constantly push yourself. Taking the step and deciding to try CrossFit was the hard part. Eventually, you get to the point where you won’t want to go without it.

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