The October 2014 Athlete of the Month is referred to by his coaches as a “Silent BEAST”. Julian Lord suffered an injury in January, briefly returned before surgery in April, but fully returned toCFCM in July 2014. He was out for about 3 months, but upon his return he not only maintained all his previous benchmarks, but quickly improved in other areas. He maintained his weight loss, improved his squat form by increasing his depth and mobility. One of the biggest accomplishment noticed by his coaches is that he is now stringing together kipping pull-ups at a high rate and is well on his way to major benchmarks.
How hard was it coming back from your injury?
It was very hard then it got easier. I feel completely back to normal now. Doing a lot of mobility made a big difference, especially voodoo wrapping and using the lacrosse ball.
What are your biggest gains/accomplishments since returning from the injury?
Being able to run and my ability to squat better than before.
What are your biggest gains/accomplishments since starting CrossFit?
Stringing together kipping pull-ups and losing over 40 lbs.
Please join the coaches of CFCM in congratulating Julian as the AOM on October 2014.