As a competitive shooter, Cory Magers wanted to get faster. But at more than 400 lb., that was difficult.
At his U.S. Practical Shooting Association club, he happened to run into someone who could help.
“One of the people in the club—Dave Castro—started shooting with us, and I couldn’t believe how fast he was,” Magers says of the CrossFit Director of Training. Magers started at Oceanside CrossFit upon Castro’s recommendation.
“When I first came here, there wasn’t a whole lot I could do well,” he explains. “I couldn’t hold a plank well, and I think the biggest thing that I’ve been able to do is do a good squat. Since I’ve been able to do that, I’ve been able to do a lot more.”
Thus far, Magers has lost 35 lb.
“I have a long, long, long way to go, but this is very encouraging,” he says. “ And the more I do it—both Paleo and CrossFit—the more I’m motivated to keep with it.”
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Additional reading: CrossFit’s Right on Target by Dave Re, published March 29, 2009.