July 23, 2012
Nick deadlifted 300 lb. at 13—and then he changed his entire life. E.M. Burton explains.
I’ve been interviewing CrossFit trainers in the course of my work lately, and it seems the No. 1 thing they like about their job is seeing people transform.
The transformation will be different for everyone undergoing it, but it has a common thread: you’re watching someone get better. At everything.
The reality is we are all transforming all the time. Without our even trying, our bodies are constantly changing. The difference with CrossFit is that you’re controlling the direction of the shift.
Last month, I met with three families to discuss how CrossFit has transformed their lives. In the course of interviewing Tracy Watzek, I found that Tracy has a great ability to tell her family’s story, including how 13-year-old Nick shocked the Facebook world with a 300-lb. deadlift and then found a way to change his life.