At first, professional freestyle motocrosser Lance Coury wasn’t sure if liked CrossFit.
“It was hard to get everything down,” he says.
But after a month, he changed his mind.
“Every time I come home, that’s all I’m talking about after a workout,” Coury says. “Everybody hears about it now.”
The 22-year-old began riding dirt bikes when he was 5 years old. Around 15, he realized he could turn recreation into a career. With a few years of pro racing under his belt, he says he needed to start acting like a professional athlete, so he started doing private training. And then boredom set in.
“You’re with the same person. You’re doing very similar workouts every time,” he says.
Now, after seven months of CrossFit, Coury says the training methodology complements freestyle motocross.
“When you throw a weight up and you’re moving it around, you need to have control with the weight, and you need to have control with the bike,” he explains. “They seriously work hand in hand.”
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Additional reading: CrossFit and GPP by Tony Leyland, published Sept. 13, 2012.