Meet Shane, a local boy (Woodside), he spent some time in Idaho and Oregon, but he couldn’t stay away, the weather is awesome over here. He is in the business of making dreams happen, he is a real state agent at Oliver Luxury Real Estate. He has been one of the most active SCCF members lately. He has embraced the lifestyle and pushes himself all the time. Shane played volleyball in college until he broke his leg and his most memorable moment in sports is completing a 24 hours adventure race in 12 hours in Oregon (Was that a shortcut?). But let him tell us more about himself.
SCCF: Have you always been athletic or has CrossFit been your introduction to human movement, in general?
Shane Stent: I’ve always moved around in a variety of ways which were not always athletic but volleyball and cycling are two that have been the most prevalent in my life.
SCCF: With all the CrossFit and niche training facilites cropping up in the area, why us? And what got you started?
SS: A friend of mine shamed me into it. To be honest, the pullups scared me away for a while then I got over it and gave it a try. I slogged through for a few months and was hooked. “Murph” really sunk the hook deep. I had just finished reading “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Latrell. Michael Murphy was killed in the book and this is his workout. It rang deep inside me and really defined crossfit for me. SCCF is fantastic, The box is perfect and the staff is phenomenal.
SCCF: Tell the community one your biggest achievements since training with us, and where you want to be a year from now.
SS: Shaving close to 10 min off my Murph was really cool. I want to be strong and be able to do some of the weird gymnastic shit that Branden has us do. All that stuff shows how weak you are really are and that you are in the right place.
SCCF: If a workout came up tomorrow that you dreaded the most, what would it be?
SS: Snatches. Any sort of snatches. Although, because of the excellent coaching and awesome community support, I surprised myself and got 10 at 135 lbs during the Games. Not a huge number but pretty cool for a cyclist weinie.
SCCF: We started this column to highlight members of our community and any hidden talents they may have. What ninja type skills would the community least likely guess you possessed?
SS: I’ve got some reasonable skills in photography and I can put in perfect ponytails like no ones business….just ask my daughter.
SCCF: If paleo allowed all the beer and ice cream you could imagine, what flavors would they come in?
SS: The statement “if paleo allowed beer” is the very reason I do not do Paleo. I’m very impressed by those who do but I lack the disclipline to do it. “Everything in Moderation” has always been my key. However, I do have pretty tight definitions of “Everything.” The main reason I ride bikes and do crossfit is so I can eat.
SCCF: Many say it’s the bond of suffering together, which brings this community close to one another. Have you found this to be true? Any other new found friendships worth mentioning?
SS: I love to work hard. That’s a common thread in crossfit. In cycling, you can have a rest day. In crossfit, you better come with your boots laced up and be ready. Everyone who walks through that door gets it or eventually gets it. That’s really cool. Yes, there is timing and there is a board to write your numbers on but, to be honest, no one gives a rip. It’s ALL about how you do and are YOU improving? Outside of that, no one cares that I can do 10 pullups and you can do 8. EVERYONE here is friendly so, yes, I’ve made some great friends.
SCCF: Through pain and hard work comes clarity and results. What inspires you to keep coming back for more?
SS: Sucking at less things.
SCCF: Unknown and unknowable is a training principle we align ourselves with but you will often hear us nagging you to train with proper equipment. If you could recommend something to a new client looking to improve his dress code, what would it be?
SS: For men, wear more that one layer of clothing downstairs. Boxers and shorts. Shorts and a jock strap. All I care about is that it’s double. For women, be comfortable.
SCCF: Top 5 songs you would sync to our iPod for your next training session
SS: “Till I collapse” by Eminem, “Right Now” by Van Halen, “Two Step” by Dave Matthews, “Numb/Encore” by Jay-Z and Something by the mighty Led Zepplin
SCCF: We constantly preach the virtues of good sleep habits and ancestral type eating. Have you taken that step? What have you noticed most?
SS: I really like sleep so that’s been a constant. I don’t eat like a caveman. I’ve stolen some recipes but I don’t do that everyday. I have to have a steak, potatoes, beer and cake every now and again. Plus, my mom is Italian so I may be disowned if I swore off pasta.
SCCF: If we found you kicking your feet up anywhere in the world, where would it be? And what book would you be reading?
SS: Lake Burton, Georgia listening to Zac Brown drinking a Sierra Nevada eating a fish taco and reading Lone Survivor.
SCCF: When you’re not down at our shop taming wolverines, what types of kinesthetic mischief would we find you celebrating in?
SS: Cycling and Running
SCCF: Is SCCF a family affair or are you the only exercise assassin of the bunch?
SS: My daughter and I are hooked. Working on the wife. The meathead 2 year old boy will be here some day
SCCF: Training in so many different modalities almost certainly exposes weaknesses is a person’s skillsets. Since training with us, what has been the most surprising exposure for you? And have there been any elated moments of newfound acquisition?
SS: I LOVE THIS PLACE. Everyday you are broken down and everyday you are built back up.
SCCF: I don’t know about you but I am always thinking about my next meal. What’s for dinner tonight?
SCCF: If we started taking up a collection fund at the box for you to be surgically modified with any superpower, would we find you banging out iron crosses for reps or cooking one of Amy’s paleo recipes with your eyes?
SS: I would be able to fly.
SCCF: We’ve been putting together a new equipment list. Any special requests?
SCCF: If we want to know more what class would we most likely find you at?
SS: 6am or 7am.
SCCF: Leave us with 3 words.
SS: Always. Work. Hard.