AUGUST 2013 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – KEITH CONGER
Name, age, occupation, city? Keith Conger, 24, Firefighter/Paramedic for the Waterford Regional Fire Dept, Berkley
Start date at CrossFit Reviver? From the day the door opened and a little before that.
Athletic background? Football, Basketball and Lacrosse
Favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? There’s no way I could just pick one WOD or movement. But I do have a special place in my heart for Snatches, Overhead Squats, Wall Balls, Sledge Hits, Rope Climbs and of course Burpees.
Greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related? Personal: Becoming a Paramedic. Fitness: I don’t know really, but about a week ago I power snatched 155lbs, compared to barely being able to do 65lbs when I started CrossFit.
Has CFR made you better? If so, how? CrossFit and CFR has completely changed my life and the way I look at fitness. I thought before being strong was was all about how much I could bench press and curl. Now I could never see myself doing nothing but CrossFit. Vince and Jeremy have changed my view on what real strength is.
What are your hobbies? Anything that involves being active and being outside and it doesn’t matter what the weather is. And I do love going snowboarding, sailing and camping.
Top 5 favorite movies? Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, Super Bad and Rocky IV
What is one thing we don’t know about you? When I was 20 I delivered a baby!.
What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related? To live a happy and healthy life and have a lot of fun doing it. And to keep kicking ass at CrossFit.