Tadhg Kelleher

Spotlight Athlete 20150319_182846

NAME: Tadhg Kelleher

BIRTHPLACE: County Cork, Ireland

BIRTHDAY: May 13th 1990

OCCUPATION: Construction

 

FOR HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN CROSSFITTING

I first started Crossfit about two years ago back in Ireland and I loved it straight away. I was crossfitting in a box called Crossfit Limerick for about 3 months but then I moved to New York. Due to work commitments in NYC I was unable to keep on going but last winter I joined Crossfit Queens for another 2/3 month spell. I have been in Crossfit Breed now since January and I love it and hope to keep it going now for as long as possible.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WOD OR MOVEMENT AND  WHY

I really enjoy learning how to do all the Olympic lifts and then trying to improve my technique and hopefully get better at them

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE WOD OR MOVEMENT AND WHY

I don’t really have a least favorite movement but something that is frustrating me at the moment is the double unders I have been trying to get them for a while now but I just can’t seem to get it. Another movement that im having trouble with at the moment is the snatch but hopefully soon enough with the coaches help they will start becoming more natural to me.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO CROSSFIT

A friend back in Ireland suggested it to me so I tried it out with him and have been hooked ever since

WHAT FITNESS PROGRAM  WERE YOU DOING BEFORE CROSSFIT AND HOW DO THEY DIFFER

I was doing a lot of team sports such a Hurling (a traditional Irish sport, Ye should look it up on YouTube) and Rugby so most of my fitness was based around group training sessions etc.

HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED SINCE JOINING CF BREED

Physically I have gotten stronger and more flexible, I have also lost a bit of weight. I have a long way to go but so far im very happy with the progress that im making and I want to take this opportunity to thank Hutch and all the coaches for their help and great coaching.

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO NEW COMERS TO CROSSFIT

My advice to New Comers would be to be patient at the start because I know myself, when I started I used to get frustrated as some of the movements are difficult to understand at the start but once the coaches help you to figure them out it gets much easier and its all uphill from there.

WHY DO YOU LIKE TRAINING AT CROSSFIT BREED

I like training here because it’s a great box, the coaches are great and they make you feel welcome from the first time you step inside the door. Also, there are a lot of motivated people up there who in turn motivate me to train harder.

DO YOU PLAY ANY SPORTS? WHICH?

Hurling and Rugby

WHAT ARE YOUR FITNESS GOALS FOR 2015?

Qualify  for the Crossfit Games 2016 and if that dose not work out just to continue to improve my fitness and health