- CrossFit CF-L1
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Angel moved to Maryland in 2012 and started doing CrossFit in summer 2014 at Blue Crab Crossfit. After spending the first couple years ‘ messing ‘ around and not taking it seriously, he finally decided to ‘ be serious ‘ about it, losing over 90lbs in the process and getting his CFL1 Certification at CrossFit Mayhem in June 2019. Since then, he started coaching at Blue Crab CrossFit where he spends most evenings either training, coaching classes or helping BCCF athletes with their fitness journey!
Hometown: Yauco, Puerto Rico
What made you want to be a coach?
I want people to be the best they can be and I highly believe CrossFit can help you get there both physically and mentally. Also, helping everyone achieve goals they thought impossible( i.e a Strict Pull-up), that indescribable feeling of accomplishing thought to be impossible is just awesome.
What’s the most rewarding things about being a coach?
By far, my favorite thing about CrossFit is seeing how the CrossFit community comes together as one to make each other better both physically and mentally day in and day out. Seeing how they make progress and take pride for all the hard work they put to achieve any goal they want to accomplish.
What’s your favorite movement?
I’ll pick two because of them is Rowing and that is technically a ‘machine’ there is something great about that in general, it works all the body. I’d say as far as a movement, I’ll go with Squat Cleans (to no one’s surprise)
What’s your favorite workout?
The Chief, simple yet crushing.
What contributes to your success at BCCF?
The people around me, surround yourself with people who want to better themselves and it will be very easy for you to be successful as well.
What’s your advice to our members?
- Consistency is key, show up everyday and put in the work.
- Don’t underestimate the power of nutrition, it will advance your performance way more than you think.
- Scale weights or movements when they don’t feel right, there is no shame on backing up a little bit to then be able to push further later.
” Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda