Coach’s Corner – Victor Martinez
It’s that time again to highlight one of our amazing leaders. Check out our interview with Coach Vic and definitely take a look at the video below of him busting a move with the kiddos!
Classes you currently coach?
You can find me rocking out with the 6pm & 7pm crews on Thursday nights!
Years as a crossfitter and coach?
I am going on my 5th year on this CrossFit journey. I think 3-4 years as a coach.
Your favorite part of being a crossfit coach?
For a long time I believed that everything that I did in my life had to be perfect and that I couldn’t afford to show any vulnerability if I wanted to get a head. Growing up where I did (Roxbury) anything other than perfect could cost you everything. This was also true when it came to my baseball career; one mistake at practice or a game could cost me my starting position. My favorite thing about CrossFit is being able to embrace my shortcomings and embracing the journey that comes with getting better at them. I love helping people do the same. It hypes me up when someone comes in saying “I have no clue how to do (insert daunting task)”, and by the end of the class they are banging out rep after rep of that movement. I love seeing people get a win, no matter how small or big.
Your Favorite WOD and Movement?
I love snatching. Its a great demonstration of strength, mobility, power, speed among other things.
Athletic background (sports you played in high school and/or college)
Baseball was a big part of my life growing up. I played in middle school, starting outfielder all 4 years of high school. I also played AAU. I played professionally for a few years for the LA Angels in the Dominican Republic.
Small piece of advice for Newbies and/or Veteran athletes
Be patient, and have fun with it. Whether you want to do CrossFit recreationally or competitively this kind of training is going to exponentially increase your quality of life. If you show up and be strategic about how you put in the work, you will see the results in both regards.
Fun Fact most people don’t know about you?
Mentioned previously, I played baseball professionally in another country.
What you enjoy about the CFS Community?
I enjoy seeing people overcome their doubts and fears in order to simply just be better every day. I enjoy always knowing that I will be challenged to be and do better as a coach athlete and human being.
Favorite Southie Social Event
My favorite CFS Social has to be the Internal Throwdown. There is something about this event that feels like one of our bigger events like the Southie Showdown. The Internal Throwdown is still low key to the point where you see people just being casual with each other even during competition.
In 2 Minutes
AMRAP Russian Swings
Rest 1 minute
In 2 Minutes
Bike 12/10 Cals
AMRAP Kettlebell Lunges
-Rolling and Stretching
Front Rack Lunge
Rack to Rack (25ft) x6 Sets
In 5 minutes Complete
20/15 Calorie Bike
Kettlebell Swings (2,1.5)
-No programmed Rest, Once the 5 Minutes is up, return back to the Rower and restart the next interval
Score= Total KB Swings
Level 2 (1.5,1), 15/10 Bike
Level 1 (0.75,0.5), 300m Row, 10/8 Bike
15 -12- 9
Handstand Push Up
Box Jump (27”/24”)
Strict Handstand Push Up
Box Jump (30”/27”)
*Record Times for Both
*ADV Add (3”/2”) Deficit for both rounds