October's Member of the Month was chosen by your coaches based on all of the PRs he crushed and all of the research and work he has put in to improve his form! Congrats, Richard!
Tell us about yourself!
I was born Ricardo Garcia Jr., one of the twins to Mary Esther and Richard Garcia and am originally from Brownsville, TX. I have a twin brother Roger and a little brother Roberto Carlos. I graduated from Gladys Porter High School and went to ITT Technical institute in
When did you start doing CrossFit?
I started CrossFit 3 years ago and been off and on ever since.
What is your favorite movement and/or benchmark workout?
My favorite movement is the clean & jerk.
What has been your biggest struggle?
My biggest struggle has been my shoulder mobility.
What has been your biggest improvement?
My biggest improvement has been my snatch.
What goals are you currently chasing?
I'm currently chasing muscle ups.
If you could design a workout, what would it be?
Workout I would design would be an AMRAP of 5 HSPU (hand stand push ups), 10 push press, and 15 front squats for 11 minutes, because no one no one seems to program odd minute WODs.
What is your favorite outfit to WOD in?
My favorite outfit to WOD in is whatever I'm wearing at that time.
How often do you talk about CrossFit?
At least once a day!
Burpees: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
I don't hate or love burpees. I respect them, because they deserve it.
Do you have a favorite moment or story about the Coop?
When I first met Michelle; she was scared of me. I helped her with 100 lunges in the street. I will never forget that.
What advice would you give a new PCC member?
Advice I would give is: give it your all and don't quit. Train your mind to push your body. If you believe you can, you can. Never say you can't, because one day you will.