June 2019 Athlete of the Month: Chris McMullen

Athlete of the Month: Chris McMullen


CrossFit Birthday: 8/5/14

How did you hear about CrossFit? ​Angie and I started with our neighbor, because her husband was doing it while deployed, and she wanted to try it out before he returned.   We really had no clue what it was when we started. Hooked ever since!

How has CrossFit changed your life? It has helped keep me in shape, and think about eating right more than if I wasn’t involved.  Angie and I may just be a tad bit competitive with each other, but it’s fun to have the common interest for sure!  And now our kids are enjoying it as well. We’ve also made great friends here!

Favorite & least favorite movement: ​ I like hang cleans, and snatches, but hate overhead squats and snatch balance.

Family info:  Married to my wife Angie for almost 12 years, although we’ve been together since high school. We have two kids,  Max who is 10,  and Maddie who is 7.  We are both originally from Spencer, which is in NW Iowa, but have lived in Grimes for the past 12 years.

Favorite saying:  “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” ( Mark Twain)  I also probably like the F-word too much!

Favorite songs to workout to:  Older rap or really anything I can sing along to is cool with me.

Favorite TV show or movie:  Seal Team is probably my favorite TV show, but there are also quite a few NetFlix series I enjoy getting into as well.

What movement or skill were you most excited about when you were able to do it?  I would have to say a ring muscle up, or my 1st real handstand push-up.  I still think both movements are very hard for me though.

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