SHEAR FORCE FEATURE FRIDAY

The man with the funniest crossfit shirt I've seen in a while and 1/2 hand gloves to match is none other than Ben Bigalke. That's pronounced "BIG-all-key". Get it right or don't say it at all. Ben is typically in the evening classes but you may catch him in the morning if his schedule permits. Check out what he had to say when we asked him a few questions. 
 
   
  
    
  
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    Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit?  A:  I’ve been doing CrossFit for just over 2.5 years now.   Q: Why did you start CrossFit and originally join Shear Force?  A: I started CrossFit because I was unhappy with how I looked and my previous attempts at starting a fitness program had not led to any real results.  Q: What are your long term goals?  A: My long term goals are to one day not have to scale anything in workouts.   Q: Biggest accomplishments since joining Shear Force.  A: My biggest accomplishments since joining Shear Force have been butterfly pullups and handstand pushups.  Both were difficult in their own way and it took a while to build strength.      Q: What’s one hidden talent you have or interesting fact about you?  A: I eat pizza as my first meal in every new country I visit.  I’ve now had pizza in eleven countries on three continents.      Q: Favorite movie and why?  A: Not sure I have a favorite but one that stands out is The Emperor’s New Groove.  That movie always makes me feel better (something about Disney in general I think).      Q: Tell us about a time you laughed so hard you cried  A: When I realized that there was a spinoff of the show “I didn’t know I was pregnant” entitled “I  still  didn’t know I was pregnant”.   Q: Favorite joke?  A: A guy walks into a bar and says “ow”. (simple but effective)  Q: What’s one item on your bucket list?  A: Skydiving. This terrifies and excites me.  Q: If you could have 1 super power what would it be? Why?  A: I always found Mystique from X-Men and her power to transform into other people fascinating.  I think it would be exciting to be able to experience other perspectives and points of view by seeing how others live their lives.   Q: Favorite cheat meal?  A: I love Tijuana Flats and Chipotle (so Mexican food in general I guess)  Q: Where is your favorite travel destination?  A: My favorite place I have visited thus far in life are the Galapagos Islands.  I did this in college with family and it was amazing.      Keep working towards your goals and allowing us to help you get there Ben! 

Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit?

A:  I’ve been doing CrossFit for just over 2.5 years now. 

Q: Why did you start CrossFit and originally join Shear Force?

A: I started CrossFit because I was unhappy with how I looked and my previous attempts at starting a fitness program had not led to any real results.

Q: What are your long term goals?

A: My long term goals are to one day not have to scale anything in workouts. 

Q: Biggest accomplishments since joining Shear Force.

A: My biggest accomplishments since joining Shear Force have been butterfly pullups and handstand pushups.  Both were difficult in their own way and it took a while to build strength.    

Q: What’s one hidden talent you have or interesting fact about you?

A: I eat pizza as my first meal in every new country I visit.  I’ve now had pizza in eleven countries on three continents.    

Q: Favorite movie and why?

A: Not sure I have a favorite but one that stands out is The Emperor’s New Groove.  That movie always makes me feel better (something about Disney in general I think).    

Q: Tell us about a time you laughed so hard you cried

A: When I realized that there was a spinoff of the show “I didn’t know I was pregnant” entitled “I still didn’t know I was pregnant”. 

Q: Favorite joke?

A: A guy walks into a bar and says “ow”. (simple but effective)

Q: What’s one item on your bucket list?

A: Skydiving. This terrifies and excites me.

Q: If you could have 1 super power what would it be? Why?

A: I always found Mystique from X-Men and her power to transform into other people fascinating.  I think it would be exciting to be able to experience other perspectives and points of view by seeing how others live their lives. 

Q: Favorite cheat meal?

A: I love Tijuana Flats and Chipotle (so Mexican food in general I guess)

Q: Where is your favorite travel destination?

A: My favorite place I have visited thus far in life are the Galapagos Islands.  I did this in college with family and it was amazing. 

 

Keep working towards your goals and allowing us to help you get there Ben!