Neren Argente

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Name: Neren Argente
Age: 32
CrossFit Start Date (and box): May 2009 / CrossFit Silicon Valley
Favorite movement or WOD: Clean
Least favorite movement or WOD: OHS and snatch


What was your athletic background prior to CrossFit?
None nada zero.
How did you hear about CrossFit? What convinced you to join, and why have you stayed?

I heard about CrossFit from my fiancée. My reason for joining was to see what all the hoopla was about CrossFit and why my fiancée couldn’t stop talking about it. I stayed because I fell in love with most of the WODs, because it is a great stress reliever, and because I like the results I have seen in my body… except for the calloused hands, of course.
How do you manage the mental and physical demands of CrossFit training?
For the mental aspect I try to show up most of the time with good motivation so I can have fun and enjoy the WOD at the same time. As far as the physical part goes, I try to eat healthy, get some decent sleep, and supplement it with some fish oil, multivitamins and post-WOD recovery drinks.
What do you love about the people and/or place where you train?
The camaraderie. People know how to have fun and support each other; there is always somebody there to cheer you on, especially when you think you can’t do it anymore and are about to give up.
What do you do in your everyday life? How has CrossFit impacted that role (or roles)?
I have a crunching numbers desk job, so CrossFit completely gives me a different avenue from what I do  on a day-to-day basis.
Looking back, what 2-3 things did you wish you knew when you started CrossFit?
1) Gymnastics 2) Gymnastics 3) Wait — have I said gymnastics?
What is your most memorable CrossFit moment?  What is your most embarrassing moment?
I would say my most memorable moment was when we went to SoCal for the regional. I choose to forget the WODs we did, but spending time and bonding with teammates was the best. I’m not really sure if I have an embarrassing moment that I remember. If there is an embarrassing CrossFit moment for me, I can’t really consider it “embarrassing” because the people around me helped to turn it into a memorable moment instead.
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