WHO’S WHO at CFO
John Lindblom is a fun, sale hard working, more about down to earth, order family man. Crossfit Oakdale is fortunate to have the whole Lindblom family, Sarah, JP, and Lucas. Here’s a bit more about John…… John was the winner of the most recent Whole 30 Challenge.
John lost 16.2# and 6.5 inches overall as well as accumulating 4,808.1 points throughout the challenge. John is becoming a mean, lean, strong machine. Keep it up John. Here’s more about John. Enjoy.
How were you introduced to CFO? When did you realize CrossFit was for you?
Sarah got me a gift card for 10 classes at the gym and a CFO sweatshirt for x-mas
2013. At that point, I knew I needed to get back into CrossFit. I was away from the gym for a couple years and it was really starting to show.
What was your first impression ?
My first couple classes at CFO were in the old location and I was excited to be back but also nervous to be walking into a new place with a bunch of super fit people. It seemed like pretty much everyone there was killin the WOD’s and I was killin myself.
What do like best about going to CrossFit Oakdale?
The community is awesome. All the people around the gym are super friendly and know how to have a good time. The scheduling is great. I love the workouts that we do. I feel like it is really setting me up to make myself better.
I have always wanted to…..
Be a dad of a son. It happened. Twice. I look forward to all the dad moments in life. I could go without the fits as soon as I come home from work but I think that comes with the territory.
One word people use to describe me:
Probably don’t want to know. How about you tell me!?
Outside of the gym I like to…..
Camp, I love to camp and make it a point to have the best smelling BBQ/Smoker in the area. So far, I have been 100% successful with that. I just picked up a old K5 Blazer so I have a lot of ideas I’d like to do with it.(Family off-road vehicle)
Three things in my fridge:
5 Dozen Eggs Spinach
Milk(JP drinks it)
The last thing you ate:
Sarah spoils me beyond belief. I got home from work a little late tonight and she had home made marinara sauce mixed with ground turkey over zucchini noodles and on the side had little cauliflower flat breads. Mmmmm
I was “Rookie of the Year” in 2012 at Antioch Speedway in the Hobby Stock class. Good times.
Favorite physical activity outside of CrossFit Oakdale:
Riding Dirt bikes. It has been a while since I have had it out but I still got it.
Favorite place to eat:
Home. At one point I liked going out for meals but you just can’t beat home cookin’. I still like to go out for dinner and drinks once in a while but there’s nothing like the food Sarah or me make at home.
Since Jan 1, 2014 till today I have lost 71 pounds and come real close to hangin with the guys at the Gym in workouts.
If you could invite anybody to dinner:
Fred Williams. He is an editor of “Four Wheel and Off Road” magazine and has a YouTube Show called “Dirt Everyday”. Dude builds some real neat stuff.
Favorite workout attire:
Whatever fits right. I keep buying smaller and smaller clothes. It’s getting annoying.
Workout of the Day
Front Squat, Heavy 2, Week 1
If you did the 2 Rep Max of the Front Squat last week, your target weight will be 40-50 pounds lighter. For example, it you hit 300 for 2, your target weight for the day will be 250. Use 8 sets to build to your target weight. For example, if your target weight is 250, your session may look like: 95-135-155-185-205-225-235-245-250. Next week, your target weight will be 5-10# heavier. We will do this build for 6 weeks, to take us through Christmas.
30 Wallball Shots 20/14
15 Power Cleans 135/95
15 minute cap