This Empower experience is brought to you by two year gym veteran D’knee, an adventurous, knowledgeable, world traveller who, when not in the gym, can be found careening around a mountain top.

He hold’s a record crow’s pose and you can always count on D’knee for helpful gymnastics or lifting tips.  The man knows his stuff!   An accomplished master’s Athlete, he was recently spotted knocking out muscle-ups in an Open Gym after an injury forced a hiatus from the movement.  Way to come back D’knee! You truly embody the phrase that age is just a number.  Keep on keeping on.  Look forward to seeing you tackle the Open in 2022!

Read on for D’Knee’s take on CrossFit and life at Empower.

What brought you to CrossFit?

I won a drawing for a free membership to South Tahoe CrossFit in 2012. I tried the free Kool-Aid and got hooked.

What was your first impression?  How has it changed?

I was in awe of the other athletes, and I wanted to be like them. Now I am them and I try to set a good example.

What was your first bright spot (win/positive experience)?

I finished the 2015 CrossFit Open in 138th place worldwide in my age group (Mens 55-59).

What are you working on now?

I love challenging movements. Today I practiced deficit handstand pushups.

Except for double-unders.  I should be working on my double-unders. Maybe tomorrow.

What’s your favourite Empower memory so far?

Every time I see a new(er) member demonstrate good technique on an Olympic lift.