Wednesday 7/15/15

"CHD athlete spotlight"          Luke Kang
“CHD athlete spotlight”
           Luke Kang

First Name and Last Initial:

Byung (Luke) K.


Seoul, Korea




Director of Sales for BASF

When did you first start CrossFitting?

August 2013

When did you first start training at CrossFit HD?

August 2013

Favorite WOD?


Least favorite WOD?

Any WOD with running, rowing, thrusters, or anything longer than 4 minutes

Tell us about your sports and fitness backround:

Football since 3rd grade and went semi-pro in Korea, played basketball from elementary to high school, and weight training since 7th grade

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?

Chiropractor suggested it for back degeneration

Take us back to your first WOD…What was it, and how did you feel?

Half of Cindy, and “Felt like sh*t”

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on  something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?

Spending money on gym attire and collecting brightly colored shoes

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit?

Slimmed down

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit/CrossFit HD moments:

Februaury 2014, watched a competition at CrossFit HD and was hooked (Because of “Hot Karl” lifting heavy in his leggings)

Any advice for people just getting started?

Just get in here and experience it first-hand. You may think you have to be fit to do CrossFit, but it’s the other way around. You do CrossFit to get fit.

What are your hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside CrossFit?

Plays golf, like cars, and collects degrees; business law, engineering, corporate strategy, CF-L1, and plumbing

WOD:  EMOM until Failure

Thruster, 1 rep

*Add 10 total pounds each minute

Suggested starting weights

Men      Women

95lb       65lb

135lb     95lb

Advanced 165lb     115lb