Ines Subashka: Introduce yourself.
Josh Everett: Hi, my name is Josh Everett and I am a strength and conditioning coach employed by the United States Navy.
IS: How long have you being doing crossfit?
IS: Have you been involved in some other sports before that?
JE: Prior to Crossfit I played American football and ran track in college. After college I competed in weightlifting.
IS: How did people around you accept the fact that you are doing crossfit?Did they take a jaundiced view of it?
JE: Crossfit wasn’t much different than the training that I was doing previously… I don’t think many of my friends or family even noticed anything different.
IS: Do you have a nutrition plan that you follow? If yes, do you meet disapproval from you friends?Or do they understand why you eat the way you do?
JE: I follow a Paleo influenced nutritional regiment… I have very few friends who are not involved in fitness. My family knows I’ve always been a little extreme when it comes to fitness so while they may not undestand why I avoid certain foods they understand I eat to fuel performance and to be healthy.
IS: What does crossfit mean to you and did it change your life in some way?
JE: Crossfit has been a great thing in my life. The biggest blessing has been all the new friends I’ve made through crossfit and being connected to so many people that share my passion for fitness.
IS: Is it hard for you to combine your daily tasks with workouts? And have you ever used the excuse that you are too busy to workout?
JE: Workouts are as much apart of my life as eating and sleeping… occasionally I skip a meal or miss a workout, or get to bed late but that doesn’t happen very often.
IS: What is your biggest accomplishment in crossfit so far?
JE: I’d say my biggest accomplishment has been all the feedback I get from people that I have inspired them in someway. I know how much crossfit and a healthy lifestyle can help improve a person’s life. Any influence I may have had for people there is huge to me!
IS: Do you remember some funny story with you and crossfit?
JE: Yes the 2008 games and me running too fast downhill… you had to see it to know why it was so funny… certainly wasn’t funny to me at the time.
IS: What advice would you give to the beginner crossfiters in Bulgaria?
JE: Be smart about how fast you adavance, take the time to learn correct technique before ramping up the intensity, be consistant, and most of all have fun with it… as much fun as you can have doing killer workouts! Ha!