The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
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Athlete Profile: Daniel Tyminski - Northeast Regional
An inspiring story from the NY/NJ Sectional.
Daniel Tyminski has come a long way since he was addicted to drugs. Just overcoming that alone takes a lot out of someone, but to then go as far as finishing 2nd in the NY/NJ CrossFit Sectional is nothing short of inspiring. Thanks to CrossFit (his words) and a whole lot of hard work and determination (our words) he’s currently the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Lindy and he’s headed for the Northeast Regional coming up this weekend.
Name: Daniel Tyminski
Height: 5’ 9”
Affiliate: CrossFit Lindy
Regional: Northeast Regional
Sectional: New York/New Jersey - 2nd
Filthy Fifty: 14:31
500m Row: 1:28
Cindy: 32 Rounds
Clean & Jerk: 245lbs
400m Run: 1:19
Power Snatch: 185lbs
Bodyweight Overhead Squats: 15 (175lbs)
What is your athletic background?
I played sports in High School. Football track and Lacrosse so I have a pretty good athletic background.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I was in the Military for 6 years in an Airborne Infantry unit in Alaska, the 501st. That is where I heard of CrossFit. I was deployed in 2007 and another soldier came up to me and ask me to do this workout and so I did (Linda) and I was hooked ever since. I've been CrossFitting on my own since then. I competed in the regionals last year and came in 6th. I was then determined to open my own box. I was that passionate. CrossFit Lindy is my full time job while I’m off duty. I love every minute of it and it just seems to get better and better with each day.
What is interesting about you as an individual or athlete?
There is one particular obstacle that has affected my training last year. I was a heroin addict. After my active duty contract and my deployment from Iraq, it was/is hard for me to adjust. So I was self medicating and last year at the regionals I was not able to perform at 100% of my ability. Actually placing 6th made me realize that I could be a much better athlete so I decided to quit and get my level 1 certification. CrossFit has changed my life. If it wasn't for CrossFit I would probably still be doped up. I want to thank CrossFit for making my life so much better. I even made a shirt that says "Fuck drugs... Do CrossFit" Hoping that anyone that was in my shoes can change their life too.