Zach M

Zach Moates is a powerhouse of a human being! He is a beloved member of the 5:30 AM crowd. He doesn’t talk nearly as much as the ladies in the mornings, but when he does, he can always make you laugh. He can haul weight with the best of them, and he’s a mean rower.


Name: Zach Moates
Hometown: Braselton, Ga
Age: 28
Occupation: Logistics (truck driver)

When did you first start CrossFitting? July 2016

When did you start training at CrossFit South? July 2016

Favorite WOD or movements? Grace and anything with rowing

Least favorite WOD or movements? Anything with pull ups or double unders

What sports/health background do you have if any? Competitive powerlifting

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My brother

Do you remember your first time doing CrossFit, how did it go? Late 2015, not good

What changes have you seen since starting at CrossFit South? I’ve lost around 30 lbs and overall just feel better

Any advice for new people starting or contemplating CrossFit? Don’t sprint the first 400 meters of a workout

Favorite cheat meal? Champys

What do you want to accomplish by this time next month? In 3 months? Before the end of the year? String together double unders, to be able to do a muscle up and a 550+ back squat

What type of music do you like to WOD to? Edm

What’s it like training after working overnights? Any advice? Just like training at night for someone who gets off work around 4 or 5 pm I just happen to get off work around 4am. It’s a little harder maintaining a good diet and sleep pattern.

How does crossfit compare to powerlifting? Crossfit moves at a much faster pace. Powerlifting you do a set then sit down for a couple minutes then do it again.