Adam Paul Paredes – X-Fusion Fitness & Family Center

Here we have competitor Adam, age 28, from Covington, LA.

Athletic background?  Taekwondo 1st degree black belt & 12 1st place tournament finishes with 3rd place at Nationals. Powerlifting in HS 2001-2005 Holding Regional Deadlift record of 405lb in the 123lb division. Crossfit Competitor with 5 1st place finishes and another 8 top 3 finishes.

How long obstacle course training?  Competing in my first Firebreather Challenge in 2002 and have ran several Spartan Races, Tough Mudders, Foam 5k, and Ironman.

Why obstacle training?  Switching up my training allows me to prepare for anything. Obstacle training is the best thing to prepare for everyday life’s activities and mother natures disasters.

Why compete?  Motivation?  My family & clients. I have 4 incredible children that look up to me more than just a father but as an inspirational leader. Also I own X-Fusion Fitness & Family Center and my clients I train are very strong supporters as well as characters in life I try to inspire.

Favorite obstacle? Least favorite obstacle?  Love to Peg Wall climb. I have a custom built peg wall shaped like an ‘X’ in my gym that is 15’ by 15’. Least favorite would be the salmon ladder bc my bar I practice with keeps bending and I haven’t found one durable & light.

Personal interests (movies, hobbies, music, books, charities, etc.)?  Love to get on a motorcycle and just cruise the back roads. Enjoying competitions as well to test the limits of my fitness and excel over any obstacle. Any war movie is a favorite from Braveheart to The Last Samurai.

Something interesting about you?  Over 120 hours of tattoo work are currently on my body by the same artist, Matt Sussky from Stella Ink Tattoos.

Motto or how you live your life?  Live Life by Making a New Path.

Piece of advice for obstacle course training?  Find new ways to train your grip. Grab a large sauce pan, fill it up with water, and try to get chores done around your house while holding horizontal with wrist.

Social media info, pics, videos, other links, anything you care to share? I am the owner of X-Fusion Fitness & Family Center where I train there as well.  Follow our growing facility on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.


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