Coach's Spotlight: Dante DeTillio | CrossFit 312

Coach’s Spotlight: Dante DeTillio

Favorite CrossFit movement:
Snatch

Favorite Workout Song:
Lose yourself – Eminem… SORRY, thought you said least favorite. Probably something from Rise Against.

Favorite Hero/Benchmark WOD:
Helen

Favorite Food:
Such a hard choice! Tacos?

What inspired you to become a CrossFit coach? 
Wanting to share my passion with the others.

What has been your best coaching experience so far? 
I really enjoy coaching 101/skills classes. Helping new (and experienced!) CrossFitters refine their movements is extremely rewarding.

If you could give someone new to CrossFit just one piece of advice, what would it be?
I think one hurdle that is a struggle for most people starting CrossFit is mobility (it certainly was for me!). Take 10-15 minutes each day to focus on mobility and you’ll be amazed by the results!

Would you share with us your favorite tip or cue that we might find useful to use in our training?
To quote the late, great Chubbs, “It’s all in the hips”

If “YOUR NAME” was a WOD, what would it be? 
“Dante”
For time EMOM:
(7/5) Air Assault Calories

In remaining time:
Odd minutes: Overhead Squat (95/65)
Even minutes: Bar muscle ups
*Workout is done when 40 Overhead squats and 20 bar muscle-ups are completed

What movement challenges you most and what are you doing to improve?
Being a tall and lanky dude, handstand pushups are the bane of my existence. I’m currently not doing enough to improve them but very soon plan to start an accessory regimen.

What CrossFit athlete do you aspire to be most like? 
Brent Fikowski for proving that being tall and lanky doesn’t stop you from being a high level CrossFit Athlete.

Stephen Hoesley - Author

Stephen Hoesley is a health and fitness professional, and owner of CrossFit 312 in Chicago, IL. He has developed various classes ranging from mobility to rehabilitation and is a consultant on prescription exercise programs. Stephen specializes in group training, personal training, nutrition planning, and corporate wellness initiatives. Stephen Hoesley has a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine with an emphasis on injury prevention as well as over 300 hours of continuing education in the fields of biomechanics, exercise science, mobility, anatomy, and rehabilitation. He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified CrossFit Level 2 trainer. Stephen works with clients all over the Chicago area and also offers remote programming and nutritional consultations.