A few weeks ago, we interviewed Epic Games Engine Tester, Aaron Jones who lives life on the edge and engages in lots of extreme sports. Today we chat with Senior Game Test Manager, Prince Arrington. Prince, while very active, lives his life a little ways back from the edge. Both Aaron and Prince are participating in the Muck Ruckus charity event, raising money and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
While he’s always been in very good shape, Prince tells us events like this are very hard because once your shoes and clothes get caked in wet mud and it is like trying to run with an extra ten pounds. Not to mention you aren’t just running, you are crawling on your stomach, long-jumping and climbing. He also said once you hit that cold water, it really knocks the wind out of you. So, while being in good shape will help, it’s really important to build some endurance.
Prince took one last day to enjoy all of the things he loves, food, food and more food. On the day before he started his intense training, Prince consumed crinkle cut fries, two bowls of Frosted Flakes. jelly beans, Subway sandwiches, Taco Bell, fried chicken, crab chips, chips and dip, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, a DQ Blizzard and more. This was after being on a week-long cruise where he had gained six pounds! Prince did wind up with a few stomach issues, but we won’t get into that.
Prince is now starting the “Insanity” workout. Insanity is a 60-Day Total-Body conditioning program designed by the same people who made P90X. Called “the hardest fitness program ever on DVD,” Insanity is filled with drills and nonstop intervals of different types of strength and power moves. The workout can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour! Prince calls is “P90X on steroids.”
To stay active, Prince plays softball four times a week, two single games and a double header on Sundays. He also enjoys bowling, golf, works out in the gym a few times a week and participates in charity fitness events. He recently received his scuba certification with Epic Games Director of Production, Rod Fergusson.
Prince finished the “Rugged Maniac 5K” last year and also ran in the Krispy Kreme Challenge earlier this year in February. We asked Prince why he does events like this and he answer was simple, “For the cause.” Prince also enjoys competing with friends as well as “suffering with friends.” Prince said this time he’ll remember to bring a pair of dry underwear and shoes that he doesn’t mind throwing away.
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