Athlete: Fadi Baaklini
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat about 95% Paleo. That 5% is what really keeps in my check and gives me the ability to remain consistent with my diet.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I write my own programming
I have a strength coach that has helped me make enormous strides in regards to my strength. At the same time though I love the cardiovascular endurance that a true CrossFit metcon brings forward, which is why I workout at my affiliate consistently as well. Nothing like Sunday's open gym to work on weaknesses.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
Soccer in high school. Rugby in college until I broke my left ankle, which still gives me mobility issues to this day.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I have attended one or more specialty courses
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I train other people
It's always interesting to look back at where you were when you first started doing CF and where you are now. I never imagined that I'd be able to do the things that I do now. With that said, there's a lot I still have to work on as well.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
I strictly schedule my rest days
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
In the off-season I usually have two rest days. Typically Thursdays and Sundays, but since the open is coming up I've been working out twice a day 3 times a week, and then once on the other days with one rest day in between.