Athlete Profile

Athlete: Zachary Forrest

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South West
Max Effort Avengers
CrossFit Max Effort
175 lb


Filthy 5015:34
Fight Gone Bad425
Sprint 400m1:01
Run 5k20:00
Clean & Jerk325 lb
Snatch265 lb
Deadlift485 lb
Back Squat425 lb
Max Pull-ups74



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I incorporate workouts

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

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

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

Margaux Alvarez and Roy Gamboa lead the South after Day 1.                Dallas looked a little like Carson, California, on Day 1 of the South Regional, as CrossFit Games...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.15.15
The world's leaders got past the set of 27 handstand push-ups.   The fourth week of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is in the books. Last Thursday, Dave Castro introduced a new...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.24.15
Zach Forrest joins his affiliate team at the 2014 South West Regional.    CrossFit Max Effort’s members have been competing in the Open and at regionals for several years...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.29.14
“(CrossFit) was a natural transition from gymnastics. But I needed more strength. I had to learn to be a good weightlifter. I had to really learn to be strong.”   Photos by OSA Images...
Article, Posted Tue, 04.01.14
Surprised not to see some of your favorite names on the Leaderboard? Hosts Nicole Christensen, Pat Sherwood and Sean Woodland have the scoop in this episode of the CrossFit Games Update. 
Video, Posted Wed, 03.05.14
“He’s serious about training. But Zach is silly and kind of a nerd.” ~Natalie Brainerd Zach Forrest at his second CrossFit Games in 2011.  Forrest missed going to the Games in 2012 by...
Article, Posted Fri, 02.28.14
"If I'm in it mentally, I can do a lot, but it takes a lot to get me there mentally," says Zach Forrest, who is headed to the CrossFit Games after missing out in 2012.  "I'm nothing special, I'm not...
Video, Posted Sun, 07.21.13
A self-proclaimed geek, Zach Forrest, is going back to the Games after missing qualification in 2012. Forrest has a full plate--he runs an affiliate, CrossFit Max Effort, works as a CrossFit Level 1...
Video, Posted Sat, 07.20.13
“I don’t think I was as conditioned this year as I was last year, but I had my movement efficiency dialed in and I went in with a better mental game." Last year, Zach Forrest came...
Article, Posted Wed, 07.10.13
Top South West athletes talk about how they cool down after Regional events. 
Video, Posted Tue, 06.18.13