Athlete Profile

Athlete: Cam Birtwell

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Canada West
CrossFit Vic City
CrossFit Vic City
195 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m1:00
Run 5k20:12
Clean & Jerk242 lb
Snatch176 lb
Deadlift420 lb
Back Squat320 lb
Max Pull-ups35


First CrossFit competition in 2009, qualified for Regionals three straight years (2010, 2011, 2012), best finish 28th in 2011. Back injury in 2012, dialed back since then :).


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

Usually I just eat a lot of fruit, good meat, some vegetables and a pretty decent dose of chocolate :)

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

I have a very planned approach to training for crossfit competition - where the idea is that the sum is greater than the parts... each day is dedicated to a particular aspect of fitness and I utilize a lot of workout repetition to encourage progression. Over my time in crossfit, I have programmed over 95% of my training.

My Athletic Background

I played college sports

I played rugby for 13 years... and paid for it.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I train other people

I started with .com in a regular gym for 3 months then switched to an affiliate. I co-owned an affiliate for 2.5 years, went unaffiliated with a good group of buddies for a while, and now have opened up my own affiliate - CROSSFIT VIC CITY!!!

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I strictly schedule my rest days

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

I do 1 workout session per day, but that session may consist of up to 3 components if it's a metcon day. This year represents a big change in that I have dropped my volume from an average of 8 sessions/wk (range 5-12) to 5 sessions in most weeks.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

8 years exactly by the middle of the Open


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