Athlete: Alex Ranieri
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week
I eat clean most of the time but feel i get energy kicks when i have little cheats here and there. Icecream and pizza are best cheat meals for me i never feel a negative effect from those 2!
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I record my workouts
I own and run CrossFit Wellbeing and do pretty much all of my training there.
My Athletic Background
I played professional 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
Just the mobility side alone of CrossFit has opened my eyes to a better functioning body and how it can put you in good stead in any activity outside of the gym or in life! I will continue crossfitting for the rest of my life.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week
I strictly schedule my rest days
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
Training under fatigue is important for athletes who can handle it and have the background to keep injury free at these times. It is when you learn the most about what your body can do when tired. No one is fresh in a comp after the first workout and this helps build mental toughness. In saying that i rarely do 2 a days and schedule rest periods frequently to recharge the batteries.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I started CrossFit when i opened up CrossFit Wellbeing in April 2012. I was limited in what i could do as it was 3 months post shoulder reconstruction so i took my time and built up slowly!