Athlete: Brent Fikowski
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I started CrossFit in Australia and did pretty well but I was too weak. I moved back home to Canada and I wiped the floor with Mitch Barnard and Joe Scali at Regionals even though I was still weak. I am stronger now and I will beat them again. Except maybe Mitch, he is a crafty little hobbit. Definitely Scali though because he has the shoulders of an arthritic 80 year old man. If you want to watch us chirp each other go to instagram: @fikowski @mitchbarnard @scalifit
How I Eat
I have eaten a Paleo-ish diet for many years. Proudly partnered with Sabretooth Paleo, delivering paleo meals across the Okanagan. I follow the guidance of nutritionist Amie Cox with her company "Target Nutrition". Infinit Nutrition Canada is there for me during and after training with the best custom-blended sports nutrition drinks out there.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
RAW STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING provides me with my coaching and programming. www.rawstrengthandconditioning.com Can't say enough great things about RAW! Get amongst it
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I cannot remember a time in my life when I haven't been involved in competitive sports. Most notably I swam from the age of 6 to 18 and I competed in indoor and beach volleyball which I started at the age of 12. I played for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men's indoor volleyball program. In Australia I played for the Griffith University men's indoor team and I competed on the QLD AA Beach Volleyball tour in 2012. I have been very lucky to have many amazing coaches throughout the years.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)
I was first introduced to CrossFit by my volleyball coach Ian Bennett and by watching videos of Olympic beach volleyball player Martin Reader. When I moved from Canada to Australia to finish my University degree in 2012 I joined CrossFit Broadbeach. After surprising myself with a top 5 placing at my first individual competition I decided to change my competitive athletic focus to CrossFit.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually train very early in the morning before work. I have scheduled rest days and spend lots of time improving my mobility.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Proud member of CrossFit BroadBeach Australia from April 2012 until July 2013. I miss my CFBB family and all the amazing times I had with Coach Drew. Lucky to now call the amazing Kelowna CrossFit my new home!