Athlete: Brent Fikowski
|Fight Gone Bad||404|
|Clean & Jerk||125 kg|
|Back Squat||141 kg|
Some people know me as the Professor, but I'm really just a legs guy in an arms guy world.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I have eaten Paleo for a long time without measuring, then I measured my foods following the guidance of nutritionist Amie Cox in early 2013. I made some changes in the quantity and timing of my food intake which I felt gave me some positive gains. My calorie intake has increased since beginning the Open and increased further now that I'm preparing for Regionals. With this increased demand and an increasingly busy life outside CrossFit I unfortunately don't have the time to weigh every almond I eat, even though I wish that I could. So while I inhale as much fuel, I mean food, as possible I am still consciously balancing fats, proteins & carbs every time I refill the engine.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I record my workouts
Drew Griffith at CrossFit Broadbeach is my coach who programs practically every move I make. I'm still not sure if he wants me to get better, or if he's trying to kill me...
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. I've been involved in basketball, badminton, athletics, Tae Kwon Do, tee ball, soccer, water polo and the list goes on. More notably I swam from the age of 6 to 18 and I continue to compete 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.
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 at the Lethbridge College and by watching videos of beach volleyball player Martin Reader train to become an Olympian. I incorporated CrossFit movements and made my own WODs as I trained for volleyball. I moved from Canada to Australia to finish my University degree in 2012 and joined CrossFit Broadbeach. After surprising myself with a top 5 placing at my first individual competition in July I decided to set my sights on Regionals 2013. Now that I've qualified for 'The Gong' I am training my glutes off.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month
My typical training week consists of two hour training sessions at CFBB 6-7 days a week early in the morning. I do some form of physical activity 2-5 times per week in the afternoons. I will play indoor or beach volleyball, surf, pick up heavy things, swim, WOD again if Brux beat my score, run, row, ride a cheap mountain bike, or dance. I've filmed all of my 2013 Open WODs and put the link as a comment on my page.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I've been a member of CFBB since April 2012. This is what I've learned so far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNJfAMp-LJY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpx016FMCKA