Athlete: Brent Fikowski
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I live something of a double life. By day I am the financial controller at a tech startup company. By later day I am a CrossFit athlete. After two years of missing out on the CrossFit Games by the narrowest of margins I won the West Regionals by 70 points. At the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games I finished fourth in the world with the help of four event wins, tying the most wins ever for a rookie competitor since the sport's inception. Follow the tallest CrossFit Games athlete online if you're into that sort of thing - facebook.com/bfikowski instagram.com/fikowski
How I Eat
I have eaten a Paleo-ish diet for many years.
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 and how much I have improved with his guidance. 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. I qualified to the 2013 Regionals in Australia and placed 6th. In 2014 and 2015 I competed in Canada West and missed the CrossFit Games by the smallest of margins. 2016 I won regionals and then finished 4th at the Games.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually train very early in the morning before work. I have scheduled rest days and spend lots of time on a foam roller.
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
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