Athlete: Jordan Finlayson
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||320 lb|
|Back Squat||420 lb|
I'm a believer, husband, father and coach. Participating in my 6th Crossfit Open.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week
I eat like an athlete. Lean meats, enough carbs to supplement my training, little to no sugar, quality fats. I have one or two nights a week, usually leading into a rest day, that I splurge and eat pizza, frozen yogurt or a burger
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I record my workouts
I train 3 days on, 1 day off, 2 days on, 1 day off. On my rest days I actually REST, a little mobility, visit the chiropractor and mentally prepare for the next day. I that trust my coach(s) have prepared me and put me in the proper position to excel. "Trust your training"
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I regularly play recreational sports
I like to get out and play sports, enjoy the outdoors and try new games. SPIKE BALL is great for agility, hand eye coordination and all-around fun. In the summer I like to wake board. I enjoy racquetball, football and any other sport available.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I have attended one or more specialty courses
I train other people
I started Crossfit in August 2010. In February 2011, I received my Level 1 cert. Afterwards I began coaching at Crossfit Hickory. About a year ago I went and received my mobility certification through K-Starr. After 1.5 years of coaching at Crossfit Hickory I decided to move to Fayetteville, NC to train with and work for Nate Schrader @ Iron Forged Crossfit. In the past year I've been fortunate enough to coach several hundred athletes that simply want to better their lives.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I strictly schedule my rest days
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
3 days on, 1 day off, 2 days on, 1 day off. Rest days are necessary to recovery your body and mind. The deeper I get into the "season" the more my volume will increase. Periodization and knowing when to peak are important for success and I trust my coach(s) are currently doing so.