Athlete Profile

Athlete: Jordan Finlayson

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Mid Atlantic
Iron Forged CrossFit
Iron Forged CrossFit
183 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m0:59
Run 5k21:00
Clean & Jerk320 lb
Snatch255 lb
Deadlift440 lb
Back Squat420 lb
Max Pull-ups45


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.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years