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 & Jerk315 lb
Snatch255 lb
Deadlift440 lb
Back Squat420 lb
Max Pull-ups45


I'm a trainer at Iron Forged Crossfit in Fayetteville, NC. I'm pursuing a masters degree in Sports Psychology & a masters in Sports Fitness and Health through the United States Sports Academy. I've been participating in Crossfit for 3years and this is my "4th season" competing. Over the past year I've changed the way I view & approach training. Rest days, skill sessions and bi-weekly testers are a stable in my program. Along with great training partners and coaches @ Iron Forged Athletics, I plan on helping IFA qualify a team to Regionals and make a series run for the podium while there.


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