Athlete Profile

Athlete: Joe Ames

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North East
CrossFit Florian
CrossFit Florian
195 lb


Filthy 5026:20
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k20:53
Clean & Jerk235 lb
Snatch185 lb
Deadlift445 lb
Back Squat325 lb
Max Pull-ups--


I joined the CF community in June 2012 and immediately felt like I had found the balance between cardio and strength that had been missing in my workouts. Two years later I was fortunate to qualify for the 2014 Games. Humbling to say the least, I placed 13th among a field of incredibly fit 50+ year olds, but met some great people and had incredible support from family and friends along the way. The talent pool is getting deep, but the goal is always to get back to Carson!


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

My 98 year old great grandmother says "anything in moderation". I'm going with it.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

Our competitive crew follows the same programming. Heavy and long with lots of goat work. I am two years into Crossfit, but have a ton to learn.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

Some triathalon and marathon running in my mid 40's, but Crossfit is much easier to manage from a time perspective. Longest tri was a half Ironman. Best Marathon was Boston ... 3:45.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

June 2012


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