Athlete: Joe Ames
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||255 lb|
|Back Squat||325 lb|
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. Four years later, I am still learning and hoping to stay active in the sport for many more years.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I stick to a macro based diet for most of the year and believe that supplements have made a huge difference in my training and recovery. I am fairly new to that part of dieting and only wish someone had coached me on that side earlier.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I record my workouts
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
I vary the intensity of my training depending on the time of year and my work schedule, but I do listen to my body and give it a rest when needed.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?