Athlete Profile

Athlete: Mike Warkentin

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Canada West
CrossFit 204
CrossFit 204
185 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m2:01
Run 5k58:59
Clean & Jerk281 lb
Snatch352 lb
Deadlift445 lb
Back Squat382 lb
Max Pull-ups51


Mike Warkentin is the founder of CrossFit 204 in Winnipeg, Canada. He is fond of bathrobes, cats and giant dogs. He is also the Managing Editor of the CrossFit Journal. He likes two kinds of music: heavy and metal.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I am the guinea pig for CrossFit 204's programming.

My Athletic Background

I played college sports

I played three years of volleyball with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

Try main-site WOD. Suffer. Repeat as needed since 2008.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I strictly schedule my rest days

When it's really sore, I rest it.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

Richard Bohlken—16th-ranked man at the 2014 Games—has been suspended from the 2015 season after testing positive for a banned substance. As Bohlken described in this interview, his positive test was...
Video, Posted Tue, 05.12.15
Emily Beers has circled the center ring long enough. Emily Beers has circled the center ring long enough. In 2010, Beers won the British Columbia Sectional, but placed 11th at...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.11.14
“You train the whole year for this weekend.” Nothing has ever been guaranteed for Tyson Takasaki. In 2011, the Canada West athlete missed qualifying for the CrossFit...
Article, Posted Sat, 06.28.14
After missing Games qualification in 2011 and 2012, Tyson Takasaki qualifed for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. Takasaki, a full-time student and coach at CrossFit 204, shows us a piece of his life...
Video, Posted Fri, 07.19.13
"No strategy can replace fitness." Photos by Mike Warkentin It’s been a good year for Winnipeg, Manitoba’s CrossFit 204. Owner and coach at CrossFit 204, Mike Warkentin is exceptionally...
Article, Posted Tue, 06.04.13
Is redoing the workout a bad idea?       Top image by Cheryl Boatman   One of the unique elements of the Open is that you have four days to complete the workout and post your score, and...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.15.13
"Tyson brings intensity and passion for the sport that spreads to all of our athletes." Photos courtesy of CrossFit 204. Tyson Takasaki is no stranger to disappointment.  In 2011,...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.13.13
Managing Editor of the CrossFit Journal, Mike Warkentin, talks about covering the Sport of Fitness. Over the last three years, Warkentin has seen the sport grow tremendously.  In this video,...
Video, Posted Tue, 06.05.12
"CrossFit feeds my competitive nature more than anything else I have ever done."   There are two types of gym families. One, the community of people related not by the blood in their...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.09.12