Athlete: Abraham Lara
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||255 lb|
|Back Squat||305 lb|
The details of my life are quite inconsequential ... Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving CrossFit competitor from Mexico with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for burpees. My mother was a 15-year-old Olympic Lifter named Letty with webbed feet. My father would WODomize; he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented "Fran". Sometimes, he would accuse kettlebells of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only a games champ posses and the insane lament ... My childhood was typical: summers in a box ... rowing lessons ... In the spring, we'd make NON Paleo treats. At the age of 12, I received my first PR. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named Vilmer ritualistically introduced me to HERO WOD's. There really is nothing like a small case of Rahbdo — it's breathtaking ... I suggest you try it! When I was 18 I went to Evil Military School and at 25 I took up tap dancing. I wanted to be a quadruple threat... Trained killer, dancer, CrossFit Games Champ, and shark wrangler.
How I Eat
With my hands... Bonus points if I killed what I was eating.
How I Train
I'm on the "Meat Tornado" program (co-author)
My Athletic Background
You know when people say "he's as healthy as a horse!?" Well, when referring to race horses, they say "that horse is as healthy as Abe."
My Experience With CrossFit
What's CrossFit? I thought this was a pie eating contest...
My Work/Rest Schedule
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Pretty much my whole life, I just didn't have a name for anything... I've kipped at everything I've ever done: school, studying, sports, writing papers. Then I experianced my first AMRAP when I lost my virginity; think I PR'd all over myself that day.