Athlete: Keith Gordon
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||196 lb|
|Back Squat||335 lb|
I played football & basketball in school, racquetball in university, softball after, then soccer in grad school. I was introduced to Crossfit in 2010 at Element CF in Mississauga as training for soccer, and noticed immediate results. A torn knee ligament ended my soccer career, and keeps me from running nowadays. I know the rower well. I moved home to Winnipeg in 2012 joining Crossfit 204. I love competing, watching Crossfit competitions & attending other boxes. A torn rotator cuff in 2014 has been a thorn in my side from getting to 100% health. I love the spirit & community of Crossfit more than anything.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat whatever is convenient
I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week
I eat 100% paleo 80% of the time :-)
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I write my own programming
I do our box's standard WOD's, while working on my weaknesses & skills in our open gym sessions.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I regularly play recreational sports
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have attended one or more specialty courses
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I strictly schedule my rest days
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
I do 4-5 WODs per week, and though I was forced to hang up the soccer cleats due to my knee, I have started back into yoga for maintenance.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
except for a 6 month enforced break for a knee injury and my 4 month torn rotator cuff break at the end of 2014 I'm still at it. Physio, massage, yoga, careful scaling, and substitutions to keep me going despite some long term injury issues