Athlete: Logan Jenkins
|Fight Gone Bad||400|
|Clean & Jerk||275 lb|
|Back Squat||475 lb|
Where to begin?! First of which, to those of you in limbo about Crossfit, just TRY it with an open mind and you will see what kind of revolution you are now apart of. We, as a community, are pushing the boundaries of what a "human" can and is supposed to do physically. To the original question, Crossfit has given me purpose and I could not thank you all enough. I was stuck in the everyday gym routine and headed down a dark path of self-destruction in all other aspects of my life. In February of 2012 I found my first WoD, some box jump s2oh couplet that just floored me. I was upset that I did so poorly and did not try it again for a long time. Then about a month later I came back to that same WoD and did the exact same! This time I was curious about how I can beat this thing. I did some "research" and found a L1 cert on the main site. The rest is history. I showed up to a local box and then became OBSESSED with the movements and the programs. I wanted to know everything about everything. I set out to get my L1 and to educate myself on the fundamentals of cross fit. The best part about it was the lunch break on the first day. I did a WoD with Chris Spealler, Dave Lipson, and Sarah Hoppin and had NO idea who these guys were and damn near killed myself trying to keep up with Spealler on the running part of the WoD. Post cert, I was kicked out of my local Gold's gym for just WoDing with anyone who would come and throw down. Then, I had an idea to start up a gym out of my garage and could not ask for anything better. I have had an irreplaceable experience in training everyone from professional baseball and football players to helping my own grandmother be able to run 400meters without stopping! And oh yeah she loves the prowler and burpees.
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
With the amount of volume that I am currently training, food is food to me. However, I am absolutely in love with grilled chicken, greens, and brown rice so this makes it easy to eat. I would encourage anyone that is just starting to live by 2 legs or less for a fitter and healthier lifestyle. Then after 6-12 months of hard training you will need to make adjustments to fit your style of training and lifestyle. All in all, listen to your body!
How I Train
I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym
I incorporate CrossFit.com workouts
I record my workouts
I am a die-hard TOW follower (the outlaw way) and would not look back. I currently follow: catalyst athletics for the extra oly work, Julie Foucher's book about her 1 year training for an overall volume work in both strength and conditioning, Jim Windler's 5/3/1 for absolute strength, Smolov/Hatch for extra squat work and leg development, and finally Outlaw to remind myself that I cannot snatch the world just yet.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I crossfit and oly lift. Life is perfect.
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
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month
I try to get in the garage and do something every day. I feel better when I move. However, this works for me and may not be okay for everyone! Just listen to your body and you will be okay.