Athlete Profile

Athlete: Josh Golden

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Northern California
Kauai CrossFit
194 lb


Filthy 5014:22
Fight Gone Bad420
Sprint 400m0:57
Run 5k100:39
Clean & Jerk325 lb
Snatch240 lb
Deadlift535 lb
Back Squat455 lb
Max Pull-ups50



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat a lot of grassfed beef, raw milk, eggs duck and chicken. Try to eat veggies, rice and gluten free breads. Burgers and beer at least once a week.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

Work out a lot, try to do things I suck at. I stay on a strength program 5-6 weeks on and 1 week off.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

wrestling, football, track.

My Experience With CrossFit

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

I think it is the best way to get into shape. I love the people who walk in off the street, and have no clue what is about to happen to them. It can change your life.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

I try to rest when I feel wrecked.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

1-2 years

first day of xfit was 11.1.


Athlete Coverage

Valenzuela and Bailey lead after Day 2. The biggest surprise after the second day of the California Regional is Valerie Voboril’s placing: 21st....
Article, Posted Sat, 05.23.15
By Jaala A. Thibault "I needed to step back and take a look at myself. I was giving up form to try to be the best, and what happened helped me see that I needed to do better to get to the...
Video, Posted Thu, 03.13.14
There are now three Individual Women, two Individual Men and three Teams representing SoCal in the top 10 worldwide. The close of the books on 13.4 on Sunday at 5 p.m. PT means we are only...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.29.13
Hosts Maddy Curley and Pat Sherwood are back to talk about Open Workout 13.2 and the head-to-head battle between Annie Thorisdottir and Lindsey Valenzuela. Later, we share some inspiring stories...
Video, Posted Tue, 03.19.13
In the Open, the Athlete is responsible for performing the workout as prescribed and meeting all movement standards.   Josh Golden of CrossFit Grover Beach posted 387 reps on 13.2. The...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.18.13
Two down, three to go.   Two down, three to go. Week two of the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is in the books. One hundred and twelve thousand competitors turned in validated scores...
Article, Posted Sun, 03.17.13
Lindsey Valenzuela set a new world record on Event 3. The CrossFit fans arrived early on Day 2 of the Southern California Regional competition. The always-enthusiastic CrossFit LA...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.12.12
Before the Regional Workouts were announced, Josh Golden prepared for the unexpected. He ran the beach, made lifts less stable with chains, and worked his weaknesses. He's hoping his out of the box...
Video, Posted Tue, 05.08.12
At the end of Week 5, a new name and an old name appear at the top of the Leaderboard.   Five weeks of the 2012 Open concluded with a historic blast from the past. The same Fran ladder...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.26.12
Jarrett Perelmutter and Kristan Clever sealed first place on 12.3 with over 14 rounds each.   The Open dawned with two, single modality workouts: 12.1 for the gymnasts, and 12.2 for the...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.12.12