Athlete Profile

Athlete: Richard Bohlken

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South Central
CrossFit Lubbock
CrossFit Lubbock
195 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad431
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k20:53
Clean & Jerk340 lb
Snatch275 lb
Deadlift530 lb
Back Squat425 lb
Max Pull-ups55


Husband/Crossfit Athlete/UMC EMS Licensed Paramedic


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

This year I have began to focus more on eating quality food. Very lucky to have a wife who loves to cook for me. I eat to support activity level.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I played professional sports

Played football and baseball at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Played College Baseball at Lubbock Christian University. Drafted in the 32nd round to the L.A. Angels in 2007. Played Pro Ball.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I train other people

2016 has been a change for me in Crossfit. First year having an opportunity to train with others and not alone.

My Work/Rest Schedule

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

Typically have an active recovery day on Thursdays and I take a full rest day on Sundays.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

Began Crossfit in June 2012


Athlete Coverage

Games competitor Richard Bohlken joins Sean Woodland via Skype to talk about his return after a one-year suspension. Bohlken describes the circumstances surrounding his suspension, the challenges he'...
Video, Posted Tue, 05.10.16
Four athletes have been suspended this year.    The CrossFit Games implements an aggressive drug-testing program. Athletes are tested throughout the year, as well as at major competition...
Article, Posted Wed, 07.15.15
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
It's that time of year again! The CrossFit Games season is upon us and it all starts with the worldwide Open Thursday, Feb. 26. In this segment of the CrossFit Games Update, CrossFit HQ's Pat...
Video, Posted Wed, 02.18.15
"I am either at the gym, work or asleep. Social life and T.V. are pretty much nonexistent right now." Photo courtesy of Kim Bohlken In between competing at the 2014 South Central...
Article, Posted Sat, 07.19.14
In the sport of CrossFit, every second counts. In the sport of CrossFit, every second counts. That was the case on Day 3 of the South Central Regional at...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.25.14
Jenn Jones and Roy Gamboa continue to lead in the South Central Region. Individual athletes appeared refreshed and well-rested Saturday afternoon as they took...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.24.14
Day 1 at the South Central Regional started out like another day in the gym—except for those thousands of people watching. Day 1 at the South Central Regional started out...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.23.14
Get to know some of the new and returning men of the South Central Region. Paul Smith Chase "Captain America" Ingraham Jason Hoggan Mike McGoldrick Hunter Owen...
Article, Posted Tue, 05.20.14
"I want to keep my focus on my training for regionals and hopefully beyond." Richard Bohlken’s life has changed a lot since last year’s Open.  Eight months into CrossFit, the former...
Article, Posted Sat, 02.22.14