Athlete: Bonita L Thomsen
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||160 lb|
|Back Squat||245 lb|
I train at Atomic Athlete, a private strength and conditioning gym in Austin, Texas. I’m coached by co-owners Jake Saenz and Tod Moore. My base sports and conditioning plan follows the fluid periodization model developed by Rob Shaul of Mountain Athlete (Jackson Hole, Wy). I work on my Olympic lifts at GrassIron each week. I am coached by the co-owner of GrassIron, Amalia Litras. I also spend time working on microdurability/injury prevention with Sarah E. Scott (owner) at Fitness Doctors Sports Rehabilitation studio. I maintain my overall physical health and joint stability by working with sports practitioners Jill Thomson, MSc, DC, CCSP - owner Austin Sports Therapy and Angela Rich, ATC,PT,ScD - owner Elite Physical Therapy.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but I don’t measure my intake.
How I Train
I have a coach who determines my programming
I write my own programming
I record my workouts
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I’ve participated in both team and individual sports all of my life including high school basketball, track and field, college basketball, and endurance road biking
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)
I discovered Crossfit on my own and then trained at an affiliate from 2008-2009. I wrote my own programming for the next few years before discovering Atomic Athlete in 2011.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I strictly schedule my rest days
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
3 days at Atomic Athlete, 1 - 2 days at Fitness Doctors, 1 day at GrassIron, 1 -2 days of complete rest
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I followed the Crossfit programming method for 1 year (2008-2009).