Athlete Profile

Athlete: Marcus Filly

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200 lb


Filthy 5016:14
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m0:59
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk345 lb
Snatch270 lb
Deadlift465 lb
Back Squat425 lb
Max Pull-ups63


I'm a San Francisco Bay Area native who has spent the better part of his life in Marin County. Growing up in Marin, I played soccer, baseball, and golf. I competed as a Division I athlete at the University of California Berkeley as a member of the Men's Soccer Team. While at Cal I pursued a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis on Human Physiology and Nutrition. I went on to complete a year of graduate work at the Ohio State University School of Medicine. My passion for health and fitness led me to change career paths and move in the to fitness industry. What began as an interest in improving my own athletic performance has morphed into a way of life and a tool to bring others closer to their health and performance goals. I found Crossfit in 2007 when I took a class from Kelly Starrett at SFCF. However, it wasn't until 3 years later that I took to the competitive CrossFit world. From 2010 to 2012 my affiliate competed at the CrossFit Games and in 2013 I made the switch to competing as an individual in the sport of fitness. Last year, I earned a spot to the 2013 CrossFit Games. It was a reflection of the love and passion I have for this sport. The personal journey I'm on with CrossFit keep me tied to the sport. I'm proud to be an owner and head trainer at TJ's Gym where I get to practice a form of health care that I've always dreamed I would have the chance to practice.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

Breakfast - protein and fat - lots of bacon Lunch - salad loaded with fat and protein and starch Dinner - cooked veggies, rice or potatoes, and meat Protein and Carbs post workout - Revive-Rx Recovery after every training session -

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

OPT for life!

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

College Soccer - Cal Berkeley 2012-2014

My Experience With CrossFit

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

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 strictly schedule my rest days

5-6 days a week AM - aerobic sessions PM - intensive weight training and CrossFit

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

In the fourth and final week of regional competition, NorCal athletes took the floor at the San Jose University Event Center. In a region that’s home to three of the top 10 male athletes from last...
Video, Posted Fri, 07.11.14
How many hours do you spend training in the gym? Why do you compete? Sevan Matossian asks NorCal Regional athletes about their training methods.   
Video, Posted Mon, 07.07.14
  Jason Khalipa will join Chris Spealler and Becca Voigt as the only athletes making their seventh appearances at the Games. After trying for three years, Chyna...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.01.14
  This might finally be Chyna Cho's year. This might finally be Chyna Cho’s year. After competing in the 2010 Games, Cho has just missed qualifying for the...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.31.14
In the final weekend of regional competition, CrossFit fans around the world were on the lookout for another upset. In the final weekend of regional...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.30.14
"There are no movements in the (regional events) that scare me." “We got any pics of this Filly guy?” shouted a frustrated photographer in the media trailer after the first...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.29.14
"I think that is what athletes on a higher level need to figure out. What is their game and how does their game work?" Photos courtesy of Ali Samieivafa.   After winning the 2011...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.12.14
It’s tournament time at the CrossFit Games. March Madness might be long in the past, but CrossFit fans had their brackets in order for the ZigZag Sprint, a four-...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.26.13
"The thing I love most about CrossFit is that it is a platform for all the things I probably love most in my life to come together -- my career, my athletic pursuits, my friendships and relationships...
Video, Posted Mon, 07.22.13
“There will be an opportunity for a break and healing in a couple of weeks, but right now, I have work to do.” “I’m a good team member, but can I compete individually? If I’m going to...
Article, Posted Sat, 07.13.13