Athlete: Nicolette Dunstone
|Fight Gone Bad||286|
|Clean & Jerk||57 kg|
|Back Squat||91 kg|
Qualified Personal Trainer and Bootcamp Instructor, my brother, sister and I run a Box CrossFit Launceston in Launceston, Tasmania. I Got interested in Crossfit training from my brother about 2yrs ago,when he first competed at the 2011 games and finished 5th overall in the Masters 50-54 and then he competed again at the games in 2012 and ranked 7th in the same category, Masters 50-54. I ranked 35th overall in the 2012 Open, in the Masters 50-54 and my goa nowl is to make top 20 this year and cement my place at the 2013 Games. I only started seriously training with intention and challenging myself since July, 2011. I love the mental and physical challenge of the workouts! I have a goal now to accompany my brother and other sister to compete at the Games. I am much fitter and stronger than last year. So look out, here I come!!!!
How I Eat
I eat strict Paleo
I have been eating the Paleo way for over 12 months now and love it. I successfully completed the WHOLE30 program and found that after completion a switch was flicked and my performance had gone to a whole new level, there is no turning back for me now :0) I am more strict Paleo now more than last year and sometimes, I will be tempted with some dark chocolate but not as much as last year! The WHOLE30 and the Paleo way of eating has changed my life, attitude and training profoundly!!
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I record my workouts
I workout mostly at our Box CrossFit Launceston with my sister, my brother has a crossfit box but is in another city, Hobart in the south of the state but sometimes we get together along with my sister and train together and we learn heaps from each other.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I was also in a running club for around 5 or 6 years and have been weightlifting casually for around 17years.
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 had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I train other people
I run a Box along with the help of my sister and brother CrossFit Launceston, Tasmania. The first in the North of the state!
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 usually workout twice a day 6 days a week and sometimes 3 times a day once every couple of weeks and rest 1 day but if I am sore or run down, I am not afraid to have two days off, even consecutively to recover and repair! I train hard and smart and am constantly listening to my body!!!! I have a goal to compete at the Games and I am more than up for the challenge. BRING IT ON!!!
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I own a Box now CrossFit Launceston in Tasmania, the first one, so the growth has exploded! I love coaching and I train with my sister who is in the same masters category as me now as she has just turned 50, so we spur each other on. We both have a dream of getting to the games together and then it's every man(so to speak) for himself). It would be great as we will encourage and motivate each other as we do when we train together!