Athlete: Thomas Hyland
|Fight Gone Bad||422|
|Clean & Jerk||315 lb|
|Back Squat||440 lb|
Dusty is the co-owner and head gymnastics coach of DogTown CrossFit in Culver City, California. By the age of seven, he had started an active athletic regimen that has continued throughout his life. At thirteen, Dusty gave up a host of other sports to focus on Artistic Gymnastics. He was a very successful gymnast, and after his father’s job promotion and relocation to Northern California, he began to train at Stanford University under two-time world champion Tong Fei. By sixteen, Dusty competed at the Junior Olympic National Championships and trained with the U.S. Olympic Team. In college, he competed in NCAA Division I men’s gymnastics and scored a NCAA record perfect 10 on the still rings. After one more year of competition, he retired due to injury. He then traveled the world starring in a Cirque du Soleil-type live show before settling in Los Angeles and doing some stunt work in films. Dusty trains anyone and everyone, from your everyday Joe to elite CrossFitters, athletes, and teams. In the last few years he has worked with Lindsey Valenzuela, Kenneth Leverich, Noah Ohlsen, Ruth Anderson Horrell, Chelsey Grigsby and Tommy Hackenbruck and the UTE CrossFit Team. Dusty is the Creator and Founder of The Skill Wod. An online training platform dedicated to revolutionizing bodyweight exercise with a focus on efficient gymnastic movement. His focus remains safety, health, and longevity in fitness.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I incorporate CrossFit.com workouts
I write my own programming
I record my workouts
A mix with a heavy emphasis on position work specifically gymnastics and weightlifting.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I regularly play recreational sports
Division 1 Gymnastics.