Athlete: Karla Herdzik
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played professional sports
I am a professional 3-gun shooter, and use Crossfit to enhance my performance on the range.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I got a serious case of rhabdo at my 4th Crossfit class, and spent Christmas 2011 in the hospital. I missed the 2012 Open because I was still recovering from my injury. However, over the course of 2012, I was able to see skyrocketing progress -- from the depths of brokenness in the hospital, to getting my first pullup, to completing my first RX workout, and finally, to being on the podium at my first Crossfit competition (and not getting rhabdo again!). And all along the way, I was blessed with a new "family" that cheered me on and supported my progress. Crossfit has taught me that I am capable of so much more than I thought, if I'm just willing to put in the effort and have the support of people who care about me.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
Usually 2 rest days a week, maybe more...depending on my travel schedule for shooting competitions.