Athlete Profile

Athlete: Charles Clendening

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180 lb


Filthy 5021:51
Fight Gone Bad315
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k22:30
Clean & Jerk190 lb
Snatch175 lb
Deadlift395 lb
Back Squat275 lb
Max Pull-ups38


I am a former Marine with over 25 years experience in Martial Arts, Personal Training & Massage Therapy. My wife Susan is also a Crossfitter & we are sharing the love of the sport with my 3 sons, grandsons & most recently parents, sisters & brother in-laws! Where most men my age say "I can't do that anymore," I find I am getting stronger & doing more than ever before! With my wife & CrossFit Vero Beach Coaches by my side I am looking forward to returning for a second year of competing at the CrossFit Games, seeing new and fellow Masters & most of all the Crossfit camaraderie!


How I Eat

I eat Paleo with an occasional cheat

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I work out of CFVB and follow the programming of my coaches Rob Delacruz & Wendy Shafranski.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I regularly play recreational sports

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

Three years ago I heard a former student of mine in Martial Arts(he was 9 at the time) & his wife had opened a CrossFit in Vero Beach. My wife & I went in to check it out, did an intro wod and never looked back. Ironically the student is now my coach along with his wife and I am gratefully their student!

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

I have been doing CrossFit for 3 years at CFVB


Athlete Coverage

Meet the Masters Men representing the South East at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. The battle for those precious few spots allotted to Masters athletes is over. For...
Article, Posted Tue, 07.16.13
For most of us, our Games season has come to a close.   For most of us, our Games season has come to a close. But for the top men and women around the world, the 2013 Reebok CrossFit...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.08.13
"It is super impressive to see some of the numbers being posted this year because everyone is getting better and better every year, and I can only imagine where the sport is heading."  ...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.01.13
As if Karen wasn't bad enough, add 90 double-unders and throw in 30 muscle-ups, and you have a 12-minute gut check.   Open Workout 13.3 came as a big surprise to all as it was announced...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.25.13
Open Workout 13.2 proved to be all about work capacity and speed. After starting off the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open with a grueling 17 minutes of burpees and heavy snatches, a short and...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.18.13
Elite Masters competitors run deep at CrossFit Vero Beach.  Where Ponce De Leon failed in his pursuit to find the fountain of youth, is it possible a trio of men in Vero Beach, Fla., have...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.13.13
“No one is bitching about seven minutes of burpees now, are they?” - Shana Alverson   The excitement has been building for weeks as the world of CrossFit tried to predict what the first...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.11.13
CrossFit Masters athletes put up an exceptional fight during the Open for one of 20 Games qualifying spots. CrossFit Masters athletes put up an exceptional fight during the Open...
Article, Posted Mon, 07.02.12
Ninety was the magic number of max reps for five South East men.  Technical skill? Check. Heavy weight? Check. CrossFit Open Workout 12.2 had it all with a 10-minute AMRAP of snatches,...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.06.12