Athlete: Matt Temesy
|Fight Gone Bad||0|
|Clean & Jerk||295 lb|
|Back Squat||450 lb|
2011: 13th Place Mid-Atlantic Regionals 2012: 5th Place Mid-Atlantic Regionals 2013: This year my goal is simply to make it back to Regionals. The off-season training was interrupted by the birth of my daughter and the growth of my affiliate as well as a nagging shoulder injury. I've been inspired by my teammates to give it all I've got anyway. Thanks for the inspiration and support.
How I Eat
I weigh and measure my food
I Zone my meals, and I'd say I'm 80% paleo (I avoid grains but kill some dairy).
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I write my own programming
I record my workouts
I own CrossFit Clayton and do my WODs there. I'll either hit them up during off hours or occasionally with class. I usually train solo.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I played football, wrestling and baseball in high school. When I got to college, I wrestled one year in the NCWA at 165 lbs and placed 2nd nationally. After that year my sport in college became beer pong.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I train other people
I heard about CF while training at a MMA gym in Grove City, OH. I dragged my feet but finally tried my first WOD about a year afterwards and was hooked. That was in May 2008. I trained by myself in a globo gym and competed against my best friend who lives in NY via email. Once I moved to North Carolina I decided to get my CFL1 Cert and about a year after that I opened my own affiliate.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I strictly schedule my rest days
For about 3 months leading to the Open I was training only 2x/week on average, focusing mainly on heavy squats. I'd do about one metcon each week on the same day of training squats to try to maintain my conditioning. This was a decrease in the ideal training volume I'd like to have, but I blame that on being busy with life, trying to heal a shoulder, etc. Now with the Open having started, I plan on training Mon/Tue, Thur/Fri/Sat, to get prepared for Regionals. There's a lot to do to get ready to compete against the beasts in the Mid-Atlantic.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Since May 2008.