Athlete: Mike Lyons
|Fight Gone Bad||310|
|Clean & Jerk||215 lb|
|Back Squat||300 lb|
My wife CrossFits (52). My mom (78) and dad (80) CrossFit. My kids (28, 26) CrossFit. My brother (53) and sister (51) CrossFit. My nephew crossfits (22). I was the first of all of them to start Crossfitting. 3 time CF Games qualifier, Masters 50-54. 5th in 2010, 7th in 2011, 2012 withdrew due to injury. That year, I tore my Labrum and rotator cuff in the first WOD and had to withdraw from the competition. I had to skip 2013 but am 100% now for 2014. My goals is to qualify, but due to personal conflicts I'm not going to compete at the Games IF I qualify again. I'll probably not enter my score on the last event so as not to take a spot from another. Back in the day, I was gymnast. Iowa State University 1977-1981.
How I Eat
I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week
I would say I'm paleo during the week and partially compliant on the weekends.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
4- 5 days a week. Mostly just do the programming we do at our box. Rarely addition WODs or endurance WODs until 3 months before World Games.
My Athletic Background
I played college sports
All-Around Gymnast, All-American Iowa State University, Still Rings 1980.
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
Best thing that ever happened to me, my family and my friends.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I strictly schedule my rest days
I take 2 or sometimes 3 rest days a week. My rest days are as important as a WOD.