Athlete Profile

Athlete: Mike Lyons

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Central East
CrossFit Troy
CrossFit Troy
155 lb


Filthy 5024:00
Fight Gone Bad310
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k21:10
Clean & Jerk215 lb
Snatch170 lb
Deadlift385 lb
Back Squat300 lb
Max Pull-ups60


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.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


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