Athlete Profile

Athlete: Zachary Anderson

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190 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk185 lb
Snatch135 lb
Deadlift355 lb
Back Squat285 lb
Max Pull-ups--


Zach competed for the Brigham Young University swimming team in the distance freestyle and butterfly events. He competed at the Division I NCAA Championships in 2004 and was an Academic All-American three years. He is the former BYU and Mountain West Conference record holder in the 1650 yard freestyle and the current BYU and Mountain West Conference record holder in the 400, 800, and 1500 SCM freestyle events. While at BYU, he was a co-captain, voted Most Inspirational Swimmer, and earned Most Valuable Swimmer. Further, he competed at USA Swimming Nationals five times in his career, placing in the top 16 five times. He graduated from BYU in 2009 with a degree in Communications. Zach graduated from Creighton University School of Law, emphasizing in litigation. Zach enjoys swimming masters, running marathons, and baking. In 2012, Zach was the National Champion in the US Masters Swimming long-distance 3,000 yard event for his age group.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat whatever is convenient

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

In addition to daily CrossFit workouts, I swim and run daily.

My Athletic Background

I played college sports

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

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?

1-2 years

I started CrossFit on February 19, 2013.


Athlete Coverage

"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