Athlete: Ron Gellis
|Fight Gone Bad||260|
|Clean & Jerk||185 lb|
|Back Squat||255 lb|
Played high school & college soccer. From mid 20's-50's ran 20 marathons, countless 1/2 marathons and 10 & 5ks. Did many Olympic and sprint-triathlons. Avid underwater photographer prior to discovering CrossFit.
How I Eat
I try to eat paleo-zone. I have a sweet tooth that exists.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I record my workouts
I train at CrossFit Anaerobic and in my garage gym. Try to get 5 CF workouts in and run 3 miles on Sunday's.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I played soccer in high school and college. From my mid twenties to mid fifties i ran 20 marathons, countless 1/2's and shorter distances. I also did many Olympic and sprint triathlons. I have taught scuba diving for over twenty years as an avocation and prior to CF put the same focus on my underwater photography as I now put in CF.
My Experience With CrossFit
I have taken the L-1, L-2, CF Kids and powerlifting and Oly Lifting Courses. I have competed in the 2010 Masters Regional, 2011 Open placing 4th; 6th at the Games; 2012 Open 3rd, 5th at Games. Very grateful to say I have qualified for the 2013 CrossFit Games with a 16th place finish in the Open. I finished 15th at the 2013 Games.. I finished the 2014 Open in 11th Place, 12th 2014 Masters Qualifier (disqualified on video); 2015 recovering from knee injury. What I love most about CF is how it restored, protects and preserves my health as well as being part of the great CF community.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I strictly schedule my rest days
I generally do 3-on 1 off /2on/1 off. I try to do 2 workouts a day 3-4 times per week, my style. The morning workout in my garage is a session aimed at form, speed and strength improvement. As competitions near, the intensity of my workouts increase. I try to keep it all enjoyable so I don't burn out, but paradoxically, at some point, if your enjoying it you're doing it wrong. I am in it for the long haul so I try not to make it so consistently aversive that I don't want to do it anymore.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Started August 13,2008 5yrs. 8 months