Athlete Profile

Athlete: Steve Hamming

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Central East
8th Day Gym
8th Day CrossFit
202 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad351
Sprint 400m1:08
Run 5k23:00
Clean & Jerk255 lb
Snatch205 lb
Deadlift425 lb
Back Squat355 lb
Max Pull-ups45


This will be my fourth trip to the games. Last year I had the good fortune of winning the World Championship for my age group. Certainly a standout memory of my athletic endeavors to date. Being fit and healthy is a privilege. Although I contribute to it with a healthy, active lifestyle, i have thus far in my life avoided serious injuries and illnesses for which I am grateful. My goal is to reach the podium again in 2015! I am a performance psychologist and cofounder of Neurofit: Center for Human Performance where I work with high level athletes, executives, and performers assisting them to reach their fullest potential. I find it a deeply meaningful way to be in people's lives. A big shout out to my wife, Pam, for all her support and encouragement. To my coach, Joe Cebulski, who knows more about training and the body than anyone I have ever met. And to my community of 8th Day Gym: I have never felt more at home than when I am with you.


How I Eat

I eat strict Paleo

I eat seriously but not religiously...probably about 90% of my food is Paleo. I raise my own chickens for meat and eggs and raise my own organic fruits and vegetables.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played college sports

i have played fast pitch softball now for 34 years. I also run 100m sprint events in the UST&F Masters Division, winning both the State of MI and the Midwest. I was a college soccer player...although that was so long ago I am not sure my body remembers. I recently entered and won my first Olympic lifting competition.

My Experience With CrossFit

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I strictly schedule my rest days

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

On this edition of Inside the Leaderboard, Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez compare this year's Masters Qualifer Event 2—1-rep-max snatch—with the Snatch Ladder from the 2012 masters competition and...
Video, Posted Fri, 05.01.15
In 2014, the masters competition reached new heights, asking athletes ages 40 to 60-plus to do things at one time they never thought possible—and they're having the time of their lives.  Watch...
Video, Posted Wed, 04.22.15
On this CrossFit Games Update, host Sean Woodland and analyst Pat Sherwood, along with special guest, four-time CrossFit Games competitor Dan Bailey, break down every men's masters division in the...
Video, Posted Wed, 04.22.15
Rich Froning overcomes poor start to win CrossFit Games for the fourth time.       Carson, California—Rich Froning is the CrossFit Games champion...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.27.14