Athlete Profile

Athlete: Tim Paulson

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North East
CrossFit Pallas
CrossFit Pallas
215 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad466
Sprint 400m1:01
Run 5k21:12
Clean & Jerk360 lb
Snatch300 lb
Deadlift500 lb
Back Squat465 lb
Max Pull-ups55


I co-own @crossfitpallas in Ithaca, NY and spend every minute not focused on improving our affiliate/coaching on pursuing my dream of making it to the Games. Coached by David Charbonneau (@zeus_boulder). Follow my journey on Instagram - @trexpaulson


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I love microbrew and good whiskey. I eat healthy, and a lot.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

David Charbonneau, repeat Games Athlete with Team Dynamix, son of Zeus, King of HSPU, and overall badass writes my programming and makes sure I don't do anything too stupid. I incorporate my own accessory work (when I can get away with it) because I hate having weaknesses. It's not very often. He kicks my ass. I can't say enough about my coach - without him, I don't know where I would be. He genuinely cares for my well being, wants me to succeed, pushes me the perfect amount, and listens to me all the time.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I regularly play recreational sports

Prep School Hockey, Club Ice Hockey in College, Soccer, Tennis, Running, Hiking

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

It's been a pretty awesome one, needless to say. Come stop by my box, Crossfit Pallas, in Ithaca, NY and you will see why.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month

3-1-2-1, with Thursdays/Sundays being reserved for aerobic training - swimming one day and running on the other. Stretching, my chiropractor and my physical therapist (who also happens to be my wonderful wife) are staples of my athletic existence.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

I got my feet wet in the Winter of 2011, but it wasn't until after the 2012 Open finished up that I really started to look at Crossfit intensely. In the Fall of 2012 I started following Stephen Hitt's programming (Crossfit Industrious) and he guided me to my first two trips to Regionals in 2013 and 2014. I changed coaches to David Charbonneau in the summer of 2014 and he has taken me to a whole new level. Look out, world.


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