Athlete: Tim Paulson
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
Mmmm...carbs...and beer....and whiskey. I took myself too seriously in 2013 and it lessened the fun and increased the stress of my competitive season. Cutting myself a break since then and remembering to enjoy life more, both in the simple respects and on the grander scale, has improved my performance and mental health immeasurably.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I write my own 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 good. 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 strictly schedule my rest days
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
3-1-2-1 is the most Religious thing in my life. One thing I've learned is that self care is king...not everybody is Rich Froning. And by not everybody I mean nobody. I love my rest days and my ROMwod.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
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.