Athlete: Tim Paulson
|Fight Gone Bad||466|
|Clean & Jerk||350 lb|
|Back Squat||465 lb|
Every year on this journey just gets better and better...opportunities to make new friends and train with new groups of people helps elevate my fitness every day. That, along with my Coach David Charbonneau, has me feeling better than I ever have. I look forward to every day of training more than the last - love the journey!
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
Mmmm...carbs...and beer....and whiskey. I took myself too seriously last year and it lessened the fun and increased the stress of my competitive season. Cutting myself a break 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.
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
I love fitness.
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.
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.