Athlete: Hayden LaVanda
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat whatever is convenient
I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week
Im not following any diet plan, i listen to my body, when i feel like something i eat it, but 6 out of 7 days is usually good quality food. Except for Ben & Jerrys ice-cream sweet cookies and cream, whenever i see that i must buy it.
How I Train
I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym
I have a coach who determines my programming
I train and work at The Athletic Club Sydney, but my CrossFit affiliate is CrossFit Wellbeing, i travel 2 hours to train there 1 per week to keep in contact with the boys down there and to keep my motivation high. I follow my coaches programming that he sends to me.
My Athletic Background
I was always naturally a decent athlete at any type of sport, but i surely wasn't the best. But when i done my first CrossFit WOD i knew that this was my sport and i know now this is what I'm suppose to do.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I train other people
My first exposure to CrossFit was 20 min AMRAP 400m run max pull-ups That smoked me, couldn't move for days, but i loved it and came back for more. Every workout in the gym i give 100%
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
This lead up to this open, I took 12 weeks off after 2013 Regionals, I started to feel like my workouts were becoming a job rather that enjoying training. I lost my motivation for the sport, but now I'm higher than ever, so ill give it my best.