Athlete Profile

Athlete: dennis coleman

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Schwartzs CrossFit Melbourne
CrossFit Melbourne
143 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk110 lb
Deadlift264 lb
Back Squat196 lb
Max Pull-ups27


i am a 62 year old watchmaker and jeweller who has spent a lifetime working at a bench, i have a wife who puts up with me training every day and who cooks mainly paleo for me (she thinks i am mad) i have four fantastic children, three daughters 19,22,32 and a son 36 y.o, and a newly arrived grand daughter,and my three eldest children all do crossfit, which spurs me on as i still dont believe i am 62, it is only when the bones creak in the morning after a particularly heavy wod the night before that i believe it, my greatest thrill in the gym is when i smoke the 20 -30 year olds in a wod, doesnt happen to often though, for recreation other than crossfit , i collect harley davidsons. last year i sat out the open as a competitor but did the judges course so as to be involved, due to rupturing my back in august 2013.... it has taken me a long time to get back close to where i was , i am still not 100% but getting close, thanks to the great coaches at my box .crossfit to me is my journey ...... not the destination


How I Eat

I eat strict Paleo

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

i eat srictly paleo, with the occasional cheat,

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I incorporate workouts

I record my workouts

very lucky to train with exceptional coaches who are more concerned with correct form than heavy weights

My Athletic Background

I have no athletic background besides CrossFit

I played youth or high school level sports

i have played many sports over the years since finishing high school, played lacrosse as a team sport, tried my hand at fencing, olympic wrestling, judo , jui jitsu, karate and spent ten years as a marathon runner.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

since i joined crossfit 5 years ago my eldest son and two of my daughters have joined , independantly of me and at different affiliates, suffice to say the discussion around the dinner table is paleo and crossfit

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I strictly schedule my rest days

I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month

when i started out it was two times per week, then three, then four now typically 5 times per week with active recovery days

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

did my first wod january 24th 2011