Athlete Profile

Athlete: Richard Smith

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CrossFit Kyalami
CrossFit Kyalami
183 cm
187 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad418
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k16:45
Clean & Jerk305 lb
Snatch235 lb
Deadlift485 lb
Back Squat418 lb
Max Pull-ups70


I am a Owner and head coach at CrossFit Kyalami. I have done crossfit for the last 5 years i love the sport and the people involved in it!


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat whatever is convenient

i try to follow a diet... doesnt work too well for me, i enjoy food

How I Train

I have a coach who determines my programming

I incorporate workouts

My Athletic Background

i used to ride national motocross, i do muay-thai for extra cardio

My Experience With CrossFit

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

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

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

I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

Africa will send three new representatives to the CrossFit Games.  For the last two years, David Levey has won by the Africa Regional by a...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.01.14
Andre Gadney and Celestie Engelbrecht lead after the second day of the regional. Handstand push-ups have been programmed in every regional and CrossFit Games...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.31.14
Celestie Engelbrecht and Jason Smith lead after the first day of the regional. The individual competition in Africa kicked off with some big news: Several top...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.30.14
"I believe that Jason (Smith) is in the right position to challenge Dave (Levey) for the title this year," Neil Scholtz said. Photos courtesy of Stuart Alexander Three of the top five...
Article, Posted Wed, 05.07.14
"We come from a war country, and we never give up." ~Carla Nunes da Costa View more photos here. Johannesburg is a City of Gold. At least that’s what we...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
"Jackie at high altitude is like Jackie on steroids." ~Carla Nunes da Costa     Last year, Regional athletes greeted the dawn in Cape Town with mountain...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.24.13
Brothers, Richard and Jason Smith, will be competing together at the 2013 Africa Regional. Photos courtesy of Jason Smith Brothers, Richard and Jason Smith, placed second and fifth,...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.16.13
The final workout of the 2013 Open caused some shake ups on the Africa Leaderboard.    The 2013 Open ends with familiar names atop the Men’s Leaderboard, compared to a host of new names...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.08.13
It's been a week of change and surprise in the Africa Region.   It’s been a week of change and surprise on the Africa Region Leaderboard, especially when it comes to the top men. Workout...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.01.13
Open Workout 13.3 shook up the Africa Leaderboard.   Week three brought several changes to the Africa Leaderboard, but none were real surprises. One or two familiar favorites have...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.25.13