Athlete: Mike Havill
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
My emphasis is to eat whole foods and be gluten free. I don't weigh and measure foods. Instead, I listen to my body and respond to its cravings. I exercise good discipline when it comes to volumes and content, but I'm not a zealot (except with gluten intake).
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I incorporate CrossFit.com workouts
I write my own programming
I record my workouts
I came into crossfit already utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to training to accommodate both my power lifting and track&field competing. As a track guy, I do both field and running events that require power, speed endurance and strength endurance training. The leap to CF has been a good fit and leverages much of my current training. I've enjoyed adding many of the skills that are required and fundamental to CF. I use a 2-3 day on/one day off training cycle. I do most of my own programming, but do have access to resources/people who I trust and respect to help when I need it. I am just now joining a local CF affiliate. I used to train at Velocity Sports Performance and a local metal head gym. I do track and record my performance, but don't always plan every workout in detail. I will often react to how my body feels to determine routines and volumes. I try to go intense with every workout. I need to be better about down cycles and deloading. I do incorporate a lot more high intensity sprint workouts than what is typical in the CF world. I just recently incorporated the Wendler 5-3-1 program for my strength training.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I regularly play recreational sports
Addicted to competing….. I’ve really enjoyed my evolving experience with Crossfit. I am currently training for my first Masters Crossfit Games. I am a nationally ranked masters track & field athlete (USATF) and recently successfully completed the combine for the USA Skeleton Team at the Olympic Training Center in Park City, UT. The combine is the first step towards making the USA development team. I have, over the years, done RAW competitive power lifting having set AAU and SPL records in TN and KY. I grew up playing football, baseball and running track. I played football at the University of Louisville (abbreviated due to injury) and was a Captain and All-State selection for my state championship HS football team (Trinity HS in Louisville, the reigning 2011 national champions).