Athlete Profile

Athlete: Garry Martin II

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198 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad481
Sprint 400m0:49
Run 5k16:40
Clean & Jerk270 lb
Snatch205 lb
Deadlift505 lb
Back Squat355 lb
Max Pull-ups65


an MD specializing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (KU Med), I'm finishing an additional year of specialized training in hand and microvascular surgery (Yale, in New Haven, CT)... was introduced to crossfit by my brother-in-law Rory Hanlin just a few short years ago and have enjoyed the competitive and athletic outlet ever since... the community that I feel I've become a part of is like no other I've seen or experienced and, as such, I'd like to consider myself a 'lifer' to the lifestyle... which has recently lead me to enjoy coaching/training others and spreading the knowledge... I'm grateful to have such wonderful support in my life from my friends, family, and coaches that allows me to keep managed, rounded and grounded...


How I Eat

I eat whatever is convenient

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

paleo / convenience

How I Train

I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym

I write my own programming

I record my workouts


My Athletic Background

I played college sports

I regularly play recreational sports

former USC [south carolina] track and field decathlete

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I strictly schedule my rest days

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

schedule rest days for days i'm on call... and 'surprise' rest days where i'm at the hospital late...

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

OPT... from the beginning... [feb/mar of 2009]... tinkered for a few years prior to this (06-09)...


Athlete Coverage

“The principles of fitness, through CrossFit, have definitely become an integral part of my life. I share my experiences and try to spread my passion with others who are willing to listen or...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.15.13
Competitors from across North Central gave the final bout of thrusters and chest-to-bar pull-ups everything they had. Now that the final workout is in the books, and the affiliate managers are...
Article, Posted Fri, 04.05.13
During the four days after the announcement, men from around the world chased Spealler’s score of 110 reps. Remarkably, 28 men from North Central were able to beat the legend.   Four...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.29.13
Approximately 80 percent of athletes who submitted scores for both years (12.4 and 13.3) improved over last year, according to a preliminary report. One hundred and fifty quad-crushing wall...
Article, Posted Sun, 03.24.13
Find out who's going to the 2012 North Central Regional.   The North Central, Northern California and Australia Regions will take on the brutal 2012 Regional Workouts May 18-20 for Week...
Article, Posted Tue, 05.08.12