Athlete Profile

Athlete: Kyle Ruth

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Mid Atlantic
CrossFit LKN
CrossFit LKN
201 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:54
Run 5k20:47
Clean & Jerk345 lb
Snatch255 lb
Deadlift505 lb
Back Squat435 lb
Max Pull-ups66



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

Coach Max El-Hag writes my programming. I work with Coach Brenden Butler and my training partner Preston Austin on-site.

My Athletic Background

I played college sports

I swam competitively for 14 years, including two years as a Div I college swimmer. I have placed as high as 16th at US Nationals, qualified for World Championship Trials, and set numerous Indiana State records. During my swimming career I also dabbled in power lifting and spent a ridiculous amount of time on plyometrics in an effort to develop explosiveness. Still love the sport of swimming, however I realized at about 26 that I had made it about as far as I could go in the sport without more coaching & support.

My Experience With CrossFit

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

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

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 strictly schedule my rest days

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

Started CrossFit in May of 2011, started training to compete in December of 2011.


Athlete Coverage

Video, Posted Sun, 06.09.13
There's only one event to go at the 2013 Mid Atlantic Regional, and there's a tight race for the qualifying spots. After Event 6, Kyle Ruth and Nate Schrader are both just two points away from third-...
Video, Posted Sun, 06.09.13
Ben Smith went unbroken on the walking lunge to win in 9-minutes flat.   The final heat of teams had taken the competition floor, and moved through double-unders, handstand push-ups,...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.09.13
Kyle Ruth talks about his game plan for Event 5.
Video, Posted Sat, 06.08.13
"Tomorrow is another day, and there’s a lot more things that can happen with the Leaderboard." ~Gary Helmick   Although Event 4 made for a long Saturday morning in...
Article, Posted Sat, 06.08.13
“I really wanted to put the dumbbell down, but I looked right and I was slowly catching everybody in front of me so it was motivating for me to just keep going.” ~Nate Schrader...
Article, Posted Sat, 06.08.13
CrossFit Games Update Show hosts Nicole Christensen, Pat Sherwood and Jenn Brown discuss Day 2 news from the 
Video, Posted Sat, 06.08.13
Kyle Ruth entered the Regional in 42nd place from the Open. After Day 1, the former collegiate swimmer sitting in third. 
Video, Posted Fri, 06.07.13
"You don’t realize it but competing is a big emotional toll, so in practice ... it doesn’t take as much energy out of you." ~Gretchen Kittelberger   Events...
Article, Posted Fri, 06.07.13
“I literally thought about getting beat last year every day from leaving here on Sunday to yesterday to today ... I’m gonna do everything I can to make it a different outcome this year." ~...
Article, Posted Fri, 06.07.13