Athlete Profile

Athlete: Kyle Ruth

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South East
CrossFit Passion
CrossFit Passion
199 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:54
Run 5k20:47
Clean & Jerk345 lb
Snatch255 lb
Deadlift555 lb
Back Squat450 lb
Max Pull-ups66



How I Eat

I weigh and measure my food

I eat whatever is convenient

I eat a lot of food...

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 (Training Think Tank) writes my programming

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

2012 MidAtl Regional - 30th 2013 MidAtl Regional - 4th 2014 MidAtl Regional - 12th 2015 ATL Super Regional - 26th

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

My priorities have shifted over the past year to keeping myself healthy, spending more time developing myself as a remote coach, and spending more time with my family. I still really enjoy training and competing but I am trying to do a good job of keeping everything in perspective.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

Started CrossFit in May of 2011 after finding main-site. Dabbled for a couple of weeks, then joined an affiliate.


Athlete Coverage

Briggs and Ohlsen lead in the South after Hero Friday. What do you get when you combine two regions and take away a spot? An incredibly competitive...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.15.15
“Working with Jordan is like working with a racecar driver who knows his machine better than anyone. He knows when to burn hot and when to cool it down. ... the most dangerous position to be...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.29.14
“We would love to make it happen for the both of us. We’ve worked really hard all year for it.” ~Alea Helmick on going to the Games with her husband For married couple Gary and Alea...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.22.14
“My goal has been to podium at the 2014 Mid Atlantic Regional ever since my last squat clean at the 2013 Regional.” Photos courtesy of WOD SuperStore At the 2013 Mid Atlantic Regional...
Article, Posted Tue, 05.20.14
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