Athlete: Kyle Ruth
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
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
I started following HQ right after I stopped swimming competitively. My wife, Haley Ruth and I moved to Huntersville, NC in June of 2011 and we decided to join CrossFit LKN so we could start working out together. About a month later we watched the CrossFit games on ESPN and I was immediately convinced that the CrossFit Games were my calling. With the guidance of Preston Austin & Brenden Butler, and the support of my wife I made huge strides 2012 qualifying for the regional after only 8 months of experience in the sport. Since the 2012 games season I have refined my training program, added chiropractic care & soft tissue mobilization with Dr. John Bartemus to my weekly program, and competed in every event I could to gain as much experience as possible. I'm ready to take this all the way in 2013.
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?
Started CrossFit in May of 2011, started training to compete in December of 2011.
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