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

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
Hosts Nicole Christensen, Pat Sherwood and Jenn Brown breakdown Day 1 in the Canada West, Central East, Latin America and Mid Atlantic Regions. 
Video, Posted Fri, 06.07.13
Find out who is competing at the 2012 Mid Atlantic Regional. The Africa, Asia, Mid Atlantic and South West regions will take on the brutal 2012 Regional workouts May 4-6 for Week 2 of...
Article, Posted Thu, 04.26.12