Athlete Profile

Athlete: Brig Edwards

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198 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m1:11
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk235 lb
Snatch175 lb
Deadlift400 lb
Back Squat340 lb
Max Pull-ups38


I started CrossFit almost 10 years ago but started getting serious about 5 years ago, and it has been a life changer! I was a competitive cyclist for over 20 years but decided to hang up the bike after being involved in a serious cycling accident with an automobile. Looking for another competitive outlet, I found CrossFit. I have enjoyed watching CrossFit grow and becoming a legitimate sport. I began competing about 5 years ago and have been to the CrossFit Games the past 3 years finishing 2nd (2012), 3rd (2013), and 2nd (2014). I still train by myself in my garage but will occasionally drop in at Garden’s CrossFit where my wife trains and Crazy Train CrossFit where my son trained. CrossFit has definitely become a family passion with my wife (Heidi), son (Brandon (24)), and daughter (Macayla (18)) all participating. My son is now working in the Forensic Department with Seminole County, and my daughter is a Freshman at Florida State University and playing soccer for the 2014 Women’s Division I National Championship Team. Love my family, love my life, and thank the Lord everyday for all the wonderful people I have met through the CrossFit community. Life is good!


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

Use Progenex Products to fuel me pre and post WOD. I eat Paleo but with many privileges.

How I Train

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

I record my workouts

I still train solo in my garage but have Chip Thorndike with Strength House Performance programming for me. I started with Chip before last years Games, and it has saved my body. Fewer aches and pains and no longer feeling run down except when he has purposely programmed for me to feel that way!

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I was a competitive cyclist for over 20 years.

My Experience With CrossFit

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

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week

I strictly schedule my rest days

Typically some strength work or Olympic Lifts and then a WOD or multiple shorter WODs.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

On this edition of Inside the Leaderboard, Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez compare this year's Masters Qualifer Event 2—1-rep-max snatch—with the Snatch Ladder from the 2012 masters competition and...
Video, Posted Fri, 05.01.15
On this edition of the CrossFit Games Update, host Sean Woodland, analyst Pat Sherwood and Rory McKernan break down the men's results of the Masters Qualifier. They'll give us an inside look on the...
Video, Posted Wed, 04.29.15
On this CrossFit Games Update, host Sean Woodland and analyst Pat Sherwood, along with special guest, four-time CrossFit Games competitor Dan Bailey, break down every men's masters division in the...
Video, Posted Wed, 04.22.15
Masters athletes inspire and prove age is a meaningless number. After six events including Olympic lifts, running, sled pulls, deadlifts and more, CrossFit Games...
Article, Posted Thu, 07.25.13
Meet the Masters Men representing the South East at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. The battle for those precious few spots allotted to Masters athletes is over. For...
Article, Posted Tue, 07.16.13
For most of us, our Games season has come to a close.   For most of us, our Games season has come to a close. But for the top men and women around the world, the 2013 Reebok CrossFit...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.08.13
"It is super impressive to see some of the numbers being posted this year because everyone is getting better and better every year, and I can only imagine where the sport is heading."  ...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.01.13
As if Karen wasn't bad enough, add 90 double-unders and throw in 30 muscle-ups, and you have a 12-minute gut check.   Open Workout 13.3 came as a big surprise to all as it was announced...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.25.13
Open Workout 13.2 proved to be all about work capacity and speed. After starting off the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open with a grueling 17 minutes of burpees and heavy snatches, a short and...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.18.13
“No one is bitching about seven minutes of burpees now, are they?” - Shana Alverson   The excitement has been building for weeks as the world of CrossFit tried to predict what the first...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.11.13