Athlete Profile

Athlete: Johanni Hugo

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TRF Revolution
CrossFit TRF Stellies
156 cm
56 kg


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk65 kg
Snatch52 kg
Deadlift95 kg
Back Squat90 kg
Max Pull-ups--



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I try and eat quality food, but sometimes have to go for what is convenient due to restricted time.

How I Train

I have a coach who determines my programming

My Athletic Background

Hi have a background in gymnastics. I did artistic gymnastics at school level up to age 14 and had to stop due to a neck injury. From age 14-18, I did rhythmic gymnastics and resumed my artistic gymnastics at varsity for 5 years. I haven't done any other sports. I did a bit of gym training after varsity.

My Experience With CrossFit

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I tried to resume gymnastics in 2012 at age 28 after stopping for 4-5 years. I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and both my menisci in my right knee in July 2012. After this I battled to get back into training and fell into a depression. A crossfit box opened at the gym where I work and I joined the crossfit affiliate in July 2013, a year after my knee injury. I absolutely fell in love with crossfit. I am training hard and I can use my gymnastics background. I have minimal trouble with my knee.

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?

6-12 months


Athlete Coverage

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Article, Posted Sun, 06.01.14
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Article, Posted Sat, 05.31.14
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Article, Posted Fri, 05.30.14