Athlete Profile

Athlete: Brendan Ferreira

Brendan Ferreira's Profile Picture
North East
194 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk120 lb
Snatch105 lb
Back Squat315 lb
Max Pull-ups--


I'm a 26 year old retired Ssg of the US Army Infantry. I was severely injured on my last tour, losing my left arm, hearing, partial vision and some range of motion in my left leg. After getting waaaayyy overweight by not doing anything for a few years, I started CrossFitting again and am now finding new limits to push. I am now a CF-L1 Trainer, and I coach out of CrossFit Seekonk.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I regularly play recreational sports

I raced motocross at a highly competitive level from a young age well into my military career. I've also done some MMA and started doing CrossFit while serving. As a young leader in a light infantry unit, I was expected to keep myself at peak physical condition while also ensuring my soldiers were maintaning themselves as well.

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 had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

I was faiiling my family and missing everything. CrossFit got me functional again and provided me with a career that I love

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

6-12 months


Athlete Coverage

“People told me from the day I woke up in the hospital that I was an inspiration ... I survived something awful and that’s lucky ... accomplishing goals, acquiring a new and fun career while...
Article, Posted Tue, 04.08.14
This year’s Open is over but the accomplishments live on in logbooks and in CrossFit’s elite. 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Landscape photo: Members of CrossFit Hoka Hay in Hemet, Calif., who...
Article, Posted Wed, 04.02.14