Athlete Profile

Athlete: Brian Quinlan

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Mid Atlantic
CrossFit Explode
CrossFit Explode
220 lb


Filthy 5018:00
Fight Gone Bad451
Sprint 400m1:02
Run 5k21:00
Clean & Jerk305 lb
Snatch255 lb
Deadlift485 lb
Back Squat455 lb
Max Pull-ups53



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat whatever is convenient

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I write my own programming

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

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

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

"There is no routine in CrossFit. Are you working hard and being consistent? If you are, then you’re doing it." Photos courtesy of Dave Aloisio Cody Loeffler has been doing...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.26.14
“After the first few workouts, it was a fair assessment that we would do well. How well was still up in the air.” CrossFit Explode held two combines prior to the 2013 Open to...
Article, Posted Wed, 07.17.13
“I really wanted to put the dumbbell down, but I looked right and I was slowly catching everybody in front of me so it was motivating for me to just keep going.” ~Nate Schrader...
Article, Posted Sat, 06.08.13
The CrossFit Explode team sits in second place after Day 1. Ben Hollingshaus caught up with the team to discuss the first day events.  "Day 1 was probably our biggest worry, as far as workouts," said...
Video, 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
The Open kicked off in Mid Atlantic with a live announcement in Concord, N.C. at CrossFit Vitality.   The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open kicked off with a live broadcast event from the...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.11.13
"If you told me I'd be going to the Games last year, I wouldn't have believed you."   The CrossFit Games didn’t seem to be on the horizon for Brian Quinlan or Team CrossFit...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.06.12
Jenn Jones and Brian Quinlan from the Mid Atlantic Region talk past competition, training and what motivates them to keep going. 
Video, Posted Mon, 06.25.12
  Ben Smith set a new world record in his final workout of the Mid Atlantic Regional with 13:24, a minute and a half faster than the previous fastest time. Following three minutes later was Henry...
Video, Posted Mon, 05.07.12
Ben Smith set a new world record on Event 6 by more than a minute-and-a-half. The Mid Atlantic Regional is over and three men, three women and three teams are going to...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.06.12