Athlete Profile

Athlete: Gary Roberts

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Southern California
Oceanside Crossfit
Oceanside CrossFit


Filthy 5032:24
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk225 lb
Snatch135 lb
Deadlift315 lb
Back Squat225 lb
Max Pull-ups20


Started CrossFit October 2011 with the series Killing the Fat Man doc and have never looked back. I love it. I love the community. I love the company. I love it all and this year I test my fitness for the 2nd time. last year doesn't count as I didn't realize I had to do the wod by sunday night for it to count. I was DNF'd ....7This year I pay attention. :)


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

Eating is my biggest struggle... Portion control. It seems the cleaner I go...the better I do obviously but...the point is, one cheat meal leads to 10 cheat meals...however if I go clean...I am able to stay clean for a longer period of time. I am still trying to grasp my brain around why this is. One cookie just doesn't work for me. Gotta be no cookies bitches..or I fall apart.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I love Oceanside CrossFit and follow the daily programming in the box.

My Athletic Background

I have no athletic background besides CrossFit

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

1-2 years


Athlete Coverage

Gary Roberts is back—the other Gary Roberts. In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “This Is Your Future”—we catch up with Gary, the father of original “fat man” who’s now behind the camera....
Video, Posted Sat, 12.29.12
Gary Roberts is back. In this episode of Killing the Fat Man — called “Embracing It Forever” — Roberts is finishing his Level 1 seminar in Oahu, Hawaii. “It taught me there’s still a freakin’ whole...
Video, Posted Fri, 12.21.12
Gary Roberts has reached the turning point familiar to so many CrossFitters: He’s completing the Level 1 Trainer Course. In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “I found myself again”—our hero...
Video, Posted Sat, 05.19.12
Nearly 50 workouts later, Gary Roberts has gone from being focused on his weight loss to being focused on general healthy living. “Now I’m (going) to concentrate on improving my fitness—not...
Video, Posted Tue, 05.15.12
Get ready for a svelte Gary Roberts. After two months and 24 days of CrossFit, he’s down about 70 lb. to right around 203 lb. “I feel like worlds have gone by,” Roberts says. “I just want to get more...
Video, Posted Fri, 05.11.12
It’s about to get real. In episode 7 of Killing the Fat Man—called “it was a very sexy experience”—Gary Roberts divulges how his new body is affecting bedroom time with his wife. “I will say as a fat...
Video, Posted Mon, 05.07.12
The scale now reads 225.4 lb.—a drop of about 45 lb. from when Gary Roberts started working out at Oceanside CrossFit. In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “equally fitnessed as a 20-...
Video, Posted Thu, 05.03.12
The last time Gary Roberts weighed 230 lb., he was in his 20s. Now, at almost 40 years old, he’s down to 236 lb. after a few weeks of WODs at Oceanside CrossFit and eating paleo. In this episode of ...
Video, Posted Wed, 04.25.12
For the past eight years, Gary Roberts says he’s been going through an identity crisis. He’s contemplated suicide, gone to counseling to better his relationship with his teenage daughter and tied his...
Video, Posted Sat, 04.21.12
“Week 2: Ready to get my ass kicked.” Gary Roberts knows it’s going to take work to reclaim his body and his fitness at Oceanside CrossFit, and he’s up for the challenge in Episode 2. After...
Video, Posted Tue, 04.17.12