Athlete: Laurie Nelson
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|Back Squat||82 kg|
I have been doing Crossfit for 5 and 1/2 years at CrossFit Malibu. I also have achieved Level 1 Crossfit Certification. As a professor in sports medicine at Pepperdine University for the past 40 years I have taught fitness classes along with academic courses. I competed in the Reebok/CrossFit Games in 2012 and would love to have a 65+ masters category. At the moment I have qualified for the Master's Olympic Weightlifting national tournament to be held in Savannah Georgia at the end of March in the 70+ category.
How I Eat
I eat strict Paleo
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
Eating better has been helpful to my health.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I record my workouts
I workout at CrossFit Malibu and Takano Athletics in Woodland Hills to get better at Olympic Weightlifting. I stretch as much as possible and take advantage of my home hot tub often.
My Athletic Background
I regularly play recreational sports
I would have played sports in high school and college if they had been available. Instead I did particpate in many recreational sports when younger like volleyball, tennis, running,hiking and skiing. In more recent years I mainly hiked before discovering CrossFit but I can now participate in other sports again because of the fitness I obtained with CF.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
The addition of Olympic Weightlifting to my CrossFit workouts has been helpful. Just doing the open competition this year I have seen a positive effect on many workouts.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
For CrossFit workouts I often do 2 to 3 workouts per week combined with 2 to 3 olympic lifting workouts. I rest on Sundays.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I started at the age of 64 so it is not too late for you!