Athlete: Cheri Ardoin
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||125 lb|
|Back Squat||190 lb|
I am a Firefighter/EMT/Hazmat Tech/ Rope rescue for a chemical plant. I compete in the Firefighter Combat Challenge from May to November. I also like competing in 5K mud/obstacle races. I love my crossfit family!! I don't do Paleo, but I do cut down on gluten, sugar and carbs. I have been married for 24 years and I have 2 beautiful daughters.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I tried Paleo diet but it made me weak and not feel well. I do a modified diet with low carb, gluten and sugar.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I record my workouts
From December to March, I strickly do Crossfit and some running (2 miles). From April to November I train on a firefighting course for the Firefighter Combat Challenge, but still try to crossfit twice a week. I take 2 days off per week. I work a 12 hour shift and have a busy, busy life so getting in my workouts is tough.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I regularly play recreational sports
I've played volleyball, softball, soccer, track, cheerleading, firefighting or anything else that I find my way into. I am very competitive which keeps me active.
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
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Right at 4 years now.