Athlete Profile

Athlete: James MCLEAN

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175 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk225 lb
Snatch155 lb
Deadlift365 lb
Back Squat305 lb
Max Pull-ups--


I was a competitive swimmer while in High school and a little in college. I swam mostly long distance the 500yd through the mile(1650yds). I havent found anything since swimming that gave me both the individual and team feeling that crossfit gives me. love this sport.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

along with my quality foods i do have a cheat meal from time to time. i would say i am 80% paleo 90% of the time.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I swam all through high school and a little at the college level. i havent found anything that gave me the individual and team sport feeling like crossfit.

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

Crossfit has made me rethink how i want my professional life to go. as a professional chef i would like to become crossfit level 1 along with a crossfit nutrition cert.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

i try to hit WODS monday tuesday wednesday with a rest on thursday then WOD friday saturday rest sunday. but it changes from week to week.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

i started about 3 years ago via mainsite. thanks to Tom Nunan, then was able to visit a box a year ago for about 2 months. i recently joined a box full time about 5 months ago.