Athlete: Tim Smith
|Fight Gone Bad||385|
|Clean & Jerk||275 lb|
|Back Squat||455 lb|
Power Lifter turned CrossFitter! Over 12 years in competitive powerlifting and just in the last two years have found and fell in love with CrossFit. I will never go back! I originally posted some big squat (740lbs) and dead lift (600lbs) numbers because that is my PR's, but since CrossFitting I have changed my training, lifestyle and have endured some injuries. I feel CrossFit has given me a better out look and edge on life. I no longer just move heavy weight from one point to another, I now have gained so many more fitness skills!
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
Coming from a powerlifting back ground, dieting has been a challenge. Our family has always eaten healthy foods and watched what we eat, but now I try to stick with a paleo zone.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I write my own programming
My whole life I have always wrote my own training plan. Now that I own my own CrossFit, my wife and I write them for everyone! My training right now has been hendered with a large back injury stemming from powerlifting, but I am determined to keep going and keep competing for the rest of my life!!!
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played professional sports
I regularly play recreational sports
Growing up I played competitive soccer all over the nation. I am a goalie. I played for the US regional team as well as Washington East's program, my club team and all four years of High School. After high school I went on to try new things and found that I missed playing a whole lot. I tried and played for a USISL semi-pro team. At this time, I found I was a little out of shape and wanted to hit the gym hard. This brought me into my love of power lifting! I competed for almost 12 years in power lifting and have had great success. Here I met my wife, now of 9 years who also is a power lifter turned CrossFitter. She holds world records in the bench press and is a kick ass CrossFitter. We now have found a new way of life in Crossfit as well as owning our own box. We love this and our kids are now growing up in such a great atmosphere!!!
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 attended one or more specialty courses
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I train other people
My wife decided to try CrossFit after having our first kid. During her first year I was still training at my powerlifting club. My training was not going to sustain a healthy life style so she drug me down to the local CF box and the first work out I did was FGB. I have never looked back.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
Right now my training is spuratic due to my back injury and all the stress from life. I have lately focused on training others in our gym and maybe with my back injury is my new outlook on life.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Been training CrossFit for about 6 years now. I have enjoyed every minute of it and hope that my motivation for competition will pick up in the next couple of years.