Athlete: Ben Smith
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I write my own programming
I record my workouts
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I regularly play recreational sports
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 attended one or more specialty courses
I train other people
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
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Article, Posted Sun, 05.25.14
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Video, Posted Mon, 05.05.14
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Video, Posted Mon, 04.28.14
Ben Smith, currently third place in the worldwide Open, talks about how he trains during the five weeks, his family and running his affiliate.
Video, Posted Mon, 03.31.14
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