Athlete Profile

Athlete: Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson's Profile Picture
Region:
Asia
Team:
CrossFit 965
Affiliate:
CrossFit 965
Gender:
Male
Age:
26
Height:
5'7"
Weight:
167 lb

Benchmarks

Workouts
Fran2:28
Helen6:36
Grace1:56
Filthy 5018:39
Fight Gone Bad436
Sprint 400m0:56
Run 5k17:00
Maxes
Clean & Jerk275 lb
Snatch205 lb
Deadlift485 lb
Back Squat341 lb
Max Pull-ups70

Bio

ATHLETE INFORMATION

How I Eat

I eat mostly meat and vegetables/fruit, and I try to stick to one cheat meal a week.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I write my own programming

I train every day and listen to my body for when to take rest days. I try to keep training as random as possible and surf other CrossFit Boxes for inspiration.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I played every sport I could get my hands on. I competed to a high level in Running, Triathlon and Multi-sport.

My Experience With CrossFit

I am a coach and co-owner of CrossFit Dunedin, New Zealand, and now Coaching in Kuwait.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I train anywhere from 1-3 times per day and rest when my body tells me to.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

3+ years

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Athlete Coverage

  Eric Carmody and Marlene Andersson will represent Asia at the CrossFit Games. As the men’s heats began at noon, the stadium had reached maximum capacity, with throngs of...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.25.14
Marlene Andersson and Michael Mogard move into the lead after the second day of competition in Seoul. With an audience composed of enthusiasts from up to 11...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.24.14
Mikko Aronpaa and Candice Ford lead after the first day of competition, but others aren't far behind. Emotions were running high heading into today’s events, and all...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.23.14
"During regionals, if they release workouts with a little endurance bias, Speedy will be tough to beat," Michael Mogard said. Photos courtesy of Fahad Essam Al Nusf. Placing fifth...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.17.14
“This is more than just an event. It is about standing next to each other to support and lend a helping hand when needed." View more photos here.   The...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.02.13
Yesterday, Ben Thompson won Event 4 at the 2013 Asia Regional in Seoul, South Korea.  Today, he won Event 6 and now sits in 3rd overall entering the final event. In this video, he talks about his...
Video, Posted Sat, 06.01.13
"When I picked up the bar, Candice was in front of me, and I thought, 'If somebody is in front of you, you have to push yourself to catch her," said Tainatongo. View more photos here...
Article, Posted Sat, 06.01.13
"The second event was important to me. I knew I had to make all my squats count if I wanted to top the Leaderboard." ~Candice Howe View more photos here. The...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.31.13