Athlete Profile

Athlete: Joe DeGain

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Central East
810 CrossFit
810 CrossFit
208 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad465
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k21:32
Clean & Jerk300 lb
Snatch260 lb
Deadlift465 lb
Back Squat405 lb
Max Pull-ups52


The Games season is my favorite time of year! It is a chance to push ourselves beyond the normal means of what we physically and mentally do in the gym. This creates fear in us. Fear to go to that threshold. I look forward to charging headstrong into the fear of fatigue and putting my best foot forward in the Games season. We do not sign up for a 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, or marathon race because we think we will win it. We do it out of the spirit of running. The Open is no different. Let's celebrate the spirit of CrossFit by participating. Celebrate the physical results, the adaptation that happens between the ears, the friendships and camaraderie that is built by being CrossFitters! I encourage everyone to do the Open, and give it everything you've got!


How I Eat

I weigh and measure my food

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

I am 100% Paleo 80% of the time.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I incorporate workouts

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played college 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 have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

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?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

The DeGain family is truly a CrossFit family. From owning and operating 810 CrossFit to cheering each other on at CrossFit competition, they stick together. 
Video, Posted Mon, 06.17.13
“I’m qualifying for Regionals next year for sure. Then, I’ll make these guys earn their spot (to the Games).” Photos courtesy of Holly Mikolajewski Sean Salmon has been kicked, punched...
Article, Posted Thu, 03.28.13
“The beautiful part of the Open is that everyone has the opportunity to decide whether to pump the brakes or go to a place they’ve never gone before. That’s the spirit of the CrossFit Games...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.01.13
Joe DeGain discusses his hopes for more PRs and his mobility techniques. 
Video, Posted Sat, 05.12.12
Rich Froning reminded everyone why he's the current champion after setting a new world record on Event 2. As the athletes within the Central East return to the workout...
Article, Posted Tue, 05.08.12
Find out who's going to compete at the 2012 Central East Regional.   ​Regionals are officially under way! The Canada East, Central East, Latin America and Southern California regions...
Article, Posted Wed, 05.02.12