Athlete Profile

Athlete: Steve Parsoneault

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South West
CrossFit Sanitas
CrossFit Sanitas
178 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad342
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk245 lb
Snatch185 lb
Deadlift405 lb
Back Squat340 lb
Max Pull-ups50


Grew up in CA working that beach muscle in the gym but mainly living for outdoor sports like windsurfing, snowboarding, mtbiking, free diving, surfing - you name it. Found CrossFit in 2009 and quickly figured it would improve my lifestyle. Now it IS my lifestyle. Engineer, trainer, father, disciple of science. Proudly partnered with,,, and


How I Eat

Full blown "paleo with privileges."

How I Train

In a nutshell: Lift heavy stuff slow, light stuff fast, and keep the turbines running while not blowing too many fuses or bursting any pipes - although I do get dented up now and then.

My Athletic Background

I only have war stories at this point - nothing serious.

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 train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

About 3-5 crossfit WODS/week with some Oly in between. My "rest" days are chewed up throwing ice axes and pulling on rocks with my girl, snowboarding the backcountry with my dog Bear, mtbiking, cycling, and hiking. I don't plan rest days, they take me hostage as needed.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

Masters athletes inspire and prove age is a meaningless number. After six events including Olympic lifts, running, sled pulls, deadlifts and more, CrossFit Games...
Article, Posted Thu, 07.25.13
The Masters enter their second day of competition. “That was for all the meatheads,” Greg Smiley said of Event 3. On day two of the masters competition, things got...
Article, Posted Wed, 07.24.13
Masters competitors tell Father Time to get lost in Event 2. “It’s cougar country,” one coach said while walking through the Masters warm-up area, and indeed spectators...
Article, Posted Tue, 07.23.13
The South West proved to be as competitive as ever, with athletes pushing each other to new heights throught the Open.   Time sure does fly. With Open Workout 13.5 in the bag and yet...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.08.13
Some athletes were happy to see the repeat workout, while others cringed at the idea of wall balls, double-unders and muscle-ups. Some athletes were happy to see CrossFit Games Open Workout...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.25.13
Whereas 13.1 proved to be an exercise in endurance, 13.2’s trio of shoulder-to-overheads, deadlifts and box jumps illustrated the importance of approach and tactic ...     "As...
Article, Posted Sun, 03.17.13
As we have learned time and time again, there is more to CrossFit than just preparation.   The kickoff to the 2013 season looked similar to 2012. Open Workout 13.1 proved to be just as...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.11.13
Masters competitors arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday and will begin competition on Friday. Check out the full schedule here. 
Video, Posted Thu, 07.12.12
Masters competitors representing the South West. "Life is a WOD,” Masters competitor Mary Beth Litsheim says. “Sometimes grueling, sometimes quick, sometimes heavy, sometimes light...
Article, Posted Fri, 06.29.12