Athlete Profile

Athlete: Jason Schreiber

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Mid Atlantic
Terrapin CrossFit
Terrapin CrossFit
193 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m1:15
Run 5k25:00
Clean & Jerk270 lb
Snatch220 lb
Deadlift500 lb
Back Squat420 lb
Max Pull-ups15



How I Eat

I eat strict Paleo

How I Train

I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

I largely focus on kettlebells, powerlifts, and olympic lifts, with 2-3 times per week joining a CrossFit WOD

My Athletic Background

I regularly play recreational sports

My background is in martial arts, MMA, and powerlifting...all amateur level competitions.

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 train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

I strictly schedule my rest days

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

2 days a week I train the powerlifting movements in a 5-3-1RM program, 3 days a week I train Olympic Lifts for speed and skill most of the time (not 1RM), 2 days a week I perform kettlebell metcons, 2 days a week I train gymnastics for skill work (15 min time blocks), and attend a CrossFit WOD 2-3 times a week for small group training. Obviously, given the math above, on any given training day, I will be combining some of those days above. For example, on Tuesdays I usually spend 30-40 min on some heavy squatting and pressing, and follow it up with a 20-30 min kettlebell metcon. Thursday I usually perform speed work for my Olympic lifts for 20 min before I participate in a CrossFit group WOD, and tend to stick around afterward to work on my gymnastic skills for another 15-20 min. I am an athlete that entered CrossFit with a higher than average amount of strength and power for my weight and size. I continue to try to maintain what I entered with, and in many cases have improved those numbers over the last 2 years. However, I do spend a lot of time each week performing metcons, often incorporating gymnastic moves, in an attempt to round out my CrossFit performance in competitions. To date, I still don't have a muscle up, I can't climb a rope correctly (mostly due to a serious fear of falling and heights), and I still hate running. However, ignoring those glaring weaknesses, I have become competitive in most metcons performed at CrossFit Diesel. When I started CrossFit, not only was I constantly scaling skills, I was incapable of putting up competitive times when the clock was involved. Now, some times I am the top performing athlete, and even on "bad days," I can still hold my own with our athletes. And what's even better is that I have not sacrificed any of my strength and speed to get to that level of performance. Training crossfit works, if you make intelligent decisions on a daily basis with your training, and you put in the consistent time and energy to improve your weaknesses....rather than just focus on your strengths (like I used to:)

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years