Athlete Profile

Athlete: Debby Brouwer

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130 lb


Filthy 5027:37
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk112 lb
Snatch90 lb
Deadlift227 lb
Back Squat202 lb
Max Pull-ups8


Life is about appreciating the journey. I have learned to practice gratitude in receiving the gifts that life challenges can provide. I discovered crossfit a little over 3 years ago and it has changed my life. When I first started, my first wod was handstand pushups, GH situps and running (the 1st two - I had never done) I said to the coach "Do you know how old I am??" He wouldn't even go I put my number aside and got to work. I love the instant bonding that happens with crossfitters. I can go anywhere and instantly bond with other crossfitters. I had a health scare 2 years ago - crossfit helped me overcome my challenge and was a great distraction for me. The support from my crossfit friends was amazing. Presently, going through a challenging separation/divorce and the recent Masters competiton was another great distraction. I love accepting challenges and seeing what I can do. Sometimes I'm at the top of the heap and sometimes I'm at the bottom - I'm grateful for the ability to do the work. I'm happy to keep up with my 'younger' peers and be in the middle. I know my day will be most excellent after a crossfit wod! My favorite line: "What's a thruster?" I am a perfect example of 'You don't have to know what you're doing to do crossfit'... All I ask is "be patient, speak up, repeat what you've just said (tell me again what we're doing) and write big for the senior in the house". We can all use and practice a little crossfit in our lives.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

practising vegetarian, organic foods as much as possible

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years