Athlete: Christopher Wyant
How I Eat
I weigh and measure my food
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat whatever is convenient
Last year my diet was awful and I was getting fat. At the behest of my girlfriend and my wallet, I stopped eating out every night and started cooking for myself. Now I have a daily eating routine of eggs, chicken (I am sure I have destroyed entire chicken farms single handedly), ham, steak, and veggie/fruit smoothies. Throw in french red wine and you have yourself a nice little dinner date.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I write my own programming
I record my workouts
I realized that after my performance of last year that I wanted to make a change. I had little time to workout as I was/ am coaching full time. Incorporating 9pm workouts and quick mini sets in every class - over the past year I have dropped 45lbs and have begun to reach my old PR numbers back from 2006. I average one full strength and metcon WOD a week with at least 4 more strength and 3 more Metcons individually after.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
Cross Country runner in HS. Nationally ranked rower in HS. Division 1 rower at U. Washington. 14 time USRowing National Champion.
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 have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I train other people
Owner and coach of Kong CrossFit. Owner and coach of SoNo Rowing. Started Crossfit in 2003 at CrossFit North (now CrossFit Seattle) with Dave Werner. I attribute all of my current lifting prowess to the coaching staff that worked there at the time (Dave Werner, Scott, and Nick). I left the competitive lifting/ and CrossFit environment in 2006 after a rowing related injury and returned in 2009 when I opened my gym. Since opening my own CF gym, I have had the help of current and former coaches who have contributed to not only my technique, but also my motivation (something which has been lacking since an injury ended my high level rowing career). My current goals include: Deadlift to over 600lbs again. (485 as of Jan) 2k Row: under 6:10 and 6k Under 21. (Currently 627 and 21:08) Bodyweight: Under 200lbs (currently at 205-210 depending on stress). Work on ring dips/ Muscle Ups (Still only have 1 MU in my entire life).
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
I am consistently coaching through the day. I always get my reps through the sessions with either a dedicated metcon or a dedicated strength every day in addition to at least a few dedicated full skill development, strength, and metcon days.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Started at CrossFit North. 2003. Injury in 2006 sidelined me until early 2009.