Athlete: Drew Barquist
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||334 lb|
|Back Squat||425 lb|
I started doing CrossFit 7 years now in high school as off-season training for wrestling. Two years later, when I got into college, I began focusing on olympic lifting and started coaching as well. Lynnwood CrossFit is my home and the people there are like family to me. Since I'm focusing on becoming a national-level competitor in olympic lifting, I'll be doing the open for fun this year!
How I Eat
I eat strict Paleo
I also include dairy fats, like butter and heavy cream, and mostly avoid potentially gut-irritating foods like nuts and seeds.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym
I write my own programming
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I got into wrestling as a freshman at Sedro-Woolley High School and it completely changed me. Before wrestling, the most athletic thing I'd done was soccer in elementary school, and I could hardly run more than a block without having to walk and catch my breath. That first year of wrestling was the hardest thing I have ever been through, and ignited a passion for health and fitness in me that has guided me through school and life ever since.
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 mom, a firefighter, introduced me to it when I was wrestling in high school. My first WOD was "Filthy Fifty", and the class was taught by Skip Chase at Mt. Baker CrossFit.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month
I typically include heavy squats, snatches, clean & jerks, and conditioning in every day of my training, and prefer taking light days to full rest days.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
7 years as an athlete, 5 years as a coach.