Athlete: Alison Jarlett-Burkhart
|Fight Gone Bad||277|
|Clean & Jerk||135 lb|
|Back Squat||175 lb|
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I only workout at CrossFit Foothill. I love the competition of the clock and encouragement of teammates doing the WOD.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
Prior to Crossfit I had no experience with weights and had little muscle tone. I'm amazed at how much more weight I can lift, but I always want to do more!
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
The coaching I receive from all the fantastic coaches at Crossfit Foothill is amazing. They motivate me to do more, faster and encourage me to do things I didn't think I could do. The coaches push me to perform, yet they know my limitations and scale the weight to my skills if needed for the WOD. I focus on executing the technique and pushing myself. I rely on my coaches expertise to guide me to excel to my best performance in each WOD. My training partner, Stephanie Sandoval, pushes me to perform too!
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month
I workout M-F doing the gym WOD. After the WOD I work on an element I'm trying to improve or do an Olympic lifting program. I do the Saturday team WOD as my schedule permits.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I'm so proud of all the masters women! You inspire me to do more, faster and heavier! My goal for the 2016 is to finish the Open in the top 35 in my age group. Then complete in the Master Qualifiers and finish in the top 20. I want to earn a spot at The Games this years. I placed 58th in the 2015 Open and 26th the in the master's qualifiers missing The Games by 6 places. Thrusters and Clean and Jerks hurt my score and prevented me my qualifying for the Open. So I've worked with a strength coach (Brady Marshall) this year in order to improve my weaknesses and make The Games. Go CrossFit Foothill!