Athlete: Holly Arrow
|Fight Gone Bad||215|
|Clean & Jerk||63 kg|
|Back Squat||210 lb|
November 2010: Joined Eugene Crossfit in Eugene OR. 2011: 23d place finish in the Crossfit Open. 2012: 15th in the Open, 8th place finish in 55-59 category, Reebok CrossFit Games. 2013: 13th in the Open, 10th place finish in 55-59 category, Reebok CrossFit Games. 2014: 41st in the Open, 6th place after Masters Qualifier. For my day job I'm a research psychologist and faculty member at the University of Oregon.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat mostly according to my blood type (B) and sometimes follow Zone-ish proportions, sometimes boost the carbs when my body wants more (heavy training or competing).
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
Along with daily WODs I follow programming for competitors by my main coach, plus two Oly lifting classes a week.
My Athletic Background
I have no athletic background besides CrossFit
I was a dancer in my teens and early 20s, and have studied and practiced martial arts (primarily Yang and Chen style Taiji) off and on for the past 30 years.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
Crossfit has profoundly changed my body and my life. Instead of getting older, weaker, and slower I'm getting stronger, faster, and younger. With all the lifting, my bones have gone from borderline weak compared to my age mates (osteopenia) to comparable to 30-year-olds.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
I take two days off from Crossfit a week. Occasionally 3. Depends on how I feel. Seems to work better for me to double up some days in training and also double up on recovery days periodically.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Started in November 2010.