Athlete Profile

Athlete: Jim Duwve

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South West
BackCountry Blue
Backcountry CrossFit
168 lb


Filthy 5023:20
Fight Gone Bad304
Sprint 400m1:14
Run 5k22:42
Clean & Jerk205 lb
Snatch145 lb
Deadlift335 lb
Back Squat265 lb
Max Pull-ups44


I started Crossfit in July 2005, at the encouragement of my BJJ instructor, to increase my endurance. The first 5 years I did the WOD's in a big box while gradually building my home gym. In february of 2011 I realized that if I wanted to be competitive in the CrossFit games I would need to have "eyes" on me to correct my form and range of motion. I joined CrossFit Verve and have enjoyed the excellent instruction provided by the Verve instructors. The 2011 CrossFit games were my introduction into CrossFit competition. Finishing tied for 9th place I learned a lot about competition. My previous atheltic experiences had been limited to intramural sports in college and recreational softball and volleyball during my years in the Navy.


How I Eat

Just started eating Paleo/zone 3 weeks ago. 17 Blocks a day

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I record my workouts

I work out both at Crossfit Verve and at my home gym. I am fortunate to train under the Chan's and a host of excellent trainers at Crossfit Verve.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

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 had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I started Crossfitting in July of 2005. I attended my Level 1 Cert in May of 2006. I trained on my own until February of 2011 when I began trainng at Crossfit Verve.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

I train as I feel. I usually train more thn 3 days in a row. I will occasionally put a strength workout in the same day as a chipper.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

I Started Crossfit in July 2005


Athlete Coverage

Masters competitors representing the South West. "Life is a WOD,” Masters competitor Mary Beth Litsheim says. “Sometimes grueling, sometimes quick, sometimes heavy, sometimes light...
Article, Posted Fri, 06.29.12
"I love seeing people accomplish things that they didn't know they could do," Duwve says. Mary Dyk   Jim Duwve Matt and Cherie Chan’s box, CrossFit Verve in Denver, Colo., can’t...
Article, Posted Thu, 03.15.12