Athlete: Eric Borja
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
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|Back Squat||335 lb|
I'm 35 years old and I'm excited to have found Crossfit about 2 years ago. I've been working out at 24 hr fitness since highschool and have tried every single diet in the book. I worked out about 2 hrs a day and never saw much of change physically. I actually gained more than I lost. I ran a marathon in hopes of dropping weight but that took up some much time and energy and didn't like running more than 5 miles. I'm blessed that I had tried Crossfit and never looked back. I've seen more change in my mind and body in 3 months at Crossfit than 12 years at the gym. Best of all, I've learned this really is a lifestyle and being a an example for my daughter Mariah and my family! God is Good!!
How I Eat
I weigh and measure my food
I am finishing up my 3rd full week of the Zone. The first 2 weeks, I did not feel a lot of energy. I was eating tons of carbs (all of my blocks) which I'm not used to and made sure I had my fat and protien blocks. I'm a 20 block a day guy but it was very tough to get all of my 20 blocks in especially the carbs. So on my 3rd week, I ate carbs to where I was satisfied and kept my blocks for my fat and protien. I feel much better. So I guess I'd say I'm not doing Zone 100%.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I incorporate CrossFit.com workouts
I record my workouts
I do WODS from our Box, Crossfit HQ or make up some WODS where I need work.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I regularly play recreational sports
I played Football and Basketball throughout highschool and played a lot of rec basketball leagues up until I found crossfit.
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
I love learning to coach others. Teaching helps me learn at the same time. I try to take a course at least 2x a year to keep myself from being complacent. I don't there's an end to crossfit.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week
I strictly schedule my rest days
I WOD monday through Friday and add 3 strength days. Typically Mon, Wed, Fri. If I miss a day, I'll make it up on Saturday. I do keep my Saturday and Sunday as my rest days.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Started Crossfitting April 17th 2010 at King Crossfit in Renton Wa