Athlete Profile

Athlete: Jeff Ernsberger

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Mid Atlantic
CrossFit Cafe
CrossFit Cafe
197 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad350
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk250 lb
Snatch176 lb
Deadlift490 lb
Back Squat365 lb
Max Pull-ups42


Born and raised in Ohio. Enlisted in the Navy at 17. Retired as a CWO2, Security Officer after 23 years of service. Started full time CrossFit almost 5 years ago after my second rotator cuff surgery. Graduated this past May with my Masters in Criminal Justice. Affiliated the CrossFit Cafe in January with my beautifull girlfriend/workout partner. Just a guy trying to not suck at life!!


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

Pizza, pizza, pizza!!!

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I regularly play recreational sports

My growth spurt was very late, I graduated high school at 5' 6" 115 pounds. I still played baseball, basketball, and golf in high school. I eventually grew and while in the Navy discovered volleyball. Played 10 years on the Navy and Armed Forces volleyball teams. In 1999 I was lucky enough to be elected the team captain of the Armed Forces volleyball team that competed in the military World Games in Croatia where we competed against many Olympic teams from different countries. I am now coming to the end of my semi-pro beach volleyball career and beginning my new CrossFit games career!

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 train other people

My first true experience was at an affiliate where the owner and long time friend crushed me doing Cindy!

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

I just listen to my body. When I have been hitting it hard my body will let me know and I will rest, sometimes it might be after 2 days, sometimes a week. I try to maintain programming that will allow me to go at least 3 days hard.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

After my second rotator cuff surgery on the same shoulder, I started CrossFit full time. It has helped the recovery and maintenance of my shoulder. For the most part I am still hitting PR's and believe that if my body holds up I have plenty of room to improve.


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