Athlete Profile

Athlete: Danie du Preez

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Region:
Gender:
Male
Age:
44
Height:
178 cm
Weight:
211 lb

Benchmarks

Workouts
Fran2:26
Helen8:30
Grace2:01
Filthy 5020:53
Fight Gone Bad455
Sprint 400m1:05
Run 5k21:56
Maxes
Clean & Jerk110 kg
Snatch80 kg
Deadlift215 kg
Back Squat180 kg
Max Pull-ups44

Bio

I opened the 1st CrossFit box in South Africa - 2008. Since 2009 I took podium at the Africa Regionals, 2 x I took 1st place. The competition is getting better and better and as an "old" man I need to step up my game if I want to maintain my podium position. God gave me the ability to do what I do best and all I can do now, is do my best to give Him all the Glory and Honor. Regionals 2013 is going to be the hardest and toughest event in my sporting career and I plan to be ready, as ready as I can be. My trust is in my Lord that strengthens me.

ATHLETE INFORMATION

How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

Zone

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I write my own programming

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 train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I strictly schedule my rest days

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

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Athlete Coverage

"Long workouts are actually a mental thing."   A harvest moon waited patiently in the autumn air for the first athletes to arrive at the stadium, before making a...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
"Jackie at high altitude is like Jackie on steroids." ~Carla Nunes da Costa     Last year, Regional athletes greeted the dawn in Cape Town with mountain...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.24.13
"At first, I was thrown a curve ball when I saw that I will be competing in the Masters category."   Affiliate owner, coach and two-time Africa Regional winner, Danie du Preez...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.20.13
"I still remember the workout. It was box jumps, butterfly sit-ups, squats, push-ups, pull-ups and skipping. I was hooked. Now, I live CrossFit." “I have always loved the...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.12.13
The field is bigger, the competition is tougher and excitement levels are much higher. This year, the Open kicked off in the Africa Region with more than 250 more women and 500 more men...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.11.13
Rika Diedericks, David Levey and CrossFit Platinum are packing their bags for California. The fourth CrossFit Games Africa Regional highlighted the significant growth in...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Danie du Preez and David Levey finished one second apart in Event 6 with Christian Oman just 7 seconds behind.  Games Qualifying Man: David Levey See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Neil Scholtz, Jason Smith and David Levey take the top three spots in the Snatch Ladder Event at the Africa Regional.  See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sun, 05.06.12
Games competitor Danie du Preez gets his second 1st place finish in Event 4. A day full of surprises for Day 2 of the Africa Regional brought its share of heartbreak and...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.05.12
Forty-three-year-old Danie du Preez is not going down without a fight. He finished Event 4 in 1st place. David Levey and Jason Smith followed in 2nd and 3rd.  See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sat, 05.05.12