Athlete Profile

Athlete: Danie du Preez

Danie du Preez's Profile Picture
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

Leaderboard

Athlete Coverage

Men's Event 2 kicks off in the Africa Region only allowing for one competitor, Danie du Preez, to finish the complete workout.
Video, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
Wilna Appel and Neil Scholtz sit in 1st place after Day 1.      Men Event 1   1. Neil Scholtz (4.51.00) 2. Christian Oman (4.54.00) 3. Nicholas...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
Week 2 of the CrossFit Games Regionals kick off May 4 in the Africa, Asia, Mid Atlantic and South West Regions. 
Video, Posted Wed, 04.25.12
Find out who's competing at the 2012 Africa Regional. The Africa, Asia, Mid Atlantic and South West regions will take on the brutal 2012 Regional Workouts May 4-6 for Week 2 of Regional...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.23.12
The growth in the Open competition in Africa was incredible. It more than doubled compared to 2011. The 2012 CrossFit Games Open proved to be a significant event in the lives of many African...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.30.12
Danie du Preez and Jason Smith have been at each other's heels throughout the Open. They finished 12.5 tied in 2nd place. The 2012 CrossFit Games Open ended with the same final workout of...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.26.12
A 17-year-old from Johannesburg's West Rand not only outperformed his fellow African competitors, but was also the only Africa Regional athlete to complete a full round. Open Workout 12.4...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.19.12
The names at the top of the Leaderboard were still familiar in the Africa Region. After the no frills burpee challenge of workout 12.1, and the technical, but heavy 12.2 snatch workout,...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.12.12
The format of the workout demanded that athletes were not only proficient at the snatch, but also have an ability to move a large volume of heavy loads. More than five million burpees...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.06.12
Last year, anyone who completed in Open in Africa was guaranteed entry to the Regional qualifier. However, with more than 200 men and almost 100 women competing this year, athletes have to...
Article, Posted Mon, 02.27.12