Athlete: Kate Rawlings
|Fight Gone Bad||332|
|Clean & Jerk||170 lb|
|Back Squat||245 lb|
In 2010 I competed in the CrossFit Games as an individual. In 2011 I broke my back putting me out for the 2011 season and 8 weeks ago I ruptured my achilles tendon. I have every intention of making it back in time for the 2012 Open. Worst case scenario I have to modify, but I won't miss another season! (All my numbers were pre-injury)
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week
I'm all about balance. I used to weigh and measure everything I put in my mouth and found that I became waaaaay to obsessed with it. Now I eye ball, but eat a protein fat and carb at each meal.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
I write my own programming
I own and operate Coca CrossFit and work with a few coaches to tweak my weaknesses. I work with Brian Yoak of CF Legacy, Mark Canella of Columbus Weightlifting, Chris Mason of AtLargeNutrition and Marty Shea a Coca coach and ex-swimmer.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I grew up playing soccer and played at the D1level. I've been CrossFitting for 5 years and competed at the 2010 CrossFit Games. I've been chasing my return to the Home Depot Center since then.
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 started CrossFit 5 years ago and nearly 70-80lbs heavier. After college I gained a ton of weight, and was looking for a better way. I came across CF when a local affiliate was running workouts under a bridge in the park. Fast forward 5 years, I now own my own affiliate, hold 6 certifications and looking to gain more. I also am a sponsored CrossFit athlete and will be back on the competition circuit in 2012.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week
I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month
I try to fit my workouts between my morning and afternoon classes. The hardest part of growing a CrossFit gym is finding time to fit your own workouts in. It's hard to say that owning a gym makes it hard to workout, but that's the truth.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I started CF in 2007 and have been hooked ever since.