Athlete: Raul Castillo
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I had to make a few changes based on a food log. tweak here and there. Better proteins and Carbs now. More meals a day... I wasn't eating enough.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
Workout at CF Verus.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
Grew up in San Diego, so I swam and played water polo through High School and College. Branched into Triathlons and Cycling, but this was all back in the day.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I visit a box anytime I travel. I enjoy seeing how others run classes and boxes. Plus the ability to be welcomed into a group as a "drop in" is awesome. Invictus, CrossFit Full Potential and CrossFit Valdosta, thanks. I constantly tell those that ask about CF, "I am stronger than I have ever been". I started "recreationally" through a fellow firefighter, that got me in for a test drive. I was hooked. Did group classes in the am and enjoyed the dynamic and WODs. Myself and a couple others decided to challenge ourselves more and began small group strength training and I saw great gains ( for my ability ). Since October, we have focused on OPT workouts. We constantly push each other.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I strictly schedule my rest days
I workout 5 days a week. As a firefighter, I have to work around my schedule at times, but can usually get the workout in at some poin. Rest days are typically Z1 cardio of some type.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I have been enjoying the beat downs for a year and a half, and keep coming back for more. Crazy.