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TRANSFORMATIONS – Justin Medeiros Before CrossFit (And 8 of His Workouts for You to Try It)

Check out 2020’s 3rd Fittest Man on Earth before he started CrossFit.

Justin Medeiros is a 22-year-old CrossFit athlete who was named Rookie of the Year in 2020, finished 3rd during 2020’s CrossFit Games and won the recent 2021 CrossFit Games in Madison.

Although young, Justin has a long history of competing. Before CrossFit, he was a wrestler and a football player during his high school years in Lodi, a city in California with less than 70,000 residents.

Check out how Justin looked like before CrossFit.

Justin Medeiros Games 2020Source: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Adam Neiffer has been Justin’s coach for a couple of years. The American athlete qualified last year to the Games early in the season by dominating the Filthy 150 tournament.

Before that, Medeiros competed in the California Regional for the first time in 2017 and finished 15th when he was 18 years old. The following year, CrossFit made a regional alignment and the athlete competed at the West Regional, in a field full of experienced athletes. He finished 14th.

In 2019, Regionals were replaced by Sanctionals. Justin competed at the Granite Games and was in qualifying position up to the final workout, which revealed a weakness in him and meant the athlete finished 10 points and one place shy from qualifying for the 2019 CrossFit Games.

Justin Medeiros added CrossFit training to his routine when he was 13 years old to improve his wrestling and football skills.

Check out some of his workouts.

Workout 1

For time:

  • 100 calorie row
  • 80 wall balls
  • 60 GHD
  • 40 box jump all the way overs
  • 96’ double kettlebell overhead walking lunge

Workout 2

For Time:

  • 50 strickt handstand push-ups
  • 50 deadlifts
  • 50 ring dips
  • 50 box jump-overs
  • 50 push press (lightweight)
  • GHD sit-ups
  • 50 cal ski

Workout 3

Every 30 seconds, 8 rounds of:

  • 15 double-unders
  • 1 squat snatch (185lb)
  • Rest 1 minute

Every 30 seconds, 8 rounds of:

  • 15 double-unders
  • 1 squat snatch (205lb)
  • Rest 1 minute

Every 30 seconds, 8 rounds of:

  • 15 double-unders
  • 1 squat snatch (215lb)
  • Rest 1 minute

Every 1 minute, 4 rounds of:

  • 30 double-unders
  • 1 squat snatch (225lb)
  • Rest 1 minute

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