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CaryKeplarBloodHand.jpgCarey Kepler (3rd overall) of CrossFit Central sent us how she trains.

I want to wow you and say that I did some crazy 3 a days or did two hour WOD's but I don't have time for all that. I do have to focus and stay focused everyday. I eat well almost all of the time (makes me feel good). I typically get up at 4:25am or 4:55am to train 15 women, and then the day continues with meetings, training others, food, meetings, and then me. I would workout mid morning on a break. I tried to give myself one and a half hours, but it did not always work out that way.

I know one of the biggest advantages to my training is having at least 5 other rock star athletes training with me at the same time. Crystal McReynolds (who took 9th), Jessica Sharrat (on our affilitate team), and Jen Cardella(affiliate team member), as well as two or three other CrossFit Central bad-asses trained at the same time. When you train with a bunch of rock stars you raise your game every time!

I would start my training session with at least 10 minutes on the trigger point system. Then I'd do a warm up Crystal and I created that would include work on our weaknesses. After that, it was the Dot-Com workout and a rush to trigger point post workout. Then on to the next thing.

I would always carry my food from home with me. I made sure to get a post workout shake in or some sweet potatoes post workout. Food was a big area I stayed dialed in on. Oh, and rest. I am a firm believer in rest. Eight hours or more! I admit I wasn't always getting eight, but I definitely worked hard to hit the pillow before 9pm. I would go to bed with my kids, and I still try to keep this schedule.

I like competition. I trained to compete.

Carey Kepler Interview ... [wmv] [mov]

13 comments on this entry.

1. ken c wrote...

August 19, 2009 6:32 PM

looks like a pretty gnarly muscle up tear you got there carey. glad you got that muscle up before the games. congrats again. you're amazing.

2. Kim Malz~FitMom wrote...

August 19, 2009 7:06 PM

You are one cool cat Carey! It was very fun to stand next to your husband and others from your affiliate cheer you on during that chipper WOD..what a fantastic support system you have!

I posted this same message to Charity~ WAY TO REPRESENT US "FITMOMS"!

3. Kris Kepler wrote...

August 19, 2009 7:14 PM

that woman is hot!

4. Webster Smith wrote...

August 19, 2009 10:12 PM

Moms that are elite CrossFitters...gotta love it. ;)

Congrats Carey!

5. Lindsey Smith wrote...

August 19, 2009 10:27 PM

Great interview, Carey! Although, I do have some much more entertaining footage on my personal camcorder right now ;) (never to be revealed, of course) Awesome job at the Games! You have pushed me since the weekend we met at the qualifier and I love the opportunities I get to train with you. I'll never forget the first time you introduced yourself to me, "so, we're kinda a cult, but its a good cult." Now, I get it and I love it! Looking forward to an awesome year and Aromas '10!!!

6. ronnieb wrote...

August 19, 2009 11:30 PM

Carey, you rock! The whole crew from Austin represents every year not just in the competition arena but in the community as well. Sushi and Sake!!!!!!!!

August 20, 2009 6:18 AM

ronnie...what up homie! tell the owner of that sushi place I beat him fair and square, and I will collect next time I'm in town.

in all seriousness, I have been a witness for the last 12 years of the evolution of my wife into the unbelievable person, athlete, mother, friend, and now crossfitter queen. the scary thing for her competitors is that she has really just scratched the surface of her abilities. Her mental capacity to push through barriers is second to none, that includes any male athletes I know. Mark my words, 2010 will be quite the show!

8. Lance C. wrote...

August 20, 2009 7:28 AM

Wow Carey,
This is a great video of you. So blessed to get to work and train with you and your family!!!
Love you guys!

9. Jessica Sharratt wrote...

August 20, 2009 7:35 AM

There is nothing not to love about you Carey! I am so lucky to have you as a mentor and friend! Rock on girl...

10. Clinton wrote...

August 20, 2009 7:48 AM

Wow...Looks like a bloody good time :P. (...Joke, people. I've had my share of bloody tears and just laugh in feigned disbelief.)

11. Ron Fielder wrote...

August 20, 2009 8:52 AM

Good job Carey! It was great to see you do so well at the games. I wasn't there but got to follow on Twitter. Thumbs up to Lance, Crystal, and Jeremy as well.

12. Jen wrote...

August 23, 2009 4:26 PM

carey- you are such an inspiration...working out with you is a privilege and I look forward to it everyday! good job woman!

13. Mariah Provost wrote...

August 23, 2009 5:29 PM

Carey, can you go into more detail about your diet?
Thanks! - Mariah