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Longevity With CrossFit by Jeff Tincher - CrossFit Journal

Longevity With CrossFit

By Jeff Tincher

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

May 13, 2011

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Jeff Tincher started CrossFitting six years ago and is still notching PRs on workouts like Angie and DT. During the Reebok CrossFit Games Open, he sat down with Sevan Matossian to discuss his CrossFit career and how his role is transitioning from elite athlete to administrator as owner of two gyms and regional director for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“It’s gotten busier, but in the big picture that’s a good thing, you know, because we’re changing the way that the world looks at fitness,” Tincher said.

Tincher, who finished fifth in the 2008 CrossFit Games, is happy with this year’s Open.

“I think every year Tony (Budding) and Dave (Castro) come up with better programming,” he said. “I think last year’s programming was by far the best.”

He added: “I think all the workouts have been a fair test.”

As a high-level CrossFitter, Tincher said he feels the pressure to compete with other elite CrossFitters, but he admitted that maintaining a competitive level of intensity day in and day out gets tough.

“I’m finding it harder to get motivated for the daily WOD every day, but it’s not that I don’t enjoy doing it—I would miss it if I didn’t do it.”

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Additional reading: Sights of the Games by Mike Warkentin, published July 30, 2010.

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6 Comments on “Longevity With CrossFit ”


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Thanks for all you do for the community, I know all your hard work is much appreciated. I Look forward to seeing what you and HQ have planned for us in a few weeks!


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It is a privilege to call Jeff a friend. Jeff started beating me in WODs around 2007 and has never stopped. He is a true firebreather and epitomizes humility. He also runs some of the smoothest, well organized events in the CF community.

Thanks for all you do, bro.


freddy camacho wrote …

Jeff has always been an inspiration to me. I've always considered him to be the top 40+ guy on the planet.


wrote …

AWESOME article, very much heart felt.


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Sir you are still elite showed that at the mid atlantic hopper in that final beat my ass and all those young boys haha! Congrats on all your success and you are an idol in the crossfit world. Looking forward to seeing you at Regionals! Thanks for all your hard work!


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This is awesome. Great to see a 50+ class. EVerybody looks happy, eyes clear and focused.

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