There are many CrossFit athletes we want to know in more detail, but on the Australian stage we can't skip James Newbury.
Date and place of birth: 1991, Australia
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 87 Kg
Lives in Adelaide where he develops his coaching skills and is the owner of CrossFit Mode.
Before dedicating himself to CrossFit, his sporting career revolved around the Rugbya very popular sport in Australia. It was precisely in his quest to improve his performance as a rugby athlete that he came across CrossFit.
The Australian athlete had been fighting for years for a place in the Games. He spent 4 years participating in the Pacific and Australia Regionals and placing in the top 10, but it wasn't until 2016 that he earned his spot for the Games.
This past 2019, it was the year with the Australian's best final result in the "Fittest on Earth" title fight.
|Year||Games||Regionals / Competitions||Open||Quarterfinals|
|2021||-||4th Torian Pro, 10th Last Chance Qualifier||725º||15º|
|2019||5º||3rd Fittest in Cape Town 1st Australian CrossFit Champ||136º|
|2016||24º||2nd (Pacific Regional)||59º|
|2015||-||13th (Pacific Regional)||259º|
Personal bests - benchmark statistics
|Back Squat||200 Kg|
|Clean & Jerk||145 Kg|
Newbury training and recovery
When an athlete fights to get to the top of the sport, everything counts to help improve just one 1%, and that can be the difference between you and the rest of the competitors," says the Australian.
For the Australian, this aspect is fundamental for a good recovery. Enough hours of uninterrupted sleep at night to complete the process necessary to repair the nervous system, muscles and general wear and tear. It is the only way to be able to become a slightly stronger athlete.
Although the Australian does not give a title to the diet he follows, we can say that its approach is aligned with that of the paleo diet. Real food, maximizing food quality, using natural sources, preferably organic.
Stretching and massage
The athlete explains that every day he works on his muscle tone with self-massage, which helps him stay well between sessions with the physiotherapist.
In addition, the athlete uses Romwod also on a daily basis to disconnect and relax the muscles.
It is not uncommon to see through the athlete's instagram account, that he uses sauna and infrared.
James Newbury Sponsorships
International companies betting on the athlete are the sports brand Under Armour and Romwod. It also has other types of collaborations with local companies.
The athlete recognizes the effort that everyone around him puts in so that he can focus on his training. Both his girlfriend Kayla, as well as his father who is also the box manager. He also has the daily support of his coach, Michelle LetendreAlthough they work at a distance (Canada - Australia), they have daily contact with each other.