Dan Bailey Visits CrossFit HQ: Part 1

The CrossFit Journal– (http://journal.crossfit.com)

There’s more to Dan Bailey than a fake mullet, ultra-intense Broflex training sessions and trash-talking Rich Froning.

During Bailey’s visit this year to CrossFit Headquarters in Scotts Valley, Calif., HQ employees quizzed the 29-year-old on everything from training and nutrition to his love life and parents.

Among the secrets revealed is that Bailey has a taste for doughnuts, brownies and ice cream.

“Sometimes I’ll just crave it so bad, I’ll, ya know, kill, like, eight dozen doughnuts or something in a night,” he says. “And some days I feel like a wreck the next day and then some days I just feel fine.”

Bailey admits it might not be the best nutritional prescription, but his intense training regimen offers him a bit of leeway when it comes to cheat days.

On more serious topics, Bailey says he sticks to the basics when training yet prepares himself for the rigors of competition.

“When you look at just an event where, ‘OK, I’m going to have to tax myself this hard three times in a row for three days in a row,’ you better know how that feels. You gotta know how that feels in a practice session so you can be ready for it,” he explains.

Bailey finished third in the cutthroat Central East Regional and will be looking to improve on his sixth-place finish at last year’s Games when the world’s fittest compete in Carson, Calif., in just over a month.

Video by Jordan Gravatt.


  1. I remember watching A Day in the Life of Rich Froning and Dan in that compared to this is like chalk and cheese. I wouldn’t be surprised if he finished top 3 at the games this year.


    • Really… I’m going to try and go to the next games. Not compete obv, just to watch the awesomeness. Dan is looking strong. I hope he gets top 3. God knows he deserves it.


      • I am going to my local competition to watch this coming weekend which I can’t wait for. Rich is going to be hard to beat as per usual, but I’d like to see the Aussie boy Chad Mackay top 5 along with Dan too. Jason Khalipa was looking fit in New Zealand, but from what I have seen of him in the past gasses himself out quite quick. Hopefully not because he is a another guy that can seriously push Froning at the top.


  2. Dan is brilliant. Rich is obviously King of the winners but there’s so many people who are still putting it some serious hard work. Dan is definitely one of them.


  3. Reblogged this on mebeatingme and commented:
    Along with Rich Froning, Dan Bailey is another guy that really interests me fitness wise!


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