jeff water balloons

Jeff Barnett is a Level 3 CrossFit trainer, mechanical engineer, and former Marine.  He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He holds CrossFit specialty certifications in Mobility, Olympic Lifting, Defense and is a USA Weightlifting Sports and Performance Coach. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of Alabama Huntsville. He was introduced to CrossFit in 2006 after which he began programming CrossFit-style workouts into his then “Globo-Gym” routine.  In May 2007 he went 100% CrossFit and hasn’t looked back.  Jeff appreciates CrossFit’s scientific and mathematical roots and constantly seeks to apply CrossFit’s models of health and fitness to everyday life.  Jeff enjoys shooting, wakeboarding, and writing.  He has been a guest op-ed columnist for the New York Times on their Frontlines and Homefires columns.  He is a repeat contributor to the CrossFit Journal. He served as a Marine officer from 2003-2007 and deployed to Fallujah in 2006.

  • Age: 36
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

Certifications:jeff sled drag

  • CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (Certified CrossFit Trainer)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Mobility and Movement Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Defense Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Attended 2012 Outlaw Training Camp
  • Attended 2012 Chad Vaughn Weightlifting Seminar
  • Attended 2013 NSCA Coach’s Conference
  • Attended 2013 Matt Wenning Powerlifting Seminar


  • A lot of meat and rice.

Personal Records:

  • Deadlift: 585-lbs
  • Back Squat: 431-lbs
  • Snatch: 260-lbs
  • Clean and Jerk: 320-lbs
  • Diane: 2:59
  • Fran: 2:16
  • Annie: 6:14
  • Angie: 12:51
  • Murph: 39:57 (with 20 lb vest)
  • Elizabeth: 4:25
  • Consecutive Pullups: 65
  • Half Marathon: 1hr 47 min