Steven Fawcett

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Steven Fawcett is one of the world’s top CrossFit athletes. The 27-year-old became the first British man to make it to the CrossFit Games in 2015 where he finished an impressive 26th in his first year.

That year he won the CrossFit Open in Europe, placing ahead of Games athletes Jonne Koski, Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson and Frederik Aegidius. He went on to claim third spot at Regionals to seal his place at Carson among the sport’s elite.

Steven has progressed year on year, having previously finished 30th, 11th and seventh at Regionals, before he made the Games in 2015. He is a coach, athlete and box owner at CrossFit JST which has established itself as one of the most competitive boxes in Europe. Steven started CrossFit four years ago to help him recover from an ankle injury he picked up playing semi-professional football.

Definitely making it to the CrossFit Games in 2015. The whole season was a great achievement for me. Placing first in The Open in Europe and 22nd worldwide, then taking third place at the Meridian Regional. The Games was the icing on the cake, and to have a few high finishes there was an awesome feeling.

I can't particularly put my finger on any definite strengths. I can get myself to become very strong in the weightlifting movements and also pretty good on the conditioning. The battle is to be good at them both, so I'd say I'm pretty well rounded. 

For this year, I just want to mirror last year. Make it all the way again and this time clean up on a few errors I made at The Games. With how competitive it is at regionals now, nobody can take anything for granted.

When I eat bad or maybe don't follow my plan 100% then my training suffers. When my training suffers, I'm not a happy man.

There are such fine lines in competition these days. If sticking to my diet 100% rather than 90% will give me even a 2% advantage come game day then I'm going to stick to it 100%.

Working with Matt from Buff Box makes sure I'm on top of my diet all the time and getting the most out of every training session.

I would say that HSPU of any kind, split jerks and box jumps are certainly my favourite exercise. Any workout with those in is a bonus.

I train for a few different reasons. The main reason is because I love the sense of achievement. Putting in the time to achieve something and then to see progress or the end result is a great feeling! Secondly, it has become part of my job, my business and it also helps me as a coach when I look on how to improve other athletes.