Former Navy Seal and 3x CrossFit Games Athlete Josh Bridges

Former Navy Seal and 3x CrossFit Games Athlete Josh Bridges

I grew up playing every sport I could! Baseball was my first love until high school, where I found wrestling and earned a full ride scholarship to Lindenwood University. I quickly grew disinterested with school and after doing some uninteresting jobs for about 3 years, my competitive nature drew me to CrossFit in January of 2005. Enjoying the physical and mental rigors CrossFit brings, I sought out other challenges and decided to test myself in the Navy Seal program by enlisting in March of 2007.

Following boot camp I went immediately to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/s) in May of 2007 where I was put through some of the most mentally challenging and physically demanding training in the world.

I was fortunate (and a little lucky) to go straight through first time graduating in December of 2007 (1 of 37 out 320) and then moved on to SQT (SEAL Qualification Training) in January 2008, again making it straight through the course and earning my trident in July of 2008.

Two days after graduating, I reported to SEAL Team 3 and was immediately deployed and completed two more deployments over the next four years. While serving and in between deployments, I continued my CrossFit conditioning and had an opportunity to compete in the 2011 CrossFit games, where I placed 2nd.

While on deployment in April of 2012, I tore my ACL, PCL, MCL and went to a training command position for the last 3 ½ years of my enlistment and became a master training specialist.

With a career-ending injury and a second place finish at the games, most people might retire from the sport and reflect fondly on those accomplishments. However, I was still hungry to compete and this only fueled my fire, as I still wanted compete at the highest levels in CrossFit.

Through aggressive rehab, 14 months post-surgery I placed 7th at the 2013 CrossFit games and 4th in 2014. I’m not done yet…

Josh Bridges’ Articles

WodStar 092218

Strength:  Bench Press 5x5 @2111 Strength 2:  Clean from blocks at knee 3 x 3, 2 x 2, 2 x 1 Workout:  10 Min AMRAP 20 Cal Ski erg 15 [...]

Lean and Limitless 092418

Strength: Back squat: 3 Sets of 20 Reps @ mod-easy weight; make these fast reps. Endurance: 3K Row @ moderate pace Workout: For Time 50 Deadlifts @ moderate weight 50 [...]

Endurance 092418

Warm Up: Stretch what you need Get Outdoors WOD: 10 Min walk in sun 10 Rounds: Run 400 Meters 10 Burpees Rest 1:1 15 Min easy jog in sun. *Hydrate!

Men’s Beach Body Program 092418

Strength: 10 Rounds 10 Alt. Lunges with heavy DB’s at side 10 Box jumps 1 min rest Rest as needed before workout Workout: For Time 3-5 Rounds 20 DB bench [...]