Lucas Parker

Lucas Parker AKA “Teen Wolf” is a Canadian athlete known for his CrossFit and weightlifting career. He’s a six-time CrossFit Games competitor hailing from British Columbia.

Throughout his career, Lucas has won four contests at the West Regionals and Canada West, continually finishing among the top 30 competitors in the CrossFit Games. His career-best finish was 14th in 2015.

A CrossFit competitor since 2009, Lucas also took first place at the 2012 and 2013 British Columbia Weightlifting Championships.

This is his story:


 

Lucas Parker sitting shirtless on a big tire, looking muscular

“I’ve always been physically active, and I’ve always competed with intensity in some form or another. As a child, I loved to go adventuring with my friends, riding mountain bikes or climbing trees. Through high school I got into rugby, soccer, and karate.”

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Lucas Parker
WeightHeightNationalityProfession
185 - 195lbs (83.9 - 88.5kg)5'8" (172.5cm)CanadianCrossFit and Fitness Athlete
AliasEra
Teen Wolf2010
Weight185 - 195lbs (83.9 - 88.5kg)
Height5'8" (172.5cm)
NationalityCanadian
ProfessionCrossFit and Fitness Athlete
AliasTeen Wolf
Era2010


 

Lucas Parker carrying heavy weights on his back during CrossFit training

Accomplishments

Weightlifting Records

  • Barbell Back Squat – 490 lbs
  • Clean and Jerk – 345 lbs
  • Snatch – 291 lbs

CrossFit Contest Stats

Open
YEAR DIVISION OVERALL RANK WORLDWIDE RANK BY REGION OVERALL RANK BY STATE OVERALL RANK BY COUNTRY
2017 Men 126th 8th Canada East 10th Canada
2016 Individual Men 114th 4th Canada West 4th British Columbia 11th Canada
2015 Individual Men 216th 6th Canada West 5th British Columbia 18th Canada
2014 Individual Men 324th 8th Canada West
2013 Individual Men 408th 6th Canada West
2012 Individual Men 186th 5th Canada West

Regionals

YEAR OVERALL RANK DIVISION REGIONAL NAME
2016 3rd Individual Men West Regional
2015 1st Individual Men West Regional
2014 1st Individual Men Canada West
2013 1st Individual Men Canada West
2012 2nd Individual Men Canada West
Games
YEAR OVERALL RANK DIVISION
2016 22nd Individual Men
2015 14th Individual Men
2014 34th Individual Men
2013 19th Individual Men
2012 15th Individual Men

 

Lucas Parker standing shirtless by the sea,

“Since the start of my career in 2011, I believe I’ve been one of the only athletes who consistently takes extended breaks each season (I usually took the entire month after the Games off from training) and I credit this approach for my longevity in the sport.”

Biography

Early Youth of Lucas Parker

Lucas was born in Montreal and spent his first few years of life in Spain with his family. He grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, where he “climbed trees, rode bikes, and scraped knees.” 

Lucas’ parents exposed him to different stimuli, from intellectual, musical, to physical and contact sports. As a result, Lucas developed both a strong body and mind from a young age.

Throughout his education, Lucas met teachers and coaches who pushed him to reach his goals in different areas of his life. As Lucas said himself, I met a handful of amazing teachers, coaches, and mentors that pushed me to pursue excellence in every avenue of my life.”


 

Lucas Parker competing in Crossfit event


Professional Weightlifting and CrossFit

As Lucas grew older, he developed several passions that he wanted to pursue – among them were weightlifting and CrossFit.

Only a few CrossFit training sessions were enough to convince Lucas to start a career in the sport. In 2009, he set about on becoming a professional CrossFit athlete and weightlifting competitor.

Two years later, Lucas took part in his first CrossFit Games competition. From there, he consistently placed among the top 30 competitors, reaching his peak in 2015 with a 14th-place finish.

Lucas also took part in the British Colombia Weightlifting Championships in 2012 and 2013, where he took 1st place on both occasions.


 

Training

Lucas trains 2-3 hours per day, split into two workouts. In his first workout, Lucas focuses on muscle stretching, warm-up, joint preparation, and core activation.

“I’ll focus on different exercises or reps, but my warmup always takes 40-60 minutes, with lots of joint prep and core activation thrown in to guard against injury.”

Lucas’ second workout is much more intense than the first one. This is where he does a lot of high-intensity cardio and weightlifting, such as swimming, sprinting, barbell squats, and deadlifts.


 

Nutrition

Lucas is extremely strict about how he eats. His diet is based on calorie-dense foods which not only give him the energy to push through his ‘grueling’ workouts, they also fuel his body with vitamins and minerals that maintain his overall health.

However, eating a ‘strict’ diet doesn’t always equate to calorie restriction in Lucas’ eyes. As he says; “I am very strict about how I eat – just not in the way most people think. Generally, folks associate nutrition with restriction; avoid this, avoid that. 

You can be eating all the kale and free-range chicken in the world, but if you are not putting enough energy in your body, you will not see the gains you want as an athlete. So, what I’m saying is, I’m not afraid of a cheeseburger or a bagel every now and then.” – Lucas Parker


 

Lucas Parker lifting a heavy log while being shirtless


 

Lucas Parker standing on a big tire flexing his muscles

What we can learn from Lucas Parker

Lucas Parker always had an interest in keeping healthy and fit, but it wasn’t until he discovered CrossFit in 2009 when he found his true passion.

Learning from other coaches and mentors, he managed to feed his ‘hunger’ for personal growth and success. Over the years, he became a renowned CrossFit Games athlete and weightlifting competitor.

With a lifelong approach to physical exercise and healthy lifestyle, Lucas serves as an example for everyone who wants to look better and improve their lives through weight training.

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