Fittest CrossFit Women

CrossFit women are strong, confident, and sexy.  I love the fact that we can be proud of what we do, how heavy we lift, how quickly and efficiently we move.  I must admit that CrossFit has changed my entire view on women and athleticism.  In fact, my favorite quote from this article comes from Jenny LeBaw’s unique idea of improvement:  “Some people measure their success by PR’s on lifts, others by smashing their times on workouts… what about increased quad size? Team Clydesdale!” Yay for strong women who are proud of being awesome CrossFitters!

Amanda Welliver

Amanda Welliver is teaching her daughter from an early age the beauty of strong women!“Just when my CrossFit feet were wet (six months into it), I found out I was pregnant. After months of patiently training during pregnancy, I was eager to recover and compete without thinking about my heart rate the entire time. No excuses now!”Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Annie Thorisdottir

Annie Thoristtidor is currently ranked number one on the women’s leaderboard, but this 22-year-old from Iceland does have one Achilles’ heel—while she grew up doing gymnastics, dancing, and pole vaulting, she did “no ball sports, unfortunately!” Thankfully a woman who can back squat 253 pounds probably doesn’t need to worry much about her free throws!  Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet

Canadian Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet, 23, has made CrossFit a family affair. “[I] started with my twin and then got all my family involved and now we are all addicts!”Maybe all that support is what helped her rock out 80 pull-ups?Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Jenny LeBaw

Jenny LeBaw, 30, is a California girl with a unique perspective on how to measure progress. “Some people measure their success by PR’s on lifts, others by smashing their times on workouts… what about increased quad size? Team Clydesdale!”What’s her secret for making the top 20? “Recording workouts is key… do it!”Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Cheryl Brost

41-year-old Oregonian Cheryl Brost proves that age really is just a number, as she routinely competes against—and beats—women half her age. Brost came in seventh in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games and is aiming to better her position this year.Her best tip? Watch your nutrition. “I don’t weigh and measure my food for every meal, but I do measure on a regular basis so I know exactly what 2 cups of veggies or 4oz of protein looks like.”Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Jackie Perez

Californian and Team WOD Gear athlete, Jackie Perez, 28, says CrossFit gave her enviable abs by curing her of a binge eatingproblem. “I [used to do] the typical workout, one hour of cardio and one hour of weights consistently, but I never really got the results I wanted because I had a bit of a problem with food. Okay, I was addicted to anything salty and processed!”That all changed when she was recruited to be a CrossFit trainer and starting eating Paleo. “Food started to be looked at as fuel, and I began to eat better because my performance showed for it, not what I looked like.”Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Angie Pye

Once a registered nurse and now a CrossFit trainer, Angie Pye says that CrossFit was “life changing.” Even though the 36-year-old Canadian can run 5K in 22 minutes, it doesn’t all come easy for her.“[I’m] baby stepping my way to better eating all the time, but [I] battle some serious cravings!”Another reason we love this fit chick? Her awesome sense of humor: “I love to “Tae Bo” people randomly. Not sure why, but it just feels right so I go with it.” Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Lindsey Valenzuela

Lindsey Valenzuela says the trick to being a CrossFit athlete is a positive attitude. The 25-year-old Californian says she lives by the word “believe.” “Because anything is possible as long as you believe you can and will accomplish your dreams!”And we believe in anyone who can deadlift 365 pounds, nearly two and a half times her body weight!Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Denae Brown

Australian Denae Brown, 32, says everyone at the Games has a CrossFit story, and hers has a happy ending. In 2011 she was working a steel salesperson but made a snap decision at a regional CrossFit competition that office life wasn’t for her. “So thanks to CrossFit, I’m no longer stuck between four walls in an office selling steel… I’m now out there lifting it!”Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Heather Welsh

Heather Welsh, a 30-year-old mother of two, has learned to take a sensible approach to training, even when amping up her workouts to prepare for the Games.“I always listen to my body. If I need a rest day, I will try to have an “active rest” day. When in a strength cycle, I need more days of rest. Yoga, I have found is the best thing I can do for a quick rehab.”Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc
Intermediate Skill:Squat snatch

2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2  – 2

Handstands/Handstand Push-ups

Workout of the Day (WOD):

10 minute AMRAP of

-7 hand release push-ups
-5 squat snatches (115# for men/75# for women) or use about 70% of skill weight.

Beginner Skill:

Deadlift 5-5-5-5-5
Then 2 max set of supine ring rows

Workout of the Day (WOD):

10 min AMRAP of:

7 hand release push-ups
5 deadlifts at ~60 of skill weigh

Kevin snatching during the WOD!

Kendra and Sinead do the WOD

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