We’re proud to have 4th-place finisher at the 2011 CrossFit Games Samantha Briggs as our next visiting coach as part of our ongoing “Visiting Coach Series.” Please make her feel welcome by coming out this Friday night, September 2nd, from 6:30-7:30pm for her Q&A. The event is free and anyone from the CrossFit community is welcome to attend. Feel free to hit a WOD class before or after, as the 6:30pm WOD will be canceled to accommodate her visit with us.
Here’s some background on Sam: she’s been a firefighter for 7 years in Manchester, England. She played amateur soccer until a re-occurring ankle injury forced retirement. To fill the void, she started running and dabbling in triathlons/duathlons until she discovered CrossFit in May 2009. She trains at CrossFit Central Manchester and has participated in the 2010 and 2011 CrossFit Games.
Sam keeps a blog of her CrossFit training and competition and today she posted about winning bronze in the “Ultimate Firefighter” event at the 2011 World Police & Fire Games which are ongoing in NYC right now.
Sam’s CrossFit stats: Best Lifts: Squat:117.5 kg, Clean:80 kg, Snatch:65 kg, Deadlift:170 kg. Best Times: Fran:2:54, Grace:1:45, Helen:8:30, Filthy 50:18:13, Sprint (400m):1:14, Run (5K):18:57. Maximums: Fight Gone Bad:468 Pull-ups:45. Information: Age:29, Height:168 cm, Weight:62 kg.
Sam vs. Iceland Annie at the 2011 European Regionals:
A: Press 5-5-5 at 70% Effort
B: “Fran” with an Empty Bar:
Competition outside of crossfit
Coconut butter blondies with coconut buttercream frosting (grain-free, dairy-free)
Pursue happiness not pleasure
“…tomatoes for the rest of your life will be poignant in their inability to live up to all that a tomato can be.”
Why is celiac disease increasing? Clues from the Swedish epidemic.
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Here’s what’s on tap for Friday’s WOD classes:
A: Clean 5-5-5
B: Split Jerk Practice