Athlete Spotlight: Abby

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I could say some things about how quickly Abby learns movements, or how she came in with some serious gymnasticy skills, but really all you need to know is that you better spell her name ‘ABBY’, not ‘ABI’!!! And here’s a little more insight to what makes this little beast tick…

Name something that you would have never thought you’d be able to do before you found CrossFit, but now it’s a regular thing you do all the time.

Weight lifting

Did I mention gymnasticy??

If you had one extra hour of free time every day, how would you use it?

Sleeping or adventuring

What’s your favorite cooking spice?

Cayenne pepper – I like things spicy!

When you went trick-or-treating as a kid, what was your favorite candy to get? And what was your least favorite?

Favorite was probably Airheads, least favorite raisins (because let’s be real that’s not a candy)

What was the first live concert you ever attended?

The Grammy’s

If you had to get a tattoo (no choice here) and it had to be larger than 3 inch by 3 inch, and you could never have it removed, what would you get and where would you get it?

A full back piece or sleeve of plum blossoms and geometric shapes. My middle name means “Outstanding Plum Blossom” in Chinese and I like the contrast between soft and hard lines.

What is a cheat meal you don’t feel one bit guilty about?

All my meals would probably be considered cheat meals!

And STRONG!

Would you rather be able to fly or breathe underwater?

Fly

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

London

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

What are your favorite CrossFit movements?

Box jumps or muscle-ups

Of course she loves muscle-ups; she got them on her first try during the Open!

What’s your favorite dish to cook for friends?

Steak, asparagus and pasta

Whats your favorite part about CrossFit?

Living in LA and having the constant pressure as a woman to look a certain way, CrossFit makes me feel confident, strong and healthy. I like having a place of belonging outside of work and my normal social circles. I don’t think all boxes are as inviting as LAX CrossFit, so I am really happy being a member of a diverse, kind and fun community of people.

Workout of the Day 6/5/2017 – Monday

CrossFit

A. RSP – Week 8, Day 1
Back Squat 5 x 5 @ 85%

B. Met-Con
For Time:
100 Double Unders, then
21-15-9:
KB Swings (2 pd/1.5 pd)
Box Jump Overs (24″/20″)
Calorie Row
then, 100 Double Unders

If a rower is unavailable, do a burpee for every calorie.

CrossFit Lite

A. Met-Con
5 Rounds:
30 Slam Balls (30#/20#)
10 Ring Rows
400m Run

CrossFit 101

Skill.
Kipping
Kipping Pull-Up

Met-Con.
5 Rounds:
10 Kips
15 Sit-Ups
20 Air Squats