Athlete: Wilna Appel
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I incorporate CrossFit.com workouts
I write my own programming
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have attended one or more specialty courses
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I train other people
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
The women's competition in Africa was devastating for all but six women. Twenty-three women were cut after Diane after not being able to complete the first set of 21 deadlifts and handstand push-ups...
Video, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
Handstand push-ups were a struggle for women. The competition dwindled from 29 women to a mere six. The much anticipated 2012 Africa Regional began in an idyllic setting...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
"Sport is my passion and CrossFit is just what I needed to maintain my fitness and competitive streak." Wilna Appel has become a common name at the top of the Africa Leaderboard and...
Article, Posted Tue, 04.24.12
Find out who's competing at the 2012 Africa Regional. The Africa, Asia, Mid Atlantic and South West regions will take on the brutal 2012 Regional Workouts May 4-6 for Week 2 of Regional...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.23.12
The growth in the Open competition in Africa was incredible. It more than doubled compared to 2011. The 2012 CrossFit Games Open proved to be a significant event in the lives of many African...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.30.12
Danie du Preez and Jason Smith have been at each other's heels throughout the Open. They finished 12.5 tied in 2nd place. The 2012 CrossFit Games Open ended with the same final workout of...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.26.12
A 17-year-old from Johannesburg's West Rand not only outperformed his fellow African competitors, but was also the only Africa Regional athlete to complete a full round. Open Workout 12.4...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.19.12
The names at the top of the Leaderboard were still familiar in the Africa Region. After the no frills burpee challenge of workout 12.1, and the technical, but heavy 12.2 snatch workout,...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.12.12
The format of the workout demanded that athletes were not only proficient at the snatch, but also have an ability to move a large volume of heavy loads. More than five million burpees...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.06.12
Last year, anyone who completed in Open in Africa was guaranteed entry to the Regional qualifier. However, with more than 200 men and almost 100 women competing this year, athletes have to...
Article, Posted Mon, 02.27.12
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