Athlete Profile

Athlete: Yuko Sakuyama

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Reebok CrossFit Roppongi
152 cm
120 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk205 lb
Snatch165 lb
Deadlift315 lb
Back Squat285 lb
Max Pull-ups--


2013-15 CrossFit Games Regionals individual competitor, Weightlifter (representative of Tokyo, Japan), Powerlifter (representative of Japan)


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

I love donuts and pizza.

How I Train

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

I follow Champlain Valley CrossFit programming.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I majored in sports science at Juntendo Univ. in Japan. So I experienced a lot of sports. Handball, Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field, Gymnastics, Judo, Kendo, rugby

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

This type of training was what I'd been looking for whole my life. "CrossFit till death" Thanks to CrossFit, now I can run full marathon in mountains.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

I started CrossFit-like training in November 2012.


Athlete Coverage

  Eric Carmody and Marlene Andersson will represent Asia at the CrossFit Games. As the men’s heats began at noon, the stadium had reached maximum capacity, with throngs of...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.25.14
Marlene Andersson and Michael Mogard move into the lead after the second day of competition in Seoul. With an audience composed of enthusiasts from up to 11...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.24.14
Mikko Aronpaa and Candice Ford lead after the first day of competition, but others aren't far behind. Emotions were running high heading into today’s events, and all...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.23.14
"I'm committed to getting the title of fittest woman in Asia, not only for myself, but because it would be the ultimate opportunity to spread CrossFit in Japan," Sakuyama said.   Since...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.07.14
Athletes in Asia feel the pain of the 100s going into Event 5--a couplet of heavy deadlifts and high box jumps. Michael Mogard best described the brutality of Event...
Article, Posted Sat, 06.01.13