Athlete Profile

Athlete: Amanda Allen

Amanda Allen's Profile Picture
Region:
Australia
Team:
CrossFit Adelaide
Affiliate:
CrossFit Adelaide
Gender:
Female
Age:
43
Height:
167 cm
Weight:
70 kg

Benchmarks

Workouts
Fran2:41
Helen8:30
Grace1:32
Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m1:07
Run 5k18:45
Maxes
Clean & Jerk90 kg
Snatch70 kg
Deadlift160 kg
Back Squat120 kg
Max Pull-ups43

Bio

2013 Crossfit Games Masters Champion (40-44), 19th place 2011 Crossfit Games; State & National Canoeing Titles; State & National Track Cycling Titles; State, National and World (Masters) Triathlon Titles.... Performance & Health Coach, Writer, Speaker, Level 1 Crossfit Coach. My wonderful sponsors: SMAI, JAW, Professional Whey, CrossFIXE/Skinourishment, Bulletproof Coffee. Come and like me on Facebook: Amanda Allen Crossfit Athlete. Find me at www.amandaallen.com.au

ATHLETE INFORMATION

How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

Meat, Vegetables, Bacon, Vital Greens...some fruit, some nuts...

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

I workout at Crossfit Adelaide. Ben Norman has been my coach from day one - setting my programming, coaching and supporting me to the Games in 2011 as an Individual Female, and 2013 as a Masters Female.

My Athletic Background

I played professional sports

I have been a professional triathlete with state, national and world titles; I have been a Track Cyclist with state and national titles; I have been a High Kneeling Canoeist with state and national titles; and now I am a Crossfitter...!!!

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I strictly schedule my rest days

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

Sundays are my day of active rest, which means I do a long run with my dog Pepper; I train twice per day 6 days of the week.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years

3 years!

Leaderboard

Athlete Coverage

"It was pretty tough, but nice and short and sweet," Kaitlyn Sheppard said. View more photos here.   While Event 4 overwhelmed many competitors with its length and volume, Event 5...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
Event 4 was full body torture with most athletes struggling to make it past 20 of the 100 dumbbell snatches within the 25-minute time cap.   The workout that marked the beginning...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
2011 Games athlete Amanda Allen talks about what she expects before the Regional, then reflects on the day. At the end of Day 1, Allen sits in sixth place. 
Video, Posted Fri, 05.24.13
Ruth Anderson Horrell, Kyle Frankenfeld, and CrossFit Active turned in the best times for Jackie.   Well acquainted with the ins and outs of a CrossFit competition, Australia’s seaside...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.23.13
Winner of the 2013 Open in Australia, Amanda Allen talks about trading her Olympic aspirations for CrossFit. A natural athlete, 42-year-old Allen flourished from the start and feels she's at a great...
Video, Posted Mon, 05.13.13
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Albert-Dominic Larouche are returning to the Canada East Regional at the top of the Leaderboard.    Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Albert-Dominic Larouche are...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.08.13
The final workout of this year’s Open confronted athletes with a chest-to-bar Fran AMRAP, which included the first-ever time bonus in Open history.   The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open...
Article, Posted Fri, 04.05.13
Unlike previous weeks, the Australia Region struggled a little bit in the workout, with no athlete posting a score inside the top 15 worldwide.     In week four of the 2013 Reebok...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.29.13
"The day after those Regionals, I went home and I sat down with my coach and was like, 'Right! What are we going to do? I don't want to just qualify next year, I want to storm the house."...
Article, Posted Thu, 03.28.13
Just like in 2012, athletes were confronted with a 12-minute AMRAP of wall balls, double-unders and muscle-ups, where just getting through one round was hard enough.   For the first time...
Article, Posted Sun, 03.24.13