Athlete Profile

Athlete: Samantha Briggs

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CrossFit Black Five
CrossFit Black Five
170 cm
135 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk100 kg
Snatch82 kg
Deadlift175 kg
Back Squat125 kg
Max Pull-ups49



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I just try to eat as natural as possible most of the time - if I fancy a treat I'll have it I don't have a specific cheat day or routine.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I incorporate workouts

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

I work with coaches who program my lifting and skill work. I like to check the internet including main site for inspiration for metcons and conditioning. I record all my training so I can look back and make sure that I am making improvements or that I have not neglected any area's for a while.

My Athletic Background

Footballing (soccer) background Amateur level Triathlons & Duathlons

My Experience With CrossFit

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

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I train other people

Started CrossFitting in May 2009 Last year I completed my Level 1, Gymnastics & Olympic Lifting certs This year I have just opened my own box!!!

My Work/Rest Schedule

I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month

My body seems to recover better when it's active - rather than taking a complete rest day I will go for a swim or a jog just to keep everything moving.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

I started CrossFitting in 2009


Athlete Coverage

  It all comes down to the final regional event. Out of the 30 Games qualifiers determined so far, 10 changed position in the overall standings based on their performances in the final...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.26.16
  If you missed our article last week on how these regional seeds are created, along with a look at how well they have performed in the past at predicting Games qualifiers, check it out...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.19.16
  Athletes, affiliate owners and trainers: Congratulations on an exceptional Open. The first page of the Leaderboard shows household names such as Sam Briggs, Mat Fraser and CrossFit Mayhem...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.11.16
  Sam Briggs and Josh Bridges have set the world’s fastest times on Open Workout 16.5. Open Workout 16.5 was a repeat of Open Workout 14.5: 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 thrusters (95 lb. / 65 lb.) and...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.29.16
  15.4, the fourth workout of the 2015 Open, delivered an ascending ladder of handstand push-ups and cleans. Four weeks into the 2016 Open, handstand push-ups returned, but this time...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.23.16
  The announcement of 16.3 brought another new movement into the fray of the CrossFit Games Open: bar muscle-ups. Week 3 of the Open would be short, technical, and extremely grip intensive....
Article, Posted Wed, 03.16.16
 On this edition of the Update Show, host Sean Woodland and Games analysts Pat Sherwood and Tommy Marquez talk about who's on top of the Women's Leaderboard after 16.3. In addition to discussing the...
Video, Posted Tue, 03.15.16
  We are now past the halfway point of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Open. Open Workout 16.3 was 7 minutes of 10 power snatches and 3 bar muscle-ups. It was like Randy with bar muscle-ups...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.15.16
  2013 Fittest Woman on Earth Samantha Briggs set the world's best score on Open Workout 16.3, the seven-minute AMRAP of 10 power snatches (75 lb. / 55 lb.) and 3 bar muscle-ups, while Kyle...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.15.16
  Multi-year Games athletes Josh Bridges and Emily Bridgers have set the world’s best scores on Open Workout 16.1. Athletes were given 20 minutes to accumulate as many reps as possible of...
Article, Posted Mon, 02.29.16