Athlete Profile

Athlete: Samantha Briggs

Samantha Briggs's Profile Picture
Region:
Europe
Team:
CrossFit Black Five
Affiliate:
CrossFit Black Five
Gender:
Female
Age:
32
Height:
170 cm
Weight:
62 kg

Benchmarks

Workouts
Fran2:35
Helen0:00
Grace1:35
Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Maxes
Clean & Jerk90 kg
Snatch72 kg
Deadlift170 kg
Back Squat125 kg
Max Pull-ups49

Bio

ATHLETE INFORMATION

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 workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym

I have a coach who determines my programming

I incorporate CrossFit.com workouts

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

Being a Fire Fighter I work 4 days on 4 days off. So when I'm on shift I do my CrossFit training in our work gym and often force some of the guys to train with me! I am now working with a coach to try and train smarter!?!? But I also add bits in and check the internet like the main site for inspiration. 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?

2-4 years

Leaderboard

Athlete Coverage

“Our team is comprised of a healthy mix of strength and speed. I truly believe we have the potential to qualify.”   Photos courtesy of Abi Reiland Last year, Iowa teams dominated the...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.18.14
“I've continued to train hard. You never know what is going to happen on the day or what is going to come up. You've just got to do what you can do, both in training and competition...
Article, Posted Thu, 03.06.14
Catch up with the top athletes in the North East after Week 1 of the CrossFit Games Open.    A lot is happening in the North East after just one week of Open competition. Austin...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.05.14
Now that Open Workout 14.1 is over, it's time to check out Leaderboard standings. Hosts Nicole Christensen and Sean Woodland delve into the women's competition to see how the Leaderboard shook out. 
Video, Posted Tue, 03.04.14
With 10 rounds and 22 double-unders on 14.1, Sam Briggs beat everyone in the 2011 and 2014 Open.   The Fittest Woman on Earth Samantha Briggs and three-time CrossFit Games competitor Dan...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.04.14
"The Open is an opportunity to test your limits and achieve new fitness goals." Photo by Jennifer Day Photo by Richard Jensen Photo by Chase Smith Landscape photo by Patrick Yeagle...
Article, Posted Wed, 02.26.14
Catch up on the women's competition with hosts Sean Woodland and Nicole Christensen on this episode of the CrossFit Games Update. 
Video, Posted Tue, 02.25.14
"The women of the region have had a strong hold on the title of Fittest on Earth for the past three years ... The men of the region are looking to close the gap with athletes from the United...
Article, Posted Tue, 02.25.14
Let's take a look at what makes a good rivalry.   I was born into a Yankees family. My cousins, all of two miles away in our small Connecticut town, were born Red Sox fans. This...
Article, Posted Tue, 02.25.14
"Good things don't come easily, but success is worth the sacrifices and hard work." Photos courtesy of William Moore Katie Trombetta is a CrossFit newbie. She’s only been training...
Article, Posted Sat, 02.22.14