Athlete Profile

Athlete: Michelle Kinney

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141 lb


Filthy 5019:53
Fight Gone Bad363
Sprint 400m1:04
Run 5k20:22
Clean & Jerk200 lb
Snatch160 lb
Deadlift310 lb
Back Squat255 lb
Max Pull-ups0


Follow my Quest for the 2014 Games here:


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

I eat when I am hungry and try to keep it as clean as possible. Pretty simple. Then there's those sandwiches...

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

CJ Martin of CrossFit Invictus does my programming.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I played professional sports

NCAA D-1 Track and Softball, Semi-Pro Football

My Experience With CrossFit

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

I train at my gym, CrossFit Chickasaw!

My Work/Rest Schedule

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

I strictly schedule my rest days

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

  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
"I don't ever want to shy away from life's experiences just to be a super athlete." The air was cold as four-time CrossFit Games athlete Michelle Kinney and her girlfriend, Emily Schromm,...
Article, Posted Sat, 03.28.15
"Negativity, I can't have that ...  Now, it's all about, 'What's the next workout? What do I need to do, and how am I going to do it?'" The night before the 2014 Central East...
Article, Posted Fri, 07.11.14
Although it shared its weekend with four other events, the Central East Regional was the show-stopper. The competitors’ names alone were enough to pique the interest of even the casual CrossFit Games...
Video, Posted Wed, 06.11.14
"This is something I wanted a long time ago and I never stopped working towards it. It can happen. Dreams do come true." Photos courtesy of Cassidy May. Nicole Holcomb is a three-year...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.08.14
It's 2012 all over again as Rich Froning and Julie Foucher take the Central East.   Two years ago, Rich Froning and Julie Foucher claimed the top...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.18.14
The welcome party is over and it's time to get serious. Though Fifth Third Arena was packed with more than 4,100 bodies for the day’s events, a chill swept...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.17.14
There’s still time for the big guns to pull out the heavy weapons.  Fifth Third Arena is big. But not big enough to hide the elephant in the room: For the first...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.16.14
CrossFit Games Update hosts Sean Woodland and Pat Sherwood recap Open Workout 14.5 and the overall Leaderboard on the women's side. 
Video, Posted Wed, 04.02.14
Top athletes throw down in Big Sky, Mont., at the 2013 CrossFit Tour event. Dan Bailey, Scott Panchik, Garret Fisher, Alessandra Pichelli, Elisabeth Akinwale and Michelle Kinney go for a max snatch...
Video, Posted Wed, 09.04.13