Who’s Who: Amy!

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WOD 6/30/2010

A. Press: 65%1RM x 5;
75% 1RM x 3;
85% 1RM x amrap.
Rest 2 min;
perform @ 20X0 tempo.
You must maintain tempo on amrap set!

+ 5 sets for highest total for 5 sets:
Power Clean x 1
Squat Clean x 2
Split Jerk x 3
Front Squat x 4
rest 3 min (all touch and go reps, no rests allowed at ANY point; total all loads for 5 sets as score)

+ Failed Sorensen:
Back Extension 2 x 8-12 reps @ 4022
Passed Sorensen: Overhead MB toss 2 x 3 reps 25/15lbs, rest 2 min

For the next Who’s Who we have Amy.  Amy competed at Sectionals and was part of the Affiliate Team at Regionals. And she just got her first strict chin up!

Amy strict chin up from CrossFit Portland on Vimeo.

How were you introduced to Crossfit?
I was living in Atlanta and my mom called from Florida saying something about an “underground garage gym movement.” It sounded strange so I didn’t think twice about it. When I went home to Florida for Christmas break, my mom drove me down a dirt road to a storage facility and led me into a 10 x 10 ft storage unit. I was not impressed and I probably complained that there wasn’t air conditioning. But then we did the WOD- Tabatas. My mom destroyed me and I decided that was not going to happen again. I went back to Atlanta and joined Crossfit North Atlanta the next day. Before moving here (this past January) I made sure there was a solid crossfit gym I could go to. I stalked this website and it ended up being one of the reasons I followed through on the move!

Favorite WOD/lift:
“Mr. Joshua”  (5 rounds:  400 meter run, 30 GHDs, 15 Deadlifts) &
“Elizabeth” (21-15-9: Squat Cleans; Ring Dips)


Lift: Cleans

I have always wanted to
1.) Move across the country. Check!
2.) Ski/snowboard. Not yet but hopefully soon

1 word people use to describe me:
I think Rochelle called me a “beast” during a push-up WOD the other day. Only a crossfit girl would appreciate that 🙂


Outside of the gym I like to
make creations with my food processor (best investment ever), attempt to enlighten others about paleo eating (and then almost immediately regret it when they give me that you-are-crazy look), and explore the NW!

Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me:
Since I stalked this website for a while, I creepily recognized a lot of you before you met me!


Favorite physical activity outside of Crossfit:

Volleyball.. although I have a new found love for kickball. Go Bad Bromance!

Favorite place to eat in Portland:

This is a hard one considering I’ve eaten at approximately 3 places..  do food carts count?

Song that gets me pumped up for a workout:

If I’m lifting: Cake: Comfort Eagle. If I’m WODing: anything Rage Against the Machine

Proudest accomplishment:

Surviving the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race in sub-10 hrs! ..It felt like a never ending crossfit WOD. I’m going to stick to normal WODs now 🙂
Also, I’m glad I moved here and I’m having fun working out with the Crossfit Portland crew 🙂



19 Comments on “Who’s Who: Amy!”

  1. Yay Amy!!! You are incredibly strong girl and I endorse Rochelle’s affectionate beast label. I’m so glad you moved here and are WOD’ing at CFP 🙂

  2. Awesome strict chinup Amy — I’m glad I got to be there to witness it last night. And HOORAY for doing one with your weight contraption as well.

    I am really enjoying getting to know you, and love to watch you rock the WODs. You rock.

  3. 3 restaurants?!? that is blasphemy considering we have so many good places to eat!

    It’s nice to have another southern transplant at the gym, and good job on the pullups yesterday!

  4. Press: 140×5/160×3/180×4
    Bar Complex: 155/175/195/205/210 = 940

    Amy, nice work on the strict chin up!

  5. WOW! that skydiving picture is great…you are actually making it look fun. It was great doing the games with you amy…sweet job on the strict p.u.

  6. With that strict chin-up Amy, you might have to get “Desert Eagle .50” tattooed on your arms. Nice work

  7. I really enjoy working out with you Amy. You are so encouraging and always make me lift more weight! Thanks!

  8. You forgot to mention a soon-to-be-proud accomplishment: Warrior Dash 2010.

    You are awesome Amy. So glad to know you and WOD/kickball/food cart it up together.

    Sweet chin-up!

  9. Hooray for Internet stalking!

    Presses: 100/115/130×3
    WOD: 625lbs – 115/115/125/130/140

  10. OK, I decided to wait as long as I could to add some comments.

    1.) You stalked this web site? Hmm, I wonder what one could learn and deduce from stalking this web site.

    2.) How did you end up at the beach with the lead singer from Creed?

    3.) FYI: the best invention ever is Mike Breamer. That man can get you out of any jam.

    4.) Mine, so hot it’s stolen. Yours, looks like Gary Coleman.

  11. Only J can make things so compicated!!

    Amy-It has been fun working out with you and getting to know you! I know we will have many more fun times to come.

  12. Hey I dont know if anyone has seen the new post for the Games 2010. Looks like this is going to be exciting, with athletes finding out their WOD’s an hour before they do it! =) Can’t wait to stream it live!

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