Amanda Barnhart started out as a relatively unknown CrossFit athlete in 2017 when she surprised everyone with a 25th place finish in the central regionals. The next year she was back with a vengeance as she returned to the same event and won half the events.
Impressive results for this relative newcomer to the sport who only got started in 2014. Keep on reading for all the details you need to know about one of our favourite CrossFitters.
An Introduction to Amanda Barnhart
Amanda’s success in CrossFit is no surprise as she’s been a lifelong athlete. She’s competed in swimming, running, volleyball and gymnastics. During college, she swam division 1 at Cleveland State University. Top CrossFit athlete Colleen Fotsch is another person who made the switch from this sport.
She’s also a certified physical therapist and works hard to balance her work and training
Here’s the information you need to know about one of the top female CrossFit athletes in the world.
Weight: 155 pounds
Affiliation: Centerville CrossFit
Here are her best results for some of the most popular CrossFit exercises.
Back Squat: 325 lbs
Clean + Jerk: 257 lbs
Snatch: 200 lbs
Deadlift: 390 lbs
Rise to the Top of the CrossFit World
Do you want to know more about how this athlete made it to the top of the CrossFit world in such a short amount of time? Check out this short video for all the details you need to know:
CrossFit Games and CrossFit Open Results
Amanda has been competing in CrossFit competitions since 2014 and has been steadily improving year over year. Some of her best results are as follows:
2019 CrossFit Open: 9th
2018 CrossFit Open: 27th (she won the clean + jerk speed ladder event)
2019 CrossFit Games Individual Women: 7th (15th in 2018)
Her 7th place finish in the 2019 CrossFit Games was all the more impressive when you consider that she did it in extreme pain since the Friday of the competition. During the Ruck (event 3), Amanda rolled her ankle and would go on to finish that event in 15th place. The rest of the weekend consisted of her trying to figure out how to manage each event around the needs of her ankle.
Impressive results for the amount of adversity she faced during the competition. We’re excited to see what the future holds for her in terms of results. Does a podium finish await her or being crowned the fittest woman on Earth? We’ll find out for the 2020 CrossFit Games!
Interview: Diet, Tips, Workouts and More
Do you want to know more about one of the best CrossFit athletes in the world? Then check out this interview with her for all the details you’ll want to find out:
Amanda Barnhart Instagram
Like many other popular CrossFit athletes, Barnhart has an Instagram account. To date, she has almost 250,000 followers and more than 900 posts. If you want to check it out, you can find her right here:
Here’s one of our favourite quotes from her about how our bodies change throughout the year when training and competing. And how that’s okay!”
“Taking breaks, cutting yourself some slack, and doing things in moderation help keep us sane. We’re all human — even pro athletes. Be happy, be healthy.”
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