Anna Fragkou Interview – Fighting For The CrossFit Games!

How did you get into CrossFit? Do you come from a sporting background?

A friend of mine told me about it and he said that I’d be great at it so I couldn’t miss out on the fun. When I was a kid I did a lot of track and field and I really liked running.

How do you feel about the forthcoming Regionals?

I’m ready.

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How do you feel about the way that the Regionals have been restructured this year?

I don’t think it matters to be honest, for me there’s no difference at all.

Which event are you most excited about?

I really like Linda, Event 3 with the gymnastics movements. All the workouts are very interesting and exciting,the standards every year are getting higher and higher.

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And which event are you least excited about?

My least excited event has to be Event 1.

How will your training change now until the Regionals start?

After testing out all the events and working out strategies I’ll definitely do a deload week,take time to rest the body and mind and get ready for the weekend.The work has been done… it’s showtime now that’s what I like to say.

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What does a typical training day look like for you?

I train twice a day including my running sessions at the track, usually my morning sessions consist of aerobic work and some weightlifting.In the afternoon I might hit again some workouts or I’ll do gymnastics strength/work. In my training i practise a lot of the basics almost everyday,never forget to practise them!

With your programming, how do you try to peak for the different CrossFit events such as the Open?

When we get closer to the Open I try to do workouts that have the same format as the Open ,my programming doesn’t really change or my training either.

If you could design one event for the 2018 Regionals, what would it be and why?

Parallette deficit strict weighted paused handstand push ups along with heavy deadlifts..I’m just kidding..or not?!

What is your biggest strength and weakness when it comes to CrossFit?

It’s not a secret that I’m really good at gymnastics I think that’s my biggest strength and my shoulders too.As of weaknesses rowing is not my strongest point and I know that my anatomy also doesn’t help me to row as hard as I would like to.

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What are your CrossFit goals this year?

The goal doesn’t change it’s the same one..Games.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

The best piece of advice I have ever received is to do what I can and not look what anyone else is doing around me focus on what I can do best and move on.If I do what I do and practise everyday I know I’m going to be okay.Thinking of this advice calms my mind and keeps me sane.

Do you have any psychological tips that you use to stay strong during tough WODs?

During a WOD try to focus on what you are doing at the moment on rep at a time on movement at a time don’t think what’s following next just focus on completing the task that you are doing,basically do the work.

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Thanks a lot Anna and best of luck!

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