Annie is on her way back to the CrossFit Games this year after an impressive performance at Regionals.
Can't believe Regionals is already over! One of the things that makes the Meridian Regionals so special to me is the fact that you have athletes and fans from so many countries and cultural backgrounds. The Meridian is a celebration of fitness across borders and I enjoyed every moment of it… @crossfit
STRONG AND EXPERIENCED
Annie combines grit, determination and impressive strength. Her years of experience have paved the way for other Icelandic female athletes such as Katrin, Sara and Thuridur.
I have not done a lot of these but it's turning out to be Very helpful! I tend to catch my jerk a little in the front and I find that doing the jerk behind the neck forces me to catch the bar straight over head and helps me get more comfortable in that position. Give it a try! 🏋️♀️🏆 @thetrainingplan
But how did she start?
AT THE BEGINNING OF HER CROSSFIT CAREER
Annie’s background is gymnastics and track and field. Her first CrossFit Games appearance was in 2009 where she learnt how to snatch and do a muscle-up.
ANNIE THORISDOTTIR’S FIRST MUSCLE UP
#CFG10: Flashing back to the time when then 19-year-old Annie Thorisdottir showed up to the 2009 CrossFit Games with all of the work capacity but very few technical skills.During the weekend, Thorisdottir learned how to do GHD sit-ups, parallette handstand push-ups and double-unders. In the final event, she got her very first muscle-up while the Aromas crowd roared.
Posted by The CrossFit Games on Montag, 11. Juli 2016
ANNIE SNATCHING AFTER BEING TAUGHT HOW TO DO THE EXERCISE DURING THE WARM UP
Prior to the competition, Annie had never snatched before, so she had to learn the exercise in order to compete. It shows how far The CrossFit Games has come in the last few years!
DEADLIFT LADDER AT THE 2009 CROSSFIT GAMES
“Throwback to CF Games 2015 and 2010. Small change in shoulder mobility, positioning and strength 🏋 I’ll let you guys guess which one is the older one.”
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