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TRANSFORMATION – Kari Pearce before CrossFit (and 10 of her Workouts and Unique Exercises)

Check out the third fittest woman in the world before CF and find out what you can learn from her.

Kari pearce is the third fittest woman in the world and put America on the podium on the women’s side at the 2020 CrossFit Games last year. 

  • CrossFit Games ’15, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18, ’19, ’20
  • Fittest American Woman ’16, ‘18, ’19, ‘20

Born and raised in Ann Arbor Michigan. Sister. Daughter. Gymnast. Division 1 Athlete. Physique Competitor. Weightlifter. CrossFitter. 

1stMathew FraserTia-Clair Toomey
2ndSamuel KwantKatrín Davíðsdóttir
3rdJustin MedeirosKari Pearce

During the previous years she consistently placed highly, excelling in gymnastic workouts.  GAMES

20165thIndividual Women
201521stIndividual Women

During the last five years, Kari has competed in CrossFit all around the world including Dubai, France, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, New York, California, and Wisconsin. She also travels to teach athletes the gymnastics side of CrossFit. Having her extensive background, she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. 

She began her athletic career as a gymnast at the age of 3 and did it for 18 years. Kari was on the Varsity Gymnastics team at the University of Michigan where her team won 4 Big Ten Championships. She earned her degree in Movement Science from the School of Kinesiology and was three time Academic All Big Ten.


Kari competed as a physique competitor, on the left you can see her in her pre-CrossFit days. 


Add these tips and workouts into your training. 


Let’s kick PowerAbs 2.0 launch week off right with…

Hollow Hold Flutter Kicks + Alternating V-Ups!

  • Get in 10 reps of each and a total of 5 sets
  • This will set your abs, hip flexors, and transversus abdominus (your 6-pack) on fire
  • If you can’t keep your legs straight, it’s ok to bend them.


Straddle Up + Strict Toes To Bar Left + Strict Toes To Bar Right

How many rounds can you get? Give it a try and tag me!

This will put your abs, hip flexors, shoulders, lats, and forearms to the ultimate test!        

3 Strict Chest To Bar Pull-Up + Toes To Bar + Hips To Bar

How many can you get in a row without coming down? That’s right, you want to do these unbroken.

This will put your abs, lats, biceps, shoulders, forearms, and hip flexors to the ultimate test!

4 Medicine Ball Windshield Wipers

Get in 4 sets of 12 reps

This will wake up your abs, shoulders, hip flexors, and obliques.

Make sure you can do regular windshield wipers before giving this a try. If you don’t have a medicine ball use a gallon of water or anything else with some weight!               

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