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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 was the third fittest woman in the world and put America on the podium on the women’s side at the 2020 CrossFit Games.

Unfortunately, she was unable to compete at the 2021 CrossFit Games due to COVID-19.

  • 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.

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

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

YEAROVERALL RANKDIVISION
20195thWomen
20186thWomen
201710thWomen
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 PEARCE BEFORE CROSSFIT

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

KARI PEARCE WORKOUTS AND TRAINING TIPS

Add these tips and workouts into your training.

KARI PEARCE WORKOUTS AND TRAINING TIPS

Add these tips and workouts into your training.

1 AB WORKOUT

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.

AB WORKOUT

2 AB CHALLENGE

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!

5 MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS VARIATION

“I love Mountain Climbers so much that I’ve even included them in PowerAbs 2.0!

Today we’ll do a variation known as Toe Touch Mountain Climbers!”

Get in 4 sets of 10 reps on each side.

This will fire up (fire emoji) your abs, hip flexors, shoulders, triceps and obliques.

Make sure you can hold a perfect plank for 30 seconds before giving this a try!

6 Single Leg Lifts Over Dumbbells

Get in 4 sets of 12 reps (6 each way on each leg)

This will challenge your abs, hip flexors, and quads.

If you don’t have a dumbbell, you can use another object. The higher the object, the harder it will be!

7 Crossbody V-Up + V-Ups!

Get in 4 sets of 5 reps of each

This will engage your abs, obliques, and your 6-pack muscles.

If you can’t keep your legs straight, it’s ok to bend them.

8 COMPLEX CHALLENGE

Wall Walk + Handstand Push-Up + Thigh Tap

How many sets can you do in a row?

This will fire up your abs, shoulders, chest, triceps, and transversus abdominus.

9 Side Tuck Up + Side V-Ups!

Let’s get in 4 sets of 6 reps of each!

This will have your abs and obliques all fired up! ?

Even if you can’t do the v-ups at least do the tuck ups so you can get your workout in..

10 Medicine Ball Burpees With Double Push-Ups!

Get in 4 sets of 10 reps

This will fire up your abs, shoulders, chest, triceps, and quads.

The heavier the ball, the harder it will be!

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