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Preparing for the European Regionals: Sarah Troelsen and Samantha Briggs

All over Europe, athletes are getting ready for one of the greatest European CrossFit events so far. No two athletes are the same, and how they prepare is very different. Read on to find out how your favourite athlete gets psyched for the weekend.

Questions:

1) How are your training routines this week (leading up to the Regionals)?
2) How do you prepare mentally?
3) Does your diet change?
4) Do you have any routines / rituals that you must adhere to?
5) Are your bags packed? :)

Sarah Lindasdatter Troelsen, TEAM BUTCHER’S GARAGE

1) I’m on Club La Santa Sport this week teaching CrossFit and enjoying the sunny weather. Running each day and prepping for the WODs.

2) By going through the WODs mentally and by practising them.

3) No – it never does!

4) Resting a lot.

5) Yep! Going directly to Regionals from Club La Santa…. Can’t wait!!!!!!!

—– o0o ——

Samantha Briggs, CrossFit Central Manchester, Individual competition, finished 2nd in the Opens 

1) The week before I am still training every day but it is just consisting of a steady run in the morning and skill work in the afternoon, nothing too heavy but I want to keep everything moving and working

2) For me I try not to let the competition fever get into my head, I will be giving each WOD my everything but I will be approaching each day as any other day – no pressure just enjoy the WOD

3) My diet will be the same up-until Sunday night when beer and cake is on the menu! I eat pretty much paleo so I’ll be sticking with that for the weekend

4) I don’t have any lucky charms or rituals that I follow – I do have a set warm up though that I will be doing to try and prepare myself as much as possible

5) all my gym kit, lifting shoes, jump rope and essentials are lined up ready for action


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Preparing for the European Regionals: Anders Knudsen and Mikko Aronpää

All over Europe, athletes are getting ready for one of the greatest European CrossFit events so far. No two athletes are the same, and how they prepare is very different. Read on to find out how your favourite athlete gets psyched for the weekend.

Questions:

1) How are your training routines this week (leading up to the Regionals)?
2) How do you prepare mentally?
3) Does your diet change?
4) Do you have any routines / rituals that you must adhere to?
5) Are your bags packed? :)

Mikko Aronpää, CROSSGYM Athlete, Individual competition, finished 3rd in the Opens

1) The week leading up to the regionals is very light in terms of training. I rest a lot and do some skill training and couple very short metcons to get the heart rate up. I think rest, recovery and skill refinement is the name of the game during last week before the competition.

2) I’m trying to think a strategy for each workout. Other than that I’m just trying to relax knowing that I did everything I possibly could in training wise.

3) Not much. Maybe a bit more strict than usual and trying to stay away from burgers and goodies:)

4) I do some cold water swimming in cold Finnish lakes to speed up the recovery/ blood circulation.

5) YES!!! Ready to go! Good luck to everyone competing in Europe Regionals!

—– o0o —–

Anders Knudsen, TEAM BUTCHER’S GARAGE

1) Heavy OHS/split jerk from back monday morning + a small cardio run before work at night time… Thursday – REST… Wednesday – light cardio WOD, and then I’m ready to ROCK!!! —

2) Mentally I consider my self to be quite strong, so I try to focus on the team effort instead of my own effort – fx what could I do to help the team things.

3) No changes in diets, food still going in and out.

4) When it get’s heavy and intense i’ll let the angry man out an shout 🙂 in a good way

5) yes, Sarah told med what to pack so it’s all good ;o)