Winner of the 2013 Crossfit games, Samantha Briggs is everything that the general public would think of when they think of a female Crossfit games champion, she’s definitely worthy of the term “Fittest Woman On Earth”.
A combination of intensity, attitude and muscle, Sam Briggs is known as one of the most intense Crossfit competitors, especially after how she attacked a broken kneecap in 2012 to come back and win the 2013 games.
After all, when your twitter name is BicepsLikeBriggs, you’ve got to be able to move from iron. At last check Sam sports some pretty impressive lifts at Crossfit Dogtown in Culver City California.
Front Squat-236.5 lbs
She even posted a personal best of 2:35 on the FRAN WOD.
Impressive lifts no doubt and I’m sure that a lot of people are interested in Sam Briggs workout but as I always tell people, Crossfit is based on build and supporting a few core lifts such as the military press, overhead squat, snatch, squat, deadliest and clean.
The beauty of Crossfit being that every lift helps build the other lift. For example, a front squat is a useful training tool for helping your back squat which is helpful for your push press which builds your overhead squat. See what I mean?
When asked about her recovery suggestions, Sam points to the most obvious, yet, ignored technique, sleep. For all the benefits that the paleo diet for Crossfit athletes provides, athletes will often under eat and when you under eat you compromise your recovery. Sure, you could have a good grass fed whey protein or extra strength fish oil but the rest of your day needs to be point on as well. Sam also advocates some slow and steady cardio post workout. Not to burn fat but simply to help your body clear lactic acid.
This brings us to the last point, what’s Sam Briggs diet like?
In the youtube video “A Day In The Life Of Samantha Briggs” she lays out the following meal plan, which is similar to the paleo diet with some slight diary or oatmeal (click here to check out a article about Crossfit nutrition)
Sam eats three meals a day and supplements from pure pharma during the day.
From the video we learn that her post workout meal is a whey shake with coconut water and 2 fish oil capsules.
For breakfast Sam has 1 banana and some scrambled eggs with coconut oil and at times, peanut butter mixed in.
For lunch she has a whole food protein sources like Salmon, Chicken or Turkey and a salad or babyhood substitute with various nuts for her fat source.
For dinner she finishes off with steak, chicken or fish and some green vegetables.
So what can you learn from my Sam Briggs Crossfit Workout And Diet article?