From Track To Gymnastics To CrossFit To Lifting, Alyssa Ritchey's Done It All

From Track To Gymnastics To CrossFit To Lifting, Alyssa Ritchey's Done It All

Alyssa Ritchey has been a successful CrossFit and weightlifting athlete, competing in the CrossFit Games Regionals and National level weightlifting meets multiple times over the past four years. Earlier this year, Ritchey committed to weightlifting full time and is now poised to make a podium run at the 2016 American Open. I chatted with her about how she ended up choosing weightlifting, her background, and what her goal is coming into a meet like this.

0:00 - getting in weightlifting via Chad Wesley Smith and Colin Burns

2:33 - how training specifically for weightlifting has made her better than ever

6:26 - her background in gymnastics and weightlifting

8:22 - goal going into the American Open and cutting to 48kg

12:20 - what’s the first cheat meal after the AO