The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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United States Qualifiers
Athlete Profile: Ginny King - South Central Texas Regional
Representing North Texas with a 3rd at Sectionals.
Ginny King comes to us by way of Central Texas. Her competitive background comes from collegiate athletics but has the unusual experience of training for an extend period of time with one arm (more on that later).
Name: Ginny King
Height: 5’ 3”
Affiliate: CrossFit Jenks
Regional: South Central
Cindy: 21 Rounds
Fight Gone Bad: 324
Clean & Jerk: 125lbs
Back Squat: 185lbs
400m Run: 1:24
What is your athletic background?
I grew up playing every sport I could. I played competitive soccer, softball and swam competitively from a young age through high school. My high school swim team won the Oklahoma State High School Championship my junior and senior year. I played four years of college softball as an outfielder and went to the NAIA National Tournament twice. I grew up with a sister who was a great athlete and we were always trying to out do the other. We really pushed each other to get better at our sport. After college, I got into running. I needed a competitive outlet. I started running in 5K's and 10K's and ran in three half marathons. I still want to get into triathlons because of my swimming background, but haven't done one yet.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in July 2008. My first WOD was basically Helen with 800m runs. I remember lying on the floor after the WOD thinking "That was horribly awesome" even though I was hurting like I hadn't hurt in years. After that, I was hooked. I am a Level 1 Certified trainer. I teach the On-Ramp courses at CrossFit Jenks. I competed at the Regional last year and finished 10th.
What is unique and/or interesting about you as an individual or athlete?
I injured my shoulder in late October of 2009. I did all of our WOD's one armed until February 2010 which gave me just about a month to prepare for sectionals being relatively healthy. It was extremely frustrating to not be able to do things at 100% and seeing the gains I had made weaken because I couldn't use my arm. Being injured forced me to think of creative ways to stay strong and really made me focus on my nutrition. It improved my mental game more than anything. I came back knowing I had to work twice as everyone else to get ready for competition. My husband is my biggest fan and supporter. In videos or pictures of me competing you can almost always hear or see him yelling at me. If it wasn't for him I know I wouldn't be as successful as I have been. He helps me put a game plan together to achieve my goals. He is amazing.