Tiffany Szemplinski first started CrossFit in 2010. During this period, Tiffany was going to college and was unhappy with her life. This was mainly due to her unhealthy habits, which consisted of heavy drinking on the weekends alongside a sedentary lifestyle.
Determined to make a radical lifestyle shift, Tiffany decided to give CrossFit a try. She said; “my most active days were spent running bases in beer Wiffle Ball games in college. 1 month after graduation, I decided to make a lifestyle change. I wanted to become healthier and get in better shape.”
Over the months of training, Tiffany did get in shape like she’d planned, but she also achieved so much more along the way. Throughout her transformation, she’s sculpted a strong and healthy physique, a disciplined mindset, and above all – a thirst to excel in life.
This led her to start a career in CrossFit, something she’d initially never dreamed of. She’s since become a world-class athlete, renowned fitness model, certified coach, and inspiration for everyone who’s looking to improve their lives through physical activity – just like she did.
“I’ve found that successful people just do the basics better and more often. Accessory work is something I never leave out.”
Full Name: Tiffany Szemplinski Weight Height Age Date of Birth 135 - 145lbs (61.2 - 65.8kg) 5'5" (165cm) 34 December 23, 1987 Nationality Profession Era American CrossFit Athlete, Fitness Model 2010 Weight 135 - 145lbs (61.2 - 65.8kg) Height 5'5" (165cm) Age 34 Date of Birth December 23, 1987 Nationality American Profession CrossFit Athlete, Fitness Model Era 2010
“Control your perceptions. Direct your actions properly. Willingly accept what’s outside your control.”
- Squats – 295lbs
- Clean and Jerk – 235lbs
- Snatch – 185 lbs
- Deadlift – 335 lbs
- Pull-ups – 50
- Run 5k – 22:40
|YEAR||DIVISION||OVERALL RANK WORLDWIDE||RANK BY REGION||OVERALL RANK BY STATE||OVERALL RANK BY COUNTRY|
|2018||Women||212th||21st North East||8th New York||136th|
|2017||Women||349th||33rd North East||9th New York||215th United States|
|2016||Individual Women||146th||19th North East||4th New York||101st United States|
|2015||Individual Women||93rd||13th North East||3rd New York||66th United States|
|2014||Individual Women||163rd||11th North East||—||—|
|2013||Individual Women||859th||73rd North East||—||—|
|2012||Individual Women||449th||32nd North East||—||—|
|YEAR||OVERALL RANK||DIVISION||REGIONAL NAME||TEAM NAME|
|2016||28th||Individual Women||East Regional||—|
|2014||15th||Individual Women||North East||—|
|2013||13th||Team||North East||Competition Team|
|2012||11th||Team||North East||Albany CrossFit|
|YEAR||OVERALL RANK||DIVISION||TEAM NAME|
|YEAR||OVERALL RANK||TEAM NAME||MEMBERS|
|2016||1455th||Team Milford||Bailey Garrett, Trevor James, Nicholas DelGrande|
Tiffany Szemplinski trains like most CrossFit athletes, following a high-intensity training program for 3-6 hours per day, five days per week.
One day of the week is typically her active recovery day, where she walks or does some light resistance training.
Her other rest day is dedicated to full recovery. This is where Tiffany restrains herself from doing any strenuous physical activity. She’ll use this time to catch up with her friends and family and to enjoy a sweet treat if she feels like it.
Tiffany’s lean and strong abs are a reflection of her clean diet. She eats unprocessed foods that make her healthy and focused on her goals that lie ahead.
She doesn’t like overcomplicating her diet, but instead, eats what’s healthy and gives her results in her competitions. These foods include chicken breasts, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and avocados.
Tiffany also takes supplements like multivitamins, creatine, and whey protein to fill in the ‘gaps’ in her diet.
What we can learn from Tiffany Szemplinski
Tiffany Szemplinski’s work ethic and desire to make her goals a reality serves as an example for everyone. She initially became involved in CrossFit because she wanted to make a radical lifestyle change – going from unhealthy to fit.
As the progress kept coming, Tiffany ‘fell in love’ with CrossFit and all of its associated activities, including competitions. This led her to start a career in CrossFit and become a professional athlete.
Her story shows us that fitness can offer you much more than just a healthy and fit body. It could be a new door, a new opportunity for something better in your life. You just need to take that first step – just like Tiffany Szemplinski did.
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