Do you remember when you started at CrossFit? Sarah Troelsen Krarup, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Name: Sarah Lindasdatter Troelsen Krarup

Gym / webpage: Butcher’s Garage, Copenhagen Denmark

Competitions? Placement:

  • CrossFit Games 2011 (Affiliate Competition), 39th
  • CrossFit Games Regionals/Europe 2011 (Affiliate Competition), 2nd
  • See all my competition results here – CrossFit/olympic weightlifting (I LOVE COMPETING)

1. When and where did you start CrossFit, and how did you hear about it?

I had my first intro class at CrossFit Copenhagen in 2008 and I had heard about it from a lot of friends who thought that I would love it – and I did and still do.

2. What was your first WOD, how did it go, and how did you feel afterwards?

AMRAP/10 min.:

  • 5 burpees
  • 10 kettlebell swings
  • 15 air squats

I went 100% hard from the beginning, and I was WASTED after 10 min.

3. Do you remember anything about when you started? Which exercises did you find difficult and was there anything you we’re unable to perform RX’ed?

I LOVED “Fight Gone Bad”, “Filthy 50” and met cons. I struggeled a lot with kipping pill-ups, and it took me forever to get them.

4. What was your favorite WOD and lift when you started – and what is it now?


  • Favorite WOD: Fight Gone Bad
  • Favorite lift: Squat
  • Least favorite WOD: Fran
  • Least favorite lift: deadlift


  • Favorite WOD: Isabell + anything with barbell complexes and heavy/CrossFit Football’ish 🙂
  • Favorite lift: Squat + squat snatch
  • Least favorite WOD: Fran + Fight Gone Bad
  • Least favorite lift: deadlift + jerk

5. What has been your best CrossFit experience(s)?

Participating in the CrossFit Games 2 times (2009 + 2011 – affiliate cup)

6. Do you have any good advice for people who have just started CrossFit? Anything you wish that you had known/had done differently etc.?

  • Don’t train stupid and don’t overtrain!
  • Strength has helped a lot, so alvays remember your vitamins (squats, deadlifts, presses, chin-ups, push-ups etc.).
  • Train your weaknesses  each time you hit the gym- CrossFit is about being as complete as possible – and you’re never better than your weakest lift/WOD/skill in a competition (mine are: pull-ups, muscle-ups, kipping toes to bar, ring dips).
  • Train your strengths as well – I’ts fun and ofen an advantage to have a few exercises that you really rock (mine are: kipping HSPU, barbell complexes, snatches and leg exercises in CrossFit WODs).
  • HAVE FUN while training

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