Jaime Hagiya, co-owner of Torrance Training lab in Torrance, California, joins us on the show today. Jamie is an experienced CrossFit athlete having qualified for regionals the last 4 years and making it to the CrossFit games in 2016. She is a former collegiate and professional basketball player at USC where she led the team to 2 NCAA tournament appearances. She then went on to play professionally in Greece and Spain. At 5'3", Jamie has been told time and time again she would never make it as a basketball player but she has proved everybody wrong by playing at USC and beyond. This same intensity and grit learned on the basketball court has been transferred to CrossFit where she is now one of the sport's most recognizable and successful athletes. From 2012 to 2016, Jamie had many setbacks including the tearing of her hamstring and rupturing of her Achilles tendon. Injuries and setbacks are a tough experience for any athlete and we talk about battling through these tough times and how to get back on track as soon as possible. Jamie also posted a viral Instagram post about body image. We dive into body image and the struggle that even athletes sometimes can have with this subject. Check out this viral post here Remember if you enjoy the show head over to our website and sign up for our mailing list. Each month we are giving away a free T Shirt if you are registered! Timeline: 0:57 Jamie Hagiya Introduction 3:18 Jamie's Basketball Career 6:15 Fighting a Chip on your Shoulder 7:17 Influence of Grandparents 9:09 Getting Started with CrossFit 13:17 Transitioning to CrossFit 14:55 Tearing a Hamstring 17:34 A Competitive Spirit 20:42 First Coaching Experience 22:47 Tearing an Achilles 28:25 Training Schedule for The Open 32:12 Hiring a Coach 38:05 CrossFit Games Experience 41:09 Viral Instagram Body Image Post 45:41 CrossFit Nutrition 50:48 Contacting Jamie Contact Jamie: https://www.instagram.com/jamiejoyce2/ https://www.facebook.com/hagiya.jamie/ http://torrancetraininglab.com/ Check out this episode!
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