Sumary of CrossFit star Sara Sigmundsdottir started the sport to lose weight — now she eats 3,000 calories a day to keep her muscles:
- Icelandic CrossFit athlete Sara Sigmundsdottir initially took up the sport to “lose weight and get a boyfriend.
- CrossFit star Sara Sigmundsdottir initially started the sport to lose weight and get a boyfriend, and she was terrified of growing muscles, she told Insider.
- “I want to normalize the strong female body,” the Icelandic athlete said.
- Sigmundsdottir hated having muscles at firstSigmundsdottir, who’s about to turn 29, started CrossFit at age 17 and finished third in 2015 and 2016 and fourth in 2017 at the CrossFit Games.
- Much like CrossFit champion Tia-Clair Toomey, Sigmundsdottir initially struggled with how the sport changed her body.
- “I can’t believe that when I started training, my only goal was not to get muscles and I would never want to lift in front of a guy because I was so embarrassed by how strong I was,” she said.
- Gradually, Sigmundsdottir learned to love her body by focusing on what it could do and finding inspiration in other female CrossFit athletes.
- She initially didn’t want neck muscles, but then realized they allowed her to do muscle-ups, which are notoriously challenging.