Lindsey Valenzuela aka LV or Lift Like Lindsey, has been an athlete all of her life. At just 29 years young Lindsey’s a competitive world renowned elite CrossFit athlete and Olympic Weightlifter, coach and most recently a new mother. As a child Lindsey grew up learning how to dance, swim, and play volleyball. Throughout middle school and high school Lindsey focused on taking volleyball to the next level. All her hard work paid off, and she went on to become a star collegiate volleyball player. During her collegiate volleyball career Lindsey discovered Olympic Weightlifting and began using this as her off season strength programming. In 2008 her passion to compete eventually led her from a collegiate volleyball career to an Olympic Weightlifting competitor. In September 2009 Lindsey discovered CrossFit through Olympic Weightlifting. She instantly fell in love with CrossFit, as it was a perfect match for her competitive athletic spirit.
Since becoming an Olympic Weightlifter and CrossFitter Lindsey has competed in many fitness competitions in both sports, and she’s loved every single minute of it. She first competed in an Olympic weightlifting competition in 2008. In 2009 after doing CrossFit for just two months, Lindsey placed 13th at the Southwest Regionals. In 2011 Lindsey came 3rd at the SoCal Regionals and 34th place in her first CrossFit Games appearance. In 2012 she came 4th at the SoCal Regionals and 9th place at the 2012 CrossFit Games. In 2013 Lindsey made it to the podium for her second time, taking 1st place at the SoCal Regionals and became the 2nd Fittest Woman on Earth at the 2013 CrossFit Games. In 2014 Lindsey placed 4th at the SoCal Regionals, but unfortunately missed out on a place at the 2014 CrossFit Games. However she bounced back in 2015 taking 2nd place at the California Regionals and 7th overall at the 2015 CrossFit Games. In 2016 Lindsey took a break from competition to focus on having her first child.
Lindsey has had a life changing experience due to CrossFit. She continues to prove she’s a force to be reckoned with, she’s a relentless competitor and we’re excited about her return in 2017. We believe she’ll come back stronger, faster and fiercer than ever before. Bring on the #ComeBackTour!
BELIEVE! – Lindsey Valenzuela
- Clean & Jerk 255lb
- Snatch 200lb
- Deadlift 405lb
- Back Squat 300lb
- Max Pullups 45
Diet and Training:
Lindsey takes her nutrition very seriously. Up until pregnancy she always ate paleo and allowed herself one cheat day a week. In the past she’s had help from Chef by Request which made eating paleo much easier with her hectic lifestyle. For a year and half pre pregnancy Lindsey worked with weight management coach Mike Dolce, creator of The Dolce Diet. She also swears that The Dolce Diet was the reason why she was able to make it back to The Crossfit Games. While pregnant Lindsey listened to her body, her diet changed a little, but she focused on eating as clean and healthy as possible. Lindsey also loves to get a 30 – 60 minute weekly massage to get back in touch with herself, for some relaxation and meditation time.
Lindsey trained at Valley CrossFit alongside some of the best female CrossFitters in the world. She also worked with world famous Olympic lifting coach Bob Takano at CrossFit High Voltage. Lindsey went on to train with coach Dusty Hyland at DogTown CrossFit in Culver City, California. In August 2015, Lindsey and her business partner James Townsend opened their own affiliate Autumo CrossFit in Moorpark, California. A dream of Lindsey’s which finally came into fruition at the perfect time. Since the move Lindsey has managed, coached and trained at Autumo CrossFit full-time. While Lindsey was pregnant she toned down her training, used BIRTHFIT and trained alongside co-owner James, modifying some of HyperFit USA’s programming.
- The Natural Grip Custom Protection
- Goat Tape Scary Sticky Premium Athletic
- Women’s Reebok Crossfit Nano 3.0 Training Shoe
- Reebok Women’s R CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0 Training Shoe
- Reebok Women’s and Men’s Crossfit Nano 7.0 Cross-Trainer Shoe
- Reebok Women’s One Series 4″ Woven Short
- Reebok Women’s Cardio Tights
- Reebok CrossFit Reversible Sports Bra
- Reebok Women’s Warrior Solid Bra
- Harbinger Women’s Weightlifting Belt
- HumanX Line Wrist Wraps
- Believe Atlas Power Wraps
- HumanX The Compressor Pro Performance Knee Sleeve
- Rehband Knee Sleeves
- Kill Cliff Recovery Drink
- Cytosport Muscle Milk Genuine Protein Powder
- Cytosport Muscle Milk Genuine Protein Shake
- The Dolce Diet: 3 weeks to Shredded