AMANDA SHUMATE CARROLL

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I was born and raised in Baconton, GA (a small town just outside of Albany).  I moved to the big city of Atlanta to attend GA Tech where I received my B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2004.  I worked out off and on at the big globo gyms, but it never seemed to fulfill me.  I drove by Crossfit on the Square in Marietta one day in July 2012 and decided to stop in and see what it was all about.  After talking to Ivy Perkins, the owner, it sounded like something I might be interested in.  I happened to start at the beginning of their Olympic Lifting training cycle and the more I performed the Clean and Snatch the more I realized this was something I loved.  I loved lifting heavy!  I decided to take a Powerlifting workshop that was being taught by Vanessa Gale and David Bell.  A light bulb went off and I had my “Aha” moment.  This is what I am passionate about, and this is what I was born to do.  Soon after the workshop, CFSQ add Strength classes to the schedule that were taught by Vanessa and Dave and of course I immediately signed up.  I was hooked from day one.  I decided to do my first competition (USAPL) in March of 2013 and it was one of the best experiences of my life.  I now have three competitions under my belt and have signed up for two more.   I train 3 to 4 times a week and I am proud to say I am a part of Team PrettySTRONG!

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Competition Weight Classes: 165/181

Squat: 300

Bench: 160

Deadlift: 364

More to come! Stay tuned for future Personal Records!

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