Annie Comes to Mike’s Gym: Part 2

By Mike Burgener and Annie Thorisdottir

In Coaching, HD Videos, Olympic Lifts

May 03, 2011

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Annie Thorisdottir might be a long way from Iceland, but she doesn’t look out of place at Mike’s Gym in Bonsall, Calif.

In Part 2, the second-place finisher in the 2010 CrossFit Games learns a less-well-known cousin of the Burgener Warm-Up. The “Junk-Yard Dog Warm-Up” is designed to get athletes ready for jumping and landing, which define weightlifting in the simplest terms.

Then it’s on to behind-the-neck snatch-grip push presses and snatch pulls before Coach Burgener has Iceland Annie brave a cold pool for a bit of therapy.

In between, Thorisdottir explains that while she still wants to go into medicine, she’s currently focusing on CrossFit. On the top of her to-do list, no doubt, is winning the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. After recently joining reigning champ Kristan Clever at the top of the Open standings after the final workout, Annie is well on her way to doing just that.

11min 56sec
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Additional reading: Burg’s Eye View No. 3 by Mike Burgener, published Jan. 24, 2011.

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15 Comments on “Annie Comes to Mike’s Gym: Part 2”


wrote …

I don't know what the point was for Annie getting in the pool, but I still enjoyed it.


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I agree. There probably are a few legit reasons for the pool dip but, who cares? Iceland rocks!


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She is such an inspirational woman!


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I believe the pool dip had to do with muscle recovery. Just like when I played college football we used to take ice or pool dips to allow our muscles to recover quicker. It works.


wrote … willing to pay the money to go to a Cert in Iceland, just to ask her to marry me...


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Im not gonna lie, Annie is gorgeous. and I dont even care for the reason she was in the pool.


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My heroine!


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damn what a hottie.


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I'd love to seen the same series after some California sunshine....


Ben O'Grady wrote …

I can't watch this video, Annie is too hot. Also, are there others like this in her native land? Get me my AMEX, I'm buying a plane ticket right now.


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What some father's will do for their sons! I see through you CB.


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CrossFit IS medicine!


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"I study chemistry for fun." :)


replied to comment from Ben O'Grady

you wanna see how many icelandic chicks were at the top of the leaderboards in europe for the open!!

Doesn't it kill you though these people that are great at everything they do...chemistry for fun!! Crossfit for a few years then dedicate my life to medicine!!


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Annie in a bikini....omg coach mike I love you...

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