Lindsey Valenzuela

Lindsey Valenzuela

Also known as LV
Olympic Weightlifter
and CrossFit Champion

Who is Lindsey Valenzuela?

Lindsey Valenzuela, nicknamed ‘LV’, is an Olympic Weightlifter and CrossFit athlete. She is well known by CrossFitters worldwide, having gained the label, “Lift like Lindsey.”

Lindsey trains under Dusty Hyland and works with weight management coach Mike Dolce, creator of The Dolce Diet.

Age: 28
Born: 1987
Nickname: LV
Nationality: United States
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Weight: 150 lb

She was a former college volleyball player before lifting in 2002, and competed in her first Olympic weightlifting competition in 2008. Lindsey began CrossFit training in 2009 and has since dominated the sport, including first place in the 2014 OC Throwdown and 2013 Reebok CrossFit Southern California Regionals. More recently, she was awarded 7th place in the Reebok CrossFit Games.

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Athlete history

As a child, Lindsey participated in Jazz, swimming and volleyball. Her main athletic focus turned to volleyball in her middle school and high school years.

From there, Lindsey became a star college volleyball player at California Lutheran University.

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@LindseyValenzuela: “With the help of @thedolcediet I was able to make it back to the @CrossfitGames!!!

After her college volleyball career ended, Lindsey started competitive Olympic Weightlifting and completed her first Olympic weightlifting competition in 2008. It was through Olympic Weightlifting that she came across CrossFit and has since made a quick ascent to the top, having competed in many CrossFit Games and competitions which include:

7th place – Reebok CrossFit Games
2nd place – CrossFit California Regionals
2nd place – 2014 Kill Cliff East Coast Championships
1st place – 2014 OC Throwdown Team USA – 2013 CrossFit Inivitational
2nd place – 2013 Dubai Fitness Competition
2nd place – 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games
1st place – 2013 Reebok CrossFit Southern California Regionals
1st place – 2013 OC Throwdown
1st place – 2012 Outlaw Open Invitational
9th place – 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games
4th place – 2012 Reebok CrossFit Southern California Regionals
2nd place – 2012 OC Throwdown
2nd place – 2011-2012 Next Level Invitational Series Competitor – 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games
2nd place – 2011 US Weightlifting Championships 75kg class
3rd place – 2011 CrossFit Southern Calfornia Regionals
3rd place – 2010 CrossFit/USAW Open 69 kg class
1st place – 2010-2011 Next Level Invitational Series
1st place – 2010 American Record Makers Open 69 kg class

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