Jaime Hagiya, co-owner of Torrance Training lab in Torrance, California, joins us on the show today. Jamie is an experienced CrossFit athlete having qualified for regionals the last 4 years and making it to the CrossFit games in 2016. She is a former collegiate and professional basketball player at USC where she led the team to 2 NCAA tournament appearances. She then went on to play professionally in Greece and Spain.
At 5’3”, Jamie has been told time and time again she would never make it as a basketball player but she has proved everybody wrong by playing at USC and beyond. This same intensity and grit learned on the basketball court has been transferred to CrossFit where she is now one of the sport’s most recognizable and successful athletes.
From 2012 to 2016, Jamie had many setbacks including the tearing of her hamstring and rupturing of her Achilles tendon. Injuries and setbacks are a tough experience for any athlete and we talk about battling through these tough times and how to get back on track as soon as possible.
Jamie also posted a viral Instagram post about body image. We dive into body image and the struggle that even athletes sometimes can have with this subject. Check out this viral post here
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0:57 Jamie Hagiya Introduction
3:18 Jamie’s Basketball Career
6:15 Fighting a Chip on your Shoulder
7:17 Influence of Grandparents
9:09 Getting Started with CrossFit
13:17 Transitioning to CrossFit
14:55 Tearing a Hamstring
17:34 A Competitive Spirit
20:42 First Coaching Experience
22:47 Tearing an Achilles
28:25 Training Schedule for The Open
32:12 Hiring a Coach
38:05 CrossFit Games Experience
41:09 Viral Instagram Body Image Post
45:41 CrossFit Nutrition
50:48 Contacting Jamie