Annie Thorisdottir Workout Routine and Diet Plan

The Icelandic CrossFit professional Anne Mist Pórisdóttir (often mentioned as Annie Thorisdottir in international media) is basically from Reykjavik in Iceland. Also a coach and a trainee at Crossfit Reykjavik, she co-owns and manages the gym. Having triumphed the CrossFit Games twice in 2011 and 2012, Annie is the first woman to have accomplished the event twice. In 2010, she settled second, and in 2014, she won the second position. During the 2013 CrossFit Games, she was wounded, and in 2015, she was held due to heatstroke and had to retract. Her administration at the 2017 CrossFit Games won her a third-place ending.

Annie Thorisdottir

The professional Annie practices four hours a day, six days a week. Moreover, she has also been a gymnast for eight years; a ballet dancer for two years; and a pole vaulter for two years. Her height is 170 cm (5’7″) whereas her weight is almost 67 kg (148 lbs), and now she is planning to pursue a career in medicine too. She gave birth to a girl, Freyja, on August 20, 2020.

Annie Thorisdottir‘s involvement in several exercise routines is key to her staying healthy. Discussions will revolve around her healthy lifestyle. We also gathered information on her exercise regimen, diet supplements, and nutritional supplements. As well as providing readers with some helpful tips, she provides readers with a helpful checklist. Check it out for yourself!

Annie Thorisdottir Statistics

  • Birth Year: 1989 (age 31)
  • Birth Date: 18 September
  • Height: 5 feet  7 inches (170cm approx..)
  • Weight: 148 lbs( 67 kg approx..)

Annie Thorisdottir Awards and Achievements

Annie Thorisdottir

Personal best(s)
  • Backsquat: 276 lb (125 kg)
  • Clean and Jerk: 238 lb (108 kg)
  • Snatch: 203 lb (92 kg)
  • Deadlift: 375 lb (170 kg)
  • Fran 2:37
  • Grace 1:20
  • Filthy 50 15:07
  • Isabel 1:29
  • Elizabeth 4:24
  • Randy 2:29
  • Diane 1:54
Year Games Regionals Open (Worldwide)
2009 11th
2010 2nd 1st (Europe)
2011 1st 1st (Europe) 1st
2012 1st 1st (Europe) 3rd
2013 Did not compete*
2014 2nd 1st (Europe) 28th
2015 38th* 3rd (Meridian) 1st
2016 13th 2nd (Meridian) 10th
2017 3rd 3rd (Meridian) 7th
2018 5th 1st (Europe) 5th
Year Games Qualifier Open
2019 12th 2nd (world)
2nd (Iceland)
2020 DNC (Pregnancy) 2nd (world)
2nd (Iceland)

Annie Thorisdottir Workout Routine

Annie Thorisdottir

When you have a nickname that is popular in the community, you know you have already made it to be one of the most renowned CrossFit personalities. For Annie Thorisdottir, it was pretty much the same as she is one of the most popular sportspeople in the field. A two-time CrossFit Games champion, 2011-2012, Thorisdottir is both an expert and every year competitor for the top position. In 2018, she came first in the European regions and has been placed in the first or second position for 5 straight years in a row. Annie Thorisdottir comes from Iceland and says that this kind of life is great for challenging herself. She needs to know what she and her body are capable of doing once she puts her mind to achieving goals.

When the ice-capped volcano Eyjafjallajökull exploded at the beginning of 2010, she and her parents performed a journey. “It’s insane how much power is in this earth, and you feel so close to it here,” she says. “It flows through you.” If anyone knows about the top-notch Crossfit training and how to go about it, it is Annie Thorisdottir. She has not explicitly talked about her workout routine but we have gathered from bits and pieces. Besides this, she also keeps on giving some tips for working out to her fans too.

As her family describes it, Thorisdottir showed signs of being an athlete when she was just a toddler, scudding across the floor on her backside instead of crawling. Her grandfather arranged pull-up competitions and bought her the equivalent of $27 in Icelandic currency, a dollar per pull-up, once. It did not take long for her to become proficient at swinging from tables, climbing kitchen cabinets, and surpassing her brothers in competitions. “If there was a challenge, especially one with a reward, I had to win it,” Thorisdottir says.

Now she can be found mostly in her own gym where she spends most of her time, CrossFit Reykjavík, whose airplane hangar–size training floor is stocked with the tools of her trade—barbells, kettlebells, gymnastics rings, plyometric boxes, medicine balls, rowing ergometers. In addition to her morning sessions dedicated to metabolic conditioning, she usually trains in the afternoons for strength, and between those sessions, she works on mobility and posts to Instagram.

On top of that, she coaches several CrossFit classes each day. As a result, Thorisdottir maintains an active lifestyle with a Paleo diet heavy on meat, chicken, fish, and vegetables (without rice, bread, pasta, potatoes, or sugar), along with occasional non-Paleo dairy (she needs the calories). Despite only drinking alcohol two or three times a year, she treats herself every Saturday to ice cream and chocolate cake.

Thorisdottir’s top training partner is Frederik Aegidius. Denmark’s top CrossFit athlete is 26-year-old Aegidius, a student studying biotechnology and business. During the Dubai Fitness Championships last fall, they won their respective divisions, securing their status as CrossFit’s First Couple. When I asked Aegidius how they met, he replied that a female friend had tormented him in a joke about finding the perfect girl for him, which was followed by picturing Thorisdottir deadlifting at the 2009 Olympics.

In addition to workout clothes, she seldom wears anything else. Thorisdottir says she loves dressing up and she says she’s learned what’s flattering to her body (clingy, low-cut sleeveless dresses) and what’s not (shirts too short to cover her midriff). Even though she’s wearing Reebok Nanos, she prefers a different kind of high-performance shoe. “As a treat for winning the 2012 Games, I bought myself two pairs of heels—one Valentino and one Prada,” she says.

Annie Thorisdottir

Thorisdottir practiced gymnastics as a child and was on the national team before giving up at age fifteen due to several reasons. As she puts it, “I knew that I would never be the best in the world.” Her first love was ballet, and she studied at the Icelandic Ballet School. A few years ago, however, she saw her broad shoulders and realized she didn’t have a ballerina’s body and was drawn to pole vaulting, where she became national champion for two years running and aiming for the 2012 Olympics. Eventually, she took a stand, saying it had been a little too much of one thing.

A former soccer player and ballroom dancer saw something in her upon watching her instruct a boot camp-style exercise class. Her instructor, Evert Viglundsson, immediately noticed that something was different about her. “The efficiency of her movement was just amazing—nothing wasted, no struggle,” he recalls. Having recently discovered CrossFit, V*glundsson encouraged her to compete in the upcoming regional event, where, according to him, “she completely crushed it” and won a spot for the 2009 World Games in Aromas, California.

Here is a list of activities that Annie Thorisdottir is most likely to do during her practice routine. It can be hardcore but that is what makes this powerful athlete come into this range of elite performers. Take a look:

1. Bike Training

Bike training this am session got sweaty and hard

  • 2x20min
  • Every 2 min 10-sec sprint
  • Working at HR just below LT threshold
  • 10 min easy bike between sets

2. Barbell Cycling

I LOVE ME SOME BARBELL CYCLING!!

Workout ⁣

  • 10x70kg/155lbs – 50 sec rest⁣
  • 8x75kg/165lbs – 40 sec rest⁣
  • 6x80kg/175lbs – 30-sec rest⁣
  • 4x85kg/185lbs – 20-sec rest⁣
  • 2x90kg/200lbs⁣

3. Back to Back Amps

Believe in the process ! THIS is where you get better !!

Workout today

  • 8min amrap
  • 400m run
  • 8 bar MU
  • 16 heavy balls

Rest 2min

  • 8min amrap
  • 500m row
  • 8 strict HSPU
  • 16 TTB

4. Accessory Circuit

2-3 rounds, rotate with a partner or rest 1:1

  • Chin uphold 20-30 seconds
  • Ring support hold 20-30 seconds
  • Ring bottom support hold 20-30 seconds
  • Angled false grip ring row hold 20-30 seconds

“Every day you should strive to do something to make yourself BETTER! It doesn’t have to be big – even the smallest step in the right direction will get you closer to where you want to go.” –Annie Thorisdottir

5. EMOM

Never stop having fun 😁🙋‍♀️ Little clean EMOM for you guys

  • 3 OTM at 60% – 70% for 5min
  • 2 OTM at 70-85% for 5min
  • 1 OTM building up to heavy of the day

6. Barbell and workout

  • Starting every 10 minutes, 3 different barbell movements
  • 12 MU
  • 15 barbell snatch/cluster/clean 185/135lbs
  • 21 burpees

Here are some other kinds of workout routines that Annie Thorisdottir has added to her fitness schedule. Take a look:

“Y” Raise  Yoga 

Annie Thorisdottir

Place a dumbbell following your strength in front of your belly while lying down. Now, extend your legs from behind while holding the dumbbell. Extend the arms down to form a “Y,” facing your palms in opposite directions. Pull your shoulders down and back, then lift your arms to shoulder level, compressing your shoulder blades as you do so. Set the reps for three sets to a maximum of fifteen.

Yoga in the side plank position 

To do the right side plank, your body weight should only be on the elbow and legs of the side on which you are lying. For example, if you want to do the right side plank, lie on your right side elbow. Using this method, try to engage lower abs and stand for at least 30 seconds. You should hold the position for 30 seconds to two minutes. Complete 3 sets of each exercise.

High Row Yoga 

One tube should be held at chest height, and the other should be placed on the ground or a stability ball. Handles are held shoulder-width apart at chest level before you, palms facing the bottom (tube should be taut). Repeat the exercise from your starting position by bending your elbows toward your shoulders. Try to do a set of fifteen to twenty repetitions.

Reverse Fly Yoga 

Place a tube horizontally between your hands. Begin with your arms at chest height, extended before you. As often as possible, keep your arms straight and extend, but you should not lock your arms in this way. Perform the exercise slowly again after you have returned to your starting position. There are three sets to be performed for a total of at least fifteen repetitions. This is Annie Mist Thorisdottir’s workout routine.

The CrossFit community is not unfamiliar with Annie, however, she grew up in a different environment. ‘Before CrossFit, I was a gymnast and I was looking for something challenging, so I signed up to random competitions all over Iceland and one of those competitions was a CrossFit competition,’ Annie told us. ‘I didn’t really know what it was but I was quite competitive and I succeeded and actually ended up winning the whole competition! It opened the door for me to believe that I could participate in anything that I want to participate in.’

After winning, Annie increased her intensity, pushing herself to become one of the top Crossfitters, but not without a strict training regimen. Was that her goal? She is required to push her body to its limits with sandbags, a pegboard, an Olympic bar, a rower, plus everything else Games Director Dave Castro decides to throw into the mix.

An A-Z of Training

Our Icelandic star interviewed with us just before she competed in the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games. We got an insight into Annie Thorisdottir’s daily routine, her training program if you will. You’ll appreciate this insider information if you’re about to start streaming the CrossFit Games 2019 and wondering how to reach the finals in the most physically demanding sport in the world.

Annie Thorisdottir clearly does work out a lot. But how do we know? She has given quite a clean chit about how much she trains in the day. In her words,

‘I train two to three times a day. Physically my training varies, maybe it will be gymnastics; I’ll be working on gymnastics conditioning, that’s the first session, so gymnastic techniques or gymnastics strength. Then the second session will be Olympic weight lifting and strength training and squats, then the last session would be more control work. I have one day a week for a physio day or a lower volume day where I will train once and then I have one day a week for active recovery.’

Active recovery

Annie Thorisdottir

Besides starting hard, she also focuses a lot on her recovery. She would not just take a day off and sit on her couch but would keep on getting engaged in light activities like walking and doing her business. It is quite an effective way to relax and make your muscles used to the heavy flow. In her words, ‘I will dedicate one day a week to active recovery so I go for an easy swim or an easy warm-up and dynamic stretching to help my body recover.’

Form

She says that because she has learned different disciplines all through her life, one thing remained constant. That’s the form of the body. Thus it was something that always stayed with her for a very long period of time. In her words, ‘Even doing gymnastics I never learned the proper mechanics behind what I was doing. CrossFit is so much about technique and thinking about the ways that you’re moving and why you’re doing the things that you’re doing. It helped me so much with that.’

In fact, she describes joining and thinking about CrossFit games for the first time by saying,

I was in gymnastics for 10 years, until I was about 15. Then I moved on to ballet and dancing, then pole vaulting. After that, I started signing up for some different fitness competitions. One day a friend of mine signed me up for the first CrossFit competition in Iceland, in 2009. I decided ‘why not,’ and started competing. I actually won that competition, and that year Iceland got a wild card for the Games. So by winning I got a spot at the 2009 Crossfit Games. I only had about two months to try out this CrossFit thing and see if I wanted to compete. But I fell for it, and I’ve been at it ever since.

She further describes her first WOD which was, of course, quite a memorable event in her life.

I used to take a lot of bootcamp classes, but my first real CrossFit workout was probably the 2009 qualifier for the Games in Iceland. It was an AMRAP of kettlebell swings, burpees and pull-ups. I remember later seeing a video of myself doing the kettlebell swings and it wasn’t good: The kettlebell was falling back on my hands every single time I swung it up, which is very wrong. But I muscled through that workout and thankfully everything was very lightweight or just bodyweight. I was able to do pull-ups thanks to my gymnastics background, so they weren’t that difficult for me. It was pretty much the perfect first workout.

While she was practicing for her competitions she never thought that could pull it off but she eventually did. She feels that she has to motivate herself to reach this position. In her words, “When I was pole vaulting I lifted, but it was more about doing the extra exercises I needed to do to get better at my sport. It wasn’t until CrossFit that I fell in love with the Olympic lifts and started liking those movements so much more because it is really easy to see your progress. I never dared to believe I would actually be able to do it. But if you don’t believe in yourself then who will?”

Annie Thorisdottir

When she first started training for her events, she was not really working with her trainer. However, later in life she actually hired someone to train her. There was an apparent shift in her level of seriousness and dedication towards CrossFit which was really admired. In her words, she explains,

The first year-and-a-half, almost two years, I wasn’t working with a trainer. I had a training partner and we would go to see an Olympic weightlifter in Iceland. That was pretty much the only extra set of eyes on us every one or two weeks. When I realized I wanted to do this professionally, I knew it wasn’t really smart just to show up at the gym and take turns deciding which workouts we wanted to do each day, or look up workouts online. I needed more structure with my training. So I got in touch with coach Jami Tikkanen and I’ve been working with him ever since.

Her typical week is rather organized and divided into a few activities that she does throughout the week. Her eyes what she says, “Off-season, it’s two sessions a day. The morning session is a technique followed by one, two, or three workouts, depending on where I am in the cycle. And then in the afternoon, it’s usually heavier lifting and fine-tuning whatever I need to work on. Mondays and Thursdays are heavy days. Tuesdays are a bit lighter but still lifting. Wednesday is active recovery, so I do a long row or jog and work on mobility. Friday is usually a longer workout day of some sort. Saturday is Olympic weightlifting, and Sunday is a rest day.”

Her training philosophy is nothing special. She likes to enjoy whatever she is doing as it is the only way that she will be able to stick to it properly. In her words, she explains that “Make sure to always have something you enjoy in your training every day. Of course, you need to work on the things you need to work on. Not everything is always going to be fun. But if you’re going to get through those tough days, you need to make sure there’s always something you look forward to. For me, that’s usually something with a technical gymnastics piece, or the heavier, more explosive, Olympic lifts.

Because many other sports events are not that equal for men and women, CrossFit is quite different in these terms. However, Annie Thorisdottir tells her fans and followers (probably to inspire them!) that how women are taking up this challenge. She explains,

It’s something I think we all enjoy. You can finally compare yourself to the guys. Of course, we’re not lifting the same weights; they’re scaled appropriately. But my boyfriend and I can train together and it’s a competition every time we go to the gym, which is pretty special. In other sports you can’t really do that in the same way. Plus, most of my training partners are male — I’ve never had a female training partner for that long for whatever reason.

And for the normal members of the gym, it’s fun for everyone to be doing the workouts together on an even playing field. You see whole families going together to CrossFit. It’s pretty cool watching them in the stretching area together, being excited about doing a pistol squat or a handstand push-up for the first time.

Annie Thorisdottir works out with her boyfriend who is also a CrossFit player and it works out really well for them instead of not working out at all. She says, ” No, not yet at least! I’ve heard some couples have a hard time when they get to this level of training together. They have trouble listening to criticism from their significant other. But we work really well together. Plus, we follow the same programming so we can watch each other and help each other out during all the technical and strength training. It’s a perfect win-win set-up.”

Annie Thorisdottir

Annie Thorisdottir has won the title of the fittest woman on earth two times and she says that she couldn’t be more proud of it. The second wain was almost uncontrollable. In her words, she explains, 

It was my dream, especially after 2010, to win the CrossFit Games. There I saw that it was possible. But of course I never really dared to say it out loud; I never dared to believe I would actually be able to do it. But if you don’t believe in yourself then who will? After I won, it was incredible. It was really hard not to want to win again, because it felt like anything else would have been a setback really. But I decided I would just do as much as could possibly do, and hopefully that would get me the title again. And thankfully it did. After the first day of the competition I stopped thinking about winning and focused more on just enjoying being there and being able to compete. That’s when I get good at CrossFit — when I can just enjoy it.

She continues that it was rather her body and mind that helped her win through the competition. She explains, “This is the body that’s helped me do well in sports, so I’ve always been thankful for it.”

She says that the sport itself has changed her in many ways and it has kind of been like a roller coaster for her. She goes back and explains,  “The sport has helped me to get to know myself — and my body — a lot better. The sport has also really shaped my life. I’ve grown so much since starting CrossFit. I’ve gotten the opportunity to travel, meet so many new people and help people who want to get in better shape or better at CrossFit or recover from similar injuries. I met my boyfriend through CrossFit. My family is doing CrossFit. I own a CrossFit box in Iceland. It’s changed my life in so many different ways.”

Besides being one of the fittest women on earth, she has had normal girl problems like not fitting into dresses and feeling a bit conscious about that. She explains her experience in her own words, saying, “Of course, in certain situations. Sometimes a dress I’ve wanted doesn’t really fit because my chest or my upper body is too big. But it’s never been negative for me, though. I’ve always had muscles — since I was 7 years old. This is the body that’s helped me do well in sports, so I’ve always been thankful for it. And my friends are all very similar. Most of my girlfriends have all been involved in sports, like most kids in Iceland. Thankfully I’ve never really been unhappy about anything. I can always just take that dress to someone and have it altered — so my problems aren’t really bigger than that!”

She says that she wants to be a positive role model for all the girls even when it means being skinny or not skinny as long as it is healthy and what you love. In her words, “I just think it’s great that they’re not afraid to become strong and independent — in every way possible. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being skinny, as long as it’s healthy. I’m hoping I can be a healthy role model in that sense.”

She was once asked to pick up he favorite exercises but she couldn’t because she already had so many. In her words, she explained about her favorite exercises saying that, “I have trouble picking a favorite exercise because there are so many I enjoy! I would say the Olympic lifts and then technical gymnastic movements — like learning new bodyweight skills, handstand push-ups. The power clean is probably my favorite lift right now.”

Annie Thorisdottir

But, there are definitely some exercises that she dreads the most which are mainly because she feels that she lacks in one of her body parts. She explains that there are a few exercises that she dislikes. In continuation,  “It used to be muscle-ups, and I’d like to say it’s not those anymore… But right now I would say heavy back squats or front squats, just because I feel like my legs aren’t strong enough at the moment. I haven’t been able to train my lower body as much as I’ve wanted to, due to injury.”

She also gives tips out in interviews and her social media but the best tip that she gave to the people who want to follow in her footsteps is the fact that one must focus on the technique and form to get everything else in place. In her words, “First and foremost, work on technique — before adding weight. It’s going to be so hard to fix bad habits after you’ve been doing them for too long. So technique first, and then it’s going to start being fun once you’ve got that down. The same goes for bodyweight movements. Get those down, and then you can start adding volume.”

She has been coaching people for these games for a few years now and she is quite positive. In her experience, “I’m just looking forward to being a part of a new gym and helping to get things started. It’s so much fun to be a part of something from the beginning. I’m really looking forward to meeting new people and coaches and just helping to make the gym as great as possible.”

She also talks of her own goals and agendas that she has created. First and foremost, she wants to be as healthy as she can for herself. She explains,  “Right now my sights are set on the Games. Since I was out last year due to injury, I’m just looking forward to being a part of this year’s season. Hopefully, I’m going to do well — that’s the goal. And I’m really excited about the National Pro Fitness League, where I’ll be competing with the New York Rhinos this year.”

Annie Thorisdottir

It is quite interesting to know that her training philosophy is quite the same as her life philosophy which is not to give up in tough situations. She expresses, “You can do anything you want if you’re willing to work for it. Some people might train more than I do, but I like to think I’ve worked really hard to get where I am.”

That was all about the workout routine that Annie Thorisdottir has for her week and her training period. Besides this, she also gives out her diet plan which is the other half of her amazing strength. Annie Thorisdottir does not have any particular diet but she has a whole lot of information and her own perspective about an athlete’s diet. Read the next section for more.

Annie Thorisdottir Diet Plan

Annie Thorisdottir

Annie Thorisdottir makes sure that she is eating quality foods and as clean as possible for her meals. This is because she doesn’t want to lose her progress in the training schedule. She says that she would only focus on quality than on the kinds of food products. She won’t miss out on any kind of food and would try to incorporate all that she can. Besides, there are certain nooks and crooks that she would follow when it comes to her diet and which would read in more detail down below.

She explains her diet by saying, “I try to eat as clean as possible, so I try to make my own food and eat as little processed food as I can. That means a lot of veggies, eggs, and I eat chicken probably once a day. When I’m in Iceland I also eat a lot of dairy because we have good, high-quality dairy there. I don’t eat a lot of bread or pasta — not because I’m against it — but I feel better and less bloated without it, so I keep it out of my diet. I try to just be aware of what I’m eating, and then it gets pretty easy.”

One of their favorite things that she likes to eat includes chocolate. She deserves it right? She explains, “I eat dark chocolate. That’s healthy, right? I also eat fajitas and wraps every once in a while.” However, it is in her post and pre-workout meals that she uses protein and whey protein shake. She makes sure that it is quality products, In her words, “I do shakes. I use pre-workout [supplements] from NutriForce Sports, and I use protein from them as well. During longer sessions, I drink clean, natural amino.”

Annie Thorisdottir

Although she does not have a fixed meal plan which she would constantly repeat day in and day out, here is a sample meal plan around which her diet revolves. We have also given a breakdown of her total calories and macros in this detailed version of her diet plan.

  • Calories: 3,200
  • Protein: 150 grams
  • Fat: 89 grams
  • Carbs: 450 grams
  • Go to meals: Egg and cabbage slaw, vegetable scrambles, burrito bowls, and poke bowls.

Diet

Breakfast

  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Oatmeal
  • Smoothie
  • Almonds

She explains, ‘On a typical training day I would eat four fried eggs, three pieces of bacon, and then a little oatmeal and that would be my breakfast.’ For her meal number 2, she says that ‘Then I would train and after that first session, I would have a smoothie with banana, protein powder, and some almonds. This is high calorie so I have it before another session.’

Lunch

  • Chicken Salad
  • Banana
  • Protein Bar

Her lunches are quite simple and refreshing. She explains,  ‘I tend to have a chicken salad, and then I will train again before having a snack like a banana or a protein bar, and then I’ll make dinner.

Dinner

  • Meat
  • Salad
  • Fajitas

She gives herself a bit more flexibility during the dinners which is the last email of the day. She says,  ‘Dinner can be pretty much anything, meat, salad, I actually do have fajitas probably three times a week!’

Exact nutrition

Annie Thorisdottir

As we have mentioned before too, Annie Thorisdottir is all about having quality food in her diet. In her words,  ‘For me, it’s all about remembering to eat enough high-quality food! ‘ Besides that, she has also tried the paleo diet which is quite popular among the fitness community. She says, ‘I’ve tried Paleo; I’ve tried a lot of diets and I think what they all taught me was what’s going inside my body affects my training – most importantly where I get carbohydrates.’

However, she says that there have been effects of eating bread and pasta on the body. She also left a diary from her diet and saw some impact on how she feels and performs. In her words, ‘I stopped eating bread and pasta and just saw how it affected me, I stopped eating dairy and saw how that affected me.’

In her experiment with adding and removing foods to see how she feels, she has removed and then added back carbs and dairy from her diet. She feels that it has really impacted her life in loads of ways. In her description, ‘I then added things back into my diet to see if I felt any different. I would say I kind of eat paleo but I add some extra carbohydrates and I eat dairy as well.’

Her experience with paleo was half good as she did lose a lot of weight because of fewer carbs in her diet. She felt a bit sluggish and thought she needed more energy. She describes her experience by saying, ‘Paleo didn’t really work for me because I don’t think I was getting enough carbs, so I wasn’t recovering well enough, I lost a lot of weight.’ The only thing that she does is not to count her macros in her diet plan. She says, ‘I also don’t count my macros, no.’

She is not such a great fan of supplements but she takes some so that it keeps her running through the long and tedious training sessions. She explains, ‘I take amino before and protein after training, but the latter’s more just to make sure I get enough food as possible because sometimes it can be a really long session, and then it might be an hour before I get home, so that’s just to keep me going.’

Meal timings

She always makes sure that she has had her dinner by some particular timings in the evenings. She does not like to get late. In her words,  ‘I try to always have my evenings off and make sure I’m not training too late so I’m never having dinner later than seven or eight o’clock.’

Recovery

Contrast bathing

In contrast, bathing is really nice for muscle recovery. She says that she loves to do this kind of procedure to make her muscles relax better than before. In her words,  ‘I do contrast bathing [treating muscles by immersion in cold and hot water to reduce swelling and inflammation] every other day. We have a hot tap and a cold tap at the gym, so if I’m pushing myself really hard on something I might even do it in between training sessions, just to get the body and the nervous system ready for the next session.’

Rest days

She has quite an active rest day where she could have a fun time with her family and friends. She would do all sorts of regular activities. In her words,  ‘I always try to spend time with family and have dinner with my parents and brothers and their kids. Otherwise, I’ll be with my boyfriend watching a movie, I don’t think anything’s easier than that for switching off from the intensity of training!’

Sleep

She feels that sleep is the most important thing and how sleep is connected to a healthy diet and healthy workout schedule too. In her words, she says, ‘After all the training getting enough sleep is essential. ‘It’s the sleep that really matters for recovery, that’s when the body is really focused on healing itself.’

Stress

Annie Thorisdottir

She takes very little stress about things as she has a way of avoiding stress. In her words, it would mess with all the good things in life. She says,  ‘Leave yesterday behind you, ‘be content with where you are or, pour your soul out and hope it will take you beyond anyone’s expectations.’

This year’s fittest female on Earth suggests a wholesome diet. Not only will it improve and fuel your workouts, but it will help make sure that the body stays lean. “Try to choose as little processed food as possible. Know what you’re putting into your body,” Annie says. But don’t fret  about being overly severe, even Annie gratified  in dark chocolate from time to time, “I have it every single day!”

Annie Thorisdottir

That was all about the diet plan of Annie Thorisdottir which she makes sure she is sticking on to. She wants her body to be nourished with all the essential nutrients and minerals and hence she makes sure to invest in quality food. In the next section, we would talk about some of the supplements that Annie Thorisdottir takes with her workout plan and her diet plan.

Annie Thorisdottir Nutrition and Supplements

Annie Thorisdottir

Annie Thorisdottir is not too huge on taking supplements but her busy work and training life and her hectic schedule, in general, force her to take some kind of supplements so that she retains her muscle mass and does not go on losing any of it. Thus here is a list of supplements that she takes, but before we dig in, here’s what Annie Thorisdottir says about her supplements intake, ‘I take amino before and protein after training, but the latter’s more just to make sure I get enough food as possible because sometimes it can be a really long session, and then it might be an hour before I get home, so that’s just to keep me going.’

  • Whey Protein
  • Amino Acids
  • BCCAs
  • Multivitamins

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