Cyndi Frieling Deadlift Video

November 22, 2009 9:00 AM

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Game09_TopFemaleDeadlift.jpgCyndi Frieling came to this year's Games with a 365lb deadlift PR in her back pocket. The hopper worked in her favor for the second event.

Many doubted that any men would make it through the gauntlet of bars in the deadlift competition. The expectations for the women, as echoed by some spectators, were lessened still. However, in spite of an unforgiving schedule, extreme heat and fatigue, PRs were the rule instead of the exception. The power of screaming fans and performance pressures that athletes face are intangibles that cannot be quantified.

Cyndi, from CrossFit Mesquite, inspired the whole stadium when she pulled a ten pound personal best, and became the only female to complete the entire event. She finished 21st at the 2008 CrossFit Games and rode a third place finish in the Great Basin Qualifier into this years competition.

Cyndi Frieling Deadlift Video ... [wmv] [mov]

15 comments on this entry.

1. Justin wrote...

November 22, 2009 4:24 PM

Amazing! Cyndi is one strong woman. She made 375 look easy. She probably could have gone heavier.

2. Kat wrote...

November 22, 2009 6:13 PM

WOW! Crazy strong! Wondering what her deadlift PR is now...

3. neils wrote...

November 22, 2009 7:06 PM

Cyndi you were amazing to watch through the events. Strong work!!!

4. Miranda 801 wrote...

November 22, 2009 11:22 PM


You are a beast!! Hope to see you soon!

5. tater wrote...

November 23, 2009 3:08 AM

a little off topic, but who was the guy that was interviewed? was he wearing a Tennessee Tech University t-shirt? that was the school i went to and it looked like the logo!

great lifting, by the way, incredible!

6. Justin Riley wrote...

November 23, 2009 9:13 AM

Can we just get the movie already. I can't stop watching all these teasers and I don't want to feel like I have seen all of the movie before it even comes out. Come on give us the real deal already.

7. Craig John Massey wrote...

November 23, 2009 1:09 PM

I'm very happy with the videos that have been posted, I look forward to them every day, but it would be nice if an ETA for the full video could be made available. I'd be very happy if there were a heavy emphasis on the Estimated, but; Days, weeks, months? 3 weeks before the next games?
A ballpark is all.

8. gaucoin wrote...

November 23, 2009 2:26 PM

Very cool, that gave me goose bumps.

9. PXT Cody wrote...

November 23, 2009 4:18 PM

fyi- I seem to get the .mov file regardless of my choice of .wmv

10. RO wrote...

November 23, 2009 4:32 PM

The .WMV is available now.

November 23, 2009 7:22 PM

BEAST! And I mean that in the most complimentary way Cyndi.

12. pxtcody wrote...

November 23, 2009 11:13 PM

Holy smokes! That went up fast! Great work!!!

13. Sarah Dunsmore wrote...

November 24, 2009 5:19 AM

Nothing but bad-assery with Cyndi Frieling. She is one strong woman!

14. Ben Wheeler wrote...

November 24, 2009 9:24 AM

She is a strong human being! Let alone woman!

15. KRISTIN CFSGU wrote...

December 7, 2009 4:25 PM

Cyndi you are amazing! You really did make that look easy.