Riki Long

“Today I will so what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't." - Jerry Rice

Sport: CrossFit, Weightlifting
Height: 4'11"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Birthdate: July 30th, 1986
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Current Town: Long Island, NY
Facebook: Ricklynn J. Long
Instagram: @lil_riki_
Website: Lil Riki Fitness

 

Product Testimony

“I was fortunate enough to learn about the brand before it was released. Krissy started coaching me in flexible dieting early 2014 and told me all about the Doughnuts & Deadlifts movement. It's not just about eating sprinkled pastries and lifting all the heavy things. It symbolizes a balanced lifestyle, crushing "bro-ideology". As soon as the first batch of tanks were released, I had to buy one and rep it at the CrossFit Games Regionals between my workouts. Sure, Doughnuts & Deadlifts is a great name on quality product and quite the conversation starter. However, the mission behind the brand is why I choose to represent; EAT whatever you want (in moderation), LIFT (or squat) as much weight as you want as often as you want, and LIVE, because you only get one life so why follow the cookie cutter rules?”

 

Favorite Movement: Snatch & Handstand Push Ups

Least Favorite Movement: Jerk Balance

 

Awards & Achievements

  • 2014 CrossFit Regional team, Northeast
  • 2014 1st place by class Rudy Sablo Memorial
  • 2014 American Open 4th place, 3rd place snatch in 48kg class
  • 2015 USA Weightlifting Nationals Qualifier
  • 2015 1st place by class and 1st place by Sinclair, Larry Mintz Memorial
  • 2015 1st place Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and Total, Hookgrip Spartakiad

Quick Biography

"I was born and raised in Southern California where I jumped into every sport offered, from gymnastics and cheerleading to Tae Kwon Do and water polo. Little did I know, would I find my true love for weightlifting and CrossFit in my very late 20's. 

I studied in communications at Cal State Fullerton for a couple of years then decided to join the Marine Corps and became an NCO for legal administration. I served honorably for four years, but I found that the only part of serving I enjoyed was the PT (physical training). I moved to New York when my time was up and found CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Figuring out my diet was the hardest part, because I wanted to be competitive in my sports. I found Krissy Mae luckily through a hashtag via Instagram and a week later she became my coach, and today I call her one of my best friends. Because of her, I'm more than satisfied with my nutrition, I'm a National level weightlifter, and now I have my own business as a nutrition coach. I was 28 years old when I finally found my calling; it's never too late to go after it."

 

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