Amna Al Haddad
Sports Pioneer from the Middle East


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Deadlifts and I

Published on April 6th, 2011 | by Amna Al Haddad

*Note: This is a personal post, and not related to my usual posts on tips. Achievement is the key word here.  A lot of men and women assume that I am physically big because I lift [&hellip... Read More


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Portion sizes and Obesity

Published on April 3rd, 2011 | by Amna Al Haddad

It is no surprise that obesity rates are increasing all over the world because most of the time we are away from home, eating from fast-food joints. However, that is definitely not the only reason weight [&hellip... Read More


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Are you really squatting?

Published on March 3rd, 2011 | by Amna Al Haddad

While I was spending sometime researching on squats, proper techniques and different stances, I have come across this poem from this website Down the road, in a gym far awayA young man was heard to say,“No [&hellip... Read More


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Review: ContenderMMA

Published on February 26th, 2011 | by Amna Al Haddad

There is one place where I can go physical (almost) on someone and not worry about being stopped by the police in the UAE. That would be in ContenderMMA. I have recently joined the recently launched [&hellip... Read More

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    Welcome to 999 Fitness

    Amna Al Haddad is a sports pioneer and female sport advocate from the Middle East. The first Emirati Hijabi Olympic Weightlifter, Nike Sponsored Athlete, and Arab Crossfitter competed in Asia Regionals. Holder of 9 IWF event medals. Motivational Speaker and Writer. Follow her journey here!

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    It was just like any typical day, sitting with my family with the TV on a UAE channel, that a petite, hijab-wearing young Emirati girl came on. She was pushing and pulling herself over and under obstacles and lifting weights. It was a local competition in Dubai that she was competing in alongside a big group of foreigners. I was determined to find out what this young Emirati girl was doing and to join in on the fun! After a little online investigation…that’s when I first knew who Amna Al-Haddad was and discovered the sport that has taken over my life, CrossFit.

    1st Kuwaiti Asia Regional competitor 2013

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