Amna Al Haddad
Sports Pioneer from the Middle East


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Is college making you fat?

Published on November 11th, 2010 | by Amna Al Haddad

At some point, we always like to attribute what resulted in a positive manner as our own doings, while the negative to external influences. This concept is known as the self-serving bias in psychology.Well, since this [&hellip... Read More


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Lesson 1: Your Gym Jargon Vocab – ABC

Published on November 9th, 2010 | by Amna Al Haddad

When you have to take up a new lifestyle and starting using a gym, not only you have to deal with the motivation and consistency, but you also have to learn a new language. Kind of [&hellip... Read More


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Children leading unhealthy lifestyle in the UAE

Published on November 7th, 2010 | by Amna Al Haddad

In a recent article published at the national HERE, it addresses a number of issues in regards to how children in the UAE lack knowledge when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle. Hm. What’s wrong [&hellip... Read More


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Why I love the deadlift

Published on November 5th, 2010 | by Amna Al Haddad

Every Friday, I enter the gym knowing that I will be spending a good ‘ol 30 minutes just doing one particular exercise that I know if I didn’t do any other exercise for my legs, I [&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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