Abigail Domit is HERE! | 2023 CrossFit Games Prep

Abbie Domit (00:00):

Oh, I saw two people there, <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Oh, I know, but y’all,

Abbie Domit (00:05):

Yeah, I’ve been in Texas for 10 years, so that kind of awesome. <inaudible>.

Sevan Matossian (00:10):

Wow. That’s awesome. Yeah, my sister moved there a bunch of years ago and she got a bunch of y’all. She got a little twang. Do you have twang too? Will we hear some of that?

Abbie Domit (00:16):

Um, I don’t think so.

Sevan Matossian (00:19):

Huh? Uh, nice to meet you. I’m

Abbie Domit (00:21):

From the Midwest. It’s kind of nice to meet you.

Sevan Matossian (00:24):

Yeah. I can’t believe it.

Abbie Domit (00:27):


Sevan Matossian (00:27):

I can’t, I can’t believe I’m meeting you. I can’t believe I’m gonna meet you in person. I can’t believe you’re going to the games.

Abbie Domit (00:33):

Yeah. In like two weeks.

Sevan Matossian (00:35):

Um, uh, are you, are you, do you normally get what you want in life, Abigail?

Abbie Domit (00:42):

Um, nowadays? Yeah, I’d say so. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (00:48):

Like, like that was an, like, that was an acquired skill.

Abbie Domit (00:52):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (00:53):

To get what you want. You,

Abbie Domit (00:54):

You, you get that as you go. You learn how to do

Sevan Matossian (00:59):

Thatt. Tell me, tell me what’s the, is, is there, is there some secrets you can reveal or is it, uh,

Abbie Domit (01:07):

Um, just knowing and believing in yourself? I mean, it sounds corny, but it’s true.

Sevan Matossian (01:18):

You said in, um, I, I was actually just looking at, uh, um, barbell spin, Brian Spin’s, uh, Instagram account. He’s got a post and it says basically that you’re a single-minded person. And I take that as meaning that you’re really, you’re focused and I guess, I guess at the, at the center, that’s discipline and structure and you put that in place and you get what you want.

Abbie Domit (01:38):

Yeah. Yeah. I mean, if I’m gonna do something, I am like all in on it. I’m totally just, it’s all television until I get there. And

Sevan Matossian (01:47):


Abbie Domit (01:47):

We have some sort and then I do it. We have

Sevan Matossian (01:49):

A, we have a crazy connection. We have our connection’s all jacked up.

Abbie Domit (01:53):

Yeah. It’s, it’s kind.

Sevan Matossian (01:57):

And your, and your, and your camera keeps going. Like this is your cam is your phone on a trampoline? Ah, I can’t tell. There we go.

Abbie Domit (02:09):

Is that better? Maybe I’ll just not touch the table.

Sevan Matossian (02:12):

Or maybe it’s fine. But maybe it’s your AirPods too. Is there a delay? Let me,

Abbie Domit (02:21):

Let me like, uh, and put ’em back in.

Sevan Matossian (02:24):

You’re awesome. Thank you. Um, well, lemme

Abbie Domit (02:28):

Try again.

Sevan Matossian (02:30):

Oh, okay. And it’s our connection. It’s our connection. It’s not, um, it’s not your AirPods. It’s our connection. ’cause when you took ’em out, it’s still all jacked up. Are you far from the router? Is she on her phone? Is that why we lost her? Someone called someone. Text can go upstairs.

Abbie Domit (02:48):

<laugh>. I’m on an iPad. I can go upstairs. No,

Sevan Matossian (02:54):

That would be cool. Could you do that? Awesome. Wonderful. Let’s do it. Let’s party upstairs. Okay. Close to the router. Thank you. The connections. There’s just a crazy delay. There’s a crazy delay. Who in here said it? Uh, barbell Spin. Yes. Yeah. Abigail. Uh, Abigail Donut. We will not call her Abigail Donut now that we know her now. She’s Abigail. Dom is doit. Is that how you pronounce it?

Abbie Domit (03:19):


Sevan Matossian (03:21):

Dome. Oh. So I was close.

Abbie Domit (03:24):

Let’s see here. Oh, yeah, I mean, it, it’s Donut with an M.

Sevan Matossian (03:30):

Yeah. Dt. Oh, I’ve been calling you Abigail Donut.

Abbie Domit (03:36):

This should be better.

Sevan Matossian (03:37):

Oh, this is much better.

Abbie Domit (03:43):

That better?

Sevan Matossian (03:44):

Yeah. Sweet. How old are you?

Abbie Domit (03:47):

Okay. Two five until Wednesday. I’ll be 26.

Sevan Matossian (03:54):

Happy birthday.

Abbie Domit (03:59):

Thank you.

Sevan Matossian (04:00):

Oh, this delays. It’s gonna be good. It’s gonna, it’s, it’s, it’s my karma. So I’ll stop interrupting people. Hey. Um, tell me, tell me where, where were you born, Abigail?

Abbie Domit (04:16):

I was born in Michigan. Um, I lived in the Midwest until I was my boyfriend, 16. And then I’ve been in Texas ever since.

Sevan Matossian (04:26):

Your, your whole family picked up and cruised out to Texas?

Abbie Domit (04:31):

No, um, I was born in Michigan. I lived in Missouri for 10 years. Uh, we went to Illinois for a couple years, um, then came to Texas. Uh, my dad was living here. Just spend more time with him. And, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (04:49):

You, so you were living with your mom and you moved out with your, moved outta your mom’s house and moved in with your dad in Texas?

Abbie Domit (04:57):

No, I still kept living with my mom, but we came in, moved in with my dad. They, they like got back together, sort of.

Sevan Matossian (05:07):

Are they still together?

Abbie Domit (05:12):

They’re like partners for life.

Sevan Matossian (05:14):

<laugh>. Oh, good, good. Yeah. And you, and you’ve had a boyfriend forever too. Oh man. We’re not gonna be able to do this. Well, we got married, married

Abbie Domit (05:28):

In December, 2021.

Sevan Matossian (05:31):

And you’ve been with him forever though?

Abbie Domit (05:37):

Yeah, we met in, um, like August, 2016. So it’s been a while

Sevan Matossian (05:46):

Because he’s all over. Because he goes back in your Instagram pretty far. You said 2016.

Abbie Domit (05:54):

What was that?

Sevan Matossian (05:55):

Oh, fuck me. This isn’t gonna work, is it?

Abbie Domit (06:02):

Yeah. This is tough.

Sevan Matossian (06:03):

<laugh>. Hang on. Hey, have you, where else where, where have you done podcasts before? Where in your house? Have you done podcasts before?

Abbie Domit (06:13):

I’ve sat here. I’ve sat at the table downstairs and it’s always worked. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (06:19):

No shit.

Abbie Domit (06:20):

Do I have to have wifi? Can I, can I Wifi?

Sevan Matossian (06:23):

Yeah, try. Yeah, maybe try turning off the wifi. Let’s see what happens.

Abbie Domit (06:30):

I mean, it’s on an iPad. I don’t know if it would work.

Sevan Matossian (06:33):

Does it have cell service? That iPad? One second. Okay. Have her leave and come back. You wanna try logging out and coming back in? Reset the router list. Direct connection. Listen, settle down. Fucking tech support. No, e Look at this Wolverine Ethernet cable who has an ethernet cable. She’s 25. She doesn’t even know what an ethernet cable is. She’s all wireless.

Abbie Domit (07:07):

I know <laugh>. Is that better?

Sevan Matossian (07:12):

Uh, let’s, we’ll, we’ll take two. Okay. So you’re, you, you moved, you moved around a shitload

Abbie Domit (07:21):

A little bit.

Sevan Matossian (07:22):

So, so you moved, you uh, are, is this on cellular now?

Abbie Domit (07:28):

I just turned off the wifi and turned it back on.

Sevan Matossian (07:31):


Abbie Domit (07:33):

We’ll see.

Sevan Matossian (07:34):

Okay. Hey, how did you get your, um, how did you meet the Wolverine people? How did you get, how did you get a sponsor your first year and you already have a sponsor?

Abbie Domit (07:43):

So I met them. So I been with him for almost a year and a half. Not quite, but, um, it was after the fittest experience in 20 20, 22. So, I don’t know. I mean, that was my first year going pro. And at that competition, like there was a pro division and I met them and I guess they saw that I was, uh, getting better quickly and they were interested in me, and I was like, yeah, sure, let’s do it. And yeah, I love them. We’ve been doing better since.

Sevan Matossian (08:23):

And the two indivi. And I saw you did a podcast with the c e o, the founder of the company, Alex.

Abbie Domit (08:29):


Sevan Matossian (08:31):

And, um, it’s kind of crazy that they chose you. They only have two individual athletes at the games, right?

Abbie Domit (08:40):

I think, yeah. I, they have Alex and Colton, and then, I mean, Chelsea’s in Masters. Um, they have a few, I think, I think Alex and Colton might be the only, like individuals.

Sevan Matossian (08:55):

Who’s Alex? Oh,

Abbie Domit (09:02):


Sevan Matossian (09:03):

Oh a, oh, Alex Gaza’s. Also swine. Oh, I’d already forgotten. Hey, what? We gotta reschedule this. We can’t do this to poor Abigail. What, what, what can, uh, where, how can we do this better? If, if, if I, if I don’t do this podcast with you right now? Are you gone forever? Will we not get you again <laugh>?

Abbie Domit (09:21):

Um, it’s, it’s just hard for the next couple weeks. Right now is perfect, but I don’t know. I mean, also the wifi at my house has been kind of shitty lately. So I don’t know if it’s, if it’s that,

Sevan Matossian (09:35):

Where is your router?

Abbie Domit (09:39):

It’s right here behind the couch.

Sevan Matossian (09:41):

It is. Can you climb behind the couch?

Abbie Domit (09:46):

Hey, I’m just gonna unplug it. <laugh>, that’s what we usually do, is unplug it and plug it back in.

Sevan Matossian (09:55):

Um, so it it’s kind of crazy that, look, look at who they have. What a what are trippy cast of characters. I gravitated to the same people that, um, swine did you? Gaza and Colton, yeah. <laugh>. Yeah. That’s kind of weird.

Abbie Domit (10:11):

Yeah. You guys are kinda on the same wavelength here.

Sevan Matossian (10:15):

Yeah. Something that, that’s really weird. Uh, have you met Alex?

Abbie Domit (10:21):

Um, we competed against each other at semifinals. Um, but I mean, I think everybody was kind of in their own, like, do what you gotta do. At least I know I was, I like, let’s, let’s get through this weekend. So

Sevan Matossian (10:38):

How about Colton, have you met Colton?

Abbie Domit (10:42):


Sevan Matossian (10:44):

And, uh, and, and so you go to semifinals, and do you believe when you go to semifinals, do you actually think you’re gonna go to the games this year?

Abbie Domit (10:52):

Yes, absolutely. De this year? Yes. Last year I was a little bit more intimidated. Wasn’t sure. Uh, but this year from start to finish, I was very confident.

Sevan Matossian (11:06):

And what year did you find CrossFit?

Abbie Domit (11:10):

I started in 2020, like in the spring.

Sevan Matossian (11:14):

And, and you’re, you were a model, so you were a stick, right?

Abbie Domit (11:20):

Yeah. I I’ve gained like, like almost 30 pounds since I started

Sevan Matossian (11:26):

In four years.

Abbie Domit (11:30):

In three years, yeah. There’s even, and some change,

Sevan Matossian (11:34):

You said in that podcast? Oh,

Abbie Domit (11:35):

That was, that was a few months in

Sevan Matossian (11:37):

Of CrossFit.

Abbie Domit (11:41):

Uhhuh. <affirmative>

Sevan Matossian (11:43):

And, yeah, because I saw some, because pictures a few

Abbie Domit (11:46):

Months in.

Sevan Matossian (11:46):

Yeah. And, and you, you told Alex, um, from Swine, you said in that podcast that basically in the first month you just put on 10 pounds. Like your body just settled into where it really wanted to be.

Abbie Domit (11:59):

Yeah. Yeah. Like I feel like the first like 10 pounds were very natural. Like, it was just like eating intuitively. And then after that, then I was actually like trying to like, okay, I’m gonna add in more calories here and there, and then just started gaining weight pretty quickly.

Sevan Matossian (12:19):

Yeah. Um, th you’re, you’re like a new person with 30 pounds on you.

Abbie Domit (12:26):

I know. <laugh>. Yeah. I mean, it’s crazy. Every, everything was different. I got rid of all my clothes and, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:34):

What is your, um, what, what is is, how about your fiance? He meets you and you go through this kind of, this dramatic change. Well, I’m dramatic, dramatic physical change. I’m guessing also that there’s a mental change that goes go, uh, went through too. What’s his perspective? What does he, how does he, how does he see your change?

Abbie Domit (12:54):

Uh, well, my husband, he’s the one who signed me up for CrossFit in the first place. Um, and like, I mean, he was definitely the first person who really believed in me and was like, Hey, like you can do this. Like, we were watching a documentary and we’re watching, um, David’s daughter do these events and win and all this. And we’re just like, oh wow, okay. Like, he’s like, I could see you doing that. And then, yeah. And he signed me up and I was totally against that, uh, get, uh, against it at first though, I did not wanna go. Um, he started a few months before me and we would go together in the car and I would just like, take the car and go like thrift shopping or I would sit in the car and read and then eventually he’s like, Hey, actually I signed you up. It’s a three month deal. Like, do what you want with it. And I was like, oh, well of course now I have to go ’cause I don’t wanna waste this. And then before we know it took over my life, but

Sevan Matossian (13:54):

Yeah. That’s crazy. Um, why were you opposed to it at first? You just didn’t, just didn’t interest you? Or was there something about it that you found kind of a turnoff?

Abbie Domit (14:04):

Um, I mean, I didn’t care to at first. I saw it as like, just like the class thing. I didn’t go participate in a class of people working out. Um, ’cause I’ve always worked out. I was like, oh, I’ll just go run at home. I’ll just do some pushups at home or whatever I need to do to stay fit and stay healthy. And as much as I hate to admit it, I also was against the whole like, oh, I don’t want to get bulky type thing. Which totally went over my head after the first few months. ’cause then I’m like, yeah, like I wanna get strong. I wanna do this for real.

Sevan Matossian (14:40):

What’s um, how hard did you go in the beginning? Because there’s this, there’s this line, right? That’s like a girl might say, Hey, I, or, or even a guy might say, Hey, I don’t want to get bulky. And the comeback line is, is like, Hey, don’t worry about it. You don’t have the fucking work ethic to get bulky. Don’t, it’s not even, don’t worry about it. You pussy. But, but you, right. You literally were are the, you’re kind of an outlier. I mean that, that 180 5 snatch complex you’re doing, that’s ridiculous. That you’ve only been doing CrossFit for the little bit amount of time you are. And that you’re already moving that much weight and that perfectly. And, and then you also, how much mass you put on. I mean, you, you are pretty, you’re genetically not, um, like the rest of us, right? There’s something about you, like you got a weird dad or mom. One of your parents is like weird

Abbie Domit (15:29):

<laugh>. They’re, they’re both pretty weird. Um, yeah. I, I mean that’s the thing. ’cause I feel like I was able to kind of gain, like if I don’t work out for many months and then I randomly just start doing a bunch of like, pushups every day, my arms will just like become shredded, like super easily. And, you know, same like with my core or whatever. Like I’ll just lean out quickly or I’ll gain some sort of muscle quickly. So, ’cause I feel like I was never even, whenever I was like skinny, I wasn’t like skinny, skinny. I was more kind of slim fit, I’d say. And that was actually something that was not really an issue, but it, it changed kind of some of the jobs that I would or wouldn’t get when I was modeling because they were like, oh, like you’re, you’re a little bigger. You’re, or you’re more of a fit girl or you’re a sporty girl. Um, but I was actually like, well dude, you said trying to be thin.

Sevan Matossian (16:31):

You you were trying to be thin.

Abbie Domit (16:34):

I was trying to be, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (16:36):

Me too. Uh, um, I’m still trying to be thin. Uh, but but, and then you did that modeling shoot where you couldn’t get the boots over your calves.

Abbie Domit (16:45):


Sevan Matossian (16:46):

You couldn’t zip the boots up over your calves. Yeah. And then I got sent and that And you were skinny?

Abbie Domit (16:52):

Yeah, definitely. But especially

Sevan Matossian (16:55):

When I look at myself, myself now, like Yeah. But genetically still, there were parts of you that just, no matter how much you just ate lettuce and drank, uh, tea, they, they weren’t going away.

Abbie Domit (17:06):

Yeah. ’cause I was never like soft because some people are like skinny and they’re like soft where you can kind of grab ’em and squeeze ’em down. But then there’s people who are thin, but they’re still kind of like hard. They’re not, you can’t really compress the Yeah. It was kind of like that.

Sevan Matossian (17:23):

So hugging you is like hugging like a, like a stack of two by fours?

Abbie Domit (17:29):

Yes. Something turned

Sevan Matossian (17:31):

Off. Hey,

Abbie Domit (17:32):


Sevan Matossian (17:32):

You what ethnicity tape? Yeah, you’re great. Oh, better. What ethnicity are you?

Abbie Domit (17:39):

Um, I mean, I’m white. Um, I actually just took a d n a test recently though to find out like what parts of are from, and I, I think I’m like mostly French, but like right on the French and German border, but then also on the coast of France. And then, I mean, there’s some Irish thrown in there. There’s some,

Sevan Matossian (18:03):

You’re not Icelander? No, no. Interesting little bit of with that. Oh, okay. And, and, um, and you, you weren’t, you, you were, you, you weren’t homecoming queen?

Abbie Domit (18:20):

No. <laugh>? No.

Sevan Matossian (18:25):

Um, but you were barefoot

Abbie Domit (18:28):

<laugh>. I was

Sevan Matossian (18:30):

Barefoot. You’re this week you were barefoot for a couple years.

Abbie Domit (18:34):

For a couple years, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (18:35):

I have a

Abbie Domit (18:36):

Total whole layer of extra feet,

Sevan Matossian (18:40):

But I had that too. Could you put a cigarette out on the bottom of your foot?

Abbie Domit (18:43):


Sevan Matossian (18:45):

Did you use to do that? Did you smoke American spirits and then when you were done you’d put the cigarette out on your heel?

Abbie Domit (18:49):

Yeah, absolutely. And the skin is so you’re

Sevan Matossian (18:52):

Not joking. Are you joking?

Abbie Domit (18:57):

Uh, only a little bit. Only a little.

Sevan Matossian (19:00):

Yeah. So, so you were dirt toilet. ’cause I didn’t wear shoes for, I literally didn’t wear shoes for two years also. And that really, that sole that I built on the bottom of my foot, I could put cigarettes out on it. I’d, I even stepped on a thumb tack one time and I, and I was like, oh, that’s weird. And then I pulled a thumb tack outta the bottom of my foot.

Abbie Domit (19:17):

Yeah. Or tree branch twigs. Yeah. I mean, places you did have, like, whenever I would go to work, I had to wear shoes. Um, but yeah, everywhere else, grocery stores, gas stations, school, you know?

Sevan Matossian (19:33):

Yeah. It, it, it’s crazy. Sometimes I’d pull out like little chunks of glass outta there that I didn’t like. I would look at the bottom of my foot and there’d be like a little piece of glass in there. I mean, regularly, like once or twice a month. Yeah. Just from, just stuck in the sole. Yeah. Crazy. Wow. I never met anyone else who had one of those

Abbie Domit (19:48):

<laugh>. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (19:51):

Uh, she’s 100% gonna be avon’s new favorite athlete. I mean, we’re off to a good start except for the connection. This is pretty good. The wifi connection. And, and did your boyfriend know you when you were, um, a dirt twirler?

Abbie Domit (20:05):

Yeah, that was like around the time we met <laugh>. I, I feel like I went through many phases throughout our relationship and now I’m like, I’m grown into this completely different person. But I mean, I, I know I’m gonna go through another phase and the next four or five years anyways.

Sevan Matossian (20:25):

But you’re still, oh, is that you? Can you see that? Oh yeah,

Abbie Domit (20:30):

Yeah. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (20:32):

Good. Fine. Caleb, holy shit.

Abbie Domit (20:34):

It was in Arizona one time.

Sevan Matossian (20:39):

Wow. Uh, VW bus with a couple God bless America. Um, uh, stickers that seems, uh, out of place. I like it. Wow.

Abbie Domit (20:47):


Sevan Matossian (20:49):

Hey, um, was that your bus?

Abbie Domit (20:52):

No, no. I, I was on a vacation. We were like doing like Sedona and the, um, grand Canyon trip.

Sevan Matossian (21:02):

Um, and through that, through that phase that the dirt twirler, um, phase putting cigarettes out on the bottom of your feet. And was it American spirits that you used to smoke?

Abbie Domit (21:14):

No, it was like, whatever, menthol.

Sevan Matossian (21:17):


Abbie Domit (21:18):

I don’t know. Camel <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (21:21):

Did you ever roll your own?

Abbie Domit (21:23):

No, I wasn’t very good at that.

Sevan Matossian (21:26):

Um, you’ve kept through that a piece of you that you still, you still, uh, um, a simple, a simple person. You want a simple life, right? I i I got that vibe from you too. You’re not a, um, you’re not looking to complicate your shit.

Abbie Domit (21:42):

No, I mean, I just, I just live for fulfillment, you know, just fun times and, um, just see, see what I can do and do it.

Sevan Matossian (21:57):

Tell me about and why you stopped wearing shoes. Do you remember the actual day when you were like, yep, I’m not wearing ’em anymore?

Abbie Domit (22:03):

Um, man, I, I, I, I just, I just thought so differently back then. I don’t know. I mean, it was just very, I I was just very angsty and just like mad at the world and it was just kind of my way of rebellion, I guess. So <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (22:28):

Where’s that?

Abbie Domit (22:31):

Oh, that’s in, uh, Chich in Mexico. What could

Sevan Matossian (22:37):

Barefoot to Mexico

Abbie Domit (22:39):

<laugh>? That, that was actually with my husband when we first met. Did

Sevan Matossian (22:45):

You meet there?

Abbie Domit (22:47):

No, no. We, we met at the restaurant that I worked at.

Sevan Matossian (22:52):

Oh, tell tell you were a waitress.

Abbie Domit (22:54):


Sevan Matossian (22:56):

And and was he a patron or was he also a waiter?

Abbie Domit (23:00):

No, he came in and, um, just started talking to me. Um, but I, I ended up giving him like my Instagram handle and just told him to message me or whatever. And we ended up setting up a date, but I just, I didn’t wanna, I didn’t wanna date anyone, so we decided to do a, a three-way date, but with me, my best friend and him. And so that way there was like no pressure, whatever, and no commitment. So the three of us went and we hung out all night and we ended, I ended up meeting his brother that day and we, we just, we just became really good friends for a while. And then we started dating and now we’re married.

Sevan Matossian (23:39):

Uh, and you were 17 years old?

Abbie Domit (23:42):

I had just turned 19.

Sevan Matossian (23:44):

Oh, just turned 19. I, I did. My math is poor. And, um, how long were you friends?

Abbie Domit (23:53):


Sevan Matossian (23:54):

By friends you mean? He didn’t smooch you for a while? Your, your lips didn’t touch for a while?

Abbie Domit (23:59):

No, no. I mean, we would just hang out like, for, for several months. Really? And then, and then we just, just, I mean, I think it was really also like, it got to a point where I just kind of didn’t know what to do. Like I was kind of living with my parents and like, he was a little bit older and I just thought, I was like, okay, is this weird? And then, I don’t know, eventually he came over and met my parents and then I was like, okay, well I guess we’re just gonna date now. So

Sevan Matossian (24:31):

Just like that, just casual like that

Abbie Domit (24:35):

I guess <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (24:36):

And, and when, when did you fall in love with him?

Abbie Domit (24:41):

Um, I think on that trip that we took, we, we went

Sevan Matossian (24:47):


Abbie Domit (24:49):


Sevan Matossian (24:49):

When you went to Chi Zi, you fell in love

Abbie Domit (24:52):

<laugh>. Yeah. When we were in Tulum, we were looking at the garage.

Sevan Matossian (24:59):

Did you guys drive there?

Abbie Domit (25:01):

No, we flew

Sevan Matossian (25:03):

Just the two of you?

Abbie Domit (25:05):


Sevan Matossian (25:07):

Oh shit. Alright. And then you went there and, and, and that was a special trip. That was the beginning of the beginning

Abbie Domit (25:15):

That, that’s like when we really consider like our official start.

Sevan Matossian (25:22):

And then, and then he, and then he, this guy must really know you Well, he signed you up for CrossFit. That’s a hell of a thing to sign someone up for. And um, and so you get at it and how many classes do you take before you’re like, alright, he, he, this dude actually, what’s his name?

Abbie Domit (25:39):


Sevan Matossian (25:40):

Anton. When Anton’s, like, you’re like, Hmm. Anton actually has put me on a good path.

Abbie Domit (25:46):

Um, I mean, I, I really just kind of liked it from the start. Like, I don’t know, I, I started and I was like, all right, this is okay. You know, I, I could, I could do it again and we’ll, we’ll go again. And then I don’t know, it, it kind of just happened quickly. Like I just, I didn’t take it super seriously at the start, obviously. Um, I still kind of was interested in, you know, going out and doing my own thing and whatever, but, um, I don’t know, it just slowly, I just became a little bit more dedicated and started adding more goals and stuff. But yeah, I mean, I I, in the beginning I wanted to compete. Like we, we did our first competition, um, not too long after beginning.

Sevan Matossian (26:37):

No. Like what do you mean not too long? Like months. Like,

Abbie Domit (26:41):

Like a few months? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (26:44):

See that’s crazy. Look at, uh, you are not even like, I mean, how long ago was that? That’s three years ago. July. Yeah. I mean, you completely transformed. I mean, you already look strong there, but you look strong. Like how like a 16 year old girl or 17 year old girl might look strong,

Abbie Domit (27:02):

Right? Right.

Sevan Matossian (27:03):

Yeah. Like your legs still look like a little frail and shit. Like if someone kicked you, they could break.

Abbie Domit (27:08):

Yeah. I mean, even today, sometimes my coach tells me my legs look like that, but

Sevan Matossian (27:15):

<laugh> Oh, good coach. So, so, you know. Right. And have you, had you ever and you’d been a gymnast for nine years?

Abbie Domit (27:23):

No, I did gymnastics for about three and a half years.

Sevan Matossian (27:26):

Oh, sorry. Level nine gymnast.

Abbie Domit (27:29):

I, I went to level nine and then that was when I had stopped.

Sevan Matossian (27:33):

And, and that took three years. You, so you accelerated very quickly in gymnastics Also excelled.

Abbie Domit (27:40):

That’s actually cheerleading. Um, that, ’cause I did, I did cheer all throughout high school.

Sevan Matossian (27:51):

And, and, and how was that? Did you love gymnastics and you wanted to go to the Olympics?

Abbie Domit (27:56):

Yeah, but I, I was too old. I, I started and like a year after I had been doing it, I, I was talking to my coaches and he’s just like, he’s like, man, like, you know, you’re, you’re 12 years old, you need to already be going to nationals and winning. You know, he’s like, let’s talk about a, a college scholarship. But,

Sevan Matossian (28:18):

And then you were out at that point? You were out?

Abbie Domit (28:22):

Um, I mean I kept going for a little bit longer. Um, ’cause I, I did it before I went, did it. And then right before I went to high school, we moved to Illinois and then that was kind of the final draw because the closest gym I think was like over an hour away. And it was just, I was just already feeling burnt out. Like I had so many growth spurts from previous injuries. Like I just had a totally different body that I was working with at that point. So

Sevan Matossian (28:49):

You broke your back twice?

Abbie Domit (28:53):

Yes, I broke it the first time when I was 13. Um, and then I broke the same bones again when I was 17.

Sevan Matossian (29:02):

How did you break your back at 13?

Abbie Domit (29:05):

So the first time was at gymnastics. Um, I was on the high bar about to dismount. I was doing giants and then I was about to do a, just like a, a double back. And, and so when I let go, I went, I didn’t go at a, uh, an angle. I kind of went straight up and I went one two and then my shins cracked down on the bar. And then I came down on my neck and my body just kind of, and then I laid on the floor.

Sevan Matossian (29:32):

Did anyone see that?

Abbie Domit (29:35):

Yeah, my coach was like, um, he was like, Hey. He’s like, did you shave your leg today? And I was just like, no, what are you talk like, I was like in a state of shock, like I thought I was paralyzed. And he was like, oh, well you just did. And I looked down and it was just like blood and the skin was gone off my shins. And so I thought that my neck was broken and that my shins were broken. I didn’t even think about my back at the time.

Sevan Matossian (29:57):

He thought he was being funny. Saying that to you.

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