Amanda Bingson (born February 20, 1990, in Victorville, California) is an American track and field athlete specializing in the hammer throw. She is the current American record holder in the event with a distance of 75.73 m (248′ 5″) set at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In high school Bingson was a 40′ shot putter and 130′ discus thrower.
2010 … 64,07m (210′ 2″)
2011 … 69,79m (228′ 11″)
2012 … 71,78m (235′ 6″)
2013 … 75,73m (248′ 5″)
2014 … 75.12m (246′ 5″)
My off-season is exactly that, off. Usually about a month but it depends on how long the season goes and when it finishes. I don’t do any kind of lifting or practice during that time. I mostly spend the time I have back home with friends and family. I’ll be outside most days enjoying the lake or river, shooting, skiing, playing sand volleyball… that’s mostly of what I do in my down time. practicing non stop for 11 months takes a toll on my body and I take the time off to recover from all that I put my body through.
For training I’ll do whatever my coach [Greg Watson] tells me to do [laughter]. We take about twenty throws a day and then do a lift. We do very minimal in the weight room. The plan is to continue to do what we have been doing since my college days. The move back to Texas has been great. It’s a bit hard cause I don’t have my coach everyday; but I love Texas. I do not have a training partner in Texas but I have my Bose speakers so I have music to keep me company [laughter]. I probably won’t compete with the hammer till April-May. It depends on the hammer challenges since they are scarce.