Breck Berry is the owner of CrossFit Jenks in OK. He is one of the most durable and rugged guys we have had on the podcast to date.
Breck signed up, yes all you had to do in 2007 was sign up, for the CrossFit Games. He was an early adopter. When most people were still doing back and bi's Breck was exposing him self to the sheer pain of this new exercise phenomenon called CrossFit.
The 2007 CrossFit Games was the first time Breck ever stepped foot in concept2 rower. He tells a great story about this in the show!
He went back to the games in 2008, 2009 and 2010. After that he qualified for regionals and was at the games on a team. And this year...he is going back!
Breck turns 40 one week before the CF games so he qualifies as a masters athlete. He trained hard and put a ton of pressure on himself to get back to the big show this year and he accomplished his goal.
Listen in to one of the OGs of this young sport. Breck talks about how things have changed over the years in sport and in his life. He dives into all facets of his fitness, training and nutrition, but the coolest part of the show is the stories from back in the day.
We could not be more excited to introduce today's guest. Chris Spealler is a 7 time CrossFit Games Athlete who has brought more to the sport of fitness than most people realize.
He resides in Park City Utah with his family and spends of the day running his affiliate, CrossFit Park City. He is also on the Level One Staff and travels the world teaching people about CrossFit, Coaching and moving better. His new venture is Icon Athlete. A website dedicated to helping competitive athletes get better at CrossFit.
We start by talking about the 2016 CrossFit Open and ask him about his decision to go or not go to Regionals. From there we talk about how is training has changed and the toll that competing at the games took on him. His new style of training involves less time, but it is not producing less results. He just PR'd his back squat at 400 lbs weight in just above 135lbs. What an amazing feat of strength.
Watching an amazing athlete dedicate him self to becoming amazing coach is great to see. His sole focus when it comes to work is his affilaite and Icon athlete. If you are thinking of following a competition program you have to check it out.
As we wrap up we talk about the old days. Before Rogue Fitness and Reebok. You had to build your own rig and get to California if you want to go to a Level One Seminar. So much has changed and it is because of leaders and early adopters like Chris. Enjoy hearing his story and learning from a legend.