The wait is over for The Crossfit Games! Our very own Brian Campbell will be taking the big stage this Friday! We will post the viewing schedule as soon as it becomes available! These athletes go into the week with as little information as possible on the events and timing. They must be prepared for The “Unknown and Unknowable”. Brian is as hard working as they come, he’s earned every inch of this ticket and we can’t wait to watch him SHINE ! Check out his interview below!
When did you start CrossFit?
March of 2012 at the age of 34
When did you get into competing?
My first CrossFit comp was the 2013 Southie Showdown. I came in like 54th in the rx division but had so much fun pushing myself.
What is your favorite movement/WOD?
I pretty much like them all but ones I think I’m good at are Sandbag Cleans and Toes to Bar. My favorite Wod is definitely the Hero Wod, “Spehar”. It is 100 Thrusters, 100 C2B Pull Ups, Run 6 miles. Weight is 135/95, and the reps can be partitioned.
What has been the most challenging piece of your games training?
The most challenging part of training leading up to the Games has been the mental aspect. You have to stay motivated and stick to your plan even when you know that there is a 99% chance you won’t make it. Just trying to believe and not talk myself out of it was the hardest part for sure.
What has been the most rewarding part?
The most rewarding aspect of training leading up to the Games are the days that all the hard work starts to show and maybe I beat Goose at a wod or something haha. No but some days the workout just goes well and leaves you feeling great for the rest of the night. Also, when someone at the gym tells me I helped motivate them, that is pretty cool too!
How do you stay motivated to train?
I stay motivated on hard days by just taking a second to be thankful. I honestly think that being able to do CrossFit is a blessing. There are people who don’t get to workout for many different reasons, so I just remind myself that there is no other place I’d rather be than in the middle of a tough workout.
Which movements would you be happy to see this week?
Pegboard and Legless Rope Climbs
2. Cross chops R
3. Cross chops L
4. Double unders
5. Split Squat Left foot in front
6. Split Squat Right foot in front
10 Unilateral Deadlifts (each side
10 SA floor press (each side)
10 Weighted Glute Bridges
1. 300M Run
2. 30 Kettlebell Swings (2,1.5)
3. 90 Double Unders
Level 3- 20 Kettlebell Swings (2,1.5), 60 Double Unders
Level 2- 200m Run, (1.5,1), 40 double Unders
Level 1- 200m Run, (1,0.75), 120 Single Unders
Conditioning 4:45PM in Southie Orange
50 Box Jumps