Location: Jacksonville, FL
Favorite WOD: DT
Favorite Movement: Muscle Up or Clean
Max Snatch: 200lbs.
Max Clean & Jerk: 250lbs.
Isabel Time: Sub 2min
Fran Time: Sub 2min
Favorite Meal: Anything off the smoker
Favorite Cheat Meal: If Chips & Salsa can be considered a cheat meal then yep-that’s it!
What are three at-home activities you use supplement gym training?
ROMWOD daily, Ruck Runs, and Core work.
What movement were you really bad at and how did you improve?
Bar Muscle Ups. I took apart the movement and spent the time building the foundation of the movement (pulling strength, grip strength, midline stability) then I practiced drills to help with timing of the pull and turnover.
What are the three most important pieces of equipment to have at home?
My Squat/Pull Up Rig, Concept 2 Bike Erg, and Dumbbells
How would you recommend to an athlete who hasn’t PR’d in a while to break through the plateau?
If its a specific lift, do a 4-6 week strength cycle (including deload weeks), if its a specific Metcon, time or energy system you could see what the limiting factor is by testing it, then train those specifically for a short period and see improvement and potentially PR!
Career Competition Highlights
- 14-18 Regional qualifier.
- 2019 & 2020 Individual Games Qualifier
- 2020 Team Games Qualifier (ROMWOD MeatSquad)
- 6th at WZA in 2020 (Team)
- 10th at Rouge Invitational in 2019 (Indy)
- 1st at Filthy 150 in 2019 (Team)
- 2nd at The French Throwdown in 2019 (Team)
Top 5 Playlist Tracks
- $ave Dat Money- Lil’ Dickey
- 21 Savage- A Lot
- Saint-Tropez- Post Malone
- 0 to 100- Drake
- Heartless- The Weekend
How do you mentally prepare for max out day / competition?
I ensure I’ve pulled back on training a bit to help recover some, do extra mobility, eat/hydrate correctly, and visualize moments throughout the competition and how I’m going to execute.
When and how do you taper your training to peak for competition?
Usually a week out, we decrease my lifting volume and then 3 days out my gymnastic volume.
Welcome to the team, Brooke!
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