Brent has a heart of gold. He is always willing to lend a hand, a listening ear, or a story to make your day a little better.
Whether Brent is crushing a 20 rep back squat or schlepping bike rack at the CF Games, he has earned our respect by always carrying a smile and a can do attitude. At the CrossFit Games, Brent earned the name B-EZ because of his laid back attitude to any challenge you threw his direction. In the gym, we throw out challenges and B-EZ meets them head on. This makes him really easy and really fun to coach.
3 things you probably don’t know about Brent 🙂
- If you asked Brent who are the 3 celebrities he would invite to dinner, he would likely answer with Mattie Rogers, Mattie Rogers, and Mattie Rogers.
- Brent is an expert on the sport of laser tag
- Brent will back squat 500#’s someday – he’s just built for it. (challenge extended)
Member since: 2015 (Not sure the month)
What do you do for a living? I am the director of marketing services for a digital marketing group.
How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first workout? I heard about Crossfit from a co-worker, my senior year of college. My first workout was “Deck of Cards”. (Hearts= Burpees, Diamonds= Kb Swings, Spades= Squats, Clubs= Sit-ups, Aces= 400m Run)
How many days do you CrossFit? What classes do you normally attend? I usually make it to 3-4 classes per week, and I typically go to the 6pm class.
Favorite CrossFit movement/workout? KB Swings, and any type of chipper. Specifically, Open workout 14.4.
Least favorite CrossFit movement/workout? Hand. Stand. Pushups…. Which makes it fitting for me to hate Diane.
What motivates you/keeps you coming back to CrossFit Mudtown? As cliché and unoriginal as it is, I have to say the community. We’re close enough to one another to be able to support each other, trash talk, and drink a beer together all in the same afternoon.
Most embarrassing/funniest gym moment? At one of my previous gyms, they encouraged guys to use a girl’s bar during 14.3, which involved adding weights to a deadlift each round, to provide an easier grip. Well, the bar was not designed to fit that many plates…I was uneven on a rep, which caused the clip to pop off, followed by a plate, followed by another plate…I pretty much dumped most of the weights and had to stop the workout and redo it.
Favorite thing about Birmingham? Anyone that hangs out with me for a few minutes knows the answer to this is food.
What accomplishment are you most proud of (outside and inside of the gym)? Outside of the gym would have to be “doing life” as they say. My mom worked very hard to make sure I had every opportunity that I have, and I have tried my best to take advantage of those and not let them go to waste. So far, I feel like I am doing that.
Inside the gym, is finally getting over my fear of dropping under the bar on a squat snatch.
What is your favorite meal? I could eat a burger or steak for every meal.
What are some of your interests outside of CrossFit? I like to dabble in graphic design and photography.
What is one goal that you are currently working on? I want to get back to a place where I feel I am more efficient in body weight movements, and where HSPU aren’t an immediate thorn in my side when they show up in WODs.