Get To Know Bradley Russell

Humble and hardworking are two accurate descriptions for Bradley but you’ll want to read on to get a clearer picture of the kind of person crazy enough to workout at 5:00 am everyday.

What do you do for a living?

I work for Rochester Towing.

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of the gym?

If I would have to pick one thing it would be to hang out with my dog.

What made you decide to try CrossFit?

I was looking for some kind of workout other than just going to “the gym” and I saw the CrossFit Games on TV and thought it looked interesting.  So I tried it and I’m so glad I did.

How long have you been at CFP?

I have been at CFP since May 1st of this year.  It’s hard to believe because it seems like I have been going here for years.  They say time flies when you’re having fun.

What was your experience with fitness like prior to CrossFit?

Basically just the normal “gym” and attempting to be somewhat of a runner.

What was your biggest fear when you started CrossFit?

Not being able to do all the movements.  The first time I saw anything about CrossFit was the games so I thought the you had to do those types of movement they were doing.  I didn’t realize that you can do a scaled version of the workouts.

Favorite cheat day meal?

I would have to say pizza, a tall glass of chocolate milk, and cookies.

What goal(s) are you currently chasing?

At some point I would like to be able to do all the movements.  I would like to try some kind of a competition as well.

What’s the hardest part about CrossFit?

The technical parts of the olympic lifts.  I used to just do them just to do them without paying attention to the do’s and don’t’s.

What’s one thing your fellow CFP’ers would be surprised to learn about you?

I’m not a person that shares a lot about myself but I’m guessing they already know that.  So anything I say would probably by a surprise.  But if I had to pick one thing it would be that I’m the youngest of 6 kids.

What’s your favorite piece of advice you’ve gotten from a coach at CrossFit Progression?

I don’t think there is just one thing.  Everything they tell me is great advice.

How has your outlook on health/fitness change since starting CrossFit?

I don’t know how anyone can go to a “gym” after being in an environment like CrossFit.  It’s so much easier to do the work when you look forward to going to do the work.

What has been your fondest memory during your time at CrossFit Progression?

My fondest memory of CFP actually came before I even joined.  I was thinking of joining CFP so I came to one of the events they were hosting and the atmosphere was so exciting and there were people that came up and talked to me that didn’t know me or that I was thinking of joining.  And one of the coaches came and talked to me and I was sold right then.

Why do you think you’ve stuck with CrossFit Progression?

It is such a great place.  It’s easy to go to a place that is fun and filled with good people.

What would be your one piece of advice for someone who’s just joining CFP?

To stick with it.  Sometimes you might get frustrated because you might not be able to do a movement but if you stick with it you will get there.