THIS IS A GUEST POST FROM MIKE’S BROTHER, DANIEL.
A few weeks ago I exhaustedly poured myself out of bed to get the gym at 6:00 am. Groggy, sleepy, hungry, the last thing I wanted to do was workout. I’m sure a lot of people have this same feeling from time to time. But as I walked into the gym, I got a sudden burst of energy. There were over 25 athletes in the gym, excited, enthusiastic, and ready to rock. The amount of quality people in Precision Crossfit is unbelievable. There are so many great people that make Precision a home away from home. That morning I got my butt moving and it really made my day much better by being there. I often think to myself that it is unbelievable what Greg and Mike have built. Because it always starts at the top.
That day I called my brother and told him how awesome the gym is becoming. I mean it has always been amazing, but now there is something special going on. He said, “Yeah man, it’s crazy right? It’s really coming together.” The rest of the day I couldn’t help to think how proud I was of my brother.
Mike has come a long way in the fitness and strength and conditioning world. Yes, he has mastered the art of programming, but most importantly he has cultivated the community we all love. Mike has always been a serious go-getter. He never leaves any stoned unturned and will outwork anyone. He programs for over 1000 athletes and each program he writes up gets his full sweat and tears. It doesn’t matter if somebody wants to get a little stronger to play with her kids or train to lift at the international level.
Most people don’t know that Mike spends his days at Harvard Westlake School in Los Angeles where he has developed the top strength program in the country and has been asked to speak at numerous national events. He is only turning 32 years old this Monday. I remember when he started training clients at a basic gym in Newbury Park at the mere age of 22. In just 10 years Mike has accomplished more than most do in their whole lives and he has taken every step with precise calculations. With over 20 certifications to speak of, he has developed himself as a top strength & conditioning coach and continues to learn everyday. In addition, let’s not forget that Mike is a Father of two beautiful children and is constantly seeking balance in his life. Mike often starts his mornings before many of us wake up. He gives all of himself to his coaching at Harvard-Westlake, then at Precision, while also finding time to travel to events, and be an awesome parent. A very tough task, and something I truly envy in my big brother.
Precision Crossfit is not just a crossFit gym—it’s a training factory, a true strength and conditioning facility, but most importantly it’s a family. The community in our gym will always be number one. No one here cares how much you lift, your best Fran time, or where you came from. If you enjoy working out and sweating with a few of your best friends, then Mike and Greg have just the spot for you. I’m excited to share this birthday with my brother and here’s to another year to look back on and reflect on the amazing things Precision has accomplished as a whole.
Happy Birthday to Mike!!
500 M. Row
5 Strict Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air Squats
ODD: 45 Sec. Hollow Hold
EVEN: 7 Strict T2B
Paused Front Squat
5 @ 60%
3 x 5 @ 70%
*Pause for 3 Sec. at the bottom and for 2 Sec. at the top.
WOD: (Compare to 12/27/12 & 12/27/13)
51 Complexes For Time:
1 Dead Lift (135/95) (115/75) (95/65) (75/55)
1 Power Clean
2 Bar Lateral Squat Jumps
*1 DL, 1 Clean, 2 Bar Lateral Sqt. Jumps = 1 Complex