Join Brian Curley, the 2010 CrossFit Games Masters champion, as he discusses the background and training that led to his win.
Curley started with personal training by CrossFit New England’s Ben Bergeron, who introduced him to CrossFit. Curley admits the transition to CrossFit from more traditional working out was difficult for the more technical movements.
“The intensity, too, was something that was an interesting transition,” he says.
But the workouts kept him coming back for more.
“When you’re my age or even younger—once you get out of college and you’re an adult—it’s hard to find things that scratch that competitive itch,” Curley says. “You can be really competitive here without being obnoxious.”
His road to the 2010 Games started with the sectionals, and his training included CrossFit Endurance and working on his weaknesses. After a third-place finish as a masters athlete at his regional, Curley was on his way to the Games—and victory.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 147 by Justin Judkins, originally aired Nov. 24, 2010.