CHOP-FIT! MCM supporting Aussie teen who is going global
It's no secret MCM froths anyone going out and having a crack, be it with a project car or any other pursuit. This is why MCM has jumped behind Brandyn Gaskill, a 17-year-old going to represent Australia at the CrossFit Games in the USA.
It may seem like an odd partnership given Marty and MOOG's shared love of tofu kebabs and yak milk smoothies, but the dedication and tenacity required of Brandyn is much the same as what anyone tackling a project car needs. A big side bonus is the positive mental health benefits to exercise and training, which we can all benefit from.
So when the MCM boys heard that a young Aussie was trying to get his way over to the USA, they jumped on board to help fund the trip, and make sure he had a bunch of Chopped loot in his gym bag.
Brandyn is about to jet off to Wisconsin for the CrossFit Games as the only qualifier in the 16-17-year class from Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the South-East Asia region), which is a huge accomplishment. So we sat down with the Marsden High HSC student to find out more about him, and how he wound up being one of the best teens in Oceania at CrossFit.
How did you get into this fitness pursuit?
Do you have a special diet?
My diet mainly consists of a high-carb intake. To fuel the training I do I need to eat lots of carbs and have a high calorie intake, a lot of that being liquid as it's easier to get down quicker. I don't eat for enjoyment, I eat for performance and this gets very tough sometimes as it becomes a chore to eat a lot of the time.
Do you have a lot of exercises to remember, and are they more complex than lifting weights?
There are a lot of exercises in CrossFit so it takes a long time to get proficient in all aspects, and it is a highly technical sport. You also have to get strong and be capable of moving high loads quickly and effectively, so there is a lot to do in each week and never enough time in a week.
What are you most excited about for the competition?
I am really excited to just throw down and show what I've got on the big stage. There are going to be a lot of people watching, so I just really want to show the hard work I have put in, and give the spectators a good show.
How is it working with MCM?
So stoked to have Mighty Car Mods on board sponsoring me for my trip to the Crossfit Games in the USA. I've been a massive fan of the boys for so long, and it's a dream come true to be teaming up with them.
Mighty Car Mods are proud sponsors of Brandyns Trip to the Crossfit Games. Follow Brandyn on Instagram here: https://instagram.com/brandyn_gaskill
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