Something Good: Oklahoma Man Qualifies For The World Championship In CrossFit

Tuesday, July 20th 2021, 7:48 pm

EDMOND, Oklahoma -

Brandon Luckett is a medical physicist with the University of Oklahoma, but CrossFit is a passion for him. 

CrossFit is a form of workout combining many different types of fitness. Weights, endurance, gymnastics, swimming rowing, running and pretty much anything goes to improve your overall fitness. 

For the third time Brandon has qualified for the world championship in Madison, Wisconsin. 

“I qualified for the CrossFit games for the first time in 2018. There were forty men that were able to qualify that year. I ended up placing 36th out of 40,” said Luckett. 

Brandon didn’t compete in the games in 2019, because of grad school. But in 2020 Brandon placed 23rd out of 40 in a virtual competition.

This year Brandon is more ready than ever. 

“I train every morning and every evening, five days a week towards the world championships. Those rest days will become active recovery days where I might go on a slow run or a slow bike,” said Luckett. “It’s usually an hour or an hour and fifteen minutes in the morning before I go to work and then as long as I can be in the gym and get my work done in the afternoon.”

All of that is combined with an extremely strict diet.

This year’s competition will be July 27 – August 1. The six-day event will consist of about fifteen events; however, participants will not know what events they will be required to do. 

Brandon does admit his training is more to the extreme for CrossFit but encourages anyone wanting to get into shape to give it a try.