Post courtesy of Anna
Drank Kool-Aid: Kool-aid = sugar. We all know Marcus would prefer to drink the tears of his class as they struggle through a workout over that sugary treat
Favorite Lift/Movement: Endless burpees with the sandbag aka “kilo of Columbian Bam Bam” and dishing out PAIN
Least Favorite Movement: Having to be nice to the newbies… or anyone for that matter
Favorite WOD: Anything that tortures the 7pm varsity class
Least Favorite WOD: Anything that doesn’t involve the Prowler
CrossFit Goals: 1000 lb Power Total (is that what it’s called?) He’s only 25 lb away
Best CrossFit Accomplishment: Making girls cry, Becky Box Jumps!
Hobbies outside of CFI: Impromptu drunk boxing matches, mocking the Lakers loss, showing off his paleo kitchen skills, impersonating Mr.T, and eating random cow parts.
Marcuspedia is known for his vast amount of knowledge around the Intrepid community. However, this characteristic is deceiving, the reason: burpeefobia. From the outside, people think that Marcus has studied up on nutrition and recovery and all other things healthy, but those who truly know the situation understand that it is his ever present threat to divvy out punishment that forces us to believe him.
Warning: If you are new at the gym and have not tried Marcus’s cooking before, stay away. This food is horribly addicting and causes you to turn down sweet treats such as bread, cookies, and beer. For the sake of yourself and your veteran cohorts, please leave the doggy bags for those experienced.
In addition, don’t ever.. ever let Marcus know what you are capable of. He thrives on forcing you to reach your potential. We are all tired after a long day of work and would like to come in and do 5-10 (or 30) lbs less than our max. But noooo, mid-WOD Marcus has been known to steal your light kettle bell and replace it with one twice the size. He will make up excuses like “you are stronger now,” “you girls have a glass ceiling,” and my recent experience “you haven’t lifted in 3 weeks, you don’t need a de-load week.” Or, even worse, he will bust out a secret formula on the calculator proving that you can go 5 lb heavier or lift two more reps. Nobody has the guts to question his math (Ruth gets enough of that).
Happy Birthday Mr. Clean & Jerk. It is a pleasure being a pain in your ass every day. Varsity Class forever!!!
Bench 3×5 or Wendler
5 Power Cleans
20 Double Unders