Tell us a little about you…
My name is Brandon Luckett. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, although school has taken me to Texas and Oklahoma. I am a medical physicist by profession and education, but CrossFit training and competing has been a major part of my life for quite some time.
Where did your fitness/athletic journey begin?
I started exercising when I was in 6th grade. I got some tough words of encouragement/constructive criticism from my father, and I agreed with his assessment. I started running and doing Navy Seals calisthenics videos my mom had, and lost roughly 25 pounds. Ever sense, I have loved exercise and fitness. Sports through high school were my main motivation to stay in shape, but CrossFit became the focus when I graduated and did a couple of CrossFit workouts with my brother and fell in love with the training methods.
What’s your favorite part about CrossFit?
One of the things I love about fitness is that it is an ever evolving process, and with CrossFit, the skillset is so broad that there is ALWAYS something to improve on. I think that is what I love most.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I think most people are surprised to find out that I'm a physicist.
What’d your favorite kind of dessert?
I love all baked goodies. Cookies, brownies, cakes, you name it.
What’s been your most memorable time as an athlete?
The most memorable time as an athlete would be qualifying for the CrossFit games for the first time in 2018.
What have been some trying times in your athletic career and what have they taught you?
The most trying times for me come when my career and my journey in CrossFit become demanding simultaneously. There have been times when I was performing graduate research, studying for a board exam, studying for final exams, and preparing for the CrossFit Games at the same time. It can be extremely stressful to try to give each task the attention it deserves without letting the other goals suffer.
Tell us a little about your accolades
2x CrossFit Games athlete in 2018 and 2020
What does your diet/nutrition look like?
My diet and nutrition have changed over the years. As I have gotten a little older, I have began focusing on providing my body with the most abundant amount of nutrients as possible. So I don't worry so much about the quantity of food that I intake as much as I worry about the quality of food that goes in my engine.
Tell us a little about your training regimen - do you follow specific training program(s), coaching/coaches, etc.? How do you prioritize your training over other aspects of life to reach this level of competitiveness?
Seth Page, with Jump Ship Training, is my coach. I've known Seth for the past 4 years or so, and we have built a great relationship. As far as my training schedule goes, I like to train twice a day, 5 days a week, with 2 full recovery days. During the weekdays, I train at 6:15AM for about an hour or so, and then I train again after work from about 4:30 or 5:00PM until about 7:30PM. Outside of work, training takes precedence over almost everything else.
What’s the biggest piece of advice that you’ve been given, that’s made an impact on you as an individual, that you wish to share with others for their journey?
I think my dad has been the largest influence on my life. He has always made it very clear to me and my siblings that there is no reason you shouldn't strive to be the absolute best in anything you do. But the real lesson in that is that it takes an insane amount of work to be one of the best, and there is no reason to be afraid of the work required to achieve that. When I was younger, I used to slack off, because I was afraid that If I worked really really hard towards a goal, that I would fail anyway, but if I didn't try and then failed, I had an excuse as to why I failed. This fear often creeps into my head still, but my goal is always work as hard as I can for the goals I set.
Why do you choose Swolverine?
Swolverine pays very close attention to the ingredients that go into their products, and that is incredibly important to me. Like I've said, I've really begun paying attention to the nutrition that goes into my body. I want everything I put in my system to be useful, and for that reason, I believe Swolverine is top tier.
What are your favorite products to use from Swolverine?
The products I incorporate into my regimen the most are the Whey Protein Isolate, Clean Carbs, and Kre-Alkalyn