( Photo: Preston Smith @prestonsmithphotography)
You asked, Brooke Wells answered! Check out this first round of Q&As with our newest member of the Team Cellucor family. Look out for part two of her Q&A coming soon! Follow Brooke Wells as she prepares for the CrossFit Games in August!
I would say either pizza or Mexican food! For dessert, ice cream!
The first thing that attracted me to Cellucor were the people! They are so genuinely sweet. But of course, the supplements are very important too! They have the highest quality products and sell all the products that I use on a day-to-day basis. I truly believe in their products to help me pour everything into my training.
I use the COR-Performance Whey Protein, Alpha Amino BCAAs, Fish Oil & COR-Performance Casein protein every single day. I can't pick a favorite, they are all equally important!! But I can pick a protein flavor for you that's my favorite..... Peanut Butter Marshmallow!
I take an "active recovery" day every Thursday which includes about 45 minutes of swimming. Then I fully rest every Sunday. It doesn't necessarily depend on how sore I am, sometimes I work through that or revise programming.
The keys to recovery are definitely sleep & nutrition! But also, other things like stretching, foam rolling, using a stem cell simulator, etc. can contribute a lot also! I always make sure to hit my macronutrients and get at least 8 hours of sleep every day.
It definitely keeps me busy! I planned my class schedule for the mornings, so all my classes are before noon. Then I have the rest of the day to focus on training. I do my homework at night.
I actually like pretty much whatever is new. I keep up with the "Top 100" charts a lot & find my favorite songs there! But I listen to "Chainsmokers" Pandora or a rap playlist in the gym. When I'm not in the gym, I love hip-hop, pop & country!
Thank you, Jonathan! This year I have been lucky enough to work with a new coach, Ben Bergeron. He has really, really helped my aerobic base. I have also been working with a new nutritionist who has helped me lean out & be ready for the long events at the Games! Lots and lots of hours in the gym!!
A two-time individual CrossFit Games athlete, Brooke Wells won the 2015 Central Regional at age 19 in her first appearance. A year later, she took third in her region, but vaulted to the top of the Games with six top-five finishes and one event win.
A senior at University of Missouri, Wells is on track to graduate with a degree in business and plans to continue competiting in CrossFit in the future.
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