Athlete of the MonthNovember

Mike Draper

Humble and hard-working

Congratulations to Mike Draper, the BSC November Athlete of the Month!

Where were you in your fitness journey before BSC and where are you now?
I was training with competition in mind before, and now I train to stay fit and healthy for work and dad life.
What were your goals when you started and have you achieved any of them?
My goal was to increase the size of my sets during workouts instead of going for the quickest time. So I had mini goals for each movement that would vary. Example: I might normally do sets of 5-7 pull-ups in a workout that requires 40 throughout. And now I will rest as long as necessary to do sets of at least 10 reps.
What about BSC makes you keep coming back?
I enjoy the warmups as they are dynamic and always a little bit different. I really notice a difference in performance during workouts. And Coach Mike’s dad jokes are pretty spot on.
When/what was your “ah ha!” moment?
The moment that comes to mind was a while back when Derick taught me how to do a strict ring muscle up. I had the strength and mobility, but it wasn’t until he gave me one cue to think of when it clicked on the first try.
Does anyone the gym (member or trainer) inspire you and why?
Derick’s humility with how dominant he is, is something I admire in a gym environment, and in life. Keep doing what you’re doing.

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