Meet Mycal Anders

Owner/Coach of CrossFit PHX

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Master’s in Fitness and Conditioning from ASU, Bachelor in Health and Human Performance from Texas A&M-Commerce, NSCA-CSCS

A competitive athlete his entire life, Derz played football at both the Air Force Academy and Texas A&M – Commerce.  He fell in love with fitness in college while working in the offseason at the Academy. He was fortunate enough to initially develop his knowledge from Allen Hedrick, M.A., CSCS*D, the head strength and conditioning coach at both the Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy.

He continued his education at Texas A&M – Commerce under Dr. Ken Alford, PhD. In 2006, Mycal graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Human Performance, Kinesiology. Upon the completion of his collegiate career, his focus was shifted to bodybuilding where he placed in the top five of each competition, winning two classes along the way. As an Officer of Marines, he spent time developing remedial fitness programs for the Marines in various units boosting performance in annual Physical Fitness Tests by more than 25%. In 2009 and 2011 he developed offseason strength and conditioning programs for the Gila Ridge High School Football team, helping them reach the 2011 Arizona State Playoffs for the first time in school history.  This programing helped a number of players move on to play at the college level. Mycal now regularly competes locally and regionally in CrossFit competitions.

With a Master’s of Science in Exercise and Wellness (Arizona State), backed by Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Human Performance (TAMU-Commerce),  Mycal has dedicated his life to applying his education to fitness and performance training. According to his peers and clients, Mycal is one of the best performance coaches in Arizona.

Mycal Anders’ Articles

OCR 100722

Warm-Up: 6:00 - Run Warm-up include high skips, butt kickers, walking lunges and side crossovers Then Row 500 Meters 25 Banded overhead press 10 Inchworms Run: 90 min Tempo @ [...]

Power Everything 100722

WARM UP: 3 Sets 5/5 High Kicks 10 PVC Good Mornings 10 PVC Overhead Squats 10/10 PVC Hip Swings Static Stretching: 3 Rounds: 30 sec each: Pigeon Pose (Right/ Left [...]

Black Tiger Gymnastics 100722

Skill: A1: 4 x 4 Ring dips @3111 ; rest 30 sec A2: 4 x 8 Dumbbell Arnold press ; rest 90 sec Coaches notes: On the ring dips focus on [...]

Performance Unleashed 100722

Major: Chest and Shoulders Minor: Anaerobic, core 5 Rounds: A. 15/12 Cal Row B. 6 Hang Cleans (climbing) 1 minute rest between each movement 5 Rounds: A. 15/12 Cal Assault [...]