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

Lean 041721

ACTIVE RECOVERY DAY! Warmup:  10 min row/assault bike- EASY + 10 min dynamic stretch + x 25/arm windmills x 10/arm TGU + A) FT: 2k Row Immediately into: 20 RM [...]

Black Tiger Gymnastics 041721

Skill: A: 10min ring muscle-up practice with rings set at hip height and from seated position. Use false grip while pausing for 3 seconds in each position. Position 1: top [...]

OCR 041721

Warm-Up: 10/10 Plank lunge 10/10 Alternating pigeon 10/10 Alternating v-ups 10 Touchdowns x 2 Sets OCR STRENGTH:  Deadlift 3 rounds of :30 Max @ 55% of Deadlift 2RM Rest 2:30 [...]

Power Everything 041721

WARM UP: 3 Sets 10 Air squats with a 3 sec hold at bottom 10 Touch downs 10 Arm over/unders 50m Butt kicker  50m High knees  :60 Jump rope Static [...]