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

Power Everything 052922

WARM UP: 4 Rounds: 20 Frankensteins 20 SL RDL 20 Heel to Hip 20 High knee Skips 10m Side Shuffle 10m Side lunge Static Stretching: 3 Rounds: 30 sec each: Pigeon Pose (Right/ Left Leg) [...]

Performance Unleashed 052922

Major: Shoulders, arms Minor: Core, Conditioning Light  Work Warmup 8 power clean #185 or 70% of max weight 10 weighted pull-up 12 cals on assault bike (as fast as possible [...]

Endurance 052922

Warm-up: 3 sets Jog for 1 Minutes Rest for 1 Minute 10 pvc overhead squats Rest for 1 Minute Workout: 20 min amrap 1k row 20 ALT DB Snatch 10 [...]

Kettlebell Training 052922

Warm-up: 5:00 of shoulder, lat, and trap tissue work then 2 Sets of: :20 Seated arm pumps 10/10 Single leg hip thrusts Thoracic warm-up Workout 1:  EMOM for 15:00 Min 1: 15 [...]