Athlete Spotlight – Bryce Greenstein

Let me introduce you to Bryce Maribelle Greenstein. This young fellow is one of a kind, and I can’t brag enough about him.  He comes in every day and gives his all during every WOD. Buff and bendy are the first two adjectives I can think of to describe him.

And without further ado….Ladies and Gentlemen…Bryce Maribelle Greenstein!!

Our fearless leader!

How long have you been doing CrossFit?


A couple of years now. I started out in the military and since then have always wanted to give ladies their chance to buy tickets to the gun show. Naw what I’m sayin?

How did you hear about CrossFit Merge?


I built this city. I built this city from rock and roll.

What was your favorite CrossFit Merge WOD experience like?

Easy. It was exactly a year ago today at 7:30 P.M. I spent the best hour of my 29th birthday teaching a one-person class to Fred Thomas.

What advice would you give a new member?

There was a WOD-er who had a dog and Caveman was his name-o.
P-A-L-E-O, P-A-L-E-O, P-A-L-E-O, and Caveman was his name-o.

Where do you see yourself in one year?

Well, my heart is really into interior decorating. I love to be cutting edge, as you can probably tell from my decorative touches in the bathroom, including but not limited to the sanitary stones in the sink and the frog statue I had imported from Micronesia.

Out of all the hours in the day (both sleeping and awake) how much time do you spend working out? Thinking about CrossFit? Dreaming it? Watching vids? etc.

Yes. I am actually doing a WOD as we speak.

What is your favorite WOD and why?

Any of the girl WODs ‘cause they are all named after all the fly honeys I used to date. The longer the WOD the hotter the girl was cause that’s how BMG rolls.

What have you told your friends about Crossfit Merge?

Although it’s quite the commitment, it’s truly is the greatest place to work out, and man, are the Merge members attractive or what??? I mean, what eye candy! No, seriously, the coaches and clientele bring an amazing sense of community and make it fun to go to the gym. We cheer for each other, eat with each other, and sweat with each other and there is no greater bonding than that. We make working out professional, fun, but most importantly you will see results, and that makes everybody happy. Merge is truly the greatest community for forging elite fitness.

What is something that not a lot of people know about you but you WISH more people COULD know?

I’m not as much of a germaphobe as people might think. In fact, one time I sipped out of Lauren Hill’s straw and didn’t worry about it at all. I am, however, just as OCD as people think I am. PUT THE WEIGHTS NEATLY IN ORDER! I mean, come on!

What is your greatest CrossFit accomplishment?

Getting people to keep coming back, despite the fact that I don’t have central air or surround sound, and people often leave the box smelling like floor.

What is something that coaches always tell you and you never pay attention when you should?

How ridiculously good-looking I am. I mean, I know I should listen more.

What reality show do you wish you could be a part of?

Probably Wipeout or the Bachelor. I’m pretty swoll so I know I could own Wipeout. The Bachelor because I’m a relentlessly handsome entrepreneur and quite the catch. It’s not the first time I’ve had ladies fighting over me you know? Are we done here? I gotta squat.

What is your favorite food?

Anything other than fruit. Fruit is just candy growing on trees. Have you ever had a day where you just ate carrots and almonds? I mean could there ever be anything better than that? In case you’re wondering, the answer is no.

The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

Neither. Milli Vanilli. Next question.

😀 😀 😀 WE LOVE YOU, BRYCE!!! Happy 30th Birthday!!! 😀 😀 😀

Wednesday’s Intermediate Skill:

Squat cleans

1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1

Workout of the Day (WOD):

5 rounds for time of:

50 double-unders
10 squat cleans (95# for men/63# for women) or Rx+ version is 50% of skill weight if your clean is above 190#/126#.

Beginner’s Skill

Front Squat

3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3

Workout of the Day (WOD):

12 minute AMRAP of:

60 single-unders
10 front squats or goblet squats at 55% of skill weight

Power Hour

5 back squats at 65% of 1 rep max
5 back squats at 70% of 1 rep max
5 back squats at 75% of 1 rep max
5+ back squats at 80% of 1 rep max (as many reps as you can but don’t reach failure)

Then, 100 for men/75 for women push-ups for time.  Every time you rest on the knees, perform 5 dumbbell push presses (45# for men/25# for women).  10 minute cutoff.  

Nani gets stronger every day!

Tim practicing front squats!

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