TRAINER Dan George uses the word 'crazy' to describe their efforts, but even without delving into their workouts and just looking at the physique of CrossFit athletes Brodie Scott and Ash Corby, you can tell it is an apt word.
Lean, muscled and powerful are other apt words.
The CrossFit 2795 duo have put countless hours into building their strength, fitness and flexibility and that effort is certainly paying off. Both rank in the top 10 in Australia after four weeks of the 2020 CrossFit Open.
The annual tournament, which began in October, is the world's largest fitness competition. It runs over five weeks and sees entrants put through a series of workouts in a certain time period.
Last season Scott finished in 40th spot in Australia and Corby 27th, but the duo are on track for a much better finish for the 2020 season.
Scott has improved to the extent that he is currently the second ranked male in Australia behind Baden Brown, while Corby is number 10 in her national division which is topped by renowned athlete Tia-Clair Toomey.
Given it is less than 12 months ago that she broke her C6 and C7 vertebrae, it is little wonder George describes Corby's effort as crazy.
"The way Ash has come back is just crazy, you wouldn't think she'd get back to where she is after what happened, it was less than 12 months ago, it was Boxing Day 2018," he said.
"She had about eight weeks of doing absolutely nothing then slowly got back to doing push-ups on her knees and then going from a walk to a steadier jog. Slowly, step by step she's done it, if she was allowed to do it, she did it.
"And then for Brodie to be second in Aus, when you look at some of the names on that board, it's crazy.
"He only just snuck into that top 40 for the 2019 season which allowed him to go on to the next stage. He just does everything right, he does the work, both of them do.
"Their work ethic is just unmatched basically. But they also just have fun with it, it's fun with fitness.
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"As a gym we're second in Australia with combined reps which is just crazy as well given the number of CrossFit gyms, we're just a little gym out at Kelso. We're on the map with the most participants across the open in Australia this year."
The fourth week of the challenge was held on Friday and involved a series of box jumps, clean and jerks and single leg squats over a 20 minute period.
There were six sets of those activities with a different number of repetitions and increasing bar weight for the clean and jerks. Both Scott and Corby came close to completing all of them in the allotted time.
The duo have one more round to go before their final ranking is set, while this weekend they undergo another challenge as well.
Scott and Corby, along with fellow CrossFit 2795 member Kerry Maloney will compete at the Torian Pro this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Queensland's Pat Rafter Arena.
Maloney and Corby will line up in the teams event and Scott in an individual category.
"It is one of the top three CrossFit comps in Australia - basically it is invite-only from the 2019 open," George explained.