BRODIE Scott is hungry to match it with the world's best in CrossFit and that drive is taking him all the way to China.
Scott will fly out with his CrossFit 2795 trainer Dan George on Monday and carry with him the intent to impress at the PandaLand CrossFit Challenge.
A change in the qualifying process for the CrossFit Games means that instead of having eight regional events world-wide, there are now 28 sanctioned events which offer the victors a place at the games. They will join national champions and the top 20 ranked athletes from the CrossFit Open.
Scott had also nominated for sanctioned events at Dubai and California (West Coast Classic), but missed out on a spot at those. That means is focus is very much on excelling in China.
"After his last competition in Queensland [Torian Pro] he said 'I don't want to just make the numbers up anymore'. He wanted to really make the most of it and get up on top of these leaderboards," George said of Scott.
"The experience is there now, he's done four big events now over the last 12 months, they've been at the highest level.The words from him were I'm hungry now to match it with the best."
While Scott has been doing CrossFit for around three years now, George said he has made huge improvements over past 12 months.
It showed as he ranked 16th in his age group Australia in the CrossFit Open after placing 40th a year ago.
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"It's just been a constant with his efforts and his dedication not only to his training, but basically he's looking after himself with his rehab and nutrition. He does it all right, he's got his recipe right," George said.
"It's been a daily improvement in his overall work capacity over the last 12 months through his application to the program and his nutrition as well."
In China Scott will face five workouts in two days - December 7-8. It means consistency and recovery will be crucial, but George is backing the overall capacity of the Bathurst talent.
"If you have one bad workout, it can effect your whole standing on the ladder," he said.
"It's all points based, a win is worth 100 points and if you do badly in one of those events it can really change up the leaderboard. So the consistency of each work out will really come into play.
It's something that the guys, the strength and ability of what they are doing - it's crazy to see what some of those guys are lifting.
"That's probably where he'll take a bit of a hit throughout this, it takes years to build that strength. But in the overall work capacity, the skill work and the gymnastics work, that's where Brodie's strength really lies."