Questions for Coach Brian

Submit Questions for Coach Brian DeGennaro

Brian’s athletic career began in high school, where he trained in gymnastics and competed in track and field (and became one of the original members of CrossFit NYC). Brian graduated from Syracuse University in 2012 with a BS in Exercise Science. He has been a full-time member of the CrossFit NYC coaching staff ever since. He has now coached over 10,000 classes at CrossFit NYC.

For the past twenty years, Brian has trained and competed in weightlifting. He also runs Black Box Barbell, an Olympic Lifting specialty program at CrossFit NYC. He has competed at numerous local and national events, earning some national medals along the way. Brian has trained many athletes to compete at local competitions, qualify for national level events, earn Master National medals, and set state Master records.

Brian typically coaches classes at CrossFit NYC Monday thru Thursday late afternoons and evenings.

If you are interested in the Black Box Barbell program or training privately with Brian, he can be reached at [email protected]

B.S. Exercise Science
USAW Level 2 Coach
CrossFit NYC Senior Coach
Manhattan Barbell Club Coach

One Response

  1. For someone that wants to get better at both cardio (e.g. running) and weightlifting, what would you suggest? I would imagine there’s a point at which cardio will impede your weightlifting progress and vice versa, but it also seems that cardio and strength are less antithetical than we once thought they were.

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