Davis Collins has been competing ever since he could place one foot in front of the other. Sports being his first true love, throughout his childhood and late teens he spent most day’s up playing baseball, football, soccer, and track and field. After high school Davis attended and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science with Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis from Texas State University. During those years Davis shifted his focus into Long Distance Running/Trail Racing. A few years out of College Davis tried out CrossFit and immediately fell in love. Four months later and Davis got his CrossFit Level 1 Certification and started coaching at CrossFit Central shortly afterwards.

Davis has a largely varied coaching skillset, ranging from general Strength Building & Conditioning to Sports Specific Training, and has a special passion for Sports Injury Prevention, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation. His goal in life is to give to others what fitness has given to him, life.

Q & A with Coach Davis

What do you love about CrossFit?
My favorite thing about Crossfit is entering that space in your mind during a workout where you don’t believe you can do another rep, or pick up the bar, or take your hands off your knees. Your mind is screaming at you that you NEED to stop because of the fear of the unknown; it’s never been in a place of doubt before. When you get to that point and you keep pushing, you get to experience a side of you that you think never/couldn’t exist, and you become been more in control of your own body/mind/spirit than ever before.

Favorite CrossFit movement and/or workout?
Power clean. By the end of August I’m going to throw up 300 lbs, mark my word!

Favorite workout?
Linda, I’m a barbell-bro, I like throwing around heavy weight, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

Favorite go to meal?
4 eggs, 4 slices of bacon, 4 oz. of sausage, 2 gluten-free tortillas, and a generous portion of salsa. BOOM! Happy and full.

Favorite thing to do when you’re not coaching/working?
I love chillin’ big time (a.k.a. CBT), it’s a term my girlfriend coined around the time we met to refer to relaxing and tuning out from the world and worries. You can find me CBT at Barton Springs, CBT on the Greenbelt/Zilker Park with my pups, CBT on camping trips, and on the rare occasion I’m not CBT I’m probably running the trail.

Hype jam? (what song/artist/station) do you listen to to get pumped up?
HUMBLE. By Kendrick Lamar

Play anything by Kendrick Lamar and I’m going to go insane during a workout, but this song serves as a reminder to be appreciative that I’m simply mobile.

Favorite podcast/book/or movie?
Podcast? This American Life
Book? The Shining by Stephen King
Movie? The Big Lebowski (I believe we all have some version of The Dude living inside us.)

Favorite quote?
“A soft, easy life is not worth living, it impairs the fiber of the brain and heart muscle. We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage…for us is the life of action, strenuous performance of duty; let us live on the harness, striving mightily let us rather run the risking or wearing out than rusting out.” –Theodore Roosevelt