Chasing Excellence

#057: Two Minute Drill, #3

Episode Summary

I'm answering your questions on subjects like ideal body fat for health, whether fear is a good motivator for change, & what I would do if I had to start my coaching career over from scratch.

Episode Notes

Questions Answered:

02:27 -What percentage body fat would you recommend for somebody who just wants to be healthy?

04:42 - Any advice for a first-time parent who wants to maintain a consistent training schedule?

06:02 - What tips do you have for nutrition & time management for high schooler wanting to compete?

08:13 - Do think it’s possible for an athlete to be “qualifier ready” & still hold a full-time job?

08:25 - Having an unlimited budget, what are the 5 most important things a competitive athlete should do?

10:40 - Any advice for 20-year-olds about to graduate from college.

12:07 - Is fear a good motivator for change?

14:24 - Best advice on balancing a full-time school, a job, & full-time training without burning out?

16:07 - Best course or certification that impacted you as an owner or coach? Any outside the standard CrossFit levels?

21:53 - How do you change the mindset of your athletes in class - for example, if they’re being too cocky & not scaling.

23:46 - When an athlete feels like they’ve plateaued, what steps do you take to work around the frustrations?

26:04 - What were your biggest failures that helped you grow in business & as an individual?

27:35 - If you had to start over as it relates to coaching elite athletes, what would you do to get to the top again?

29:50 - In the past 3-5 years, what new product, habit, or routine has made the biggest impact?


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Chasing Excellence is a show dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, both inside the gym & out. On each episode, we'll deep dive on various aspects of running a CrossFit affiliate, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.