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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 being an athlete & maximizing your potential.

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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 being an athlete & maximizing your potential.

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Every week I’ve learned and applied new things that I have learned from this podcast

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Really enjoyed the 3x3, very much needed today!

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1677 Ratings
Average Ratings
1550
55
29
21
22

Informative

By coolingrid - Nov 17 2019
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Every week I’ve learned and applied new things that I have learned from this podcast

Needed that...

By Milestown - Oct 22 2019
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Really enjoyed the 3x3, very much needed today!
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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 being an athlete & maximizing your potential.

Rank #1: #006: Daily Discipline

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Talking about goal-setting, building habits, & why you want to strive to keep the chain of success going.

Jan 10 2017

29mins

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Rank #2: #096: 10 Principles of Mindset

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We’re breaking down another one of our 5 Factors of Health, offering up the 10 principles of thinking meant to get your mindset right.

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10 Principles:

01:50 - Overview of the 5 Factors

02:50 - Prioritize first things to be first

07:20 - Develop a growth mindset

09:35 - Focus only on what you can control

12:15 - Grind through obstacles

15:10 - Own your attention

17:25 - Question your self-limiting beliefs

19:35 - Never whine, complain, or make excuses

22:40 - Practice open-mindedness

25:20 - Transform every “have to” into a “get to”

26:00 - Chase excellence

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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.

Oct 28 2019

28mins

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Rank #3: #014: Simplifying Nutrition

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We're talking about why I prefer to keep my nutritional advice simple, the value of getting blood work done, & why both quality & quantity matters.

May 03 2017

26mins

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Rank #4: #076: 14 Ways to Recover Better

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We're talking about a bunch of ways to recover from our workouts better, from simple foam rolling to electric stimulation and float tanks.

Show Notes:

01:44 - Our Top Trend episode here

02:32 - The main differences in the 5 Factors between competitive and non-competitive athletes

08:19 - Whether I think the best athletes are the best at recovery or not

12:54 - Lacrosse balls and foam rolling

14:09 - Active recovery

16:59 - When to know if soreness requires active recovery

18:57 - Total rest

20:55 - Stretching

24:05 - Normatec

26:56 - Electric stimulation

28:04 - Cold showers/cold immersion

28:17 - Learn more about Wim Hoff here

31:40 - Saunas

32:47 - Sleep

33:16 - Our episode of Sleep here

34:16 - Nutrition

36:39 - Float tanks

39:38 - ART and body work

42:57 - Creams, advil, anti-inflammatories

45:43 - Meditation
49:23 - Where I think the line is between the needs of a professional and an amateur athlete

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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.

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Jun 10 2019

51mins

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Rank #5: #072: Optimize Your Nutrition, w/ EC Synkowski

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We’ve got EC Syncowski of OptimizeMe Nutrition in to talk about the fundamentals of a good diet, the 800g Challenge, and whether it’s more important to focus on the quality or the quantity of our food.

Show Notes:

05:13 - Learn more about OptimizeMe Nutrition here

07:42 - What’s the one thing we should all be focused on in our diet?

09:52 - Whether quantity is more or less important than quality

11:03 - Where our understanding of nutritional science comes from

14:15 - What is the 800g Challenge?

18:29 - Whether EC is advocating for a plant-based diet or not

20:06 - Why the 800g Challenge doesn’t distinguish between fruits and vegetables

22:28 - Are elimination diets ever helpful?

24:32 - EC’s thoughts on the value and necessary of “boredom”

25:29 - The fundamentals of a good diet

27:36 - Talking about Intermittent Fasting

29:31 - Talking about gut health

33:11 - The role of fiber

34:36 - What is inflammation?

37:12 - Talking about kept

40:26 - What it means to be insulin resistant

43:14 - Can keto cause a nutrient deficiency?

44:52 - What EC would prescribe for somebody who need to lose a lot of weight

47:41 - Our Top Trends episode

48:12 - Why EC thinks people are always looking for the next diet to try

51:39 - How to stay on track with our diets

54:43 - Follow EC on Insta

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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.

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May 13 2019

55mins

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Rank #6: #102: The 10 Principles of Training

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We're breaking down the fifth of our 5 Factors of Health, this time diving into the principles you should keep in mind as it relates to training for health and longevity.

Follow Us On Social: Ben | Patrick

Show Notes:

01:30 - What are the 5 Factors of Health?
06:00 - What we mean when we say "training"
09:00 - Work out five to six times a week
13:15 - Focus on mechanics, consistency, then intensity
15:50 - Prioritize functional movements
22:40 - Live in couplets and triplets
26:15 - Understand relative intensity
28:25 - Aim for a low trajectory toward a distant horizon
32:30 - Identify weaknesses, then attack them
35:30 - Commit to constant variance
36:55 - Target your threshold
40:55 - Enjoy it: the opportunity, the moment, the process

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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.

Dec 09 2019

44mins

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Rank #7: #034: Frequently Asked Nutrition Questions

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I'm answering some of the most common nutrition questions we get at the gym, from which supplements I recommend to intermittent fasting, from hydration to how much red meat is too much. Show Notes: 00:00:50 - Watch all the CFNE Way Episodes here: https://goo.gl/u8Nfkv 00:02:22 - What sources would you recommend for a deeper dive into learning about nutrition? 00:04:30 - Grab Michael Pollan's books here: "In Defense of Food [https://amzn.to/2qOazd4], "Omnivore's Dilemma" [https://amzn.to/2qLRYPl], "Food Rules" [https://amzn.to/2HfxXLv] 00:05:15 - Robb Wolf's website: https://robbwolf.com/ 00:05:57 - Grab Robb Wolf's books here: "Paleo Solution" [https://amzn.to/2K3WZuH], "Wired to Eat" [https://amzn.to/2HB2DGt] 00:05:50 - Watch the Joe Rogan/Robb Wolf episode here: https://goo.gl/qgWcff 00:06:01 - Grab Gary Taubes's books here: "Good Calories, Bad Calories" [https://amzn.to/2F2TOjp], "Why We Get Fat" [https://amzn.to/2HOkwiH], "The Case Against Sugar" [https://amzn.to/2HG74zW] 00:06:50 - Chris Kresser's website here: https://chriskresser.com/ 00:08:06 - What supplement is overused? 00:09:02 - What supplement is underused? 00:10:24 - What is cod liver oil & why should I take it? 00:12:23 - Are veggies still good if I turn them into a shake? 00:13:36 - How much red meat is too much red meat? 00:14:37 - What is a good alternative if I can't afford grass-fed/wild caught meats? 00:16:17 - If I have a race or event coming up, should I carb load? 00:16:48 - What is intermittent fasting? 00:17:53 - How hydrated do I need to be normally? 00:20:20 - Are more, smaller meals better than fewer, larger ones? 00:22:37 - If I'm eating the amount I should, why am I still hungry?

Apr 24 2018

25mins

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Rank #8: #105: 3x3 on Morning Routines, Parenting Tips, & Phone Usage

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We're back with another 3x3! This week, we're talking about 3 things I recommend everybody do every morning, 3 tips for parents of teenagers, and 3 ways to stop being so addicted to your phone.

Follow Us On Social: Ben || Patrick

SHOW NOTES:

01:40 - 3 Things Everyone Should Do Every Morning
04:30 - More on BOKS here
09:20 - More on Daily Stoic here
11:50 - 3 Tips for Parents of Teenagers
23:20 - 3 Ways to Stop Being Addicted to Your Phone
31:30 - More on Digital Minimalism
31:30 - More on Indistractable here
32:50 - More on Essentialism here

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ABOUT THE SHOW

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.

Dec 30 2019

38mins

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Rank #9: #121: 10 Habits to Avoid During Quarantine

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This week, we're revisiting one of our most popular episodes - but for our quarantine times. Here is my list of 10 bad habits to avoid while we're all locked in our houses.

Find us on social: Ben | Patrick

10 Habits to Avoid:

04:55 - Don't Snooze
08:10 - Don't react
12:50 - Don't multitask
17:40 - Don't use phone in front of family
20:30 - Don't watch TV before bed
25:40 - Don't eat processed foods
29:50 - Don't check social media until...
33:20 - Don't one-up
36:40 - Don't project
43:20 - Don't expect perfection

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Apr 20 2020

46mins

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Rank #10: #110: Mental Toughness Isn't What You Think

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We're diving deep into the 6 steps we all need to take if we want to develop more mental toughness, including becoming a learner, expecting adversity, and killing the critic.

Find us on the socials: Ben | Patrick

Show Notes:

03:00 - Why is mental toughness important?
12:50 - It's all about awareness
19:00 - Becoming a learner
25:15 - Expect adversity
30:30 - Set your sights
37:50 - Learn your triggers
44:30 - Kill the critic
49:20 - Seek out practice

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a CrossFit affiliate, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Feb 03 2020

57mins

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Rank #11: #119: Success Isn't About Working Harder

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This week's episode is borrowed from Jason Khalipa's podcast, Business of Fitness. Down at WODapalooza this year, Ben & Jason sat down to talk about managing, working hard, delegation, & leadership.

Find us on social: Ben | Jason | Patrick

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Apr 06 2020

36mins

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Rank #12: #060: Building Stronger Nutritional Strategies

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This episode is brought to you by Fuel for Fire.

Show Notes:

03:00 - How to bridge the gap between knowing and doing

04:48 - Why we need to be thinking about our routines

08:15 - Strategies for the home

19:55 - Strategies for the office

31:42 - Strategies for eating out

37:18 - Strategies for dealing with peer pressure

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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.

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Feb 18 2019

42mins

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Rank #13: #067: Danger Foods

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Show Notes:

03:26 - The importance of understanding carbs

05:22 - Defining carbohydrates

06:47 - Why all calories aren’t equal

09:30 - Yogurt

10:20 - Wheat bread

11:08 - Jimmy Kimmel clip

12:17 - Organic foods

13:21 - Smoothies

15:23 - Juice cleanses

16:08 - Dried fruit

18:52 - Iced tea

20:03 - Energy and sports drinks

21:06 - Coffee drinks

21:43 - Wraps

22:33 - Rice

23:45 - Sauces and dressings

25:05 - Protein bars

26:42 - Here’s a list of words used that all mean sugar

27:51 - Day of eating comparison

30:40 - Quick definition of low carb, super low carb, & keto

36:39 - Carb timing around workouts

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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.

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Apr 08 2019

39mins

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Rank #14: #036: 10 Habits You Should Stop Having

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I cover 10 things we shouldn't be doing, including hitting the snooze button, watching the news, & leaving dishes in the sink.

May 22 2018

24mins

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Rank #15: #056: Taking Small Steps Toward Big Goals, with Katrin Davidsdottir

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Show Notes

01:34 - Katrin tells the story of how we started working together

09:37 - When & how we started making bigger goals for Katrin

18:19 - Katrin talks about her transition from an immature athlete to a mature one

20:44 - Michael Johnson's book, Gold Rush [ https://amzn.to/2T5MZVR ]

22:25 - Grab The Champion's Mind here [ https://amzn.to/2W2PtGy ]

24:07 - Talking about what I do to keep Katrin focused on our goals

29:03 - How, when, & where we start planning out a year's training goals

33:46 - How Katrin & I make sure our training goals are aligned

37:46 - Talking about whether feedback goes both ways between Katrin & I

38:45 - How we think about making adjustments as the year goes on

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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.

Web: http://www.benbergeron.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benbergeron/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachbenbergeron/

Jan 21 2019

42mins

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Rank #16: #043: What to Do About Your Weaknesses

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In this episode: We're talking about how to attack weaknesses in the gym, how to play to our strengths outside the gym, & how I've come to think about the areas in my own life I want to focus on improving. Show Notes: 01:54 - How I think about getting to the bottom of movement or performance issues 8:55 - Why I don't only competitive athletes should be focusing on their weaknesses 16:48 - What I think are the cross-over benefits to real life of learning how to attack weaknesses in the gym 23:14 - My thoughts on whether it ever makes sense to go hard on our weaknesses, even in lieu of strengths 28:55 - How I've come to think about & through my own areas of weakness // Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2lCdeWb Subscribe on Google Play: https://goo.gl/VPYj3G Grab the book: http://amzn.to/2vSjU4q 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. Web: http://www.benbergeron.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benbergeron/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachbenbergeron/

Aug 28 2018

37mins

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Rank #17: #097: The 5 P's of Decision Making

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We're taking a 10'000 foot view on how to make decisions, discussing how to factor in our principles, priorities, & purpose to make sure our lives are headed in the right direction.

Show Notes:

02:10 - What are the 5 P's?
06:25 - Priorities
14:00 - Principles
17:55 - Perspective
21:55 - Purpose
31:00 - Perserverance
33:30 - The first step in making all this happen

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Nov 04 2019

36mins

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Rank #18: #092: 10 Principles of Nutrition

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We’re breaking down another one of our 5 Factors of Health. We’re talking about avoiding sugar, eating more veggies, understanding good vs bad fats, and how to eat mindfully.

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Ben: Instagram

Patrick: Instagram

Show Notes

01:39 - Recapping the 5 Factors

04:30 - Avoid added sugar

09:00 - Steer clear of processed foods

10:15 - Eat only when you’re hungry

13:30 - Drink water, tea, & coffee

16:20 - Eat veggies at every meal

18:30 - Opt for the best source

22:00 - Prepare the food yourself

23:30 - Know the difference between good & bad fats

25:40 - Choose your fuel

28:40 - Eat mindfully

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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.

Sep 30 2019

33mins

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Rank #19: #069: Embrace the Chase

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Show Notes:

01:31 - Where I start when I start thinking about chasing excellence

03:46 - Trailer to 7 Days Out here

06:20 - More about Stephen Covey here

06:48 - Putting first things first at CFNE

08:16 - More about finite & infinite games here

09:19 - Putting first things first in my personal life

11:56 - Whether I’m focused on the “chasing” or the “excellence”

13:20 - More on the Excellence Continuum here

17:25 - How to start making the chase more important

22:20 - Why “success” is such an attractive illusion

24:33 - Parenting with an eye toward the chase

30:49 - More on Peter Drucker here

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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.

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Apr 22 2019

37mins

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Rank #20: #122: Useful Supplements, Uncommon Exercises, & Trust Buiding (3x3, #07)

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The 3x3 returns this week with my hot takes on the 3 supplements every CrossFit athlete should take, the 3 exercises we should be doing (that won't show up in your CrossFit programming), and 3 ways to develop trust.

Find us on social: Ben | Patrick

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Grab the book: http://amzn.to/2vSjU4q

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

Apr 27 2020

22mins

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Silver Linings, Performance Factors, & CrossFit's Direction

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The 3x3 is back! I'm offering some thoughts on 3 silver linings I'm paying attention to, 3 factors that determine performance, and 3 signs that will make me hopeful about CFHQ's new leadership.

About the Show

Chasing Excellence is dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, inside the gym & out. New episodes every Monday.

About Ben

Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CFNE and CompTrain.

About Patrick

Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

Jul 13 2020

44mins

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#132: Measuring Consistency w/ EC Synkowski

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EC Synkowski from OptimizeMe Nutrition is back to talk about how the five factors compare to the four measurables she tracks through The Consistency Project and the importance of simplifying our pursuit of health.

About the Show

Chasing Excellence is dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, inside the gym & out. New episodes every Monday.

About Ben

Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CFNE and CompTrain.

About Patrick

Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

Jul 06 2020

45mins

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#131: The Last Two Weeks in CrossFit

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These last few weeks have certainly been the craziest in the history of CrossFit. We break down what's happened, the current state of things, and my thoughts on CFHQ's new owner.

About the Show

Chasing Excellence is dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, inside the gym & out. New episodes every Monday.

About Ben

Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CFNE and CompTrain.

About Patrick

Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

Jun 29 2020

48mins

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#130: Answering Your Questions About Training

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We're back with an AMA I did on the CompTrain Instagram page. I'm answering questions about coming back to the gym post-COVID lockdowns, if we'll continue doing CrossFit benchmarks, getting better at toes-to-bar, and more.

About the Show

Chasing Excellence is dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, inside the gym & out. New episodes every Monday.

About Ben

Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CFNE and CompTrain.

About Patrick

Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

Jun 22 2020

34mins

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AMA on Current State of CrossFit

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This week, we've got an AMA I did on Instagram Live, answering some of your questions on the current state of CrossFit, affiliation, and certification, as well as my hopes for the future.

About the Show

Chasing Excellence is dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, inside the gym & out. New episodes every Monday.

About Ben

Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CFNE and CompTrain.

About Patrick

Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

Jun 15 2020

29mins

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#128: The Four Virtues w/ Ryan Holiday

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Writer Ryan Holiday joins us to talk about Stoicism, the current unrest in the U.S. as we grapple with racial injustice, and the importance of developing self-awareness. 

Find us on social: Ryan | Ben | Patrick

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Grab the book: http://amzn.to/2vSjU4q

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

Jun 08 2020

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#127: AMRAPing Life w/ Jason Khalipa

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Jason Khalipa, former CrossFit Games champ and founder of NCFIT, joins us this week to talk about the AMRAP Mentality, earned confidence, and the value of consistently checking in with yourself.

Find us on social: Jason | Ben | Patrick

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Grab the book: http://amzn.to/2vSjU4q

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

Jun 01 2020

52mins

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#126: We are Prepared for This

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If you're struggling to keep your head up during these tough times, if you're stressed about what might happen, if you need a reminder of just what you're made of ... this episode is for you.

Find us on social: Ben || Patrick

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2lCdeWb
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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

May 25 2020

22mins

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#125: Assessing Mindsets, Pursuing Opportunities, & Reopening Gyms (3x3, #08)

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This week's 3x3 includes three ways you can assess your mental toughness, three things I'm focused on while being in lockdown, and three things gyms should keep in mind as they begin to reopen.

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Show Notes:

01:40 - 3 ways to assess mental toughness
13:30 - 3 opportunities I'm pursuing during quarantine
28:50 - 3 things gym should consider upon re-opening

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

May 18 2020

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#124: Staying Competitive Despite the Lockdowns

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Talking this week about how we're thinking about and planning for the 2020 CrossFit Games, my advice to athletes looking to continue making progress during the lockdowns, and why programming for yourself is a bad idea.

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

May 11 2020

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#123: How to Keep the Training Intensity at Home (2:00, #16)

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We asked you guys to send us some lockdown specific questions for this week's 2:00 Drill, and you didn't disappoint. We tackle whether gym members should be paying full price right now, limiting words, and how to avoid getting too down during these stressful times.

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Questions Answered:

01:20 - During the quarantine, we’re all trying out best to stay sane, positive, & healthy. But there are & will be days where those things will be a challenge. Do you have any tips on how to bounce back quicker when you realize you’re starting to struggle?

07:20 - When our gym closed, I had 4 friends over to my house to workout. A neighbor typed up a note & told us to stop working out together for the sake of the community. At what point is it more important to exercise than not? I’d rather workout than avoid all human contact.

09:40 - Before this, my training was going very well. Training consistently for six months, twice a day, sleep & nutrition on point, mindset and recovery going well. But since everything changed, I’ve struggled. I have all the equipment I need to train, but the usual volume was breaking me down. I feel like I’m struggling to find the right balance again.

16:15 - You guys have talked about how, when CFNE was opening up, you offered lifetime memberships to some people. Would that be a viable option right now, in an effort for some gyms to stay afloat & get through this?

19:15 - What has changed operations-wise at CFNE & CompTrain? How as the EOS system been altered, if at all? How are you adjusting?

23:00 - While gyms are closed, do you think we should still be getting charged at the full rate?

26:00 - What do you & Ben think about the feasibility or likelihood of a Peloton-like CrossFit experience?

28:10 - What advice do you have for coaches who currently don’t have a gym to train their clients in?

30:30 - You’ve talked about the dangers of limiting words before. I’d love to hear you talk about them in light over everything going on now. What limiting words should we keep an eye out for now?

34:00 - What do you think the Games will (or should) look like this year?

37:00 - What have you found yourself missing the most since we’ve started locking-down?

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

May 04 2020

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#122: Useful Supplements, Uncommon Exercises, & Trust Buiding (3x3, #07)

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The 3x3 returns this week with my hot takes on the 3 supplements every CrossFit athlete should take, the 3 exercises we should be doing (that won't show up in your CrossFit programming), and 3 ways to develop trust.

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Apr 27 2020

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#121: 10 Habits to Avoid During Quarantine

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This week, we're revisiting one of our most popular episodes - but for our quarantine times. Here is my list of 10 bad habits to avoid while we're all locked in our houses.

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10 Habits to Avoid:

04:55 - Don't Snooze
08:10 - Don't react
12:50 - Don't multitask
17:40 - Don't use phone in front of family
20:30 - Don't watch TV before bed
25:40 - Don't eat processed foods
29:50 - Don't check social media until...
33:20 - Don't one-up
36:40 - Don't project
43:20 - Don't expect perfection

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Apr 20 2020

46mins

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#120: The Unknown and the Unknowable

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This week, Patrick and I catching up after a few weeks of quarantine and talking about shifting our routines, how we responded at CFNE, and the best way to fight the anxiety of the times.

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Apr 13 2020

38mins

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#119: Success Isn't About Working Harder

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This week's episode is borrowed from Jason Khalipa's podcast, Business of Fitness. Down at WODapalooza this year, Ben & Jason sat down to talk about managing, working hard, delegation, & leadership.

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Apr 06 2020

36mins

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#118: Knowing When it's Time to Make a Change

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We're talking about knowing how to differentiate between when it's time to go (change gyms, leave a job, end a relationship) and when it's time to make the situation better by making ourselves better.

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a CrossFit affiliate, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Mar 30 2020

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#117: Athlete Reads, Garage Gym Gear, & Sleep Tips (3x3 #06)

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The 3x3 is back this week! I give you 3 books every athlete should read, 3 pieces of gear I'd recommend for any home gym, and 3 ways to get at better night of sleep tonight.

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Show Notes:

01:15 - 3 books for every athlete to read
01:30 - Obstacle is the Way [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5JUNSU]
02:30 - How Champion's Think [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W1W2NZ0]
3:30 - The Champion's Mind [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KO30QZM]
04:00 - 3 pieces of gear for every home gym
09:00 - 3 ways to get better sleep tonight
15:20 - Why We Sleep [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0752XRB5F]

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a business, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Mar 23 2020

21mins

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#116: Turning Broad Goals into Concrete Action

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We're breaking down the process I've used to transform my higher-level goals into daily actions, why accountability partners are so helpful, and why it's not enough to say things like, "I want to lose 15 pounds this year."

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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.

Mar 16 2020

32mins

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#115: Benchmarks Worth Testing Yearly (2:00 Drill #15)

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The 2:00 Drill returns! This time around, we're answering your questions about whether we should be doing HSPU, how triathlon training can help someone's CrossFitting, and what kind of benchmark workouts you should be keeping track of.

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Questions Answered:

01:30 - What are your thoughts on HSPU for regular Crossfitters? As a Kinesiologist, I find that even for the advanced athlete, this movement puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on your spine and neck which might be dangerous in the long term.

02:40 - What is the quickest way to increase push-ups for fitness test in LEO setting?

04:20 - I'm a CrossFit coach and I struggle with my presence in the class. I have no problems helping individuals, but when it comes to addressing the class during a WOD, I have a lot of dead moments. I don't know what to say, how to encourage them, and I repeat myself a lot.

07:20 - I’m engaged to a girl I love and want to spend the rest of my life with, but our passions regarding fitness are very different. I’m very active athlete and an L-1 coach, and she is more of an off and on globo gym user. Our heads often butt when it comes to working out & I don’t know what to do about it.

09:50 - What would be 4-5 benchmarks worth recording (mile run, deadlift, etc.) to get a good sense of overall progress year-over-year?

12:00 - I’m a brown belt in BJJ and compete in strongman and local CrossFit competitions. I have a hard time programming around everything. How do you handle training for other sports outside of CF while keeping up with the volume of programming like CompTrain?

14:00 - What are your thoughts on affiliate fees, & more generally, on the value of remaining a CF affiliate?

15:40 - What's the best way to respond to someone telling you something you already know Example: When a coach that doesn't know me well as an athlete tells me I need to position my feet a certain way or lift in a manner that isn't compatible with my body's mobility limitations. Or at work when a co-worker tried to tell me I'm doing something the wrong way when I have more experience and data than they do.

17:30 - Does training for another endurance-based sport such as triathlon have any carry-over to the intensity you can perform at in a CrossFit workouts (assuming you are proficient in all the movements of Crossfit)?

18:40 - I’m 32 and getting ready to go to basic military training. I am in pretty good shape & I feel strong BUT my run time is 12:57 min for a 1.5 mile run. I need to get my run time down to 10:57 or better. Should I add Chris Hinshaw’s aerobic capacity programming? I was told to just run. 2-3 times a week & I just don’t know what to do.

20:40 - Do you have any advice on how to manage or work with members who might be in an overtrained state? How can we recognize it's happening or happened? How do we work with members who might be susceptible to it because they're always doing "extra" on top of class?

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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.

Mar 09 2020

23mins

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#114: Complain Less, Communicate More

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We're talking about how you can raise concerns and have difficult conversations without feeling like you're whining, complaining, or making excuses.

Find us on social: Ben | Patrick

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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. In each episode, we'll deep dive into various aspects of running a CrossFit affiliate, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Mar 02 2020

24mins

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