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Best Hour of Their Day

Hosted by Jason Ackerman and Jason Fernandez, Best Hour of Their Day is a show dedicated to helping the CrossFit community. We cover all aspects of fitness including coaching, training, competing, starting and growing a business, and everything in between. Regular guests include world-class athletes, some of the best coaches in the world, fitness entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and more. Besthouroftheirday.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

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168. Coaching Sh*tty Athletes

Every box has them, athletes that just don't want to listen.  Be it stubbornness, ignorance, ego, or just plain stupidity, every coach will eventually encounter someone that isn't receptive to feedback and coaching.  In today's episode, Fern and Ackerman discuss how to handle these people, as with most topics these two cover, it's way more simple than you think.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

30mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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88. You're not a good enough coach

In this episode in this Todd, Ackerman and Fern discuss issues brought up in the last episode and what was promoted by the 10-year Affiliate Gathering. Why are affiliate’s de-affiliate? And the discussions that were brought up during the gathering. The host all give their options on this issue that is facing the community. And the title of the episode really does highlight the problem that is facing many coaches, that simply it’s easier not to teach the muscle-up or snatch. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

39mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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4. Scaling | Preserve the intended stimulus

People are afraid to do CrossFit, not because it's dangerous but because they can't do the movements.  People see pull-ups, HSPUs, muscle-ups and think, "I can't do that, so I can't do CrossFit."   That's where scaling comes into play. In this episode we teach you how to scale well.  The goal of scaling is to preserve the intended stimulus. we have seen that done right and we have seen that gone horribly wrong.  Listen to how Jason made a 65 year old pass out because he didn't scale appropriately. When it comes to scaling you are only limited by your creativity.  Don't be that coach that whenever you have double unders in a workout you simply tell people "twice as many singles."  That's not good scaling and it's not good coaching. In this episode, Ackerman and Fern will teach you how to scale effectively, discuss common mistakes, and even talk about when it's appropriate to scale up.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

53mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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67. Coaches Compensation

One of the most commonly asked questions we get from both box owners and coaches is, "what's a fair pay?"  In this episode, Todd, Fern, and Ackerman, breakdown best practices, dos and don'ts, and some words of wisdom on how to best compensate CrossFit coaches. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

47mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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100. Coach Glassman

It's episode 100 and we have the founder of CrossFit, Coach Greg Glassman on today's show.  It was our goal to have Coach Glassman on our show and it was truly in Ackerman's mind, an example of putting something out in the world and making it happen. Thank you so much, for all your support! - We couldn't have done it without you! Don't worry we'll still going strong and got so much more content for you.  Be sure to head over to our site, Besthouroftheirday.com to check out our mentor group and the first 50 people to click the link will receive a FREE Best Hour of Their Day t-shirt courtesy of Forever Fierce. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

39mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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111. Q + A with Chris Hinshaw

Hey listeners! Today’s episode is a real insight for you guys. As you maybe know we run a mentorship group and as part of that there are weekly calls and during these calls, there is a certain topic that is discussed. Along with we have guest coaches on to provide an insight into their speciality subjects and allow for them to answer questions directly. This episode is the mentorship call with Chris Hinshaw from back in August.This is a unique opportunity to see into mentorship, which is something that is not being offered anywhere. It’s a long term development over weeks and months with constant new material, that is tailored to the individual whether your a coach who’s been coaching for 10 years or if you have your level 1 for a week. This will help you get your level 2 or 3 (members have already) and help you improve as a coach. - Any questions, make sure to reach out to us! - Mastermind Crossfit Coaching Development. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.comRate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackermanCheck out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

1hr

29 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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16. Mike Burgener | Sh*t coach, just tell me to jump

Mike Burgener is one of the most well loved and respected Coaches in all of CrossFit and he has quite the resume.  In addition to being a Level 5 Senior International Weightlifting coach, a graduate of Notre Dame with an MS degree from the University of Kentucky, he is also a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps and spent 32 years teaching Physical Education.   Despite all of his credentials, most know Coach B. as the leader of CrossFit weightlifting and the crazy geezer known for yelling, "yay burpees!" In his 70s, he continues to train and coach and in this interview, he discusses some best practices for improving your Olympic lifts as both a coach and athlete.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

56mins

13 May 2019

Rank #7

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30. Chris Hinshaw | A constant quest for better

Chris Hinshaw is the founder of aerobiccapacity.com, and is widely considered one of the top endurance coaches in the world. Chris is known internationally for his extensive knowledge and practical experience developing aerobic capacity in athletes of all experience levels using his comprehensive, cutting edge approach to training. Hinshaw is a former All American swimmer and world-class professional triathlete. His top international finishes includes a 2nd place overall finish at the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships, 2nd place overall finish at the Ironman World Championships in Canada, and a 1st place overall finish at Ironman Brazil. Hinshaw graduated in 1989 with a BS in Business Administration and a Concentration in Finance from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. His favorite cheat meal is Ruffles potato chips (low fat with sea salt) and onion dip. He was born in Mountain View, CA and currently resides in Cookeville, TN--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

1hr 8mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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198. Nutrition Chat

Fern and Ackerman have been getting a lot of requests to "guest coach" and talk to the members of affiliates.  Recently, Ackerman led a nutrition talk for the members of CrossFit Indestri, Watchtower, and Neuse River.  In it, he discusses, how to start with macros, small wins during this quarantine, intermittent fasting, and more.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

44mins

29 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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3. Austin Malleolo | Building a great team

"Words are useless, actions are all we have." Austin Malleolo has been to the CrossFit Games eight times, six as an individual and twice on a team. His top placing as an individual was 6th and 5th as part of Reebok CrossFit One. Outside of being one of the fittest humans on this planet, Austin is a husband, father, and entrepreneur. He is also considered to be one of the best CrossFit coaches. In this interview we discuss everything from his morning routine, how is stays motivated now that he's no longer competing, the biggest mistake CrossFit trainers make, and his number one tip for becoming a better coach. To learn more about Austin, check out his instagram @amalleolo, get a free week of the Hamplan programming (hamplan.com), and watch his Vlog on his youtube channel to see him deadlift 600lbs hours before completing the Boston Marathon.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

53mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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158. Do Less Better

One workout a day? Doing less better is something that is brought up quite a lot in the Crossfit space. When being a Coach in any field, not just Crossfit if you don’t give yourself time to actually coach in class. Everything will be moving too quickly to allow you to actually help your members. Fern and Ackerman discuss the effect this has on your coaching ability and your athletes. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

35mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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28. Jon Gilson | The biggest mistake box owners make

Jon Gilson has been around CrossFit for a very long time and because of that he has a wealth of knowledge.  As a business owner, trainer on the CrossFit Seminar Staff, and athlete.  But this episode is not just for owners and coaches, Jon is a very smart dude and he drops knowledge that will resonate regardless of your career and really help you take a deeper look into some of the choices you make on a daily basis. Find Jon on social media @jongilsonaf--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

49mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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46. Preparing for your L2 Seminar

Whether you are getting ready to take your L2, already have, or never will, this episode will make you a better coach.  Fern and Ackerman discuss the six criteria for being an effective coach and give actionable steps to improve in all areas.   Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!    Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman   Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

59mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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84. I Hate my Box.

In this episode hosts, Ackerman and Fern pull to pieces a very common problem, whereby a coach doesn’t like their box anymore. This was emailed to the guys by a listener, about what they should do when they butt heads with the owner of the CrossFit affiliate they go to. The listener also laid out the scenario, including their answers to the problem and Fern and Ackerman, talked through them and ultimately give out their best advice. Please remember that we are here for you guy. Do not hesitate to hit us up with your problems, because if you’re facing it chances are somebody else. We want to help that is what this is all about and why the podcast started. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com and with that our new website is up and running tell us what you think.  Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

46mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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68. Matt + Cherie Chan | Follow your heart

Matt and Cherie Chan have been involved in the CrossFit world since 2007, using CrossFit as a way to to help Matt improve his endurance as a Denver area firefighter. After four Top 10 finishes at the CrossFit Games, (including the runner-up slot in 2012), Chan became a full-time athlete and one of the most popular and knowledgeable veterans in the sport.  Cherie also has competed two times at the CrossFit Games and is a Flowmaster on the CrossFit seminar staff. In this fun conversation, we talk about how to rid your life of junk, working with your significant other, and the best ways to foster love in your relationship.  These are two amazing human beings and we are proud to call them friends. Support Matt and Cherie: @matt1chan + @cherizle Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

47mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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122. Is Your Box Fit?

Today listeners, you are in for a Fern Friday special treat! Fern is going solo with is own thesis about how fit is your box?- Now Fern isn’t talking about if you would have won the affiliate cup, back when that was things. He discusses how “fit” is your business. As Crossfit, we like to be about to have metrics that are measurable, compared and retested. If we see a weakness in ourselves or our athletes we’d make a plan to fix, Fern idea is why aren’t we doing that for our business too? Meaning there’s a weakness in our business, then make a plan to fix, instead of sticking out head in the sand about. Fern’s trying to move away from the idea that because a box has been open longer or has more member that means it’s successful. When in reality these are gyms are struggling to keep the light. Fern’s very good at breaking down the aspect into very good Crossfit metaphors. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

30mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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140. Amy Hollingsworth | CrossFit Certifications

On today’s episode, Fern sits down with Amy Hollingsworth, the Certification Program Manager for Crossfit and owners Kitsap Crossfit with her husband, Dan. Fern and Amy discuss the differences between The Levels 1, 2, 3 and the soon to be released level 4. Nicole Carroll says that “Amy’s  superpower is getting things a credited.”  Amy has been fundamental when it comes to The Level 3 being certified. She talks us through how it’s professional credential with less than 1% of Crossfit Credentialed professional having it. She takes a deep dive into why you really do need to know your stuff for this exam and why it demands a lot from you. Also, Amy remind us how much The Level 3 is still in its early days with it came out in 2015. Part of that is it’s always getting refreshed and update, so it reflects the standard of the coaches taking it. Amy’s answers some questions around The Level 4, like it is real and why it’s taking it’s time to be released. The simple answer is like the all things Crossfit wants to do it right and make sure it means something not just in the Crossfit world be everywhere. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

56mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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115. Denise Thomas | Part II

On today episode Fern chats with his long-time friend and the only guest to be on 3 times the one the only Denise Thomas. Last time we lost 19 mins of her interviews, we made sure it didn’t happen this time. Along with Denise is answering your question!  They dive into the idea of mastery and what that really means when being a coach to master the fundamentals. The subject of finding people to push to be a better and more important if you show up and ask for help you will get it. - Remember that. There is so much in this episode! Remember to check out the website for timestamps and notes to help you guys work those all this information. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

1hr 6mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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26. Chris Spealler + Doug Zakaras | It's a constant choice to be good.

Chris Spealler is a legend in the CrossFit world. Chris was an individual competitor in 7 CrossFit Games, Owner of CrossFit Park City, and trainer for CrossFit Headquarters for over 10 years. Doug Zakaras, a former school teacher and Vice Principal, is a head coach at CrossFit Park City and a flowmaster on the CrossFit seminar team. Together, Chris and Doug host the Icon Athlete Podcast available on all podcast platforms. Find them on social media: @csspealler @dzakaras--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

50mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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141. Being Relentless

On today’s episode, Fern and Ackerman discuss being relentless when it comes to your coaching. What that means is that you, as the coach are more stubborn than the athlete standing in front of you. You can not let your eyes get used to sh*tty movement. They talk about the importance of this, how to overcome it, and how it is so hard to implement. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support

27mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #20