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 an affiliate, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.
Episode 016: How to Train with Intention
In this episode: We're talking about the difference between practice, training, & competition, & why you should go into every session at the gym knowing which mode you're in.
Episode 015: Redefining Adversity
In this episode: We talk about why a busted ACL can be a good thing, what Brent Fikowski, Tom Brady, & Katrin Davidsdottir have in common, & why you should focus less on what happens & more on how you respond to what happens.
Episode 014: Simplifying Nutrition
In this episode: 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.
Episode 013: Working with Members Who Compete
In this episode: We're talking about the best ways I've found to work with my members who want to compete in CrossFit, without losing their connection to our community.
Episode 012: How to Chase Happiness
In this episode: We talk about why happiness doesn't live on the other side of achievement, gratitude, & why relationships matter more than money.
Episode 011: Cole Sager
In this episode: Cole Sager stops in to talk about growing up in a small town, his football career, & the "why" behind everything he does.
Episode 010: Conditioning-Biased Programming
In this episode: We talk about the difference between programming for competitors versus members of our affiliates, the downfalls of strength-biased programming, & why less is almost always more.
Episode 009: Living Based on Core Values
In this episode: We discuss how I think about Core Values today versus how I used to think about them, & why they're so important to think about every single day.
Episode 008: Brooke Wells
In this episode: Brooke Wells stops in during a weekend of training with Ben to talk about her background, her training, & her hopes going forward.
Episode 007: Becoming a Leader
In this episode: Talking about the different levels of leadership, the definition of trust, sincere listening, & how to build a staff of strong leaders.