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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.

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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United States

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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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English


Episodes

#046: Earning Trust & Building Teams

10/5/2018
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We're talking about the philosophy & the process we take at CFNE to hire new people, the value of trust, & how to share your vision so that the whole team buys into it. Attend an upcoming seminar here: http://benbergeron.com/event/ Show Notes: 07:25 - Why I think it's more important to hire the right people, not necessarily the most experienced people. 10:55 - Grab The Ideal Team Player here: https://amzn.to/2xXYLcw 16:15 - How much experience I think is necessary before we hire someone....

Duration:00:52:24

#045: Don't Get Bamboozled by Big Food

9/25/2018
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We're talking about some of the reasons we're set up to fail when trying to eat clean, as well as a bunch of foods & ingredients to look out for as we pursue better health. Show Notes: 02:03 - My thoughts on whether eating clean every meal is really that hard. 04:32 - And the reasons why it is. 09:20 - The weirdest thing I've ever eaten. 11:01 - A quick refresher on what I refer to as "the teardrop". 15:13 - Talking about which breakfast foods to avoid. 21:27 - Talking about which lunch...

Duration:00:37:24

#044: Talent, Opportunities, & Effort

9/11/2018
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In this episode: We're talking about whether Katrin, Fraser, & Tia are more talented than other athletes, the value of deliberate practice, & why I think it's important to first define what you would consider a success. Show Notes: 01:50 - My thoughts on whether some CrossFit Games athletes are just more talented than others. 08:53 - What I think are the first steps to take once you begin to believe that talent is a myth. 9:59 - My tactical advice on putting a growth mindset into practice....

Duration:00:28:30

#043: What to Do About Your Weaknesses

8/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:58

#042: Desert Island Health

8/15/2018
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In this episode: We're imposing some imaginary constraints to explore some of my health & fitness principles. Topics include which CrossFit benchmarks workouts I'd pick to repeat forever if I had to, what single meal I would eat if I had to only eat one meal for the rest of my life, & what single movement I'd choose if I could only do one. Show Notes: 01:30 - My pick for what movement in the gym I would pick if I could only do one for the rest of my life 08:00 - If I could only do 3 CrossFit...

Duration:00:32:41

#031: A Recipe for Better Habits

3/7/2018
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We're talking about good habits & bad, the three steps of every habit, & about taking small steps in the right direction. // Grab "Chasing Excellence" here: http://amzn.to/2vSjU4q

Duration:00:34:11

#030: Two Minute Drill, Take 1

2/22/2018
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In this episode: Answering some listener questions, including the how to balance intensity & volume in training, what I'm working to improve these days, & my recommendations for athletes coming back from injury.

Duration:00:24:52

#029: Getting the Most Out of Your Training

2/7/2018
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We’re talking about why we put so much emphasis on recovering well, touching on nutrition, sleep, muscle work, icing versus heat, stress, & much more.

Duration:00:31:46

#028: Strengthening Your Grit Muscles

1/17/2018
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We're talking about resilience, a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset, & why hard work is more important than talent.

Duration:00:22:55

#027: The Development of a Champion

1/2/2018
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We're breaking down the theoretical development of a champion & what makes the difference between good athletes & great athletes.

Duration:00:24:52

#026: Answering the Questions from Tribe of Mentors

12/14/2017
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We're answering the 11 questions posed in Tim Ferriss's new book Tribe of Mentors. Subjects include the books that have influenced me the most, how caffeine is amazing in small doses, & why I don't believe in failure.

Duration:00:15:13

#025: The Value of Thinking Big

11/29/2017
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We're talking about how CFNE, CompTrain, Project:Elevation, & working with Elite CrossFit Games athletes are all part of the same mission.

Duration:00:38:17

#024: Fueling the CrossFit Athlete

11/7/2017
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We're talking about why nutrition is so important in the sport of CrossFit, ideal body fat percentages for athletes, & what supplements I recommend CrossFit athletes take.

Duration:00:28:23

#023: Maximizing Your Minutes

10/24/2017
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Talking about time management, putting first things first, & why it'd be great if email wasn't a thing.

Duration:00:32:32

#022: The Importance of Being Strong Enough

10/11/2017
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In this episode: We're talking about why athletes who want to make waves in the sport of CrossFit need to focus on getting strong enough to actually be competitive.

Duration:00:20:31

#021: W.H.O.O.P.I.E.

9/27/2017
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We're breaking down an acronym that can help you set better goals & achieve bigger things.

Duration:00:20:00

#020: 2017 CrossFit Games Debrief

9/1/2017
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We're talking about Madison, the programming, & the lessons we learned during the 2017 season

Duration:00:34:15

#019: Katrin Davidsdottir

8/1/2017
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In this episode: Talking with Katrin Davidsdottir about moving to the U.S. to train, surrounding yourself with the right people, & putting in 100% effort.

Duration:00:47:13

#018: Putting Character First

7/26/2017
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We're talking about why I always start with character, the value of spending time in silence, & what most people are missing in their training.

Duration:00:27:36

#017: Preparing for the Games

7/11/2017
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Talking about my month-long CrossFit Games training camp, why eliminating distractions are important, & how excellence is contagious.

Duration:00:26:48