Nemo: From the Olympics Trials to the CrossFit Games

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Nemanja, a.k.a “Nemo,” swam for Richmond Hill Aquatic Club for six seasons and has been a competitor for 16+ years. To this date, he is a multiple club record holder for RHAC and is a Serbian National Record Holder. He was an Eastern Canada Championship Medalist in the 200m Breaststroke, Ontario Provincial Champion in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke, and a finalist at the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 200m Breaststroke. After his competitive career, Nemo co-founded Train Sink …

Ben Dziwulski – WODPrep

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Today, we’re joined by Ben Dziwulski, founder and CEO of WODprep. If you’re looking for a good laugh, this episode is for you. Ben discusses his early entrepreneurial start by selling rocks to his classmates for $30 to $40 per rock, his serendipitous exposure to the world of Bass Fishing, which led him to become a collegiate national champion, and why examining your mimetic desires (not a 10-year plan) is the best way to design your life. WODPrep helps athletes …

Christine Kolenbrander

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Today we’re joined by Christine Kolenbrander. Christine has competed at the CrossFit Games twice on team CrossFit 417, and she helped the team to a fifth-place finish in 2018. This past season she took sixth place at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge after snatching a 210# PR beating out the champ herself, Tia Toomey. Today we discuss her life as a new couple with her spouse, Jared, their van-life honeymoon, how painfully accurate the Enneagram is, and her experience at the …

Mastering the Basics of Training, Recovery, and Relationships with Sean Hiller, DPT

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Sean is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and founder of Vulcan Performance that treats CrossFitters, powerlifters, weightlifters, etc. Sean competed at the MACC on a team. Our conversation goes much further than the Sport of CrossFit. We discuss: Is there a perfect movement to prevent injury? Dealing with nagging “small” injuries Best recovery practices Sleep Hacks The importance of the right partner Blood flow restriction training >>Sign Up for the Brute Camp Here<< Connect with Micah Connect with Sean ——————— …

Train with Dallin Pepper and Fee Saghafi

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We’re joined by CrossFit Games’ athletes Dallin Pepper and Fee Saghafi to discuss the upcoming Brute Camp hosted by Scott Panchik’s CrossFit mentality.  Links:  >>Sign Up for the Brute Camp Here<< Connect with Micah Connect with Fee Connect with Dallin ——————— Resources: Start your journey as an elite-level CrossFit athlete today. Our 1-to-1 coaching staff would love to hop on a free consultation with you to find out how we can help. Click here to get started. Reviews:  Enjoy the …

Dawn Fletcher – The Mental Training You Didn’t Know You Needed

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In today’s episode, we’re joined by Dawn Fletcher from Driven Mind Training. We discuss why traditional mindset training doesn’t work in her experience, why Michael Jordan has mastered his mindset, and what athletes can do to optimize their potential. Dawn is the owner of Driven Mind Training that provides 1:1 mental training to some of the top competitors in the world. Dawn holds a BA in Psychology and MA in Kinesiology. If that’s not impressive enough Dawn has her CrossFit …

Consistently Inconsistent? Why We Get Stuck When Leveling Up

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Ever wondered why you aren’t consistent? Or why you struggle to execute on new things? Let me ask you a question. Are the things that occupy your attention actually serving you?  Today we discuss why your “attention knots” are holding you back from achieving the success you desire and why because of these “knots” you end up self-sabotaging yourself without even knowing it. Links: Connect with Micah ——————— Resources: Start your journey as an elite-level CrossFit athlete today. Our 1-to-1 …

How Much Harder Can the Sport of Crossfit Get w/ Coach El

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Coach El joins the podcast again to discuss just how much harder the sport of CrossFit can get. How heavy can the weights become? How hard can the skills get? How high can the volume be?  Links: Connect with Micah Connect with El Youtube Clip with James Fitzgerald  9:40 How depression helped James find himself and CrossFit 15:45 What should have been a career-ending injury  19:37 “Going into the season I wasn’t going to compete” 37:50 The Newest Training Camp …

Brian Friend: Ricky Garard’s Return, Mat Fraser vs. Tia Toomey

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Description:  Brian Friend is a CrossFit coach, data analyst, broadcast coordinator, writer, content creator, and commentator. Recently Brian has served as a co-host of the Sevan Podcast interviewing top CrossFit athletes and coaches. Today we discuss Ricky Garard’s come back to the competitive landscape, who is the GOAT – Fraser or Toomey, and much more. Links:  Connect with Micah Connect with Brian Youtube Clip with James Fitzgerald  ——————— Resources: Start your journey as an elite-level CrossFit athlete today. Our 1-to-1 …

Coach Sam Smith: Competitive Sabotage

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Sam Smith is currently the Head Coach at Big Dawgs, under the OPEX umbrella, which coaches competitive CrossFit athletes.   Sam was an All-American in Golf at USC. After his stint at USC, he competed competitively in CrossFit which led him to coaching athletes in the sport of CrossFit.  We discuss what it takes to be an elite athlete in the sport, competitive sabotage and why it’s holding you back, and why being world-class in sport requires total obsession, and much …