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 …

Matt Poulin: Doing Hard Things with a Purpose

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Today Micah interviews Matt Poulin. Matt is new to the Brute team and is looking to improve upon his 13th place finish at the West Coast Classic this past year. After coming off of his “White Goodman” year, as he calls it, Matt faced adversity as he says the toughest challenge was not physical, but mental. We discuss the purpose of doing hard things,  managing priorities in work, fitness, and marriage, and much more! Links: Connect with Micah Connect with …

Mindset & Beliefs: Why the Story You Believe is Holding You Back

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Description: Today Micah discusses how the story you believe about yourself tends to be the story you end up living out and most likely the thing holding you back.    Links: Connect with Micah ——————— 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 show? Take a second to leave …

Fee Saghafi – The Newest Brute Athlete

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Description:  Today we’re joined by our newest Brute Athlete – Fee Saghafi. Fee placed 7th at arguably the toughest Semi-Final (MACC) in 2021 and is now looking to make big moves in 2022. Micah and Fee discuss their favorite coffee, her journey to finding the sport, and why she made the switch to Brute after training with Scott Panchik for the last several years. Links: Connect with Micah Connect with Fee ——————— Resources: Start your journey as an elite-level CrossFit …

How to Prepare for the 2022 CrossFit Season

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Today may be our most valuable episode yet especially if you’re a CrossFitter trying to improve for this upcoming season. Micah is joined by elite CrossFit coaches – El and Matt. These two together have guided dozens of athletes to the CrossFit games. The coaches break down quarterfinal performances to help you interpret your own scores and what to do about them. If you’ve ever asked yourself: How strong do I need to be? How aerobic do I need to …

Emma Cary – “I Want This the Most”

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Description:  Emma Cary is not your average 17 year old. In fact, there is nothing average about Emma.  In her first year in the elite division, she placed 16th at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Emma’s commitment to excellence and choosing to preserve through any challenge thrown her way is something we could all learn from whether an aspiring athlete or not. Links: Connect with Micah Connect with Emma Resources: Start your journey as an elite-level CrossFit athlete today. Our …

Pat Vellner – 2nd Fittest Man on Earth

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Description:  Today the 2nd Fittest Man on Earth joins us to talk about his performance at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games, how athletes broke the programming, and even the pictures he and Mat Fraser sent each other during the off season. Pat Vellner is known for his six individual CrossFit Games experiences including two 2nd and two 3rd place finishes. Links: Links: Connect with Micah Connect with Pat ——————— Resources: Start your journey as an elite-level CrossFit athlete today. Our …

3 down to 1 with Danielle Brandon

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Description:  Danielle Brandon joins us today as we talk about the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Danielle’s story went viral as both of her training partners had to withdraw due to COVID and she was the lone competitor from her training camp. Her Games experience this year was less than ideal after taking 3rd place at the West Coast Classic. We discuss the adversity she faced all weekend from being separated and secluded from the rest of her competitors, feeling like …