Chasing Excellence

Episode 152Brute Strength


This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing the coach behind 6 CrossFit Games championships, Ben Bergeron. Ben trains some of the world’s fittest athletes including Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir. As he puts it, the secret to building a better athlete, is to start by building better people. In this episode we get into how to build character, the difference between happiness and achievement, and how to implement his 5 “L” philosophy – Live, Love, Learn, Lead & Leave a Legacy. We’ll also be discussing a few chapters of his new book, “Chasing Excellence” and pulling out some of the main ingredients for mental toughness.

Enjoy the show!


02:20 – “Chasing Excellence”

06:26 – Happiness & achievement

17:36 – Building character

23:20 – Mental toughness

27:00 – Developing core values

35:05 – Committing to the path of excellence





Chasing Excellence – Bergeron

Man Search For Meaning – Frankl

Tribe – Junger

Mindset – Dweck

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Covey


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