Coaching Games athletes ft. Jami Tikkanen

Episode 66Brute Strength


This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing Elite Coach, Jami Tikkanen (@jamitikkanen). Some of you may recognize Jami for his work with Annie Thorisdottir and Bjorgvin Guomundsson during the CrossFit Games. In this episode, we will get into Jami’s online training platform “The Training Plan”, as well as tips for goal setting, and discussing the differences in training for the Open, Regionals, and the Games.

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Topics of discussion:

7:10 – Finding success as a Coach/Athlete

10:20 – Goal setting system

14:35 – Role models

16:20 – The Training Plan

23:48 – Open, Regionals, Games prep-training

31:05 – How to reach your goals and live a better life

39:06 – “Shiny Object Syndrome”

44:05 – Remote Coaching

45:35 – Developing as a Coach

Recommended literature:

Resilience by Eric Greitens

Self-Coaching 101 by Brooke Castillo

10-Minute Mental Toughness by Jason Selk

ZenPencils – Inspirational cartoons