Episodes
We’re revisiting a conversation from March 2023 about the ten pillars of trusting the process. These pillars, originally created for elite athletes, are just as applicable to anyone pursuing meaningful goals. We explore each pillar in depth, covering topics like defining success for ourselves, maintaining perspective, maximizing our time, and cultivating curiosity. ❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🔗 OneSkin offers a scientifically proven skincare...
Published 06/21/24
We jump into a bunch of listener questions spanning our five factors of health - nutrition, exercise, mindset, connection, and recovery. For long time listeners, this is our updated 2:00 Drill! From debating the risks and benefits of extra skill work after CrossFit classes, to cultivating grit in athletes and children, to practical tips for packing healthy lunches, we aim to provide helpful insights to empower you on your health journey. We also discuss the power of journaling and share some...
Published 06/18/24
Published 06/18/24
We’re diving into the practical, actionable steps you can take to optimize your health and performance across our 5 Factors of Health (movement, recovery, nutrition, mindset, and connection). We share our top four tactics for each category, providing you with a comprehensive roadmap to upgrade your daily habits and routines. From combining strength training and cardio to prioritizing sleep and recovery, eating a balanced diet rich in whole foods, cultivating a growth mindset, and nurturing...
Published 06/14/24
In this episode, we talk about the findings of the National Weight Control Registry, an extensive study that has tracked over 10,000 individuals who have achieved significant and sustained weight loss. We explore four key habits that have emerged as common threads among those who have successfully maintained their weight loss over an extended period. ❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🔗 Experience the ultimate in sleep comfort with Cozy Earth’s...
Published 06/11/24
In this episode, we dive into some thought-provoking listener questions about major life decisions, relationships, and mental health. From weighing the importance of family connections versus career opportunities when considering a move, to the challenges of dating in midlife, to the powerful combination of fitness and therapy, we explore these complex topics through the lens of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the latest research on exercise and mental well-being. Join us as we discuss the...
Published 06/07/24
In this episode, we dive into a listener question about how to better use our downtime in the evenings when energy and focus are low, especially if we want to avoid mindlessly watching TV and instead do things that move us closer to our goals. We explore strategies for gradually improving habits, making the most of those precious first and last hours of the day, and navigating a world filled with distractions vying for our attention. Join us as we discuss the importance of awareness and...
Published 06/04/24
We’re getting into the crucial topic of recovery and discussing four common ways people tend to undermine their own recovery process. We explore the importance of understanding why recovery is necessary, the different types of stress and stimuli that training places on the body, and how the time needed for recovery can be flexible based on our proactive approach. Lastly, we emphasize the interdependence of all five factors - training, nutrition, sleep, mindset, and relationships - in...
Published 05/31/24
We’re diving into the profound wisdom of Bruce Lee, a renowned martial artist, philosopher, and actor. We've curated three thought-provoking quotes from his interviews, and these quotes serve as catalysts for our discussion. Through his words, we explore themes of self-awareness, resilience, and the art of navigating life's challenges with grace and presence. ❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🔗 LUMEN is a handheld device that measures your metabolism...
Published 05/28/24
❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription In this episode, we revisit a conversation from our archives, originally released in 2018. It's a discussion about parenting tactics and strategies, covering topics like building grit, developing a growth mindset, balancing vulnerability with complaining, and more. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🔗 A legendary and durable vehicle that combines modern design with a rich history, the Defender family of vehicles offers exceptional capability, robust...
Published 05/24/24
❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription We’re diving into our MOVE category this week, exploring the art of crafting an effective exercise routine while on vacation, striking a balance between physical demands and mental rejuvenation. Additionally, we navigate the intricate path of reintegrating training into one's lifestyle after a period of burnout, offering insights on how to approach this delicate transition with wisdom and care. Finally, we examine the unique challenges faced...
Published 05/21/24
❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription This week, we dive into two listener questions that tackle the complexities of mindset and personal growth. First, we explore the challenges of navigating a relationship with a spouse who has developed a victim mindset over the years, offering insights on how to gently initiate a journey towards a more empowering perspective. Then, we dissect the nuances of the "happy" trait within the "humble, hungry, and happy" framework, contrasting it...
Published 05/17/24
❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription Starting this week, we're kicking off a fresh chapter of the show, revamping our format to bring you more frequent and concise discussions. We'll delve into thought-provoking topics, revive some beloved segments from the past, and introduce new elements to keep things exciting. This week, we explore the concept of a "health stack" – a collection of tools, resources, and practices that collectively contribute to overall well-being. THANKS TO...
Published 05/14/24
This week, we’re tackling listener questions on solving double under problems, supporting a partner's fitness journey, and navigating challenges as a woman in a male-dominated workplace. We then explore the concept of finding purpose later in life, discussing the meaning of life, the pursuit of happiness, and the importance of taking responsibility for our own fulfillment. Finally, we share a snippet from a conversation about building stronger friendships, emphasizing the value of...
Published 05/07/24
We're joined by our good friend Cole Sager to tackle some of your questions this week! We start by discussing whether Masters athletes, particularly women, can continue to lift heavy and compete in CrossFit well into their sixties, and how to navigate that intelligently. We then dive into the differences between central nervous system fatigue and muscular fatigue, exploring how to identify and address each. Our Workout this week is the value of the CrossFit Open for non-competitive...
Published 04/30/24
In this episode, we delve into the concept of being an ideal team player, exploring the three virtues of humility, hunger, and people smarts as outlined in Patrick Lencioni's book of the same name. We examine how these qualities extend beyond the workplace and into our daily lives, fostering better relationships and a more fulfilling existence. Finally, we discuss the role of insecurity as a barrier to embracing these virtues and the importance of seeking feedback for personal growth. ❤️...
Published 04/23/24
This week, we're diving deep into one of our foundational frameworks, exploring what we've previously referred to as the "hierarchy of mindset" but are now reframing as the "mindset continuum." We unpack the reasoning behind this shift in terminology and take a closer look at the different stages that comprise this continuum, from the victim mindset to the pinnacle of mental fitness: the competitor mindset. Along the way, we'll offer practical insights and actionable strategies for...
Published 04/16/24
Something different this week. Ben was joined by his wife Heather for a talk they gave at CrossFit New England sharing insights and practical strategies for incorporating the 5 Factors into our daily lives. They emphasize the importance of leading by example, creating awareness, and fostering a supportive environment for ourselves and our families. Additionally, they provide valuable advice on how to effectively communicate these principles to our children, ensuring that the next generation...
Published 04/09/24
We’re talking about the concept of regulating emotions this week, exploring different strategies to take ownership and control over them. We start the episode, though, by addressing listener questions on scaling pushups, finding the balance between losing body fat and building muscle, and setting boundaries with family members. Our workout segment dives deep into the principles of emotional maturity, discussing the importance of experiencing the right emotions at the right time and to the...
Published 04/02/24
This week, we dive into how to avoid health anxiety and obsession with EC Synkowski. We explore the challenges of balancing health guidelines and principles without letting them consume our lives. With questions from listeners Jeremiah and Jeremy, we discuss the fine line between being mindful of our health and becoming overly fixated on every detail. ❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🔗 Shopify 🔗 OneSkin [code: EXCELLENCE] 🔗 Hatch 🔗 Cozy Earth...
Published 03/26/24
In this episode, we delve into one of the foundational frameworks that underpins our entire approach to living a life of excellence – the five factors of health. We revisit the first principles of each factor: moving our bodies frequently, nourishing ourselves with real foods, fostering a mindset of curiosity over judgment, prioritizing restorative sleep, and surrounding ourselves with supportive communities. Through our discussion, we aim to reinforce the importance of mastering these...
Published 03/19/24
We’re sharing a conversation Ben had recently with the RoxLyfe podcast. He & Greg talk about the evolution of Ben’s approach to mindset, from a focus on positivity to realism and the warrior's mindset. They talk about how adversity can be a powerful catalyst for personal and professional growth and uncover the significance of calculated risks in athletic performance and its role in achieving greatness. ❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🔗 OneSkin...
Published 03/12/24
This week, we’ve listener questions about the benefits and best practices of caffeine intake, modifications for double unders, and grappling with dyslexia and the importance of finding the right learning environment. Our main conversation is one about overcoming frustration and maintaining forward momentum in entrepreneurship and life. We’re also announcing the first book in our new Book Club. ❤️ Weekly Newsletter & Premium Subscription THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🔗 Momentous [code:...
Published 03/05/24
We’re joined by CrossFit TILT co-owner Max Isaak this week for a coaching and gym ownership-focused episode. We talk about coaching techniques in the world of CrossFit, discuss the balance between training and coaching, and the challenges of opening a CrossFit affiliate. We also explore the dynamics of programming in EMOMs and Tabatas and the importance of preparation before launching into intense workouts. From the intricacies of CrossFit coaching to the excitement of high-intensity...
Published 02/27/24
We’re sharing a convo Ben had recently with Louis of the Talk4 Podcast. They explore Ben’s transition from personal trainer to elite level coach, shedding light on the psychological aspects of fitness and the importance of decision-making. They also discuss the evolution and impact of CrossFit, its unique approach to fitness, and how it has revolutionized the fitness space. ❤️ Subscribe to our weekly newsletter THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 🔗 Hatch 🔗 Momentous [code: EXCELLENCE] 🔗 The Perfect...
Published 02/20/24