AP 30 : The Nature Of The Beast • Chris Spealler

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We are joined by Superhuman crossfit athlete Chris Speller, he was an individual competitor in 7 CrossFit Games, he is a coach. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in training coaching. A superhuman in fitness and strength 

In this episode we discuss some great areas from the mindset of a top athlete, metal practices, building strength, how to push through tough times and challenges, Setting goals, balancing training, work life and family and much more.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN:

  • Start Of his journey into training the body and mind
  • When he was fully focusing on the games what did his full day training look like,
  • What spurned him on, when the urge to quit is so strong?
  • Decisive moments
  • What separates the best from the rest
  • How people in life can find there weekness, attack them and build from them
  • Desire to be the best, How does someone become an amazing competitor? How do you gain that competitive instinct? Or do you think its something you are born with?
  • How does he go beyond the barriers of pain, when his muscles are screaming no, no, no
  • Metal practices
  • Visualization
  • Balancing,  work, training, and family 
  • What Chris means when he says Training for Life these days..it's a good thing
  • Feeling better within your own body
  • Journey to 100 pullups
  • What the body and mind is made of
  • What does a day of training look like now for chris
  • Finding that balance of approaching training as a practice 
  • Coaching
  • Considerations for designing training for top performers 
  • Best ways for building strength?
  • Best ways for building a engine?
  • The mentality what shapes a world class athlete
  •  When you think of successful, who comes to mind, and what are the characteristics that make people great? 
  • What are the biggest fitness mistakes you've made or commonly see?
  • Biggest lessons and/or nuggets of wisdom you have learned over the last few years worth mentioning in training, then in life
  • If it was the last day on earth and you had to through down a crossfit workout with one person who would it be and why?

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