Chasing Excellence
Chasing Excellence
Sep 22, 2020
Common Mistakes CrossFit Coaches Are Making
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There are best practices that every CrossFit coach can use to make their classes more professional and more effective. They include things like starting workouts better, not making eye contact and using too many filler words.

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02:15 - Over- or under-coached warm-ups
04:30 - Uneven running routes
07:00 - Too much cheerleading, not enough seeing and correcting
09:20 - Lack of consistent standards
16:45 - Bad 3-2-1-Go!
19:30 - Poor clock management
21:15 - Moving together too much, or not enough
23:45 - Not enough eye contact
27:00 - Using filler words
29:30 - Monotone delivery

About the Show

Chasing Excellence is dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, inside the gym & out. New episodes every Monday.

About Ben

Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CFNE and CompTrain.

About Patrick

Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, podcaster, and brand coach to gym owners & entrepreneurs.

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Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, Doug Egge
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