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15. James Hobart | It’s all about who you do it with

You may recognize James Hobart from the CrossFit.com demo videos, he moves like an angel.  But in addition to being one of the world's fittest human beings, he is also one of the best coaches.  As a flowmaster on the CrossFit Seminar Staff, James has traveled the world teaching the CrossFit methodology. In today's episode James gives actionable advice on…

14. The Air Squat | Best practices for teaching

In this episode, both Ackerman and Fern breakdown CrossFit's most fundamental movement the air squat. The focus today is on how to teach it best. Some simple guidelines, talk less and move more. But you'll hear some of our favourite cues, analogies, and stories along the way. Whether you currently coach, aspire to, or simply want to move better, you'll…

13. Kevin Ogar | You have to care

In this episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with Kevin Ogar. Kevin owns CrossFit Watchtower, also being a head trainer on both the L1 and Adaptive CrossFit Seminar teams. Kevin had a severe spinal cord injury on January 14, 2014, while competing. Kevin, along with has founded the Reveille Project and helped hundreds of adaptive athletes learn how to implement CrossFit…

12. EC Synkowski | Coach like you are teaching a five year old

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0Q-_dbA7vw/ On this weeks episode Jason Ackerman chatted with EC Synkowski started CrossFit back in 2006 and shortly after that, she completed her CrossFit Level 1. Her enthusiasm, expertise and hard work eventually led to seminar staff and Flowmaster position, as well as her CF-L4 certification. Although with EC finished her second master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.…

11. Adrian Bozman | Be at the right place and willing to work

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bziue-ZA6lc/ This episode Jason Ackerman sits down with Adrian Bozman "Boz". Best known for being on seminar staff, a Flowmaster and the head judge at the Crossfit Games. The most question we got asked for Boz were about how his past got him to where he is today. - Boz dives into all of that even how to make your…

10. On-Ramp | What’s the best version for your box?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxFq9b-APES/ In this episode, both host Jason Ackerman and Jason Fernandez sit down chat about what is the best option for bringing new athletes on-boarding. They talk about how they've tried every option from 0 days to as much of 8 weeks, the reasons why to do that. Along with different structures, one to one, group setting, having them flexible or…

9. Dave Lipson | Combining CrossFit and Bodybuilding

https://www.instagram.com/davefreakinlipson/ On this episode, Jason Ackerman chats with Dave "Freakin" Lipson. Who is considered one of the best CrossFit coaches in the world, the founder of Thundrbro, a former competitive CrossFitter, and has just come off his win of his first very bodying building competition. His straightforward approach to combining bodybuilding and the CrossFit methodology has allowed him to transform…

8. Chris Cooper | How to move from Janitor to CEO

In this episode, Jason Ackerman interviewed a long-time friend and business mentor Chris Cooper, who is the owner of CrossFit Catalyst and Founder of Two Brain Business.  Jason examples how Chris helped grow all three of his CrossFit affiliates to well over 500 members. Also crediting Chris an as big reason why Albany CrossFit was the most successful sale in…

7. The Sumo Deadlift High Pull | Why you should be coaching it

In this episode, both host Jason Ackerman and Jason Fernandez discuss what they view to be a very underrated movement the Sumo Deadlift High Pull. It's very under programmed, Ackerman & Fern say every weekend they give a level 1 so many people haven't down them and really don't understand why they are essential. Why it's avoided? (1:09) People don't…

6. David Osorio | From the park to 1000 members

https://www.instagram.com/davidosorio__/ In this episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with long-time friend David Osorio. David is the owner of Crossfit South Brooklyn, he started out in a park and now has active members, 1000 members. David's goal was to create a workspace that he wanted to hang out at, by doing that, he also fostered a tremendous community. By doing so…