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Jul 25, 2016

Zach Even-Esh (@zevenesh), founder of the Underground Strength Gym is on the show. If you love coaching athletes then this episode is for you. Zach went from being a school teacher to building a Strength & Conditioning empire. His passion is to help athletes not only crush it in the gym but crush it in life while staying true to yourself and following your dreams. This episode takes off right from the beginning, once he gets going there’s no stopping him. There’s a lot to soak in from this episode so sit back, take it all in, and enjoy.

Links:

Website

Underground Strength

Get Certified – Underground Strength Certification 

Twitter

Topics of discussion:

[0:55] Intro – who is Zach Even-Esh?

  • Working out at a young age
  • Educating yourself
  • Passion for Body Building

 

[4:23] Andre “The Giant”

  • Zach’s time in Israel
  • Getting out of Body Building & training for strength
  • Training wrestlers & football players

 

[16:00] Turning a passion into a business

  • Underground Strength Gyms

 

[19:48] Training athletes

  • Physical & Mental training philosophy
  • Working with younger generations

 

[23:50] Finding a mentor

  • Joe DeFranco
  • Being relentless & seeking out excellence
  • Training for character

 

[37:46] Advice for young Coaches

  • Making a living as a Strength Coach
  • Finding clients/ getting your name out
  • How to grow your gym

 

[49:57] Working with kids

Notable mentions:

EliteFTS

Westside-Barbell

 

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Jul 18, 2016

This week I interview CrossFit celebrity Christmas Abbott (@christmasabbott). We talk about The CrossFit Games, Relationships, Success, and what happened when she bombed the American Open on the clean & jerk. For those of you who don’t know her – she’s tough, tattooed, and she can kick your ass. She can also teach you a thing or two about getting fit and starting a successful business so be sure to check her out. Enjoy.

Links:

Official Website

 “The Badass Body Diet” – Christmas Abbott

 

Topics of discussion:

[1:05] CrossFit Games

[4:50] Dating and Relationships

[9:05] Most defining & rewarding moments

[14:22] Success & Happiness

[21:40] Conquering fear & weaknesses

[30:05] Diet & Exercise on the road

[33:16] Top 4 career moments

[35:10] Bombing the A.O.

[40:30] Advice for anyone trying to change their body

  • Diet tips

 

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Jul 11, 2016

Matt O’Keefe (@okeefmr), the owner of RedLine Gear is on the show. Matt has been an up-and-coming name in the CrossFit community doing a lot of work behind the scenes managing athletes and allowing them to do what they do best; win.

Before it all started, Matt was going through the motions as an Insurance salesman. Everything changed when he finally decided to start TEAM Group, a full service athlete management firm that now represents 14 athletes, including Mat Fraser and Brooke Ence. This episode is about taking risks, following your dreams, and loving what you do. Let Matt’s story motivate you to overcome your fears and pursue your passion.

Links:

TEAM Group

RedLine Gear

Topics of discussion:

[2:05] Introduction – How Matt became an agent

[4:40] RedLine Gear & Mat Fraser

[6:38] The birth of TEAM Group

[8:05] Managing athletes

[17:50] Philosophy, Managing Competitions & Business, Challenges

[25:27] Loving what you do

[42:25] The “Fuck it” moment – starting RedLine

 

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Jul 5, 2016

We're switching things up a bit. I'm the one in the hot seat being interviewed by the wonderful Adee Zukier (@adeezukier). In this episode I’ll be sharing a little bit more about myself, such as my life and family in New Roads, LA, how I overcame drug addiction, winning the CrossFit games, my morning routine, and life after CrossFit.

My goal is to inspire as many people as possible and this episode is my chance to demonstrate how anyone can beat the struggles we’re all faced with in life. For me, it was drug addiction, a back injury, and an overwhelming fear of failure. For those of you looking to make a drastic change in your life to better yourself, just know that ANYTHING is possible once you put your mind to it. In this episode, I’ll be sharing a few things that have helped me along the way in hopes that it may also help you on your journey. Thanks for listening.

Topics of discussion:

[1:40] Growing up in New Roads, LA

[3:30] Drug addiction

[5:33] My rock bottom moment

[9:27] Staying clean

[11:25] How I found CrossFit

[16:53] Winning the CrossFit Games

[18:15] Dealing with Spondylolisthesis

[23:25] Life after CrossFit

[25:25] Going from Competing to Coaching

[27:30] Taking a leap of faith

[35:19] How I deal with the fear of failure

[36:50] My morning routine

[37:40] Meditation

 

[38:38] How to start good habits

[40:05] Book recommendation:

 

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