Noah Ohlsen Podcast – Show notes
Noah Ohlsen has come a long way since starting Crossfit in 2010. Known for his perfect hair and boyish smile, He has won two Crossfit Games regional competitions, and finished 8th at the 2014 & 2015 Games. Tune in to check out his old school method to gaining 30+ pounds of lean muscle, working out with big leagues; Guido Trinidad & Chase Daniels, and his journey to his first Games appearance. It’s time you get familiar with the 8th fittest man in the world because he’s definitely going to be around for a while.
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In this episode you’ll learn:
[3:12] Dealing with critics and common misconceptions | Staying humble and mentally tough
[5:12] How Noah took his game to the next level | Surrounding yourself with people who are better than you | Finding outside motivation
[6:00] The infamous wheel barrel incident at the 2015 Crossfit Games | Overcoming set backs
[8:55] Noah’s thoughts of Guido as a mentor both in and outside of the gym | Finding good role models
[9:43] Who was Noah Ohlsen before Crossfit?
[13:30] Noah’s journey to qualifying for his first Crossfit Games
[16:02] Competitions outside of Crossfit | ECC, WODapalooza, DXB Fitness
[18:58] Going from 155lbs to 190lbs in 24 months | Weight gaining tips
[21:12] Noah’s supplement routine
[22:52] Tapering & recovering techniques for competitions | Percentage work
[25:13] Noah’s thoughts on the 2016 Open | Preparation, Strategy, and Mentality
[28:50] Post 2015 Crossfit Games season
[31:25] Finding motivation on the off season
[32:45] What’s next after Crossfit? | Noah’s plans for the future
Nick Sorrel has to be one of the best Gymnastic coaches in the Crossfit community. If you’re not already following him on Instagram (@nicksorrel) or working with him in our Brute Strength programs then you should be. This guy has a wealth of knowledge, and this podcast is just the tip of the iceberg. Take some notes or just soak it all in because things are about to get real gym-nasty.
In this episode you’ll learn:
[2:57] Life is a balancing act. Nick gives us a look into how he is able to manage his time between being a Surgeon, Brute Strength Head Coach, Husband and a Father.
[8:17] Collecting accomplishments VS. Collecting moments and living life with a purpose
[12:20] How to avoid getting burned out from all the responsibilities that life can throw at you
[13:58] Nick’s meaning of Faith, as described in “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis
[16:18] Joining the Bruce Barbell/ Brute Strength team
[18:30] Pursuing the love of fitness through Coaching
[20:07] Implementing gymnastic progressions – “Bruce Barbell Manifesto”
[22:04] Common issues for Crossfitters in gymnastics & how Brute Strength makes improvements
[23:30] Building gymnastics foundation and establishing basic skills
[25:38] Breaking down all Crossfit gymnastics into lesser attributes – Core strength, Pushing strength, Pulling strength, Mobility, Dynamic movement, Positions
[27:50] How to build a successful Gymnastics progression
[31:08] How Brute Strength – Gymnastics incorporates skill work & skill days into your Crossfit training
[34:14] What Brute Strength – Gymnastics can do for you as an athlete/ Crossfit competitor
[38:32] The importance of body awareness and good form on the bar
[40:13] Flexibility VS. Strength in Crossfit gymnastics
[42:02] Biggest mistakes people make while inverted – Scapulohumeral rhythm, spinal accessory nerve
[44:00] Tips/ Techniques for better presses and hand stands
[46:43] Time under tension and what that means for your HSPUs
Brute Gymnastics Level 1 – a paradigm shift in the way you think about gymnastics.