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Exploring how we can live a life of better health and increased fulfillment. We answer listener questions about the five factors of health, dive deep into what it takes to live a life of excellence, and explore the strategies and frameworks to help us chase what truly matters.

Chasing Excellence Ben Bergeron & Patrick Cummings

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 197 Ratings

Exploring how we can live a life of better health and increased fulfillment. We answer listener questions about the five factors of health, dive deep into what it takes to live a life of excellence, and explore the strategies and frameworks to help us chase what truly matters.

    [ 🏃🏽‍♂️ ] Vacation WODs, Fitness After Burnout, & Ultra Training in a CrossFit Box

    [ 🏃🏽‍♂️ ] Vacation WODs, Fitness After Burnout, & Ultra Training in a CrossFit Box

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    We’re diving into our MOVE category this week, exploring the art of crafting an effective exercise routine while on vacation, striking a balance between physical demands and mental rejuvenation.
    Additionally, we navigate the intricate path of reintegrating training into one's lifestyle after a period of burnout, offering insights on how to approach this delicate transition with wisdom and care.
    Finally, we examine the unique challenges faced by endurance athletes who seek to maintain their rigorous training regimens while respecting the guidance of their coaches and the limitations imposed upon them.
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    ABOUT THE SHOW
    We answer listener questions about health, fitness, fulfillment, and what it takes to chase what truly matters. New episodes on Tuesdays & Fridays.
    ABOUT US
    📍 Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CompTrain. Find him on Instagram.
    📍 Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, writer, and podcaster. Find him on Instagram.

    • 24 min
    [ 💭 ] Mindset Challenges in Marriage & The Real Meaning of "Happy”

    [ 💭 ] Mindset Challenges in Marriage & The Real Meaning of "Happy”

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    This week, we dive into two listener questions that tackle the complexities of mindset and personal growth.
    First, we explore the challenges of navigating a relationship with a spouse who has developed a victim mindset over the years, offering insights on how to gently initiate a journey towards a more empowering perspective.
    Then, we dissect the nuances of the "happy" trait within the "humble, hungry, and happy" framework, contrasting it with the "smart" trait from Patrick Lencioni's work and shedding light on the profound impact of fostering a positive, enthusiastic, and uplifting energy within a team dynamic.
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    ABOUT THE SHOW
    We answer listener questions about health, fitness, fulfillment, and what it takes to chase what truly matters. New episodes on Tuesdays & Fridays.
    ABOUT US
    📍 Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CompTrain. Find him on Instagram.
    📍 Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, writer, and podcaster. Find him on Instagram.

    • 27 min
    [ 💪🏼 ] Our 5 Factors Health Stacks

    [ 💪🏼 ] Our 5 Factors Health Stacks

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    Starting this week, we're kicking off a fresh chapter of the show, revamping our format to bring you more frequent and concise discussions. We'll delve into thought-provoking topics, revive some beloved segments from the past, and introduce new elements to keep things exciting.
    This week, we explore the concept of a "health stack" – a collection of tools, resources, and practices that collectively contribute to overall well-being.
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    ABOUT THE SHOW
    We answer listener questions about health, fitness, fulfillment, and what it takes to chase what truly matters. New episodes on Tuesdays & Fridays.
    ABOUT US
    📍 Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CompTrain. Find him on Instagram. 
    📍 Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, writer, and podcaster. Find him on Instagram.

    • 32 min
    The Diversification of Motivation, Pursuing a Meaningful Life, Fitter Friendships, & More

    The Diversification of Motivation, Pursuing a Meaningful Life, Fitter Friendships, & More

    This week, we’re tackling listener questions on solving double under problems, supporting a partner's fitness journey, and navigating challenges as a woman in a male-dominated workplace.
    We then explore the concept of finding purpose later in life, discussing the meaning of life, the pursuit of happiness, and the importance of taking responsibility for our own fulfillment.
    Finally, we share a snippet from a conversation about building stronger friendships, emphasizing the value of structured discussions and intentional investments in our relationships.

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    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Every Tuesday, we answer listener questions about health, fitness, fulfillment, and what it takes to chase what truly matters.
    ABOUT US
    📍 Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CompTrain. Find him on Instagram.
    📍 Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, writer, and podcaster. Find him on Instagram.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Value of the CrossFit Open, CNS vs. Muscular Fatigue, & More - w Cole Sager

    The Value of the CrossFit Open, CNS vs. Muscular Fatigue, & More - w Cole Sager

    We're joined by our good friend Cole Sager to tackle some of your questions this week!
    We start by discussing whether Masters athletes, particularly women, can continue to lift heavy and compete in CrossFit well into their sixties, and how to navigate that intelligently.
    We then dive into the differences between central nervous system fatigue and muscular fatigue, exploring how to identify and address each.
    Our Workout this week is the value of the CrossFit Open for non-competitive CrossFitters - is it the best test of fitness, or are there better ways to assess our progress?

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    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Every Tuesday, we answer listener questions about health, fitness, fulfillment, and what it takes to chase what truly matters.
    ABOUT US
    📍 Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CompTrain. Find him on Instagram.
    📍 Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, writer, and podcaster. Find him on Instagram.

    • 58 min
    2 Big Takeaways from Reading “The Ideal Team Player” (Book Club #1)

    2 Big Takeaways from Reading “The Ideal Team Player” (Book Club #1)

    In this episode, we delve into the concept of being an ideal team player, exploring the three virtues of humility, hunger, and people smarts as outlined in Patrick Lencioni's book of the same name.
    We examine how these qualities extend beyond the workplace and into our daily lives, fostering better relationships and a more fulfilling existence.
    Finally, we discuss the role of insecurity as a barrier to embracing these virtues and the importance of seeking feedback for personal growth.

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    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Every Tuesday, we answer listener questions about health, fitness, fulfillment, and what it takes to chase what truly matters.
    ABOUT US
    📍 Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CompTrain. Find him on Instagram.
    📍 Patrick Cummings is a long-time CrossFitter, writer, and podcaster. Find him on Instagram.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

Fittest PR ,

Chasing excellence changed my life

You either live in a world of abundant possibilities or a world that is against you.

That teaching changed my life - thanks Ben

Katalyst47 ,

Life Changing

These podcasts have helped me do much with my mindset not just in training but in every aspect of my life.

LongboarderUK ,

Genuinely Life Changing

Found Chasing Excellence before I discovered CrossFit but already rooted I. stoicism. This is a great series of podcasts which support the foundation of designing, living and commuting to a better life. Full of insight, humour and humility. Never miss an episode.

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