Fortitude is never about the outcome but always about the lessons learned, the relationships made, and the memories built in the constant quest of greatness. Join Coach Bryce Smith as he speaks with the greatest minds in fitness to uncover their most incredible and inspirational stories and how they've overcome challenges and adversity to become hugely successful in their pursuits. If you want to challenge the norms and be inspired to maximize your potential, it's time to step outside of the 'box' and to truly redefine fitness.
Chris Spealler - Adventure Leads to Longevity
CrossFit Games Legend and mountain sports athlete, Chris Spealler. He competed at the first CrossFit Games and has been a staple in the sport for over a decade. We learn about his early stories from the CrossFit Games where he competed alongside Invictus founder CJ Martin. The power of being active and training multiple modalities is a constant factor in Chris’s life where he shares about CrossFit, skiing, and mountain biking.
(35:58): Greg Glassman
(44:38): Controversial Issues
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Facundo Etchecolatz - Be a Little More Human
Facundo Etchecolatz is coaching some of CrossFit's rising stars including Guilherme Malheiros and Lazar Đukić. He truly is the international man of mystery in the CrossFit Space, speaking five languages and coming up in the CrossFit world through CrossFit Mayhem and Rich Froning. When working with CrossFit athletes Facundo looks for the driving force behind their desire. This along with his ability to create lasting and loving friendships with his athletes allows him to coach some of the most successful young CrossFit athletes. This episode will take you behind the scenes into the mind of Facundo as he shares coaching stories from some of the biggest events in CrossFit including the Games and Wodapalooza.
(2:24) - Psychology in Coaching
(15:41) - Relationships
(22:23) - Rory Mckernan
(28:23) - Power Monkey Fitness Camp
(45:13) - Creating Oppurtunities
(1:11:51) - Rich Froning
(1:28:00) - Language
(1:47:52) - Quit coffee or wine?
(1:51:34) - Which Games athletes would you bring to a deserted island?
Sean Woodland - Broadcasting Elite Fitness
CrossFit Games commentator and Talking Elite Fitness host, Sean Woodland. Sean has over 20 years of broadcasting experience and has turned his passions of broadcasting and CrossFit into an amazingly impactful career. He shares how sees the sport of CrossFit growing underneath the tutelage of Eric Roza and the young star power in the sport with the likes of Justin Mederios and Haley Adams.
(02:42): John Madden
(09:34): Commentating for NFL, PGA Tour, NASCAR, and more
(13:47): Turning Pro
(18:06): Discovering CrossFit
(27:38): Systems and Structures
(32:10): Tommy Marquez
(40:23): Functional Media
(43:57): Turning on the Switch
(57:17): Creating Education for Customization
(01:01:31): Early Season Predictions
2021 Year in Review - Coaching
The Invictus Mindset Podcast brings you our 2021 coaching year-in-review episode. We have sat down with some amazing coaches this past year to learn about their philosophies and how you can apply them to your life. We have pulled helpful segments from some of the top coaches in the world of fitness including, CJ Martin, Dr. Aaron Horschig, EC Synkowski, Mike Burgener, and PJ Nestler. The episode will give you tips for CrossFit, weightlifting, performance output, and nutrition.
(0:00) - How Squat University Came to be with Dr. Aaron Horschig
(6:59) - Extreme Performance methodologies with PJ Nestler
(18:45) - Bruce Lee with CJ Martin
(20:16) - Weightlifting with Mike Burgener
(24:03) - Nutrition Non-negotiables with EC Synkowski
Jacob Heppner - Finding The Joy In Life
CrossFit Games Legend, Entrepreneur, and all-around fitness connoisseur, Jacob Heppner. Bryce and Jacob touch on the power of focusing on “what brings you joy” and the freeing ability to say the simple word “no”. Jacob brings us through his successful CrossFit Games career and how he has continued to feed his hunger for athletics through boxing, The Tactical Games, and coaching the next generation of CrossFit stars.
(05:17): The Studio
(10:43): CF Career Takeaways
(13:17): Physical & Mental Diversity
(19:05): Fight Night
(33:44): Firearms and Functional Fitness
Pat Barber - Figuring It Out As We Go
Level 4 CrossFit Trainer and former Games competitor, Pat Barber. A father, husband, outdoor enthusiasts, and armed with over a decade of CrossFit experience, Pat and Bryce dive into the daily juggling act and how to stay present with your kids and family. We learn about Pat’s coaching methods and he pushes people to achieve their highest potential through CrossFit.
(01:30): Juggling Act
(18:20): Learning and Coaching
(23:57): Growth Stages in Coaching
(30:29): Building a Skillset
(58:53): Warmup & Work Out