112 episodes

Chasing Excellence is a show dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, both inside the gym & out. On each episode, we'll deep dive on various aspects of being an athlete & maximizing your potential.

Chasing Excellence Ben Bergeron

    • Fitness

Chasing Excellence is a show dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, both inside the gym & out. On each episode, we'll deep dive on various aspects of being an athlete & maximizing your potential.

    #112: Tips for Overcoming Performance Anxiety

    #112: Tips for Overcoming Performance Anxiety

    We're taking a few listener questions this week about how I'd coach somebody through performance anxieties that are getting in the way of competing, training, and enjoying the process. We talk about how to make practice more like game day, why Rich Froning loves EMOMs, and what I'd do with an athlete who gets nervous when the weight gets too high.

    • 25 min
    #111: How to Maintain Your Edge When Training Solo (2:00, #14)

    #111: How to Maintain Your Edge When Training Solo (2:00, #14)

    We're diving back into your questions this week, including my thoughts on four-day workweeks, how to judge a gym from afar, and how I prioritize what I focus on every day.

    • 37 min
    #110: Mental Toughness Isn't What You Think

    #110: Mental Toughness Isn't What You Think

    We're diving deep into the 6 steps we all need to take if we want to develop more mental toughness, including becoming a learner, expecting adversity, and killing the critic.

    • 57 min
    #109: 3x3 on Worthwhile Mistakes, Health Markers, & Self-Help Books

    #109: 3x3 on Worthwhile Mistakes, Health Markers, & Self-Help Books

    This week's 3x3 is looking at mistakes I think everyone should make, shortcuts to assessing overall health, & self-development books I've found helpful.

    • 26 min
    #108: When People Judge Your Passion

    #108: When People Judge Your Passion

    We're answering a few listener questions this week about how to respond to people who don't get why you're dedicating your time and energy to something they don't understand (like trying to make it to the CrossFit Games).

    • 30 min
    #107: Don't Wear a Weight Vest Every Day (2:00 Drill #13)

    #107: Don't Wear a Weight Vest Every Day (2:00 Drill #13)

    Another 2:00 Drill this week, covering questions about cheat meals, getting the most out of what you're reading, and tips on gaining weight.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

AustinB387 ,

Changed my life

I started listening to Ben’s podcast really wanting to dive into the CrossFit side of everything. What I got out of it was so much more than I could have every wanted or expected. It has changed my entire outlook on life and really moved the needle for me in my health, fitness, mindset and relationships with others.

Flaumur ,

Living my Best Life

Incredible information for LIFE! My attitude has had a direct change by putting into practice the suggestions of this podcast. I am grateful for the instruction in not only athleticism but also in business. And the the suggested books on this podcast are Not to be dismissed! Life changing! Thank you!!

LedFit ,

Lots of wisdom here!

Lots of wisdom shared in this podcast. As a gym owner, I’ve found lots helpful advice for running our business. As a person, I’ve enjoyed all of the discussions: from coaching to parenting to training to character development and more. I’ve bought many books as a result of listening to this and am inspired every time I listen! Thank you for such great content and for sharing your knowledge!

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