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What It Takes to Be a Great Athlete and Coach w/Jason Leydon, Anders Varner, Doug Larson and – The Barbell Life — Barbell Shrugged #409

Founder and head trainer at CrossFit Milford in Milford CT, which has been to the games 4 times and has had athletes at the games 10 years in a row. Team CrossFit Milford finished 2nd in the world in 2015 and Jason has produced 9 podium finishers. 

In this episode, we talk to Hunter about his invite to the CrossFit Games, training over the last 2 years, what to expect out of his performance, and how the CrossFit community has reacted to his invite to compete.

His professional focus is on personalized strength, conditioning and movement quality which ensures the foundation is properly built on an individual level so each athlete can reach genetic and athletic potential. He is an established, knowledgeable and respected teacher, coach and resource in the global fitness community. Jason earned his degree in Physical Education and Health from Eastern CT State University where he also played basketball.

In this episode of Barbell Shrugged the crew digs into coaching CrossFit games athletes, the journey of a professional CrossFit Coach, and managing business, life, fatherhood, and fitness.

Minute Breakdown:

0-10 – Why to be a great athlete you have to be selfish 

11-20 – Progressing as a CrossFit Coach and always learning

21-30 – Why CrossFit the best athletes in CrossFit have mastered play

41-50 – Building programming buy in with athletes

51 -60 – Staying up to the times in CrossFit and learning the skills needed to coach the best athletes 

61 -70 – Soft skills and language to make athletes better

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