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How CrossFit Invictus Coach CJ Martin Prepared His Athletes For The CrossFit Games – EPISODE 67

On this episode of Barbell Shrugged we interview CJ Martin on how he prepared his athletes to get to the CrossFit Games. CJ coaches many games level athletes including: Josh Bridges, Aja Barto, and Michelle Kinney.

CJ Martin Crossfit Athletes (2:15) CJ Martins Background (3:30) OPT & CJ (7:20) Training Philosophy & Evolution (9:42) Phases of Training of Athletes (12:40) Difference in Gender (16:26) Athletes, The Drive (17:47) Review Technique Remotely (20:36) CJ’s Favorite Resources, Crossfit Certification (21:05) Finding Your Passion (22:52) Cont’ Favorite Resources (25:58) Progenex Commercial (29:52) Technique WOD (30:22) Random Events & Different Athletes (38:56) Big Coaching Mistakes (41:50) Gaining Muscle Mass (44:09) Structure of Strength Programs, Maintaining Self-Fitness (46:52)


Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?

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