Max El-Hag, the mad scientist of the CrossFit world and owner of the Training Think Tank, is most known for the work he’s done helping athletes Noah Ohlsen and Travis Mayer prepare for the CrossFit Games. Max dives into exercise science and kinesiology, proper movement and what it really means to train like a pro. He shares his methods for setting goals, managing expectations and training through adversity. As he puts it, “Everybody loses before they become a champion, so just accept it and keep going.”
12:18 - Competition & athletics
10:40 - Back injury
18:00 - What makes a good coach
22:10 - Training like a pro
25:30 - Remote coaching vs. in-person
31:00 - Goal setting for your sport
37:10 - Training Games athletes
50:05 - Training adversity
58:15 - What is a think tank?
The Alchemist - Coelho
Aleph - Coelho
The Way of the Superior Man - Deida
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