This week on the podcast we have Pat Barber!! We talk about a lot of stuff like; Coaching vs. Programming, Intentionally Building the Next Generation, Competing at a High level, and Being a Badass Dad with Pat Barber.
Here’s a quick bio Pat Wrote:
Back in 2003, I was working as a room service attendant at a Santa Cruz hotel and deciding what to do with myself. I decided to apply to be a sheriff, however at the same time, I was also getting pretty pumped about this workout thing I was doing called CrossFit. Later, I would fail the oral interview portion of the sheriffâ€™s exam because they thought I was more interested in CrossFit than joining the police force. I was bummed and stunned at the time but in retrospect, I think they were right.
My real journey with CrossFit began shortly after that when I got hired to work for CrossFit.com filming and editing video. I would later make my way from behind the camera to in front of it, coaching, and training in many of the early CrossFit.com videos. In 2008, at the Aromas Ranch, I competed in my first CrossFit Games. Since then, Iâ€™ve competed in the Games 6 times, helped my wife run the first CrossFit affiliate in New Zealand, and returned to the States to help Jason Khalipa grow and lead the NorCal empire. I have also continued to train and develop coaches for NorCal CrossFit and as part of the L1 and L2 staff for CrossFit.com; in fact, Iâ€™ve helped about 15,000 people through their CrossFit L1â€™s over the past several years.
So, as you can see, my experiences with CrossFit have been variedâ€¦ a little of this and a little of thatâ€¦ Iâ€™m an athlete, a Level 4 Coach, a media guy, and the Head of Coaching Development at Norcal CrossFit.
Iâ€™m also a husband and father who loves surfing, Magic: The Gathering, potato chips and hanging with my boy in his Batman fort. I do not love L-Sits. Or cooked lemons.
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This Week’s Better Human Bullets
- Fitness Challenge – Try out a Monster Mash style workout and go all out on the first metcon. See how it will affect your other one(s).
- Mental Toughness Challenge –Â Give up one thingÂ for a year (or a long period of time)
- Book Recommendation– The Power of Habit
Thanks for listening!