Jason Khalipa - 2009 CrossFit Games triplet

2010 CrossFit Games Finals

A Ring of Firebreathers: IMG part 3

Elite athletes talk about motivation, training and the benefits of having a coach

At a special summit for CrossFit's elite-level athletes, firebreathers such as Tommy Hackenbruck, Rob Orlando, Tanya Wagner and others weigh in on what it's like to live the life of the Games. You can find the full video of all 3 parts in the CrossFit Journal.

Part 1: The group discusses the issue of motivation and how to continue to train day-in and day-out at such a blistering pace. Wagner, Hackenbruck, Jason Khalipa and Orlando reveal their inner motivation to keep moving and how they keep driving toward the next event.

Part 2: Chasing performance gains in benchmark workouts and lifts is one thing, but barreling toward a competition of the unknown and unknowable is something completely different. In this video, the athletes turn their attention toward the process of preparing for what's coming at them without knowing what's coming at them.

Part 3: Finally, the athletes turn their attention toward that all-important coach. Even 2008 CrossFit Games Champion Jason Khalipa depends on a coach for a watchful eye, helpful push and proper programming. In the conclusion of this three-part presentation, the athletes discuss how they work with a coach or training partner and how that benefits their development as elite performers.

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1. anthony wrote...

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