CJ Martin is one of the truly original G's on the CrossFit scene, having started in 2006 and quickly transitioning into coaching and then owning what would become one of the most successful and recognized CrossFit gyms in the world: CrossFit Invictus. We go through what was effectively CJ's "Origin Story" and how the many years of coaching CrossFit Games athletes have given him a unique perspective, not just on programming and running a gym, but on what should and should NOT be part of a young teen athletes training journey...this part may be surprising to many of our listeners...but we think CJ's is on to something here.
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4:00 - CJ’s involvement with the Masters Fitness Collective
8:30 - Why CJ does CrossFit
9:45 - Where does CJ’s passion lie
12:00 - How the coach/athlete relationship affects programming and the coaching
13:15 - Making the career change from lawyer to gym owner
16:00 - Helping others
18:30 - CJ athletic history
21:15 - How CJ’s mindset set him apart
27:15 - What sets Invictus apart
28:15 - Relationships within coaching
31:40 - Trust within the coach/athlete relationship
33:00 - Athlete ownership
37:00 - Culture of customization
42:20 - Invictus coaches development
43:00 - Remote coaching
51:00 - Difference in working with Masters athlete’s verses others
52:15 - Is Crossfit still a specialization sport for teens
53:30 - Diversifying within sport
57:45 - Social component of other sports vs Crossfit
59:00 - CJ’s love for baseball
63:00 - Last min questions