Teaching Is A Medium For Sharing Something Bigger w/ James Hobart
This is a special episode for me. James Hobart was the head coach at my CF Level 1 Seminar a few years back. I remember that experience so vividly and James had a huge part to do with that. It was an honor to reconnect with him after following his journey since then.
James is an eight-year CrossFit Games veteran (3 individuals, 5 teams). And he’s the only athlete to have competed on two different Affiliate Cup Champion teams. Beyond his athletic success, he is very down-to-earth and has the gift of being able to teach.
CrossFit is just a medium for him to express that.
I wanted to know about things like what goes into prepping for a kickass seminar? How do you give feedback to people with more experience than you? How did you train for the Games on pretty much two meals a day?!
We also talk about why training has a purpose beyond just competition and how he is filling up this new space with some exciting endeavors. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
(8:00) - Law school to Reebok to CF HQ
(16:10) - Perspective on adversity from traveling
(19:02) - Competing
(21:10) - Coaching
(24:20) - Flow state when connecting with others
(25:30) - Prepping for the delivery of a seminar
(31:20) - Giving feedback to people with more experience than you
(36:20) - Filling the void and why training has a purpose beyond the competition
Resources we may have talked about:
Peace In Every Step
Guy Winch Ted Talk
How you can connect with James: