How Positive Thinking is the Difference Between Winning and Losing with Greg Amundson on the Iron Crew Podcast


Greg Amundson is a motivational speaker, author, mentor, and THE original CrossFit fire breather.  Greg and Danny talk about the importance of following your passion, how physical training positively affects other aspects of your life, and what it was like in the early days of CrossFit.  Greg also goes into how having a positive mantra will help you get through some of the most difficult times of your life.  Get ready to be inspired by this episode!

Before their conversation, Danny discusses how to adjust your training after an intense workout, why you’re more likely to perform better during impromptu exercise, and where the burpee originated.  Danny also talks about how spending time alone and in silence can help you have a deeper understanding of why you’re feeling a certain way.  Finally, a listener question is answered:  Where did the name Tabata come from?  

Here is where you can find each segment in case you want to skip around.  Enjoy!

:26 – Greg Amundson, the original CrossFit fire breather!

2:17 – Danny’s “Week That Was” supported by Kingsfield Fitness, use “ironcrew” discount code for 20% off a 4-speed vibrating foam roller!

3:33 – Understanding your true self by spending time alone and in silence

4:22 – How spending time alone helps you figure out what you truly want to do

6:09 – Why spending time in silence is so hard to do, and why we all need to do it more

9:24 – The true burpee standard and the origins behind it

13:14 – How to adjust your training after a particularly intense workout

16:25 – Why you’re more likely to perform better during a recovery workout

17:53 – Listener Question: Where does the name Tabata come from?

20:08 – Guest Interview supported by Rubel Roasting, use “ironcrew” discount code for 10% off the freshest coffee around!

21:23 – Conversation with Greg Amundson 

1:17:22 – Closing remarks supported by Life Ready Foods, use “ironcrew” discount code for 10% off a bag of grass fed beef protein powder, a great whey alternative!

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