HQ trainer Austin Begiebing trains top athletes including 2008 CrossFit Games champ Jason Khalipa, and he also runs CrossFit Unlimited in Milpitas, Calif. With the cameras rolling, he shares some of the wisdom he’s acquired since getting involved with CrossFit.
Google Documents is Begiebing’s preferred medium for passing training plans on to athletes, and he also covers topics such as pull-up structures, partnering with someone to get a box off the ground, and what to do when a member or trainer wants to open a new box.
In a bit of a different twist, CrossFit Unlimited shares a building with a traditional gym. Bodybuilding and flexing can be found on one side, while thrusters and burpees dominate the other. According to Begiebing, the two sides don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and there’s no animosity between CrossFitters and bodybuilders in the facility.
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 92, originally aired Nov. 4, 2009.