“We’ve got CrossFit’s best and brightest coaches with their best and brightest athletes. We’re challenging these guys,” says Jon Gilson, owner of Again Faster. “We programmed this to expose weaknesses. So they’re competing this weekend. They’re getting coached on technique this weekend.”
Gilson continues: “I wanted to foster team unity, and I wanted to give these guys a chance to prepare for the Games.”
CrossFit New England hosted the Again Faster Team Summit in Natick, Mass., and athletes traveled from around the world to attend. The elite coaching staff included CrossFit Gymnastics coach Jeff Tucker, CrossFit HQ’s Dave Castro and Nicole Carroll, Original Firebreather Greg Amundson, Jason Leydon from CrossFit Endurance, and Olympic Weighlifting coaches Mike Burgener and Chad Vaughn.
In Part 1, watch the athletes compete in their first workouts and get coached by the specialists.
In Part 2, the athletes soak in Amundson’s positive self-talk and take on more workouts, including rowing a 2K at the C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships. Find out the overall male and female winners of the competition, complete with a gladiator-style tiebreaker.
“Let’s face it: these guys are the future of CrossFit. These guys are awesome,” Amundson says.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Forging Elite Leadership by Greg Amundson, published April 18, 2011.