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Peter Egyed the Coach: Part 2 by Peter Egyed - CrossFit Journal

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August 03, 2011

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Four-time CrossFit Games competitor Peter Egyed is also the owner of CrossFit Fury, whose affiliate team he coached at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. Egyed shares his perspective as an affiliate owner and what has worked for him to bring in new clients.

In Part 2 Egyed continues his discussion about his Basics program, which he says has “more than doubled our membership.”

“I feel that we are finding some amazing athletes out there that maybe never would have thought that they were great athletes or possibly would have never joined in the first place,” Egyed says.

One of the main purposes of the Basics class is to help new athletes develop intensity, Egyed says. Other focuses are on fundamentals like the squat, pull-up and double-under.

After athletes have grasped body-weight basics, Egyed moves athletes into the Prep program to transition them into classes. There, athletes learn more complex gymnastics skills and the Olympic lifts. The Prep classes supplement the Basics with smaller groups and more one-on-one coaching. The focus shifts from intensity to technique. “We strive for 100 percent form,” he says.

“The first two levels are a progression of improvements in form, and in the CrossFit (class) it’s, ‘OK, we have this good form dialed in—now let’s take it kind of to the next level,’” Egyed says.

5min 36sec

Additional reading: Second Chances—CrossFit Works, Part 2 by Peter Egyed and Kevin O’Malley, published Feb. 6, 2010.

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6 Comments on “Peter Egyed the Coach: Part 2”


wrote …

Excellent video. Thank you for explaining how you break down the classes. Very sensible structure for handling large groups of varying abilities.


wrote …

That pukie part was CLASSIC!! I couldn't stop laughing.


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What's up with the mismatched shoes?


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I am a member of Peter's gym and I began just after he had started implementing the basics program. From what I understand before that everyone basically just started right in with the Crossfit workouts and that was your only choice. I personally don't think I could have done that. I was intimidated by the workouts and the progression allowed me to build the confidence to perform the workouts. Not only that but I also new that I was doing them safely and properly due to more one on one training time during the prep class that is the pre-step to going full Crossfit. This is a great program and I give props to him for thinking out of the box and putting it together.


wrote …

this will be a huge help when we affiliate. good seeing you guys at the games, fury. i'll be checking in with you when i visit my grandbabes.


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Oh my god! That puke scene. and..."ohhh yeah, its still coming." WAHAHAHAH. I almost fell out of my seat.

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