Beastmode of the Day: 1/5/12

Posted: January 5, 2012 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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Josh Everett will forever be, in my mind, one of the Original CrossFit Firebreathers. I’ve have the amazing privilege of meeting him and having a conversation with him during the 2010 CrossFit/USAW event, and to top it all off, he is one of the nicest guys out there, too!

SIDENOTE: At that event, I was lucky enough to watch him and Dave Lipson go head-to-head in the classic “Isabel-Off”. Two athletes who know what BEASTMODE really means! That’s 135lbs on those bars… and they make it look like a PVC pipe!
(I was in the front row and took this video of it on my iPhone)


Anyways, back to Josh and his Beastmode. Check out this video where he talks about his entire approach to CrossFit. Warm-Up, approach to workouts, “that extra gear” that separates really good athletes from the one who “have it”…. This video makes me so happy. Inspiring words from an inspiring dude.

Does this help anyone else out there?

  1. Greg says:

    For being a “nice guy” he is quite opinionated about people who like listening to music during training. I don’t think music is the what drives people to train it just motivates them. I agree that most of the time I don’t even hear the music during a WOD…. but the moments I start to fade in a WOD and then I hear music i like in the background it drives me to go harder.

    • Smashby says:

      That’s one of the reasons I love this blog so much! I can talk to people about THEIR opinions on things.

      I would say I used to agree with you more, Greg, but then I thought back to some of the interactions I’ve had with our Coach Megan! A song (one in particular) would come on in the gym, and I would ACTUALLY get angry. Meg and I would laugh, but I’d really wish the song was over.

      After the last time I heard that song in the gym, I stopped and thought, “Why am I letting this music effect me THAT much?!”

      I have been trying over the last few months to get into that “deep dark place in your mind” that Chris Spealler talks about so often in order to learn how to identify how I can motivate myself on a much more powerful level.

      If there’s a good song playing, you KNOW I’m all about it! But if there isn’t, I try to maintain that baseline of calmness and focus, regardless. Again, that’s just me 🙂

      I respect that everyone is completely different!

      • Greg says:

        I agree that music should NOT negatively effect your workout (even it is by that women beating Chris brown)….but don’t you think it does motivate you!?! If you say no…you are lieing Mr. dubstep 🙂

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