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Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World's Fittest Athletes

Lu par : Ben Bergeron
Durée : 3 h et 58 min
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CrossFit trainer Ben Bergeron has helped build the world's fittest athletes, but he's not like other coaches. He believes that greatness is not for the elite few; that winning is a result, not a goal; and that character, not talent, is what makes a true champion. His powerful philosophy can help anyone excel at all aspects of life.

Using the dramatic competition between the top contenders at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games® as a background, Ben explores the step-by-step process of achieving excellence and the unique set of positive character traits necessary for leveling up to world-class. The mindset and methodology that have produced some of the greatest athletes in the world's most grueling sport can work equally well for golfers, lawyers, artists, entrepreneurs - anyone who's willing to commit totally to becoming better than the best.

By Chasing Excellence, you'll discover how extraordinary it's possible for you to be.

©2017 Ben Bergeron (P)2017 Ben Bergeron

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  • Will Sanderson
  • 06/08/2018

Great if you love crossfit, good if you don't

Ben does a fantastic job writing a convicting book about excellence. He does so through the lens of the crossfit games, which if you are a fan of crossfit is fascinating. There are a lot of cool anecdotes and interesting behind the scenes stories about the games that you don't get even if you watched the documentaries about them. However, it is not a book about crossfit. It is a book about excellence told through the lens of crossfit.

Some may have a hard time applying Ben's principles to their lives. There will be a good amount of thought that will be needed and probably some sitting down to figure out how and what can carry over. But in general the book is solid. Certainly punches above its weight class in regards to its length. And to be honest the introduction chapter alone should be enough to get the mind running on how to change and improve life.

Most of the time when someone picks up a book on living better or, in this case, excellent they are looking more for motivation and a few good tips, maybe hearing something in a different way. That is what you get with this book. It is extremely motivating, and it especially helps to hear it in Ben's voice. Solid book, and anyone who is into the self improvement genre would do well to add this to their library and visit it with some regularity.

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  • Hannah Brisson
  • 06/05/2018

I've been listening to this book on loop for 1 mo.

I happen to be a CrossFit athlete but I apply these concepts to just about everything. These concepts are not anything new, nor does Bergeron try to convince you that these are original ideas. If you read/study stoicism at all, much of this material will sound familiar. It's incredibly well written/read in a sense that he does not try to put on a show of how I telligwnt he can sound. He just talks sans fluff. Great, quick read/listen that I would suggest for anyone.

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  • Javier
  • 09/01/2018

Awesome book if you are into Crossfit

If you're a Crossfit athlete or you're into Crossfit anyhow you'll love this book for sure and you'll love all the Crossfit stories given as an example to illustrate Bergeron's words. He teaches you how to achieve the mindset of a true champion by focussing on the details and the process instead of on the ultimate goal . By redefining your definition of success you'll get anything you want without thinking about it.

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  • Jessica Crandall
  • 23/01/2018

Trust the process

I really love Bergeron’s approach to life and this book lays it out succinctly and engagingly as told through the lens of the 2016 crossfit games. I will listen to this many more times when I need a reminder to trust the process and focus on excellence. Awesome book!

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  • Stacey Reid
  • 13/03/2019

Awesome book<br />

This is a book for every one. So glad that I read it. Has changed the way I approach my training.

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  • Jaclyn Castro
  • 06/03/2019

Can't Get Enough!!!!!

This book is my FAVORITE book of all time!!! I am so glad that I took the recommendation from someone who recommended it on IG. I have been following Ben since the first chapter that I listened to on Audibles. I recently launched a podcast about women intimidated to start their fitness journey and I've adopted Ben's concepts of character traits being of utmost importance in his "pyramid". The Chasing Excellence podcast is also my newest FAVORITE podcast, hands-down!! Ben's authenticity is pure and I am always amazed and inspired by how much he gives away for free! His character is without a doubt genuine and I am so blessed to have found him. He inspires me to spread to others what the fitness industry does NOT talk about. Thank you to you and your team, Ben!! In 2020 my goal is to come out and invest in one of your workshops to better my fitness coaching business. Praying for you to continue to stay humble and vulnerable :-). I value your relatability as much as your credibility. I can go on.... Kudos on your book!!

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  • Hugo
  • 21/02/2019

This book is awesome!

I just have to say that this book is one of the best I listened so far about motivation for athletes. It applies also to all other aspects of your life's. I would just add this: "You have to be present in all aspects of your life; if you are giving your 100% in sport you also have to give that 100% in your other aspects of your life: family, spouse, job, hobby. Don't just focus on one thing, give your best in everything you do, every day at every moment."

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  • SilverFox
  • 14/02/2019

too much about CrossFit Games

book was simplistic and mostly about 2 athletes competing in CrossFit Games. way too much just reporting facts about these particular athletes, not nearly enough application to other athletic Endeavors and other aspects of life. disappointing.

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  • Cy F.
  • 10/02/2019

Very informative!

Loved it, I always thought I had a good grip of what I need to do to stay competitive. Ben gives you another look at what could take you to the next level. I look forward to using this technique in my training and competitions.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 28/01/2019

Can't stop listening to this book!!!

Such a fresh outlook and unheard of perspectives that you don't hear about in the fitness industry! Ben's insights are so simple. But don't let that fool you. When I say simple what I really mean to say is how come I didn't think of the things that he trains his athletes? Simple yet deep! I am extremely astonished by every chapter I read. If you are a coach, entrepreneur, parent, boss, etc.this is a must read. And if you enjoy highlighting/bookmarking don't be surprised when you find yourself bookmarking almost every other sentence Ben teaches. This book is gold! I am so glad I decided to pick up this recommendation. You will learn so much value from Ben! Since reading this book I have become more conscious and aware of the way that I look at different adversities in my day and how I respond to circumstances. Love the way it's shaping my attitude. My husband and son are also taking on the new habit of looking at things with a better attitude.

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  • Richie Nsazukidi
  • 19/11/2018

Amazing book!!!

It was a great thing listening to the coach of the most fascinating athletes on the scene! For me as an athlete it was extremely motivating hearing about the habits and story behind of the games! And to realize once again that the games are just a glimpse of what the athletes are capable of and how important the mental game is! It was great to listen to Ben & I would love to hear another book of him once again :)

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  • Schenny
  • 16/10/2018

super Hörbuch

Es ist ein tolles Hörbuch und sehr empfehlenswert. Ich könnte dem Sprecher noch weitere Stunden zuhören

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  • Laura Lynee Wilber
  • 11/06/2018

Useful and inspirational

A deep-dive into Bergeron's mind and coaching methods, wrapped up in a behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games and its star athletes. Super engaging for an amateur but ambitious CrossFit competitor and new coach!