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E134 | CJ Martin of CrossFit Invictus

On Episode 134 of the Doc and Jock Podcast we sit down with legendary CrossFit Coach CJ Martin of CrossFit Invictus. On this episode we cover a plethora of topics including:

  • How marijuana can positively affect the performance of athletes
  • What component of fitness should be prioritized,
  • The importance of time management

This episode is loaded with take aways from a guy many would consider the top Crossfit Coach in the world! Get your notepads ready!

About CJ (via – https://www.crossfitinvictus.com) and contact info if you are interested in training, joining team Invictus or have questions about any of the topics discussed.

Follow CJ and Invictus at (@cjinvictus and @crossfitinvictus)

C.J. Martin is a Level 2 CrossFit instructor, USAW Club Coach and former member of the CrossFit HQ training team. C.J. began coaching because he passionately believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness.His goal as a fitness coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle changes, and he has found that CrossFit’s scalable intensity and commitment to functional movement makes it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities.

C.J. believes that the psychology of sport and fitness training plays a vital role in the success of any program. He fosters a positive training environment to help clients overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations to achieve their full potential.

C.J. also specializes in helping athletes prepare for the CrossFit Games, coaching both teams and individuals at Invictus as well as athletes across the United States and United Kingdom through online coaching and program design.

C.J. enjoyed five years as a successful litigator at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP before dedicating his full attention to helping others achieve their fitness goals. His practice focused on securities fraud and complex commercial litigation.

He is also co-founder of Kids Helping Kids, a non-profit organization that has raised nearly $4 million for neo-natal intensive care and pediatric units throughout Oregon, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of San Diego Youth Services.

Episode Chapters

0:00 – 10:46

Coach Joe welcomes CJ Martin and the boys jump right into a conversation about California’s recent legislation to legalize the use or recreational marijuana.

11:10 – 15:00

What CJ Martin saw in a young Lauren Fisher while she was still a senior in high school during the 2012 NorCal Regional and what all CrossFit athletes looking to compete can take away.

15:25 – 23:20

Danny throws CJ a listener question.  “All things being equal, if the average CrossFitter has time constraints and following the Invictus Competition blog where should they prioritize training if they cannot tackle the entire block of training.    

23:35 – 28:45

CJ Martin provides an overview of the growth, evolution and what he describes as the sophistication of CrossFit.

29:00 – 31:20

CJ Martin discuss the growth of online coaching and how he manages coaches and athletes.  What is the maximum number of online athletes a CrossFit coach can handle and still provide great individual attention.

31:50 – 36:55

CJ Martin discusses mentorship and the process of developing coaches.

37:00 – 40:29

Danny taps into CJ’s reading list.  

40:30 – 47:57

The crew discusses juggling business, family, personal life, and where sacrifices have to be made to made to keep everything up in the air.

48:00 – 51:00

Our business is relationships.  

51:01 – 53:26 (this is a rough segment )

The emotional drain of the personal investment made by caring too much.   

53:30 – 55:41

Building the community at Invictus.

55:42 – 61:25

What is the Invictus mindset and creating safe obstacles to develop that unconquerable mindset.

61:26 –

Reaching out to CJ Martin or the other coaches at Invictus for coaching.  

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