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E90 | Ben Crookston CEO of Train Heroic

Episode 90 | Ben Crookston CEO of Train Heroic 

This week on the Doc & Jock Podcast Coach Joe sits down for a chat with the CEO of Train Heroic, Ben Crookston. The goal of E90 is to get the secrets that helped Ben grow Train Heroic from a small CrossFit centric programming platform to something that is being used on the pro level by  teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a real short amount of time.

Episode at a Glance

This week on the Doc & Jock Podcast we are getting on the Skype with Ben Crookston, the CEO of Train Heroic.

Ben has a background as eclectic as a Cheese Cake Factory menu; including stops as an english teacher, screenplay reader and coach. So how the hell did he establish the go to platform for strength and conditioning coaches?

Listen to the episode to find out how along with some tips for being a better coach and information on how to find the right programming on Train Heroic.

Quick Show Guide




Joe and Ben talk politics.


Who is Ben? What is his training background? Why did he start Train Heroic?


Athlete Engagement: Ben’s secret sauce for getting your clients, team or kids into training.


How Train Heroic is changing the High School strength & conditioning game.


How did Train Heroic get its start?


No Experience Is Ever Wasted: How ben’s wild background culminated in starting Train Heroic. \


Ben educates us on what the worst job in Hollywood actually is.


Ben talks about his new book called “Lift.”


Closing Remarks

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Thanks for listening and remember, If you have a BODY you’re an ATHLETE



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