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Work on Your Weaknesses – Focus Work with Ben Bergeron

Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author and successful CrossFit coach. He works with elite athletes like Katrin Davidsdottir, who he let to two CrossFit Games wins.

The former Ironman triathlete also owns CrossFit New England. In his podcast, Chasing Excellence, he shares his thoughts, ideas and beliefs about what it means to lead a life of excellence. On episode 43, he talks about dealing with weaknesses.

Here are seven methods to help you work on your weaknesses, both in and outside the Box. All information for this article was taken from the podcast episode above.


Whether at the gym or your day-to-day life, the first step towards working on your weaknesses is to root out the problems.

Start by identifying the issues; once you know and acknowledge there is a problem you can do something about it.

Break down the issues and find what principles would allow you to improve – what exactly is stopping you from performing to the level your potential should allow you to perform? For example, is it your swimming technique or lack of time in the pool, or both? And what exactly is it about your technique?

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