Episode 53  Patrick Vellner Third place finisher of the 2016 CrossFit Games, Pat Vellner, joins us today on the show. This guy is a total stud. Along with finishing third place this past year, he was on the team in 2015 for regionals, competed with Team Canada at the invitational this year, and had a long career as a gymnast. Patrick brings great knowledge to our show today and shows some brutal honesty with his answers. Remember if you enjoy the show head over to our website and sign up for our mailing list. Each month we are giving away a free T Shirt if you are registered! In this Interview: Pat's 2016 CrossFit Games experience Pat's true priorities including school and career How Pat got into CrossFit The importance of having a coach Recovering from a torn bicep Plus: Did Pat really come out of nowhere? A Cirque De Soleil Connection Nutrition Focus About Patrick Vellner: Patrick Vellner placed third in his rookie season at the Reebok CrossFit Games. He is originally from Red Deer but moved to Montreal six years ago to train and study kinesiology at McGill University. He has since moved to Chicago to study at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Despite his early success in CrossFit, Pat is keeping his schooling his top priority and is keeping a long view in front of him.   Timeline: 0:27 Pat Vellner Introduction 2:08 Pat's 2016 CrossFit Games Experience 3:08 Balancing CrossFit with Life 5:20 Instant Gratification and CrossFit 9:36 The First CrossFit Workout 12:17 Pat's Gymnastic Background 18:45 Gymnastic Parallels within CrossFit 21:53 How Important is a Coach 26:04 How to Choose and Trust a Coach 32:15 Focusing on Nutrition 38:40 Tearing a Bicep 43:21 Handling Competition Pressure   Contact Pat: https://www.instagram.com/pvellner/?hl=en https://twitter.com/patvellner?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/Patrick-Vellner-1687132264888851/ Check out this episode!

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