Scott Olson is a three-time Crossfit Games Masters world champion! In this interview I conducted with Scott you’ll learn so much about the mind and methods of a three-peat, gold-medal MASTERS world champion.
As of this writing Scott is 62 years young but you’ll hear him say he hates to even think about the number. As he trains with and competes against younger athletes he says he feels their age, as good or better than he did 30 years ago in so many ways, until, that is, he looks in the mirror (he says with a chuckle).
Whether you’re an avid Crossfitter or a Crossfit neophyte my interview with Scott is going to be beneficial and educational.
The answer to these questions and so many more are given as Scott and I discuss his history, mindset and methods.
- What’s his history with athletics or exercise prior to Crossfit?
- Who and what got him started with Crossfit?
- What got him hooked and what does he like most about Crossfit now?
- How many days a week does he train? How long each day?
- As a Crossfit trainer what does Scott recommend for new people and those not wanting to compete but just get in better shape?
- What does a typical week of training look like for Scott? We go through each day of the week.
- For the non-Crossfitters what do these terms mean? EMOM, WOD, O-lift, Strength, Skill, Metcon and more
- How does Scott feel about maxing out with heavy singles?
- Is Crossfit dangerous? Scott shares his views on this controversial hot-button topic
- Is there anyone who should NOT do Crossfit?
- How are physical fitness and mental/emotional fitness connected?
- What equipment does Scott like to use (belts, shoes, gloves etc)?
- As a Masters competitor does Scott have to work around things he didn’t have to think about when he was 30?
- What is Scott’s favorite WOD and why?
- Interested in possibly trying Crossfit? Scott shares what a new person should look for.
- Is Scott going for a four peat at the 2015 Games?
“Life is so much more rewarding as an active person versus a passive person just sitting watching TV.”
– Scott Olson
Grab this 1 hour and 26 minute MP3 interview and be prepared to be inspired, educated and motivated no matter what chronological age you are today!