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Ep. 40: Cogen Nelson-CrossFit Saved My Life

People talk about how working out has changed their life but not a lot of people can talk about how it saved their life.  We had the great fortune of sitting down with Cogen Nelson at this past summers CrossFit Games and it was an interview we will never forget.  Cogen is a retired USMC that has gone unbelievable trials and tribulations to come out as strong as he is.

 

We were honored to hear Cogen’s story and how finding CrossFit gave him  renewed sense of life.  Cogen has done so much in his own life to improve and is now putting his energy into helping other veteran’s with potential problems they might face.  Such an incredible story, please check it out.

 

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Show Notes:

 

0:00- Episode introduction and check out Paragon Nutrition for some of the most effective and well done supplements on the market.  Use code “CP15” for 15% off at checkout.

 

1:59-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media”  Contact: elderpinemedia@gmail.com

 

2:40-Please allow us to introduce Marine Sergeant Cogen Nelson.

 

2:50-Special guests hosts: Paul Yanzer of Paragon Nutrition and Andy Askow.

 

4:25-Cogen owns “House of CrossFit” in Carlsbad, CA and tells the story of his injury and how it affected/s him.

 

8:20-When Cogen discovered CrossFit.

 

10:15-Cogen’s daughter; the other star of the episode.

 

13:35-What kind of advice would you give to someone who is enlisted and thinks they might be alone?

 

14:30-You’re not alone.

 

15:50-The importance of establishing a community.

 

17:08-Is there being enough being done for active military and vets?

 

21:20-Dr. Mark Gordon and hormone replacement therapy with TBI (Joe Rogan Podcast)

 

23:30-Coordination of care and utilizing things to help out with the progress (Shout out to Paragon Fitness)

 

24:45-Utilizing ‘Night Gainz’ from Paragon Fitness

 

26:02-And Paul S. drops some serious supplement knowledge.

 

26:56-What is your advice with anyone who is dealing with adversity?

 

29:15-What happened after your career in the Marine Core?

 

31:52-Buying a box and changing the name to ‘House of CrossFit

 

32:52-Goal to make the CrossFit games as a Master.

 

35:12-What do you do to motivate your athletes?

 

36:48-What does it take to be a successful gym owner?

 

    Book Recommendations:

        -Business for Dummies

        

39:35-What is your advice for coaches that might be working with a Vet?

 

The Clinically Pressed Questions

42:58-What is something you believe that others may not?

    -You are capable of things even if people tell you that you aren’t.

 

44:10-Most influential purchase for $100 or less?

    -Fitness: RX Smart Gear-Jump Rope

    -The Four Agreements: Don Miquel-Ruiz

 

46:14-Shout out to Jon Hinds (Monkey Bar Gym) and his father who invented the beaded jump rope.

 

48:15-In your area of expertise, how would you make the complicated simple?

    -”You have to Barney style everything”

 

49:18-What information would you tell yourself if you could go back 10 years?

    -Change my mentality of that I am good enough.

 

50:50-Cogen’s daughter joins the crew.

 

51:06:Final Thoughts and Plugs?

    Paragon Fitness & Nutrition

    Instagram: @cogennelson