The Masters Athlete Experience and a 2017 CrossFit Games Preview

Bill and James Grundler talk about competing as brothers, breakthrough performances, and the intelligent aging athlete.

In the aviation community, there is a saying that there are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots. There is perhaps no better example of this unity of experience and intelligent discretion than Bill and James Grundler, the brothers who dominated the Men’s 45-49 division in this year’s CrossFit Open. 2017 will be their third trip to the Games together as Masters athletes, and all the early indications are that the rest of the field had better bring their A game.

We have a lot of fun and cover a lot of ground in this interview, including James’s breakthrough performance at the 2016 CrossFit Games, and the importance of having something beyond your training to keep you anchored. Bill goes into depth about what it really means to be an aging athlete, explaining that more is never better; better is always better.

Co-host Mike Tromello, master coach at Precision CrossFit, talks about giving Bill and James smart volume at the right time during the lead up to competition, and we put our guesswork together for a preview of the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

If you’d like to get more insight on the ins and outs of being a Masters athlete, be sure to check out Bill Grundler’s Master Experience seminar at Precision CrossFit in Agoura Hills, California this Saturday, July 22nd.