The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

“I had done enough to know, like, okay, there's nothing to prove here. I either push forward because I love this, and this is what I am meant to do, or I stop. There was nobody that was going to be like, ‘Yeah he couldn’t cut it as a doctor,’” says Marcus Filly, 6x CrossFit Games athlete, expert fitness coach, and founder of Functional Bodybuilding.

Today, with Marcus Filly, we look into the preparation and what it takes to live like an athlete at the level where he made six CrossFit Games and also went to medical school. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Reapproaching your sport
  • Pushing forward on what you love
  • Pushing through being scared and depressed
  • Don’t be connected to a label
  • Doing more than checking the box in your fitness goals


You can find Marcus at:

Instagram - @marcusfilly

YouTube: ​​

His website -

Look Good Move Well Podcast -

LinkTree including Ebooks -


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-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

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-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



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Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


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