82 minutes | Jun 2, 2021

From CrossFit to the Combine w/ Paul Beckwith, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #582

Paul Beckwith has worked with athletes of all ages and experience. Born and raised in Dillon, South Carolina, Beckwith moved to Palatka, Florida, where he was a four‐year letterman in football, wrestling, track and field and weightlifting. Following graduation, he played football at the University of South Carolina, where he was an All‐SEC performer and four‐year starter on the offensive line.


After a stellar college career, Paul declined a free agent deal with several NFL teams to pursue his passion in the strength and conditioning profession. After completing his degree in business management, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach at USC, advising the football, baseball, soccer, golf, swimming and diving and track and field programs prior to joining Apex.

Beckwith’s multiple certifications include; OPEX Advanced Coach with expertise in assessment, program design, nutrition and life coaching; United States Weightlifting trained with certification in Olympic lifting. Paul has trained professional athletes representing the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and U.S. Olympic Weightlifting.


In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:


  1. From College football to CrossFit Coach
  2. The highs and lows of owning a CrossFit Gym
  3. Continuing education and hiring a coach
  4. The turn to developing athletes for the NFL Combine
  5. Strength, rehab, and performance while developing athleticism


Paul Beckwith on Instagram

Anders Varner on Instagram

Doug Larson on Instagram

Coach Travis Mash on Instagram




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