Carl Paoli: The Key to Success in CrossFit, Freestyle Movement and Human Performance


A world class movement/ lifestyle coach joins us today on the  The School of Greatness.

He does groundbreaking work with the fittest athletes on earth, helping improve mobility, economy of motion and to recover faster from injuries.

Not only is he an gymnastics expert, he also has an amazing insights into lifestyle, mindset and total body awareness. Please welcome, Carl Paoli.

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Carl Paoli on the School of Greatness podcast with Lewis Howes

“When I let go of who I am, I become who I might be” – Lao Tzu

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

    • How Carl turned a broken neck into an opportunity 
    • A specific plan for developing the habit of good posture
    • To use long sitting intervals as a diagnostic tool for improving your body
    • More about how to, “be conscious of who you are as a physical being”
    • Tools to develop good early morning habits
    • The key to the perfect CrossFit Ring Muscle Up
    • A most important movement of all
    • Plus much more…

I also found this awesome video of Carl with an audition video for Ultimate Ninja Warrior and the guy has some nice moves in here!


Photos From this Episode:

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Continue Seeking Greatness:

  • “You should never be reactive, you should be responsive” – Zig Ziggler
  • Connect with Carl:

GymnasticsWOD | Free + Style Book | Twitter

  • Sponsor Onnit and products: Shroomtech, Alpha Brain Hemp Force
  • Special thanks to the fans of the week:

Spenecer’s Instagram | Paul’s Instagram

  • Music Credit: Release Me by Venemy ft. Alexandra

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What was the biggest takeaway you had from Carl?  Also, did you find yourself accepting the “sitting” challenge or was it harder than you thought to keep the position throughout the entire episode?   If you enjoyed this conversation then please share this with your friends online.  Thanks for all you do!


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This was a great episode, this was the first time I heard about this podcast and I´m glad to hear your point of view and Carl´s.
Keep the great work, it´s inspiring!


Haven't gotten to the podcast yet but the video was outstanding.  The amount of work and training Carl has put into his body is really inspiring.  I can't wait to get to the information he shares in the interview.  Thanks Carl and Lewis

Jan Koch
Jan Koch

This is such a great episode.
Hopefully it motivates me to continue working out ;-)


Awesomeness all the way!  I'm re-energized!

Thank you Lewis for putting your heart into the School of Greatness...