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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #193: Ingrid Marcum - "Rebuild The Foundation"


Ingrid Marcum, CSCS, is a multi-sport elite athlete who has been helping others reach their own fitness and athletic goals since 1997.

Ingrid has coached athletes from various sports – including time as a strength coach at the College of William and Mary, for the USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team and as a Battling Ropes consultant to the US Soccer Women's National Team. She currently owns and operates BGB Fitness in Chicago and teaches internationally.

Ingrid specializes in helping athletes rebuild their foundation to decrease pain and improve performance. As an athlete, Ingrid was a Division I All-Conference gymnast, a two-time Olympic Trials competitor and USA National Champion in weightlifting, as well as a World Team member and an alternate to the Olympic Team as a push athlete with USA Bobsled.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in her journey impacted her the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake she has made and how she learned from it.

  • Where does "Iron Valkyrie" comes from.

  • The importance of being a lifelong athlete.

  • How she focuses on decreasing pain and improving performance with her athletes.

  • Benefits of multiple implements and tools.

  • Best piece of coaching advice she has ever received.

  • Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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