Talking Elite Fitness show

Talking Elite Fitness

Summary: CrossFit Games Analysts Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez, alongside filmmakers Heber Cannon, and Marston Sawyers, bring you all the latest information, updates, and analysis on the sport of fitness, and the CrossFit community.

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 #154 - A Weekend with the IF3, What's the Score (Pt.2) and CrossFit Thanksgiving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:11

If you feel like following some functional fitness this weekend the IF3 has you covered.  Sean and Tommy discuss the IF3 World Championships that are about to take place.  The scoring debate continues. Is there a better system out there and what does it look like? Sean and Tommy talk about Brent Fikowski's thoughts on that subject.  Plus, the guest list for CrossFit Thanksgiving and No Reps and PRs.

 Podium Picks with Travis Mayer and Max El-Hag - Thanksgiving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:53

Thanksgiving is a time for family. Sean and Tommy decided to get a couple members of the Training Think Tank family on for this edition of Podium Picks.  Travis Mayer and Max El-Hag join the show to draft their favorite things about the holiday that often gets forgotten in the rush to Christmas. It's all about food, folks and fun on this special Thanksgiving edition of Podium Picks.

 #153 - Roza Reaches Out, Whats the Score and Brand Awareness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:04

Eric Roza is getting help dealing with depression. Sean and Tommy discuss the recent announcement that shed light on why we haven't seen CrossFit's CEO recently. Z-Scoring is popular topic for debate, but it is a viable replacement for CrossFit's current scoring system? Plus, a conversation with Hans Molenkamp, the  Executive Vice President for Sports Marketing for CBDMD and the Director of Marketing for Combat Sports and CrossFit for Monster.

 Podium Picks with Noah Ohlsen - Life's Simple Pleasures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:26

We all have those simple things in everyday life that we enjoy. Noah Ohlsen joins Sean and Tommy for a  "life's simple pleasures" draft on this week's edition of Podium Picks.  Whether it's an ice cold drink, a warm stack of laundry or a hug from that special someone, there is bound to be something in here that puts a smile on your face.

 Fitness with Friends #75 - Haley Adams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:51

Haley Adams has been a fixture at the CrossFit Games since 2016 when she competed as a teenager.  She has been in a total of 6 CrossFit Games in her career and has never finished lower than 6th.  Adams is also coming off a 5th place finish at the Rogue Invitational.  She talks about her year so far, how she's matured as a person and a competitor, and a possible future inside the squared circle.

 #152 - The PFAA Speaks and A Conversation with the CrossFit Cowboy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:42:49

More than a year after its inception, the Professional Fitness Athletes Association (PFAA) has released its first major communication.  Sean and Tommy discuss what's in it and what it could mean for the sport moving forward.  The CrossFit Cowboy, Sean Sweeney, stops by to discuss his past, his present, his future and where he thinks the sport needs to improve in order to continue growing in the years to come.  Plus, the debut of a new segment - No Reps and PRs.

 Podium Picks with John Wooley and Niki Brazier - Affiliate Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:13

For most of us, the CrossFit affiliate has provided plenty of memories and exposed us to many interesting characters. John Wooley and Niki Brazier from the "Kettlebells and Cocktails" podcast and the Make WODs Great Again Instagram page are here to pick the best and worst feelings and people you are likely to experience and find at your affiliate.  

 #151 - Rogue Recap, Katrin is off the Train and It's a Date! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:14:37

There is no shortage of things to talk about on this monster episode! Sean and Tommy look back at the storylines they were following heading into the Rogue Invitational. Alessandra Pichelli is calling it a career while Katrin Davidsdottir is leaving CompTrain as she returns to Iceland. CrossFit has released the season schedule for 2022. There are more opportunities for people to compete but not everyone is happy. Plus, an obscure Canadian superhero reference and a losing streak is over!

 #150 - Rogue Invitational Preview and a Conversation with Chris Spealler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:53

Our long nightmare of weekends with no competition is coming to an end.  Sean and Tommy preview the upcoming Rogue Invitational and talk about the storylines they will be watching in Austin.  Plus, Chris Spealler joins the show to talk about competing in the Legends Division, how his pursuit of fitness has changed since his competitive days and what moments of his career stand out the most.

 Fitness with Friends #75 - Kari Pearce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:23

Kari Pearce made a surprise announcement this past weekend that she is retiring from competition following the Rogue Invitational. Pearce has qualified for the CrossFit Games every year since her debut in 2015. In 2020 she became the first American woman to stand on the Games Podium since Julie Foucher in 2014.  Pearce talks about why now was the right time for her to end her competitive career, the things that stand out the most to her during her time at the CrossFit Games and what the future holds.

 Podium Picks with Mat Fraser and Sammy Moniz - Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:23

Mat Fraser dominated the CrossFit Games during his career. Now we get to see how he does in a games-themed edition of Podium Picks.  Fraser and Sammy Moniz join Sean and Tommy as they put together their lists of best backyard, board, card and all other types of games. Get set for a trip down memory lane as well as some unique insight into the 5-time Fittest Man on Earth and his fiancé.

 #149 - The Past, Present and Future of the CrossFit Games with Justin Bergh. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:51:10

CrossFit's VP of Sport and Partnerships Justin Bergh joins Sean and Tommy to discuss the current state of the CrossFit Games season and where it could be heading in 2022.  Bergh talks about how he rose to his current position with the company, what he thinks needs to be done in order to make the Games season more professional, PED's in the sport and where they are in the process of finding a host city for the CrossFit Games after 2022.

 Podium Picks with the Buttery Bros - Movie Villains | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:12

Every great movie has a great villain.  The Buttery Bros, Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers, join Sean and Tommy to draft the top villains in movie history.  Mad titans, dark Lords, mean girls, bloodthirsty aliens and bumbling burglars make this draft our most evil yet.  Find out who chose the best of the worst on this edition of Podium Picks!

 #148 - CrossFit Precision Care with Dr. Julie Foucher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:34

Last week CrossFit launched its new primary care service led by CrossFit-trained doctors called CrossFit Precision Care.  CrossFit Health's Dr. Julie Foucher joins Sean and Tommy to discuss the new initiative, what CrossFit Health has been working on for the past year under Eric Roza and how her training and fitness is different now that she is no longer a competitive CrossFit Games athlete.

 Podium Picks with Pat Vellner and Brent Fikowski - Canadian Things | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:50

Just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving we bring you our first ever Canadian Things edition of Podium Picks.  Pat Vellner and Brent Fikowski join Sean and Tommy as they draft the greatest things from the Great White North.  Get yourself some poutine, turn on a little Rush, put on your best Canadian Tuxedo and enjoy!


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