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.
Brooks Laich is a former professional hockey player who appeared in more than 750 games in the NHL. He played for the Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings. He found CrossFit late in his career and continues to use it to train today. Laich talks about how he found CrossFit and why he loves it, but spends the majority of the interview discussing what he thinks CrossFit and Games athletes need to do in order to grow the sport in the most effective way possible.
A lot of very good athletes entered the Quarterfinals of the CrossFit Games season. A few elite ones are moving on. Sean and Tommy recap the big stories from the weekend, highlight the top performers and discuss what they're looking forward to seeing in the Semifinals.
The men who play in the National Football League are some of the most elite athletes in the world. Joey Blake's job is to help them fuel up with the best nutrition possible. As the Head Team Dietician for the Los Angeles Rams, Blake makes sure his players are ready to go on the practice field and on game day. He talks with Sean about how is interest in nutrition started, how he helps players with their performance and recovery and the things regular people can do to help improve their own nutrition.
Jacob Heppner is trading in a barbell for a pair of boxing gloves. Earlier this year the five-time CrossFit Games athlete decided to retire from competing in the sport of fitness. Now he is getting set to compete inside a ring. Heppner will be facing Josh Bridges in a boxing match this September. He talks to Sean and Tommy about his decision to retire from CrossFit, why he agreed to trade punches with Bridges and how he is currently preparing for the match.
Well, that escalated quickly. The Quarterfinals tests have been announced and there is something for everyone to love and hate. Sean and Tommy break down the five tests, discuss strategy and pick some athletes they will be watching over the next four days.
If it's a CrossFit event, it's likely Adrian Bozman and Dave Eubanks are involved. Sean and Tommy talk with the two men who are integral in the organization, scoring and judging of the Open and CrossFit Games. Adrian and Dave talk about how their roles have changed over the years, how the video review process for the Open works, what it takes to bring live scoring to a broadcast and the things athletes can do while recording their workouts that make everyone's lives easier.
I scream. You scream. We all scream for...Pat Sherwood! And everybody knows he loves him some ice cream! Pat joins Sean and Tommy as they draft their favorite flavors of this classic frozen treat. After listening to this episode you are guaranteed to be making your way to your nearest ice cream shop to satisfy the cravings you are sure to be experiencing. You get to decide who put together the best draft of scrumptious selections! One thing is for sure, this episode is anything but vanilla!
Charles King has a story you have to hear to believe. Robbed of his sight at the age of 39 due to a degenerative condition in his eyes, he quickly entered a downward spiral that cost him just about everything. King has battled homelessness, prostate cancer, diabetes and even lost his young daughter. Thanks to the kindness of a Philadelphia police officer, King got into a VA facility and started his journey back. Sean and Tommy talk to him and his coach Jon Mears about his incredible journey.
Big things are happening down in the desert. Sean and Tommy discuss the upcoming collaborative training effort between Justin Cotler, Tommy Hackenbruck and Zach Forrest. Josh Bridges and Jacob Heppner are stepping into the squared circle. Find out why you shouldn't overlook The Kid from Kansas. Plus, some youngsters shine in the Open, but what can we expect to see from them moving forward?
The NCAA Basketball Tournament is one of the greatest events in all of sports. On this episode of Podium Picks, Sean and Tommy welcome in former Tennessee Tech Guard and CrossFit Games athlete Elijah "EZ" Muhammad as they draft all the best things from March Madness. Coaches, mascots, greatest upsets and best moments from the tournament all make the big dance. You get to decide who had One Shining Moment and walks away with the win!
It's the final week of the Open! Sean and Tommy recap 21.2, talk about who stood out and who may need to be taken more seriously as we move on in the season. Dave Castro throws out a two-for-one challenge in 21.3 and 21.4. Find out what the guys like about it and what they don't. Plus, another big-name athlete is out for the season, Crazy Things We Saw and why the three week Open may be here to stay.
CrossFit Games athlete EZ Muhammad and Patrick Ford are the co-founders of Project Onyx. The mission of the organization is to eliminate the barriers that underrepresented and underserved people of color face by providing affordable and accessible health and fitness services, mentorship for our youth and future professionals, and empowering our communities to become more culturally proficient, healthy, and active.
The string of bad luck for Sara Sigmundsdottir continues. Sean and Tommy discuss her latest setback and what it is going to take for her to make a comeback. They take a look back at 21.1 and discuss some of the thinking behind one of the score adjustments while looking at what is going on with the repeat workout that is 21.2. Plus, Tommy has a bone to pick with the Michigan State Spartans and Crazy Things We Saw.
If we're going to draft the best female athletes of all-time, why not get one of the greatest female CrossFitters of all-time? Thirteen-time CrossFit Games athlete Becca Voigt joins Sean and Tommy on this edition of Podium Picks. Their teams include trailblazers, game changers, dominant forces, equal rights advocates and multi-sport superstars. A few names from the world of CrossFit also wind up making the cut. Once again it's up to the fans to decide who had the best draft. May the best women win
On this episode, Tommy Marquez talks with No Bull's VP of Marketing Todd Meleney. They discuss how No Bull got started, how the deal to become the title sponsor for the CrossFit Games came about, what that means for their brand and how they plan on scaling up in order to meet the demands of the partnership with CrossFit.