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.
Movies can make us laugh and cheer, but a lot of times they also make us cry. We all have those flicks that makes us tear up every time we watch them. Sean and Tommy reveal the movies that make them turn on the waterworks on this edition of Podium Picks. Tales of triumph, coming-of-age classics, Civil War epics and super hero masterpieces all make the list. Grab a tissue and get set for the feels!
Haley Adams is making her 2nd-straight individual appearance at the CrossFit Games. She finished 6th overall in 2019. She has also competed at the Games as a teenager three times winning her division in 2018. Adams finished 3rd in Stage One of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games to earn a trip to Aromas for Stage Two. She talks about her performance in Stage One, the sacrifices she's made to reach this level in the sport and how she has prepared for what she will face at the Ranch.
Justin Medeiros is making his first career appearance at the CrossFit Games after earning his invite in November of 2019 at the Filthy 150. Sean and Tommy talk to him about his performance in Stage One, where he gets his work ethic, how he's preparing for Stage Two at the Ranch and why he decided to rock the mullet.
Dave Castro's clues continue. This time he drops a big one regarding the opening day of phase 2 of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. Sean and Tommy try and figure out what could be in store for the athletes who will be competing at the Ranch next week. There's no arguing over who will be finishing on top of the podium for the men and women, but what about the rest of the spots? Find out who else Sean and Tommy think will be earning a medal.
The CrossFit Games are coming home! In honor of the return to Aromas, Sean and Tommy give their podium picks for the top moments at the Ranch. Struggles from a future star, an improbable comeback, an infamous workout and dominance on display all make appearances but which ones will make the podium? It's time to take a trip back to that dusty ranch in Aromas to celebrate the humble beginnings of a world wide sport.
Katrin Davidsdottir is making her 8th career appearance at the CrossFit Games. She finished fourth in stage one of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. Davidsdottir is a former 2-time champion and has finished on the podium three times in her career. She talks about her performance in stage 1, dealing with the back injury that slowed her down for most of this year and why she excels when her back is against the wall.
Dave Castro is putting the finishing touches on the events for Phase 2 of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. Sean and Tommy discuss some of the tidbits that he posted on social media and what we might see unfold in person in a few weeks. Brian Friend returns to break down the men coming to Aromas not named Mat Fraser or Noah Ohlsen. Dave Colina, CEO of O2, joins the show to talk about the the Fall 50/50 Fitness Pledge and how you and your gym can get involved.
We would all dread going back to school, but there were some things that helped make the experience a lot more enjoyable. Sean and Tommy rank the best parts of heading back into the classroom in this edition of Podium Picks. Grab your new backpack, a sweet new set of pens, your flashy Trapper Keeper, the clothes you scored during the Back to School Sale and get ready to have more fun than you ever had at lunchtime recess.
Sam Kwant is making his 4th career appearance at the CrossFit Games and took 4th place in Stage One this year. Kwant is coming off his best finish at the Games in 2019 when he finished 13th overall. Sean and Tommy talk to him about his experience competing in the virtual format, his expectations for Aromas, growing up with six siblings and the lessons he's learned from competing at the Games in the past and how he plans on applying those at the Ranch.
Canada's Jeff Adler is competing in the the CrossFit Games for the second time in his career. After a strong start in the opening event in 2019, he went on to finish 33rd overall. This year he finished 5th in Stage One of the Games to earn the right to go to The Ranch in Aromas, CA to compete for the title of Fittest on Earth. Adler talks to Sean and Tommy about his experience in Stage One, his athletic background, how he found CrossFit and what he hopes to accomplish at The Ranch.
For the first time since 2014 an American woman is going to stand on the podium at the CrossFit Games. But who will it be? Official Friend of the Show Brian Friend stops by to tell us why Brooke Wells, Haley Adams and Kari Pearce all have a chance. Plus, Talking Elite Fitness hits another milestone, our friend Chase Ingraham is heading back to the competition floor and rollerblading shows up in Crazy Things We Saw This Week.
We all have those cars we wish we could own one day. On this episode of Podium Picks Sean and Tommy embrace their inner gear heads and reveal the cars they wish they could have. Tricked out recreational vehicles, post-apocalyptic muscle machines, old school classics and slick time machines help this episode go from zero to sixty in 3 seconds flat. Buckle up, hang on and enjoy the ride!
Kari Pearce is making her 6th career appearance at the CrossFit Games and is one of the five women who will be competing at the Ranch in Aromas, California in October. She joins Sean and Tommy to talk about her performance throughout Stage 1, what is was like competing in a virtual format, the lessons she's learned from her prior appearances at the Games and how her abs helped her start her own business.
It's the Dave Castro hat trick! CrossFit's Director of Sport sits down with Sean and Tommy to talk about Stage 1 of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, what we can expect for Stage 2, and the latest on a season structure for 2021 for all the divisions involved. Find out what surprised him the most about the first 7 events that were held last weekend, what he would change, his process of programming for an event and if the theme we saw for Stage 1 may carry over into Stage 2.
It's so nice to be talking about competition again! Stage 1 of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games is in the books and there were plenty of great moments throughout the weekend. Sean and Tommy give their picks for the best ones on this edition of Podium Picks. Monster lifts, clutch coaching, epic comebacks, stellar consistency and lightning fast times are all somewhere on the list, but which one is the best? The competition is over, but the debate is just beginning!