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Olivia Sulek and Nic Simpson share their story of finding CrossFit, Olivia's win as a 14-15 years old, being a part of the greatest era of Teenage Female Athletes ever, why she prefers to hava an individual coach and what that means for Nic's Continued learning and Growth. Competing at Semi-Finals as a 17 year old, and recently at Wodapalooza and all the both learned during that process and Finally, Everything Graeter's Ice Cream!
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Scott and Cat sit down with Phil to discuss what he is up to this season, and get into deeper discussions on mindset, training philosophies, why often times it is easer to coach female athletes, why he has athletes complete math problems under stress in a workout and why he doesn't like to be near the floor during the competition, plus so much more.
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Katharine and Dave tell us about how they got into CrossFit and when they became addicted to watching people exercise fast by discovering the Documentaries. They then explain how they started the interface to have CrossFit become a Fantasy Sport. We also announced that they will be joining The Rig Report on a weekly basis to give stats on who does well on specific events and give tips on who you should try to have on your fantasy team.
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Brett talks about his own journey in fitness that led him to co-own his own gym, he then tells us about how he and Anikha met, how life is different in PEI, when he knew that Anikha was ready for the big time and the struggles of the near misses that plagued Anikha early in her career.
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Brent talks about playing guitar as a kid, all the sports he played growing up and how he switched focus to Volleyball and then specifically to CrossFit. His move to Australia, how he met his wife, what has been happening with the PFAA and why it was important to take the offseason to reconnect with loved ones. Plus so much more.
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Amy and Scott talk with Ellie Turner one week after her breakout performance at Wodapalooza! We learn that Ellie even surprised herself, learned so much over that weekend and feels she is better prepared for the upcoming season. We learn about how she grew up in the country with 4 brothers and the activities prepared her for her next career! We finish up talking about her move to Montreal to get coached in person with immediate feedback and how this could be a game changer! Plus a whole lot more!
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Connor stops by and discusses what it was like being the test tube for his parents when they designed a fitness methodology for Teens. Connor competed at the first CrossFit Games at the age of 15 was the youngest person to join the CrossFit Seminar Staff. He went on to help with Brand X for kids, Joined Underdogs Athletics as the Programmer for the Teen Program Track and Coach! In addition to that, Connor Just got married and enjoys his time as a father these days. This just touches the tip of the iceberg with this amazing man, Check out the rest on this episode.
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Casey talks about growing up without part of his left arm and the family that wouldn’t let him make excuses! Casey went on to play Basketball, Football and run track. He then found a new passion in CrossFit where he has won WODAPALOOZA 4 Times and is going for his 5th this weekend, as well as winning the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games! Casey also works with Underdogs Athletics and does the programming for their Adaptive program!
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We talk with Colette about her time growing up trying all sports, Going to college at FSU and going to the final four in Soccer 3 out of 4 years and being named captain in her senior year. After College she fell in love with coaching both Soccer and Strength and Conditioning. Then she found CrossFIt, Started coaching there, Started a Family and now as a Master's Athlete is one of the Fittest Woman in the World. She also joined the Underdogs Team and does coaching for them focusing on Master's athletes and helping with the Master's Programming.
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Amy, Cat and Scott talk with Matt O'Keefe President of Loud & Live about the 10th Anniversary of Wodapalooza! The changes planned for this year, what to expect when you come to Miami and How he will fare in the Gauntlet. We talk what the last year was like as a semi-final host at both Granite Games and West Coast Classic, we talk the future of the sport and what needs to happen to grow. A twist on this is the need for live sports gambling in the expansion of CrossFit the Sport.
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Scott and Charlie sit down with Alison Scudds about being Demo Team Captain at the 2021 NUBULL CrossFit Games and working closely with Dave Castro. She then talks about her move to Las Vegas to Join the Underdogs Athletics Crew, She talks what its like having training partners to push you every day. She also has a new training partner in Ricky Garard and what her thoughts are there. Finally, we touch on the upcoming season and the recent release of her new Born Primative line and the corresponding photo shoot done at Joshua Tree National Park.
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Josh stops by to discuss a project he has been working on to help affiliates be more prepared in medical emergencies. He has developed a course that will be certified and recognized world wide in basic first aid, and teach what to do to prepare for EMT or Ambulance arrival. He is also working with companies to create a kit for different levels of need from athlete to coach to affiliate owner. To hear all the details check this one out with our very good friend Josh Hicks!
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Cat and Scott Sit down with the Travis Mayer, This CrossFit Games Veteran shares with us his love for the sport, how he moved from Motocross, to CrossFit and his love for competing. He talks how he developed through his CrossFit Career, his relationship with Max El-Hag and how they came to share a space. He shares with us the meaning behind his tatoos and who they represent and Travis also shares information about his new relationship with TYR.
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Shaylin talks about her goal to be the World's Fittest LEO and how the structure of the new season helped her accomplish that goal. She qualified for Semi's before she was convinced she could and now she knows so she has upped her game going into 2022 with bigger goals in mind. She also talks about being a woman in the military and Law Enforcement and how at times that has been a struggle. She finishes with how she deals with the stress of her job and how her husband, family, Dogs, Workout partners and Co-workers tremendously.
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Scott and Charlie meet Underdogs Athlete Matt Dlugos. We talk about what it was like to grow up in Morgantown, West Virginia, his amazing dog, and how he found CrossFit. Matt is 6'4" and how that plays a role in competitions, plus his reaction to the PFAA recommending a better standardization of Bar and Ring Height. We talk about his experience meeting the Underdogs Crew for the first time, why he chose to join Justin Cotler from both an athlete and coach perspective, what his future goals are, and things that he has witnessed being a part of this team that will make your jaws drop.
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Tommy Hackenbruck has done it all, Played college football under Urban Meyer at the University of Utah, had a Podium Finish as an Individual at the 2009 CrossFit Games, Won the Affiliate Cup Team Championship twice in 2012 and 2013, with another podium finish on a team in 2015. Tommy also won Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch Times. Now Tommy has begun focusing on Coaching with Justin Cotler and The Underdogs Athletics Crew,
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Scott and Cat meet the Director of Communications for Loud and Live Sports - Kristen Chandler. We talk CrossFit Games, Granite Games, West Coast Classic, and Wodapalooza and learn a little bit more about Kristen's history with CrossFit and why the Morning Chalk Up named her 1 of 14 women in CrossFit "making waves".
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Introducing the newest owner of Strongman. CrossFit fans got see more of the sport at the Rogue Invitational. Scott sits down with Rod to learn a bit about his past and his plans for the sport of Strongman's future.
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Scott and Cat chat it up with a few young guns from Brute and their coach to discuss their upcoming move to Naples, Florida to create a new CrossFit "training camp". Learn what motivates them to keep pushing and discover whose full focus is to be the fittest on earth.
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She's Back! We catch up with 18-year old phenom Anikha Greer on her 2021 performance at the CrossFit Games Semi Finals and Last Chance Qualifiers. Find out what she's been up to since, and why she and her coach Brett will be taking the CrossFit world by storm in 2022. She's definitely and up and comer to keep your eye on if you're a fan of the sport.
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Elite CrossFit Athlete and his Coach, who also happens to be his fiancée discuss what it's like running a business and managing a successful CrossFit career side by side. From the unique experience of the 2020 CrossFit Games to what's next for Jeffrey at the Rogue Invitational at the end of October. We also get personal and ask about how they met, their courtship and plans for the future.
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Bern tells us about getting into CrossFit in 2007, going from Globo Gym Personal trainer to drinking the Kool Aid that was the CrossFit Methodology. Bern is a black man in a world that is not racially diverse, but the gym was his happy place and all those biases were gone inside those walls until Greg Glassman made a tweat in 2020 Changing everything. Instead of sitting back Bern made the choice to do something about it by creating a competition where everyone was welcome.
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Scott and Annie sit down and talk about winning the 2021 NoBull CrossFit Games, working on the broadcast team for CrossFit, being an affiliate owner, wife, mother and vinyl record collector. Annie's plans for the 10th anniversary of Loud & Live's Wodapalooza in 2022 and so much more.
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Ashley Talks about signing with RX Smart Gear to Do Post-Natal Workouts on IG Live, She gives her input on Ricky Garard signing with Underdogs Athletics and her Husband Justin Cotler as his coach, what it's like to be both the wife and business partner of Justin Cotler, How their partnership works both at home and at work. She also dives into the mindset of how being a jack of all trades has allowed her to master the art of relationship building and what that has done for her career and her life path.
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We welcomed back Ehea , this time alongside her wife, Theresa to talk about married life, family and Ehea's latest certification in BLS which allows her to shift careers from Corrections Officer to EMT/Firefighter. The love is strong between theses 2 and we had so much fun catching up with Ehea, getting to know Theresa and sharing a view into their relationship and faith.
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We Talk with Carleen About her addiction, how she overcame an eating disorder to be on of the fittest people on the planet. We talk what life is like being married to a first responder, and the decision to start a family and discusses the issues that they had to overcome, and the surprises of the 4th Trimester and how they have now settled into a really good groove.
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TFX is being held live - January 28-30th 2021 in Austin, TX. Registration is happening now and qualifiers kick off 10/19. You can sign up here: https://www.thefittestexperience.com/2022-qualifier
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We talk with Taylor Streid about her journey to become one of the top athletes in CrossFit all while working full time as a Physical Therapist. She talks about set backs from crazy injuries, overcoming several obstacles, learning the efficiency of training, being asked to be a part of Mayhem Independence, how much fun that team was, transitioning to a more inexperienced team and becoming a leader. We also talk about being in a relationship with a Games Athlete and how they support one another.
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We talk to Dave about what was good about this years CrossFit Games and what we would like to see improved, we talk about his process for coming up with the programming for the CrossFit Games Season, we talk about how writing his book helped him develop the process. He also explains why he keeps his family life private, He talks about the slow march at the end of the CrossFit Games, Water Quality in Madison, the new CrossFit Season structure and so so much more...
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You will not believe the obstacles this delightful young woman has endured to make it to where she is today in the sport of CrossFit and Life in general.
From addiction, brain cancer and injury to healthy, inspiring athlete.
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Jared shares with us, his life as an entrepreneur, How after selling off his business he decided to take some time to come up with something that he was passionate about in life to work on and the fruits of that labor are the Zelos Games. We also talk about his childhood which lead to a stint in jail where he found God and gained a new perspective on life.
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We talk to Kristin Holte CrossFit Legend, 8 Times CrossFit Games Athlete who never finished lower than 17th place in her 8 trips to the CrossFit Games. Tells us why now is the right time to retire. what her future plans are and how she used mindset to take her career to the next level.
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We talk to Kelly about how she is on the same trajectory as Mat Fraser and Tia-Claire Toomey with 2 silver medals followed by a gold. She talks about training with her daughter who is trying to make the Games as a Teen Athlete. We discuss all the attention she has gotten since winning Gold at the Games and Her thoughts on her future.
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Catching up with our buddy Sam to recap his 2021 Games experience. Sam had to deal with a pretty significant illness over the weekend. What's going to change his life for the better come October? Plus find out if he's ready to take on the 2022 season.
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This amazing human being was a 5 time regionals athlete but it wasn't the right time. She retired from Competitive CrossFit had a baby, started doing the noon class for one hour a week and the coach at her new gym saw something special, on a lark Arielle said okay and low and behold she made it to the CrossFit Semi-Finals. Then in Minneapolis, Minnesota she crushed the competition to win the Granite Games and earn a spot in the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Because now she was ready! and not only will she get all the swag, she will now show what she can do against the best in the world.
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Spencer talks about the improvements he's made in 2021 to his training, his prior CrossFit seasons, his affiliate - CrossFit Cliffside. He also recounts his hiking accident rescue story and how that traumatic experience has shaped his life in many ways. Plus, he answers our rapid fire questions as he prepares for the West Coast Classic, the CrossFit Games semi final event in Las Vegas.
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Mike tells us his background, his study of gut science and how he turned a passion to help himself feel and perform better into a growing business with over 50 CrossFit Games level athletes, 15 Coaches and an ever expanding business.
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We sit down with Kelsey Kiel and learn how she went from College Soccer Player to Soccer Coach to CrossFit Superstar and then be given the opportunity to join Team USA in the Bobsled. She talks about the body transformation from CrossFit to Bobsled and how it affects her own body image. We also get to meet her pup Oliver and Hear the answers to her Rapid Fire Questions!
We take a look back to see how these 2 got hooked up to work together and what it's like being part of Underdog Athletics in Las Vegas! WE talk Semi Finals and what's to come this season for the crew at the West Coast Classic.
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We Catch up with Julie about all that happened with the change of leadership at CrossFit and how she felt moved to resign from her position on the seminar staff, we also get her opinion on new CEO Eric Roza as she has been able to talk with him since he took over and get a first hand account of his plans. Then we get into the meat of the podcast talking to Julie about her personal journey to find who she really was, the difficult decisions that had to be made and the tools she used to get herself there. Finally, we hit her with some rapid fire questions and get to see the beautiful smile that we haven't seen in a while. Such a cool discussion.
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Brandon talks about his career, growing up in a small town in Australia playing footy, finding CrossFit and making the Games twice when he was too you to appreciate it, we walk through the many years where he just missed returning, the year he went team, fatherhood, one of the coolest garage gyms on the planet, His elbow injury and now his comeback to get to the Games at an age where he can truly appreciate it.
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We talk to Matt about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, working in IT before he realized a love for Fire Fighting, Finding CrossFit, Mountain Biking and so many other adventures and being on the Titan Games. We also talk to him about his wife Cherie and their amazing relationship.
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Meet Emily Rolfe - Find out why she no longer has to workout in a parking garage, what its like on the front line of COVID-19, How she is looking at training, the crazy stuff she sees in the hospital and so much more!
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Alex talks about her dogs, life growing up with a gymastics coach as a mother, competing at the collegiate level, tranferring to fitness modeling and into CrossFit and GRID, then finally into Olympic Lifting where she is a National Champion, Coach and role model for many. We finish up with an announcement she made this last Valentine's day and some rapid fire questions.
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We sit down with Anikha to discuss what she has been up to over the last year, how the Quarterfinals went, How she is ready for the semi's and is looking forward to competing again. She also talks about going to University and her plan to balance the two of the next few years.
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We catch up with Emma Cary to see how she has made the jump to the Open division so quickly. We talk about sponsors jumping on board, her nutrition and coaching as well as how she stays grounded through faith and family. This is a special girl with special talents who has lofty goals and ambition to share her beliefs throughout the world.
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To hear the speech Sean gave before doing Murph that was referenced in the podcast click this link: https://youtu.be/D3cTLu61Fh0
Hear the inspiring story about Sean's last Green Beret combat mission, how he's redefining "PTSD" and what it means to live on the other side of trauma.
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In this episode we sit down with a woman who has fought her whole life to get to where she is, she has cut hair, is currently a corrections officer, won the virtual Hyrox Champion in 2020, she was a 2018 CrossFit Games athlete. She grew up a tom boy and looked for ways to show the world she was a bad ass! She has plans to make a big change in her life and we can't wait for her to share those details soon.
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We sit down with Christmas to talk about being a mother, overcoming addiction and a wild childhood working as a contractor in Iraq which changed so much for her, the mental health struggle coming back to the states, being the first woman to work on a Sprint Cup Pit Crew, Her 2 stints on Big Brother, and understanding that she needed to create a brand at the beginning, so that she would be able to start a business that would be multi-facetted and enduring until today and into the future.
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EZ and Patrick talk to us about why they started the Project Onyx, what their mission is, who they are trying to serve, and what the core values are and what they mean. We finish talking about the future and how to grow Project Onyx and expand throughout the country.
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Colten Mertens is a wrestler turned CrossFitter with the work ethic and humility of a future Champion. He's climbing up the ranks quickly and has his eyes set on the big stage at the 2021 CrossFit Games in Madison.
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This Olympic Ice Hockey hopeful turned CrossFit athlete has a long resume of sports successes from Hockey to Martial arts. Carolyne is also an advocate for women to have opportunities in Professional sports. Find out how she became such a powerhouse in our sport and what's next in 2021 for Carolyne.
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We had the privilege of getting to know one of the original CrossFit "Nasty Girls" Annie Sakamoto. Find out why early on, she didn't want to compete at the CrossFit Games, how she feels about the benchmark that bears her name, and the details of her Affiliate, CrossFit Santa Cruz Central.
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We sit down with Sam and Nicole to hear about their 2019 and 2020 seasons and how they have dealt with the Pandemic. How they decompress from competition in very different ways, Sam's attempt at Hyrox. Sam's Spotify Playlist, and the podcasts she listens to and her book. Online competitions pros and cons. Fun questions with the couple, Nicole's real estate career. We finish up with the charity work that both are involved with in very different ways.
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Paige discusses her life as a gym rat who just loved working out! When she found CrossFit it was a match made in heaven. She started on the strength side as a beginner and experienced the slow climb to elite competitor. This is such a fun hour with Paige, hope you enjoy!
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We sit down with Cheryl to discuss her time growing up in Florida, going to college only to find out that her Grandmother needed her care so she moved home, began to overexercise and under eat, which took her to a rehab facility to battle Anorexia. After completing the rehab Cheryl was looking for a way to workout in a safe way and this is where she found CrossFit, where she actually decided to gain weight to be competitive. She has earned two trips to the CrossFit Games and learned so much that she now helps others by coaching CrossFit and Nutrition and prioritzes this in her life. She hosts a podcast "The Inner Athl-Eat", does online coaching and helps as many people as she can.
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We talk with Tommy about his upcoming wedding, what this COVID-19 year has meant for Talking Elite Fitness. Then we discuss all that has happened over the last year in CrossFit and our thoughts on what is to come, Finally, we talk about how to deal with trolls in the podcast space.
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Danielle discusses how she had planned to adjust her plan in the 2020 season prior to the pandemic taking that away. We talk about her early athletic career in Track and Field where she was unable to attend Regionals due to the NCAA's being the same weekend. When she was able to attend she finished top 10 at the games. This year she joins the Sin City Crew and we talk about that as well as her tattoos, her Nikes, and so much more.
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We sit down with Becca Voigt Miller to talk to her about the transistion from college basketball player to finding a similar community in CrossFit, then through her unprecedented run as a CrossFit Games Athlete, then turning into business owner when she opened CrossFit Training Yard. We also talk about how she met her husband, her Friday Finds at Trader Joe's, her dog tucker and how she loves to dance, plus a lot more.
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We talk to Stephanie Roy, 2X CrossFit Games Master's Champion, French Canadian Athlete who has participated on a team with Pro 1 Montreal, qualified for regionals in the open division while being of Master's age and competed again Katrin Davidsdottir, Kari Pearce and Carole Ann Reason-Thibault. Stephanie was also the fittest police woman in the world in two different years. Suffered a traumatic injury to her leg and during the course of rehab found CrossFit, She has also judged at some of the biggest Sanctionals... and so much more!