Talking Elite Fitness
Summary: CrossFit Games Analysts Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez bring you all the latest information, updates, and analysis on the sport of fitness, and the CrossFit community.
The individual elite athletes aren't the only ones who will have a chance to compete in the offseason. CrossFit has licensed two Masters-only events for 2021. James Newbury is joining the PRVN crew. Sean and Tommy discuss the move and what it could be signaling about the future how elite athletes prepare for the Games. Plus, the Semifinals schedule is getting filled in and Crazy Things We Saw This Week.
The band is back together! Rory McKernan joins Sean and Tommy as they put together their favorite memories from the CrossFit Games Open. Over the five rounds, they pick their favorite matchups, announcement locations, workouts, Dave Castro outfit and a wild card. Nothing gets you ready for the upcoming Open better than taking a look back at the best from years past.
Max El-Hag is the man behind Training Think Tank and coaches Noah Ohlsen and Travis Mayer. He recently made news by adding Sara Sigmundsdottir to his stable of athletes. Sean and Tommy talk to Max about how he got into coaching, the different approaches he takes with his athletes and how he plans on helping Sigmundsdottir get back into contention at the CrossFit Games.
We knew when, now we know where. The ten semifinal events have finally been announced. Sean and Tommy talk about the ones that were chosen, why some may have been left out and what it all could mean for the offseason. Two new Masters divisions are being added for 2021. Plus another edition of Crazy Things we Saw and the show hits another milestone.
Since we just celebrated Valentine's Day we figured it would be a good idea to have a couple on for this week's episode. 2014 Fittest Woman on Earth Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and her meat castle husband Dave Lipson obliged. This week we draft our five favorite love songs and to say that the results were all over the place would be an understatement. Needless to say this one goes off the rails quickly.
The Open announcements are coming back! Sean and Tommy discuss that as well as the latest on CrossFit's plans for media production this season. Sara Sigmundsdottir has a new coach for the third time in her career. The guys talk about her latest move and why it may finally pay off. Plus, Crazy Things We Saw makes a return and Chyna Cho is bringing the pain in latest edition of Podium Picks.
This week Podium Picks is the most magical place on Earth. Disney aficionado Chyna Cho joins Sean and Tommy as they draft their favorite things from the Mouse House. Picks must include a villain, a movie, a princess, a ride and a wild card. You get to decide who climbs to the top of Space Mountain and who winds up as a part of Cruella De Vil's fur coat. Put on your ears and come be part of our world!
Five-time CrossFit Games athlete Brent Fikowski joins Sean and Tommy to talk about the upcoming season, his approach to training, how he avoids overtraining and manages fatigue and why he still thinks he can compete for a spot on the Games podium in 2021.
Mat Fraser is calling it a career. Sean and Tommy reflect on his incredible accomplishments and what his absence means for the men's field in 2021. The rules for the semifinals have been released. The guys summarize how that section of the season will work and why they're excited to get this thing going. Plus, planning on placing a little wager on the Super Bowl? Tommy has you covered with some expert gambling advice.
Some of the best things in life often come in pairs. Pat Vellner joins Sean and Tommy on this week's Podium Picks as they draft their top pairs from movies, sports, music and food. A scruffy scoundrel and his hairy sidekick, the Dynamic Duo, and a pair of NBA icons all get picked but it's up to you to decide who came away with the best draft.
You can get Rich but you may die trying. Despite a change in rules to the Affiliate Cup competition, Rich Froning has once again assembled a super team in Cookeville. Sean and Tommy discuss the new additions to the squad, why they are within the rules and what it means for the team competition in 2021. Scott Panchik is going individual this year. He stops by to talk about that choice, what he learned from training with Rich Froning and what his goals are for the season.
The rules of the Affiliate Cup have changed but the outcome may be the same. Once again Rich Froning has assembled a formidable group of athletes to represent CrossFit Mayhem. Froning joins Sean and Tommy fresh off the announcement that Taylor Williamson, Andrea Nisler and Chase Hill will be competing alongside him him this season. He talks about how the opportunity to add them came about, what it's like competing alongside former rivals and how he and his team plan on approaching this season.
Dan Bailey knows a lot about fitness, but how much does he know about movie soundtracks? Captain Beef Pillows himself goes up against Sean and Tommy in this week's edition of Podium Picks. Strategy is key this week as each participant needs to fill five different categories of soundtracks with their picks. You get to decide who winds up in the "Danger Zone" and who is crowned the heavyweight champ. Hold on to your butts!
The 2021 Season continues to come into focus but not as quickly as many people would like. Sean and Tommy try and offer some reassuring words to the community based on conversations they've had with people working to get the season together. Plus, five-time individual Games competitor Pat Vellner stops by to give his thoughts on the new season structure, how he's feeling coming back from a groin injury and his relationship with his coach Michele Letendre.
A new year brings a new format for Podium Picks! Five-time CrossFit Games athlete Jacob Heppner joins Sean and Tommy as they pick their favorite fight scenes from movies and television in a five round snake draft. Superhero slugfests, Sci-fi sword fights and a Bob Barker beatdown all come off the board. It's up to you to decide whose draft comes out on top!