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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.

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 #106 - What's Bergeron Building and Way Too Early Predictions for the 2021 Season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:40:49

Ben Bergeron has been busy.  Sean and Tommy discuss the CompTrain Academy, what it could become in the years to come and why they love the approach he plans on taking with teenage athletes.  The start of the 2021 Season is still two months away, but that doesn't mean we can't start speculating about what might happen.  Sean and Tommy offer some way too early predictions for the season.  Plus, why Nickelodeon may be on to something when it comes to sports broadcasting and Tommy's big gambling weekend.

 Friyay Q&A - Special Rulebook Edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:57

The rulebook for the 2021 CrossFit Games season has been released.  Sean and Tommy held a live Q&A with their patrons and discussed changes to the team competition, the addition of new individual divisions and the debut of adaptive athletes in the Open. 

 #105 - Mat vs. Rich (sort of), Familiar Faces in New Places and Know Your Continents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:13

Mat Fraser and Rich Froning finally go head-to-head, but not in the way that everyone wanted.  Sean and Tommy briefly discuss what happened and why it's getting blown out of proportion.  Some big name athletes moving to be closer to their coaches.  Regionals won't be coming back, but something similar is taking their place.  Sean and Tommy talk about the new competition boundaries and what events might be in line to be part of the new structure. 

 #104 - Rogue October and Reebok Rumors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:12

The calendar for the 2021 Games season is starting to fill in.  Rogue announces the Invitational will be held in Austin, Texas in October.  Sean and Tommy discuss that decision and what it could mean for other events.  There are more reports about a potential sale of Reebok.  A rap mogul and former NBA star could soon be the new owners.  What does that mean for Reebok and what could it mean for CrossFit?  Plus, some positive press for CrossFit in a fitness publication.

 Podium Picks #35 - Christmas Memories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:55

Christmas is the time of year when plenty of great memories are made.  Some are good, some are funny and others are downright crazy.  Sean and Tommy share their favorite Christmas memories in this edition of Podium Picks.  Assault with a saw, a game of HORSE gone wrong, one of the best gifts ever and the near destruction of the family tree all make the list in this episode full of tales from Christmases past.

 #103 - 2021 Season Holiday Hoopla and CrossFit Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:27

CrossFit gave us an early Christmas present last week when they released the framework for the 2021 Games season.  Sean and Tommy discuss what they like, what they don't and the things on which they need more information.  CrossFit Christmas is back for the second year.  It's time to hand out some thoughtful and useful gifts to Games athletes!  Find out what Mat Fraser and Tia Toomey have waiting under their trees after you unwrap this Christmas-themed episode.

 Special Edition - Dave Castro Talks the 2021 Season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:53

The framework for the 2021 season has been announced.  CrossFit's Director of Sport Dave Castro joins Sean and Tommy to talk about the changes that were made, how they affect the different divisions and the details that still need to be determined.  

 Podium Picks #34 - Christmas Songs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:15

Christmas music is everywhere this time of year.  While there are a lot of good songs, there are only a few that can be considered great.  Sean and Tommy list their favorite songs of the season in this edition of Podium Picks.  Classic crooners, an instrumental favorite, one of the best rap groups in history and a SoCal punk band all make the list, but who makes the top of the podium? Pour yourself a glass of egg nog, put on a yule log, sit back and enjoy an episode full of holiday cheer. 

 #102 - Tia Goes Sledding and What's Up with Reebok? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:24

Tia Toomey has already competed in the Summer Olympics.  Now she may be on her way to competing in the Winter Olympics.  Sean and Tommy discuss her recent move to South Korea to train with the Australian Bobsled Team.  Reebok has signed another CrossFit athlete while some interesting things are taking place regarding the future of the Adidas-owned company.  Plus, Alec Smith makes an acrobatic return to Crazy Things We Saw This Week.

 Podium Picks #33 - Invitational Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:01

The CrossFit Invitational was an annual team event that ran from 2012 through 2017.  It featured some of the best individual athletes in the world competing together for national glory.  Sean and Tommy list their favorites including an epic head-to-head battle of strength, frenzied fans mobbing the athletes and an event comeback that laid the groundwork for a future super team.

 #101 - Responding to Jillian and Combating Covid Closures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:32

Jillian Michaels is saying dumb things about CrossFit again.  Sean and Tommy discuss why what she said is so off base and what can and needs to be done about misinformation like this now and in the future.  A Northern California box owner is keeping his gym open despite local restrictions and fines, another elite CrossFit athlete is interested in getting into a bobsled and people are doing more ridiculous things in the latest edition of Crazy Things We Saw This Week. 

 Fitness with Friends #51 - Sara Sigmundsdottir and Snorri Baron | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:07

Sara Sigmundsdottir recently made news by leaving Nike and joining WIT.  Sean and Tommy talk to her an her manager Snorri Baron about that decision and why it was best for her as well as the business side of being an athlete and what that entails in today’s world of social media.  Sara also reflects on what was a disappointing season for her, what she learned from it and how she plans on getting back to where everyone thinks she should be in 2021.

 Podium Picks #32 - Travel Pet Peeves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:31

'Tis the season for travel (usually) and that means it's also the season for dealing with all the stuff you hate about traveling.  Whether it's the really talkative person sitting next to you, people who try to fit a piano in the overhead compartment, the guy who eats a super smelly salad or the person who doesn't understand the concept of personal space, we all have those things we dread when heading to a new locale.  Find out which ones make the top of the podium on this week's episode.

 #100 - A Day with The Buttery Bros. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:01

What better way to celebrate our 100th weekly episode than to welcome our good friends The Buttery Bros to the show!?  Marston Sawyers and Heber Cannon join Sean and Tommy in the studio to talk about the upcoming CrossFit Games documentary, how they built their business into the content juggernaut that it is today and how they managed to navigate their way through the last year.  It's time to light the fuse and get that pump!  Roll the podcast!

 Podium Picks #31 - Thanksgiving Traditions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:28

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and traditions.  On this episode Sean and Tommy rank the things they look forward to the most on this annual holiday.  Turkey dinner, delicious sides, catching up with former classmates at the bar and awkward moments with the family are all here.  Pull up a chair to the dining room table and get yourself an extra helping of your favorite side dish. The holidays are officially underway!


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