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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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 #99 - Adapting the Open and The Fittest Thanksgiving on Earth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:44:29

Adaptive divisions are coming to the Open.  Jed Snelson from Wheel WOD joins the show to talk about that and the upcoming Wheel WOD Open.  Guess who's coming to dinner?  Sean and Tommy put together their guest list for their First Annual Talking Elite Fitness Thanksgiving Feast.  Find out who they'll be having over, who will be cooking the turkey, who's in charge of entertainment and who is there to make sure things don't get too out of hand.  Plus, Crazy Things We Saw This Week and CrossFit HQ's new h

 Fitness with Friends #50 - Logan Aldridge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:54

Logan Aldridge is the Director of Training for the Adaptive Training Academy.  In 2004 his left arm was amputated after a freak accident that occurred while he was helping his dad on the family boat.  Aldridge turned to CrossFit and can deadlift 500 pounds and clean 245.  Sean and Tommy talk to him about the plans to include adaptive athletes in the Open in 2021 and the things he's doing to make sure the first Games season that group is as successful as it can be.

 Podium Picks #30 - Games Finales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:10

The final event at the CrossFit Games is always special.  In this edition of Podium Picks Sean and Tommy list the finales that they think stand above the rest.  A championship charge from out of nowhere, an event that was the embodiment of "unknown and unknowable," a combination of classic benchmarks and the most exciting finish in Games history all make the list.  But which ones make the top of the podium?  Get ready to relive some of the fantastic finishes from over the years at the CrossFit Games.

 #98 - Revisiting Roza and Performance Versus Programming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:57:44

Sean and Tommy are back from their trip to Colorado to speak with CrossFit CEO Eric Roza.  They talk about their main takeaways from the conversation and why they're even more excited about the future of the sport than they were before the interview.  Official Friend of the Show Brian Friend joins us to shed some light on why some notable athletes do well in some events but not the Games.  Is it programming or performance?  Plus, Crazy Things We Saw This Week returns!

 Podium Picks #29 - Halloween Candy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:00

Everyone loves getting candy for Halloween, but there are some treats that just hit differently.  On this edition of Podium Picks, Sean and Tommy rank their top Halloween candy.  Chocolate classics, gummy delights and one of the most divisive seasonal sweets all make the list.  Empty out that Halloween bucket, unwrap some deliciousness and feast upon the sweetest Podium Picks yet!

 #97 - A Conversation with Eric Roza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:22

On this special edition of Talking Elite Fitness Sean and Tommy sit down with Eric Roza in his home in Boulder, CO.  CrossFit's CEO talks about the future of the sport of fitness and the media coverage surrounding it, how to grow registration for the Open, what he's learned about the company in the short time he has been running it, personal events in his life that helped shape him and what he's doing to get gyms that ended their affiliation after Greg Glassman's "Floyd 19" tweet back into the fold.

 #96 - A Memorable Season in a Forgettable Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:22

The 2019-2020 CrossFit Games season was unlike any we have ever seen.  Sean and Tommy take a look back at the highlights from the Open, the Sanctioned Events that took place, the events that ultimately led to the cancellation and postponement of the majority of the season and finally the two-stage CrossFit Games.  There were plenty of lessons learned and best practices that emerged, but what will those mean moving forward?  Plus, Crazy Things We Saw this Week returns with some familiar faces.

 Podium Picks #28 - 2020 Games Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:47

The 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games were unlike any other, but they still provided us with some pretty spectacular and memorable moments.  Sean and Tommy rank their favorites in this edition of Podium Picks.  A diabolical twist, a once-in-a-lifetime finish and an incredible podium-clinching effort all make the list, but which one was the best?  The Games are history, but that doesn't mean we can't keep talking about an incredible weekend in Aromas.

 #95 - Looking Back on the 2020 Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:54

One of the most unique CrossFit Games in history is...history.  And speaking of history, both Mat Fraser and Tia Toomey made a lot of it this past weekend.  Sean and Tommy look back on their dominant performances and talk about if what Mat and Tia are doing is good for the sport.  Katrin Davidsdottir solidifies her legacy as one of the best ever, Sam Kwant is a ninja, Haley Adams is really tough and Justin Medeiros lived up to the hype.  Plus, why everyone should be optimistic about next season.

 Special Edition - 2020 Games Day 2 Recap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:14

Mat at Tia are at it again.  Sean and Tommy discuss their dominant performances so far and where they stack up to some of the other great individual efforts we've seen in sports.  There's a great race going on in both divisions for spots 2-5.  They discuss what happened with those athletes on day two and who has the best chances of winding up on the podium at the end of the competition.

 Special Edition - 2020 Games Day 1 Recap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:24

The first five events of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games are in the books and Sean and Tommy are here to recap the first day of action.  They talk about what stood out, who surprised them and what are they looking forward to on Saturday.  

 Final Five - Mat Fraser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:38

Mat Fraser is trying to make history for the second year in a row.  After becoming the second man to win four-straight CrossFit Games Championships in 2019, he is looking to become the first to win five in 2020.  Fraser earned his way into Stage Two of the CrossFit Games by winning Stage One in convincing fashion.  He talks about his takeaways from the first part of the competition, how he's been preparing for this weekend in Aromas and what he's looking forward to the most when he gets to the Ranch.

 #94 - Let the Games Begin! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:36

Stage Two of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games is finally here!  Sean and Tommy break down the events we know and offer some speculation on the ones we don't.  Have their picks for the podium changed or are they sticking to their guns? Plus, Tommy has a bone to pick with Dave Castro and lays down a challenge to CrossFit's Director of Sport.  This episode has everything you need to get ready for a great weekend of competition.  Let the Games begin!

 Final Five - Brooke Wells | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:55

Brooke Wells is making her 6th consecutive appearance at the CrossFit Games and is hoping to end America's podium drought in the women's division.  Last year she suffered a disappointing mishap in the Sprint that caused her to miss the cut and finish 15th overall.  She talks about what she learned from that experience, her consistent performance in Stage One that helped her finish 2nd overall and how she has been preparing for what she will face at the Ranch in Aromas.

 Final Five - Noah Ohlsen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:13

Noah Ohlsen is making his 7th-straight appearance at the CrossFit Games.  He had a career-best 2nd place overall finish in 2019.  Ohlsen enters Stage Two of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games as a favorite to wind up on the podium once again.  He talks about his experience in Stage One, how he's matured as an athlete and why learning to have fun during competition helped him improve his performance.


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