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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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 #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.

 Podium Picks #27 - Tearjerker Movies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:22

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!

 Final Five - Haley Adams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:44

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.

 Final Five - Justin Medeiros | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:03

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.

 #93 - Deciphering Day One and Podium Prognosticating | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:24

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.

 Podium Picks #26 - Ranch Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:02

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.

 Final Five - Katrin Davidsdottir | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:45

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.

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