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.
On the first stop of their CrossFit Games Road Trip, Tommy and the Buttery Bros Marston Sawyers and Heber Cannon crash Rory Mckernan's house in Cookeville, Tennessee. They detail what their new roles at the Games will be this year, and share their fondest memories working the Games together over the past decade.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez update Tommy's itinerary for the upcoming Talking Elite Fitness Road trip that starts in Tennessee and ends in Madison, Wisconsin for the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. They also talk about the new Games scoring system and how it might affect the test to crown the fittest on Earth.
On this episode of Talking Elite Fitness Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez recap the the headlines and news from the past week before turning their attention to the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. Brian "Friend of the Show" Friend joins the guys for a full breakdown of the teams, men's and women's divisions. The three offer their podium picks for the men and women and highlight stories to watch in the age groups. It's everything you need to get ready for the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin!
Sean and Tommy talk with 2nd Fittest Man on Earth Pat Vellner as he gets ready to head to the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. Vellner talks about what he's doing in his training, what changes he would like to see made to the CrossFit Games season and what he thinks about the recent failed drug tests. Vellner also clears up the meaning of some Canadian slang.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez discuss the latest headlines from the world of competitive fitness including the recent implementation of a dress code at Graham Holmberg's gym. With the CrossFit Games less than a month away, they start looking ahead to Madison by looking back at some of their favorite events from the last 9 years. Sean and Tommy talk about their five favorite events from the Games during their time in Carson and Wisconsin.
Just a quick update from Sean and Tommy on their plans to publish some Talking Elite Fitness Content on Patreon and how you can get involved and support the cause.
Sean and Tommy discuss the penalties handed down to Elly Kabboord and Hinrik Ingi Óskarsson as a result of their failed drug tests, they debate different scoring systems used at various events and which one may possibly be used at the CrossFit Games and they recap the CrossFit French Throwdown, the final Sanctional of the season.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez discuss the announcement of the CrossFit Games World Feed and what fans can expect to see. They preview the French Throwdown, the final sanctioned event of the season. They also take time to talk about a special hero workout taking place on July 13th honoring a former member of CrossFit Asheville who gave his life protecting others in an attempted mass shooting at UNC Charlotte earlier this year.
On this episode of Fitness with Friends Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez talk with former CrossFit Games athlete Richard Bohlken. Bohlken failed a drug test in 2015 when ostarine was found in his system before he was scheduled to compete at Regionals. Bohlken was able to prove it was due to a tainted supplement that he took. He talks about what he learned from that experience, what he thinks can be done to make drug testing more effective and what athletes can do to protect themselves.
On this episode of Talking Elite Fitness Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez discuss the news that Elly Kabboord of the CrossFit Mayhem Independence team tested positive for clenbuterol at the Reykjavik CrossFit Championship. They also get you caught up on the latest headlines in the world of competitive fitness and update the Marston vs. Heber pancake eating contest hypothetical.
Sean and Tommy interview 4-time CrossFit Games athlete and President of the International Functional Fitness Federation Gretchen Kittelberger. IF3's mission is to create a pathway for competitive functional fitness to be included in the Olympic Games by developing a governance structure which provides rules, safety standards, judge training, and competitive opportunities for athletes. Gretchen talks about starting the IF3 and how she is working to get functional fitness included in future Olympics.
On this double-episode of Talking Elite Fitness Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez discuss the latest round of failed drug tests involving Ben Garrard and Manila Pennacchio as well as an admission by former Games competitor Bryan Miller that he was using PEDs in 2016. They also take time to answer listener questions submitted via social media on topics like fantasy wild card picks, the future of the CrossFit Games and who would win in a pancake eating contest between the Buttery Bros.
2-time Fittest Woman on Earth Tia-Clair Toomey joins Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez on this edition of Fitness with Friends. Tia talks about how she found CrossFit and her journey to becoming a competitor, how she dealt with finishing 2nd overall at the Games in back-to-bak years and what it's like having Mat Fraser as a training partner. Tia also dispels the notion that everything in Australia will kill you and tells us why Tim Tams are so tasty.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez summarize the latest headlines from the CrossFit games season and discuss the latest surrounding the drug sanctions handed down to Chantelle Loehner and Lauren Herrera. They then recap the Lowlands Throwdown before being joined by the Buttery Bros. for a look back at the Granite Games.
Amanda Barnhart joins Sean Woodland, Tommy Marquez and Rory McKernan on this edition of Fitness with Friends. Barnhardt finished 9th overall in the Open this year to earn her second-straight trip to the CrossFit Games. She talks about what she learned from her rookie appearance at the Games in 2018, her plan to improve on her 15th place finish and how getting in trouble in the second grade still traumatizes her today.