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.
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.
Rory McKernan joins Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez on today's star-studded extravaganza. Up first, a preview of both the Granite Games and Lowlands Throwdown Sanctioned event. Then it's on to to Hunter McIntyre. Chase Ingraham joins the discussion on the Wild Card rule and whether or not it's a good idea.
On this mega-episode of Talking Elite Fitness, Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez react to CrossFit's social media purge and Greg Glassman's subsequent explanation. They also recap the Brazil CrossFit Championship, the Rogue Invitational and the Down Under CrossFit Championship. Finally, they explain how they would fix the season all the way from the Open to the CrossFit Games.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez recap some of the headlines in the CrossFit Games world and preview a busy weekend of Sanctioned events. They take a closer look and tell you who to keep an eye on in the men's, women's and teams divisions for the Rogue Invitational, the Brazil CrossFit Championship and the Down Under CrossFit Championship.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez talk with soon-to-be 12-time CrossFit Games competitor Becca Voigt about finding CrossFit, being part of the early days of the Games, helping put the sport on the map and her unrivaled longevity. Becca finished 3rd at the CrossFit Games as an individual in 2011, won the Spirit of the Games award in 2014 and is currently a coach and owner of CrossFit Training Yard. She is also preparing to compete at the Rogue Invitational in the Legends division.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez talk about the latest news from the CrossFit Games season, recap the Reykjavik CrossFit Championship, discuss things they've learned from the Sanctionals so far and give an update on what's going on surrounding the streaming and broadcast of the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez recap the Asia CrossFit Championship and the Italian Throwdown as four more individuals and one more team are heading to the CrossFit Games. Then it's a preview of the next Sanctional, the Reykjavik CrossFit Championship.
Sean Woodland talks with former Nebraska Cornhusker, St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Grant Wistrom about his college football career, winning three national championships, playing in the NFL, finding CrossFit and his personal fitness journey. Grant is also married to CrossFit Games Masters competitor Melissa Wistrom and is currently a co-owner of CrossFit Springfield in Missouri.
Sean and Tommy sit down to discuss and share their thoughts on the Open score penalties recently handed out by CrossFit HQ for athletes at the top of the leaderboard, as well as preview the upcoming CrossFit Italian Showdown and Asia CrossFit Championship sanctioned events taking place this weekend.
Brent "The Professor" Fikowski is a 3-time CrossFit Games athlete, podium finisher, and 4th place finisher at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games. Brent has never finished lower than 4th at the CrossFit Games, and was the 2nd fittest man on the planet in 2017. Brent will be competing the Asia CrossFit Championship sanctioned event and joins Sean and Tommy from Shanghai, China to talk about the 2019 season, his growth and mindset as an athlete, and his vision for the future of the sport.
Sean and Tommy return from Washington D.C. and the Mid Atlantic CrossFit Challenge to give their thoughts on the event as a whole, and recap the competition for the men, women, and teams. They also provide an update on the media landscape for upcoming sanctioned events and the CrossFit Games following some recent developments.