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Talking Elite Fitness

Summary: CrossFit Games Analysts Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez and Lauren Kalil, bring you all the latest information, updates, and analysis on the sport of fitness, and the CrossFit community.

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 #76 - Delay of Games, Dave's Districts and Rogue Invitational Recap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:32

The CrossFit Games have been pushed back. Tommy and Sean discuss the reasons for the delay and what good may come of it.  Will you volunteer as tribute for your District?  Dave Castro unveils a new plan to give affiliates a greater voice.  The Rogue Invitational took place this past weekend.  Tommy and Sean break down the results, tell you who turned in the most impressive performances and what surprised them about our first competition in months.  Plus, Crazy Things We Saw and Community Support.

 Fitness with Friends #42 - Honorable Judge Gerald Parker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:24

Honorable Judge Gerald Parker was elected to the Common Pleas Court Bench, General Division, in November of 2018, taking office in early January of 2019. He is the first African-American male judge to hold that position. He serves on the Offender Supervision and Security Committee as well.  Judge Parker is also a CrossFitter and has helped put together a program along with Centerville CrossFit that introduces kids on probation to fitness.

 Podium Picks #9 - Childhood Toys | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:53

There's no playing around on this episode as Sean and Tommy unveil their podium picks for their favorite childhood toys.  Sean brings out some radical 80's classics while Tommy yells, "Cowabunga!" and slams his way through the 90's.  There's no nerfing this episode as you'll get super soaked with nostalgia.  Prepare to have your day transformed with a walk down memory lane!

 Friyay Q&A (On a Monday) - June 15, 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:19

It's a special Monday edition of our weekly Q&A session and we wanted to make it available to everyone given all the craziness that has been going on.  We respond to questions regarding the revelations from Andy Stumpf, affiliation, L1 Seminars and the steps CrossFit needs to make in order to prove they're moving in the right direction.

 #75 - You Can't Spell "Dave Castro" without CEO, Matt Chan the Titan Man and Rogue Invitational Preview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:01

The tumultuous week continues.  Greg Glassman is out as CrossFit's CEO and Dave Castro is in.  But does it matter?  Sean and Tommy talk about the move and what else they think needs to be done. Matt Chan gets revenge at the Titan Games while Dani Speegle continues to dominate.  We finally have a competition to talk about!  The Rogue Invitational takes place this weekend.  Sean and Tommy give their thoughts on who to watch and what events the can't wait to see. 

 Special Edition - Where we Stand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:43:19

The CrossFit landscape changed drastically over the weekend.  In the interest of trying to facilitate a conversation as well as share our thoughts on everything going on, we decided to do a live podcast on Sunday, June 7th on YouTube.  We talk about Greg Glassman's comments on Twitter, the reaction to those comments, the use of a racial slur in a group text involving some Games athletes and the future of the sport we all love.

 Podium Picks #8 - "Seriously!?" Moments from the Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:17

There have been a ton of great moments at the CrossFit Games moments.  There have also been some not-so-great ones as well.  In fact, some of those may have left you scratching your head and saying, "Seriously!?"  Sean and Tommy rank their top moments from the Games that left their jaws on the floor for the wrong reasons.  

 #74 - Sprint Couplet Sequel, CrossFit Health gets Healthier and Dani Dominates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:58

The Sprint Couplet stirred up a lot of controversy at the 2019 Games.  Could Dave Castro be bringing it back this year?  Sean and Tommy break down some social media posts that suggest he may do just that.  CrossFit Health is launching a new course and Dani Speegle is now officially a Titan.  Plus, Crazy Things We Saw This Week and a review of our talk with EZ Muhammad.

 Fitness with Friends #41 - EZ Muhammad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:05

On this edition we speak with 2-time CrossFit Games athlete and owner of CrossFit Unorthodox in Des Moines, Iowa EZ Muhammad.  EZ has been vocal on social media recently about the current state of affairs in the United States and we wanted to have him on to provide his unique insight and hopefully provide a jumping off point for more conversations.

 Podium Picks #7 - Board Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:50

So many classics, but only three spots on the podium.  You won't be Sorry that you listened to this episode as Sean and Tommy Clue you in on their favorite board games of all time.  Will a timeless classic have a Monopoly on the top spot or something more obscure be numero Uno?  Get a Ticket to Ride for this one!  It's definitely worth the Risk. 

 Fitness with Friends #40 - PGA Tour Golfer Scott Stallings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:21

Scott Stallings started on the PGA Tour in 2010 and has three career tournament victories. After winning at Torrey Pines in 2014 he hit a rough patch in his career that forced him to re-evaluate his fitness and eventually led him to CrossFit.  We talk to Scott about how he actually found CrossFit, how it’s helped him get his golf career back on track and an awkward first time meeting with Josh Bridges.

 #73 - Castro's Clues, Titan Talk and Tommy's Post Murph Munchies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:48

Is Dave Castro dropping clues about the Games on social media?  Sean and Tommy discuss a mysterious Instagram story that suggests he is.  Matt Chan takes on a Titan from Tennessee on national television.  Tommy gained a Murph PR on Monday followed by some epic gains on the scale.  Plus, more details on the age group competitions that are taking the Games' place and another edition of Crazy Things We Saw.

 Podium Picks #6 - Mind Blowing Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:47

The CrossFit Games have provided us with some incredible moments over the years, but which ones are the best?  From sleds and slugs to cameramen and cleans, Sean and Tommy offer their Podium Picks for the top mind blowing moments from 13 years of the Games.

 Fitness with Friends #39 - Battle Cancer Founder Scott Britton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:37

Battle Cancer was born in 2017 with its first competition held in Manchester, UK.  Last year saw the Battle Cancer movement grow into six events across Europe plus a Battle Tour of LA. To date, they've raised over £500,000 for almost 40 cancer charities worldwide helped by nearly 5,000 athletes.  Scott Britton talks about why he started Battle Cancer, some of the new initiatives they are getting behind and how we are doing in the fight against Cancer.

 #72 - Froning Speaks, Good News for the Games and You Can't Say That on Social Media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:47:35

The champ is here!  Rich Froning stops by to talk about Mayhem Madness.  The team event in Cookeville promises to be one of the most unique and entertaining competitions we've seen.  Sean and Tommy discuss what it could mean for the future of the sport of fitness.  There's good news coming out of California, but what does it mean for the CrossFit Games?  People are still doing dumb things on social media. Sean and Tommy talk about the fallout from an ill-advised post.


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