You'll get in-depth interviews with the best researchers, athletes and coaches on how to optimize athletic performance from every angle. Hosted by Complete Human Performance coaches and featuring interviews with our athletes, you'll get an unprecedented look at the best diet, training and mental techniques to take your performance to the next level.
Hybrid Fitness (Media): All About Hybrid with Matt B Davis
Ariana chats with her friend Matt B Davis, who created and runs Obstacle Racing Media and Hybrid Fitness Media, two of the only forms of media purely covering Obstacle Course Racing and Hybrid Fitness Events.
They discuss how they've seen hybrid events develop and grow, the industry and community, and the events that have popped up with increasing regularity year after year. The two "big events" are Hyrox and Deka, but with Hybricon Games, Rally in the Valley, Go Ruck Games, 3KO, Grit Games, etc flooding the field - what kinds of athletes will we see drawn to these events?
If you don't compete in any competition, can you call yourself a competitive "hybrid athlete?"
How has CHP aimed to solve that with the yearly virtual competition, The Crucible?
Why are most hybrid events "mostly endurance, with some strength" and what kind of athletes could we see drawn to hybrid events if they were more strength-focused?
Or would that just be CrossFit?
Follow Matt on Instagram and YouTube at
@Obstacleracingmedia for your obstacle racing needs
@HybridFitnessMedia for your hybrid racing needs and buy the man a coffee!
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Training, Competition, and Motherhood with Lauren Weeks - Ep #065
Join Director of Coaching Ariana Scalfo as she chats with her friend (and hero) Lauren Weeks. Lauren is a 3x Hyrox World Champion, CrossFit competitor, DekaFit solid, 2x GoRuck Games competitor, Spartan Games Champion, Spartan Race winner, and Battle Bunker finalist 2022/contender 2023. After her explosion into hybrid athletics thanks to Deka's unstoppable Yancy Culp, Lauren has dominated every sport she touches. She's also a mother of a 1 year old daughter, and has competed in nearly all of these competitions within the last year.
What brought Lauren to hybrid training from CrossFit? How did she adjust her training initially, and how has her approach to training for these events evolved as she has spent more time training and competing? How does she choose which competitions to prioritize, when she's got so many to choose from? What were the challenges in pregnancy and postpartum, and how does she feel it's affected her priorities and fitness a year later? Advice for new moms (Ariana's 20 weeks into her own pregnancy, upon recording) What is her new training program, The Hybrid Engine, and how do they approach programming? What are the benefits of setting 'intentions' for individual weekly workouts, as well as strategies for races? How to approach your first race or event of a new kind And more.
You can find Lauren on Instagram at @lauren_e_weeks , and her training company The Hybrid Engine at @thehybridengine .
You can find Ariana at @running_peaches and @completehumanperformance
If you have any business or coaching inquiries for Lauren, you can email her at email@example.com
Laura Gordon, Hybrid Clinical Psychologist Ep #064
CHP Director of Coaching Ariana Scalfo sits down with Laura Gordon, who is both a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology and an extraordinarily talented hybrid athlete. Recently at Battle Bunker Regionals in Texas, Laura uses her career to educate her fitness and coaching practice, while simultaneously using her fitness and coaching practice to assist her in her career. Areas of interest for Laura include: trauma informed weight lifting, ocean therapy, recreational therapy, and breath work. Laura's sports include: surfing, weightlifting, running, big mountain adventures, and Deep End Fitness.
Listen in as Laura and Ariana discuss:
Laura's work in detox and addiction rehabilitation facilities What maladaptive coping mechanisms can look like at their most extreme, and their most "normalized" The benefits of graded exposure to noxious/uncomfortable stimuli for athletes, especially athletes with PTSD/CPTSD, substance abuse, or chronic pain or disease Replicating stress-scenarios that could be found in sport practice in training, safely (breath-holding under extreme stress to replicate stressful and dangerous surfing conditions, or grappling in MMA, etc) The differences between being competitively driven, and challenge-driven, and how they intersect and educate goal selection The importance of visualization and pre-activity mental preparedness and processes How these tools can be implemented by coaches and by athletes for themselves TBH, a lot more To find Laura on Instagram, search @lauragordon__
To contact Laura for coaching, email her at Gordon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Ariana on Instagram @running_peaches
Hybrid Nutrition - Basics + Q&A #063
A 60min primer with Director of Coaching Ariana Scalfo on how to think about approaching nutrition as a hybrid athlete, including common mistakes, the best way to approach recomposition as a hybrid athlete, and answers to some more specific questions like:
Some hybrid/endurance athletes are using BCAAs during long runs/events - do you recommend?
Is the spacing of macronutrients throughout the day important, other than protein?
Training events and race nutrition - always train with race day nutrition? Or just race-pace/race replica workouts?
Supplements - should I take ??? ??? ??
Want to ask questions, learn more, or schedule a nutrition consult?
Physical therapy on the Women's Tennis Association Tour: a chat with Dr. Quinn #062
Dr. Quinn, a member of the primary care team for the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) joins host Anthony D'Orazio for a discussion on what her life on tour is like. How does her team interact with the professional athletes of the tour? What are they looking for when they evaluate athletes? What can you learn from her experience working with these high level athletes? Listen in to find out.
Follow Dr. Quinn on IG @drquinnmedwmn
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Jonny Pain Talks Ice Ultra, Goals, and Mindset #061
Ariana sits down with longtime CHP coach and Omnia Owner/Operator Jonny Pain, to discuss his goals this year and step 1 of his 4 part worldwide ultramarathon series. Listen to Jonny chat about the mental process of arriving at this ambitious goal after years of injury and no formal racing, the benefits of handing over the numbers to a coach (Alex Viada), and the wild ride that was the Ice Ultra. Hosted by Beyond the Ultimate, the Ice Ultra is 230km of unsupported racing through the Swedish Laplands. Conditions of whiteouts, -40 degrees Celsius, and the mindgames that can steal your sleep before the race even starts.
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Head to www.completehumanperformance.com and we'll get you sorted.
The Ariana Scalfo Conversation is a must listen
I thought her openness about anxiety was incredible and this is a must listen for any athlete
REAL information for all athletes with variety of needs especially the Hybrid athlete
As an athlete I enjoyed their informed perspectives actress multiple domains. They do it without favoring domains. Please increase the recording volume of the podcast. Compare to other phone content this is very low and hard to hear on speaker.