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Conversations with a variety of people in the CrossFit community and beyond. Enjoy a cup of coffee or your drive with some education, inspiration, and entertainment along the way through shared experiences and information to give you the inside scoop.

Icon Athlete Podcast Chris Spealler

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 510 Ratings

Conversations with a variety of people in the CrossFit community and beyond. Enjoy a cup of coffee or your drive with some education, inspiration, and entertainment along the way through shared experiences and information to give you the inside scoop.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
510 Ratings

510 Ratings

Lil Shaun! ,

Five Well-Deserved Stars

I love listening to Chris and Doug on my hour commute to work - gets me laughing early in the morning, sets the tone for the day, and provides tons of knowledge, encouragement, and fun. Best part is I can listen with my 3 year old in the car without a machine gun of f-bombs. She LOVES to workout with me (stop asking me to do burpees with you), but sometimes I get nervous as I’m jumping on boxes, dropping weight from overhead, and the toddler temptation of sticking fingers in Assault Bike fans. Would appreciate some thoughts on how to set solid boundaries for kids in the home gym while still encouraging them to be active and move.

Before I leave, I’d like to take some time to thank my sponsors: Chick fil A, Disney+, and Pilot G-2 pens (preferably blue).

AJ in NorCal ,

Show Rocks! Funny, informative, entertaining

Hey guys! This is THE best podcast I’ve found, across any medium. Five stars of course! Doug and Chris have perfect chemistry and I find myself nodding and smiling with each pet peeve, vegan jab (no offense vegans), hockey reference and lucrative sponsor plug. Speaking of sponsors... one vote here for the Spindrift prickly water in the Washington position of bubbly under 21 beverages.

Thanks for all the laughs, knowledge and entertaining fitness and life talk. I get excited every time a new episode pops up.

Seriously though, can’t you guys use some of that abundant free time you have (chris manualing across the gym) to do more podcasts for the rest of us eager listeners!

Here’s a pet peeve of mine I wanted to share. People who have a doctorate in some random non-medical field who refer to themselves as doctor. Uh... dude, you have a doctorate in geography. Please take yourself less seriously.

Keep it up gentlemen! Look forward to the next one. Hopefully this year sometime 😝

AJ in Northern California

Garretthardy ,

Shoulder Injury prevention and Conjugate for Oly

Chris and Doug,

Thank you for putting out some solid content. Cracks me up listening to y’all talk about pet peeves and just overall rants. I feel like you guys are probably the most genuine podcasters out there. Nothing is off the table, it’s organic and laid back, but still educational. My question is simply about how you as a programmer prevent injuries (mostly concerning the shoulders). Often I see a lot of CrossFit programming that involves going overhead all the time, or having certain exercises that involve the shoulders to frequently. I know that most injuries occur from exacerbating a previous injury, poor technique, lack of coaching, ego etc. However, I am curious on your thoughts on how you program Icon to account for overuse or repetitive movements to mitigate injury. My last question is do you feel that implementing the conjugate method in training can improve oly lifting. Also my pet peeve just to throw it out there, is the suicide bench grip. I don’t know why, but I cringe when I see people do it. They say it helps their bench feel stronger somehow and I want to tell them it won’t if the bar crushes your neck and you have to eat food from a straw. Anywhooo (getting off my soap box), keep up the solid content guys, also Ford Raptors are overrated. Thanks again Chris and Doug for the entertainment, keep the content coming!

-Garrett

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