The official podcast of CrossFit LLC Exploring all things fitness from training and nutrition, to affiliates and communities and the battle against chronic disease.
Ep. 23.04: What Is Fitness?
What is Fitness, first published in October 2002, has provided the lightbulb moment for thousands of trainers who had been working in the fitness space but had never found the results they were looking for for themselves and their clients. Take a moment to listen, or relisten, to this article that lays the groundwork for why we do what we do in CrossFit.
CrossFit and Parkinson's
A good coach takes the time to learn about their athletes. While the principles of scaling and movement quality always apply, knowing more about an athlete and their condition can help to develop better coach/athlete relationships, and in turn, better results. Mike Giardina (CF-L4) sat down with Melani Dizon, CF-L1 and Director of Education & Content at the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s, to talk about the disease and provide insight for coaching athletes with Parkinson’s.
Ep. 23. 02: Understanding CrossFit
Originally published in April 2007, Foundations:
The CrossFit prescription is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.” No aspect of functional movements is more important than their capacity to move large loads over long distances, and to do so quickly.
The methodology that drives CrossFit is entirely empirical. We believe that meaningful statements about safety, efficacy, and efficiency, the three most important and interdependent facets of any fitness program, can be supported only by measurable, observable, repeatable facts; i.e., data. We call this approach “evidence-based fitness.” The CrossFit methodology depends on full disclosure of methods, results, and criticisms, and we’ve employed the Internet (and various intranets) to support these values. Our charter is open source, making co-developers out of participating coaches, athletes, and trainers through a spontaneous and collaborative online community. CrossFit is empirically driven, clinically tested, and community developed.
Ep. 23.01: The International Community With Daniel Chaffey
Daniel Chaffey, International Director for CrossFit, LLC sits down with Stephane Rochet (CF-L3) to discuss the development and growth of affiliates around the world. Daniel also discusses the roles of CrossFit’s Country Managers in the community and how they support CrossFit Affiliates.
Ep. 22.03: Foundations
Originally published in April 2002, Foundations is one of those articles that CrossFit coaches should read and reread frequently. In many ways, it’s the original “beginner’s guide” to CrossFit, and the nuggets contained within it will help every CrossFit coach articulate the finer points of our program to any athlete. Listen to the article on the CrossFit Podcast.
Ep. 22.02: Low-Carb and CrossFit: Delauer, TDC, and Mike G
In this interview, Thomas DeLauer, Dave Castro, and Mike Giardina discuss performance on a low-carbohydrate diet and Thomas and Dave’s 35-mile ruck. The first part of the video digs into the appropriateness of a low-carbohydrate diet while trying to perform well in CrossFit. Dave Castro shares some of his own experiences training on a low-carb diet, explaining how his performance didn’t change much but he felt much better overall. Thomas DeLauer provides some strategies for using carbohydrates effectively to improve performance while on a low-carbohydrate diet, but he also explains that most people entering the CrossFit gym could benefit from strict adherence to a low-carb approach to improve their metabolic flexibility.
The second half of the interview digs deep into Thomas and Dave’s 35-mile ruck while fasted and wearing a 35-lb pack. The two of them go back and forth as they discuss the dietary protocol prior to starting the ruck, the plan to avoid cramping, the science behind different “schools” of fasting, ketone production and its impact on performance, and some of the mental and physiological responses to doing an enduring event without taking in any calories.
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I was hoping for inspiration from this podcast. Instead, I’m disgusted. How can people advertise CF as truly judgment free when most if what I hear on this show is judgment about physical appearance? Grow up.
Host is crap
Started with the Brook Ence episode and was completely turned of about how the host sexualized every topic they talked about. She’s trying to tell you personal things and you’re sexualizing her mom. Please get a new professional host.