On this episode of Barbell Shrugged we interview CJ Martin on how he prepared his athletes to get to the CrossFit Games. CJ coaches many games level athletes including: Josh Bridges, Aja Barto, and Michelle Kinney.
Barbell Shrugged - CrossFit, Strength and Conditioning Podcast
On this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast we got a chance to sit down with the reigning 2nd fittest woman on the planet Julie Foucher. We ask her about her training during her year off from CrossFit competition, and how she balances Med School with training.
Julie Not Competing This Year, School (1:53) Taking A Break Effect On Next Year (3:10) Efficient Movement, Julies Background (4:27) Strengths & Weaknesses (5:23) Crossfit Helps With Perspective (6:47) Disconnect With Doctors & Nutrition and Wellness (8:42) Progenex Commercial (17:25) Muscle Gain Program Progress (17:57) Trial Run All The WODS (20:40) Training Secessions For Julie (21:24) Medical Recommendations (20:50) Competition Training After Exams (22:58) Supplements & Nutrition (23:22) Neutrophils (25:12) Unconfident Doctor Visit (26:23) Paleo Debates, High Cholesterol (30:13) No Tests, Set Your Own Goals (42:47) Doug’s Book on Julie’s Programming (37:21)
Do You Eat Enough Food To Perform At Your Best? Interview w/Paul Nobles of Eat To Perform - EPISODE 64
Are you wondering how you can adjust your diet to fuel performance and hit PR's? Eating paleo is a great start, but to learn how to take your performance to the next level we interviewed Paul Nobles from Eat To Perform. Paul shares his knowledge and experience with performance nutrition from how he structures his meals, and how you can figure out if you're eating enough. You'll learn about the Eat To Perform calculator and the importance of knowing how much calories you're currently taking in (as it relates to performance). During the break on TechniqueWOD Doug teaches proper Hang Power Clean Technique.
To learn why you need to consider individualized programming in the increasingly more competitive world of CrossFit we interviewed Max El-Hag from Optimum Performance Training. Max shares how individualized programming will change the way you perform as an athlete. You'll learn the most important aspects of programming design and how it impacts your fitness.
Max El-Hag Background (1:53) Max’s # of Clients, Coaching (5:42) Individualized Programming OPT (8:18) Training Phases (11:35) Most Helpful Books (12:58) OPT Course Design (16:03) Program Design Coarse (17:55) Beginner Coach & Endless Knowledge (21:25) Essence of Athlete: Jaguars & Buffalo (23:33) Training Differently For Different Animals (29:00) Remote Coaching Technique (34:45) Nutrition, Paleo (36:48) Body Fat & Being Lean (40:23) Progenex Commercial (44:02) Technique WOD (44:35) Biosignature & Supplement Help (50:52) Testing vs. Training (57:41) Regional/Competition Athletes (1:04:15) Athlete Prototype, Competition Statistics (1:07:45) Programming For At Random Competition (1:09:46) Measuring Progress (1:12:02) Gym/Group Training Programming vs. Individualized (1:16:10) Physical Therapy, Achy Joints (1:25:19) Efficient Movement, Mobility (1:28:08) Programming Mobility (1:32:53) Airdyne & Intervals (1:34:15) Many Variables To Improve (1:39:07) Functional Movement & Health in Crossfit (1:41:01) Sleep & Weight Gaining (1:44:50) Pick & Choose Clients (1:46:54) OPT Remote Coaches (1:48:27)
Crossfit Gyms in Atlanta (2:58) Great Gym vs. Good Gym (5:23) Brotox Commercial (7:10) SPEAR Certifications, Self Defense (8:36) UK Crossfit Stabbing, Facebook (14:25) New Space for Crossfit North Atlanta (15:28) Other Classes & Levels (16:34) Faction Classes & Team (20:58) Competition Athletes, Matt Baird (22:41) Progenex Commercial (25:36) Technique WOD (26:08) Membership Structure (31:53) Software For Tracking, WODify & Mind Body (33:25) Exact Tracking Every Member (39:23) Progression of Crossfit (42:07) Travis’ Balls (43:58) Travis’ Best Business Decision (45:35) Million Dollar Missile (47:20)
On this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast we traveled to West Palm Beach FL for the 2013 CrossFit Games South East Regional where we interviewed Travis Mayer (who ended up taking 2nd place that weekend) and Matt Baird who was ranked 10th in the world for the 2013 season.
Travis Mayer, The OC Throwdown (1:24) Promotions (3:03) L5 Injury & Recovery (4:55) Travis’ Training Sessions (9:45) Shit Talking (11:37) Crossfitters on Airplanes (12:48) Travis’ Show (15:54) Going Gay (17:43) Meatheads (19:08) Back Injury, Recovery Progression (20:50) Baird Olympic Lifting (23:50) Progenex (27:33) Technique WOD (28:02) Crossfit Games (34:53) Competition Food (35:35) Baird’s Pre-Competition Training (37:03) Coaches & Individualized Programming (40:12) Volume, Strengths & Weaknesses (46:26) Travis Mayer’s Background (47:44) Travis Crossfit History (49:26) Hardcore/Worst WODs (50:15) Athletes Believing in Coaches (51:35) Least/Most Liked Event of the Games (52:43) Beginning Individualized Programming (55:01)
Justin Thacker’s Background (3:42) EBook, The Lab St. Louis (6:14) Structure Programming for Different Levels (9:05) Justin’s Employee (11:52) Biomechanics & Mistakes, Ways to Fix It (13:08) Program Design (15:17) Self Experimentation (17:23) Drug Steroid Dependent Programming (18:24) Ratio & Percentages, Clean vs. Dirty Athlete (20:55) Professional Weightlifters, Squatting (23:33) Pulls (27:30) Body Types, Lifting Mechanics (34:05) Break Video (39:20) Justin Thacker’s Seminar (39:55) More Educated Crossfit Owners/Coaches & Fitness Shoppers (42:18) Seminar Detailed More for Coaches & Experienced Weightlifters (43:51) Crossfit Athletes Weightlifting (46:52) Justin’s Programming & Why This Program (49:35) ABC Series & History (53:10) Squatting Quad (58:15) Hip Clean, Turn Over (1:06:15) Eyes, Nipples & Belly Buttons (1:12:06) Thacker Method, Demo Boy (1:13:30) Stiffness (1:15:30) Plugs (1:17:20)
VanDoran Strongwoman (5:24) VanDoran Background (7:48) Powerlifting (11:42) Strongwoman & Strength Training (15:25) Strongwoman Weight Class (19:12) Strongwomen Gaining Muscle Mass & Strength (20:31) Heavy Stones (26:14) Technique WOD (30:34) Jugger Nugget, Entrepreneur (41:38) Tips for Skin Care (49:50) Heavy Random Objects & Adjustable Objects (51:54) Circus Dumbbell (55:58) Experience in Competition (56:55) Squatting, New Training Variations (1:00:10) Footwear (1:07:35) VanDoran’s Supplements (1:10:55) VanDoran’s Nutrition (1:15:37) Plugs (1:19:30) CTP CAM (1:26:55)