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Talking Elite Fitness

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 254 episodes, 3 days, 7 hours, 38 minutes
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CrossFit Games Analysts Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez bring you all the latest information, updates, and analysis on the sport of fitness, and the CrossFit community.
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Death by Episode 51 - Is Europe the New Capital of CrossFit?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss if Europe is the new capital of CrossFit, what CrossFit should do if there's an injury on the competition floorand whether the tides are shifting from veterans to rookies. In two bonus rounds, each contestant gave their biggest weekend winner and discussed the impact of not reseeding the field before the final event. Our contestants include Matt O'Keefe, Justin Cotler, and Chase Ingraham. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/DEATHBY?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=death_by
5/21/202447 minutes, 29 seconds
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Day 3 Europe and Asia Recap

We have our first group of individual Games qualifiers as both the Europe and Asia Semifinal have wrapped up three days of competition. Sean and Tommy recap all the top stories and performances, talk about who stood out, the chaos that unfolded for the European men in event 6 and what conclusions we can draw from the Far East and French Throwdowns. This episode is presented by Northern Spirit. Head to northernspirit-sport.com to shop their line of CrossFit branded apparel.
5/19/202433 minutes, 3 seconds
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Day 2 Europe and Asia Recap

One day of competition remains in France and South Korea. We know the first 9 teams that are going to be making their ways to Fort Worth, Texas to compete in the CrossFit Games. With 3 events remaining for the individuals, plenty can happen on Sunday. In Europe, it's tight on top of the women's leaderboard while there are some major surprises on the men's side. Over in Asia, Veterans are leading the way on the women's side while the two top men are hoping to hold on for their first trips to the Games. This episode is presented by Northern Spirit. Head to northernspirit-sport.com to shop their line of CrossFit branded apparel. 
5/18/202432 minutes, 36 seconds
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Europe and Asia Day 1 Recap

We are through the first of three days of competition at the Europe and Asia Semifinals. Sean, Tommy and Lauren recap the first three events for the teams and the opening event for the individuals. We had a couple big surprises in Europe as a pair of favorites have dug themselves an early hole. Who has the best chance of climbing out? A team in Asia is threatening to run away with the competition after winning the first three events and a close race in the opening event for the Europen women has a potential Games rookie thinking this may finally be the year she breaks through. This episode is presented by Northern Spirit. Head to northernspirit-spot.com to shop their latest CrossFit branded line of apparel. 
5/17/202435 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sara's Setback, Enjoy Your Appetizer, and Europe Semifinal Preview

Another Icelandic star is sitting out the season. Sara Sigmundsdottir is calling it a season after being diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis. CrossFit's coverage of Semifinals on Friday has been called an "appetizer." But what exactly can we expect them to serve up? CrossFit Games Podcast host Chase Ingraham sheds some light on that. Speaking of Semifinals, competion gets started this weekend in Europe and Asia. Sean, Tommy and Lauren talk about the top storylines they will be following. This episode is presented by Garmin. Head to garmin.com to shop all of their smartwatches so you can get advanced training metrics and recovery insights. This episode is sponsored by Thirdzy. Use the link below and the code "TEF" to save 20% and improve your sleep and recovery. https://thirdzy.com/TEF?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=tef
5/15/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Death By Episode 50 - Should CrossFit Only Livestream Individuals at Semifinals?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether the allocation of Games spots is a cause for alarm or just growing pains of a new process, whether livestreaming the final two heats all three days is a better option than the current broadcast option and if it matters what a livestream looks like. Our contestants include James Hobart, Cooper Marsh and Tommy Marquez. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/DEATHBY?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=youtube&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=death_by
5/14/202440 minutes, 39 seconds
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Death By Episode 49 - Is Jonne Koski Going to Dominate Semifinals and the Games?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the biggest advantages TYR WZA SoCal has to the off-season, whether they love or hate going back to classic CrossFit style workouts for Semifinals and which male and female will make the biggest waves at Semifinals. Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Matt O'Keefe, and Justin Cotler. Get your Garmin today! https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/894067/pn/010-02803-10
5/7/202441 minutes, 33 seconds
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Death By Episode 48 - Improving Quarterfinals and the Review Process

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether we're at a turning point where the CrossFit sport and HQ break off, solutions for future years on how to best approach this stage in the season, and if the season schedule should change for age groups. Our contestants include James Hobart, Tim Paulson and Adrian Conway. This episode is presented by Garmin. Use the link below to shop their smartwatches. https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/894067/pn/010-02803-10 
4/30/202444 minutes, 1 second
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Death By Episode 47 - Does Europe Deserve a Second Semifinal?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss if Open scores should roll into the Quarterfinals leaderboard, whether Europe deserves a second semifinal based on the current world wide leaderboard and if CrossFit had to pick one video to review from everyone, which one would it be? Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Justin Cotler and Matt O'Keefe. If you want to live a life of comfort, try out Vuori! Use the link below for an additional 20% off: Vuori.com/TEF
4/23/202434 minutes, 29 seconds
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Death By Episode 46 - Can All Major Training Camps Survive?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss ways that major training camps can survive in the ever growing ecosystem, whether the team eligibility rule should change and what movements need to be programmed for indy quarterfinals in order to advance the correct athletes to Semifinals. Our contestants include James Hobart, Kenny Johnson, and Rob Kearney
4/16/202438 minutes, 28 seconds
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Death By Episode 45 - Should CrossFit Have Anonymous Submission Drug Testing?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the pros and cons of potentially having the CrossFit Open qualify athletes for the Games, thoughts surrounding CrossFit's new sponsor Hustle Up and whether athletes should be allowed to fill out anonymous submissions of athletes they think are on PEDs. Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Justin Cotler and Jason Croxon.
4/9/202435 minutes, 18 seconds
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Death By Episode 44 - Do Quarterfinals Rankings Matter?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss what they do and don't want to see in the team quarterfinals programming, whether quarterfinals ranking matters and if 1-on-1 competition is a format that can grow the sport. Our contestants include James Hobart, Ellia Miller and Tim Paulson.
4/2/202428 minutes, 22 seconds
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Death By Episode 43 - Should CrossFit Introduce Sports Betting to Competition?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the biggest surprises of the CrossFit Open, How Quarterfinals can be more interesting for sports fans and whether CrossFit should introduce sports betting into competition. Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Justin Cotler and Matt O'Keefe. Photo Credit: Dani Speegle, Tia-Clair Toomey If you want to live a life of comfort, try out Vuori! Use the link below for an additional 20% off: Vuori.com/TEF
3/26/202439 minutes, 52 seconds
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Death By Episode 42 - Pass or Fail? What's Your Grade for The Open?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the controversy around Tudor Magda and Emily Claws 24.2 scores, their thoughts around the Open programming, and what grade they would give the Open as a whole. Our contestants include James Hobart, Ellia Miller and Kenny Johnson. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/TEF?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=tef  
3/19/202437 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tia Takes a Time Out, Kara Saunders on Women and Burnout, and CrossFit Has a New CMO

Tia Toomey is bowing out of the 24.3 announcement, but some big names are stepping in. Meanwhile, CrossFit continues to set records for viewership for the Open. Two more athletes have announced they are taking a break from their respective sports. Sean, Tommy and Lauren get perspective from Kara Saunders on why burnout seems to be affecting women more than me. CrossFit has hired a new CMO in Jenna Hauca. The crew talks about what they would like to see happen under her watch. This episode is presented by R.A.D.®. Head to rad-global.com to check out all their latest gear and get tuned for the future.
3/13/202453 minutes, 1 second
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Death By Episode 41 - Why are Women Leaving the Individual Competition?"

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss why fewer female Games athletes choose to go individual compared to the men's field, predictions for 24.3, and what we can expect to see in Quarterfinals this year. Our contestants include Justin Cotler, Chase Ingraham, and Lauren Smith. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/TEF?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=tef
3/12/202435 minutes, 27 seconds
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Death By Episode 40 - Could Seth Rollins Convince Millions to Try CrossFit?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether we should rethink the structure of the teen CrossFit Games, the impact Seth Rollins could have on Crossfit, and predictions for 24.2 Our contestants include James Hobart, Niki Braizer, and Tim Paulson Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/DEATHBY?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=death_by
3/5/202427 minutes, 48 seconds
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Death By 39 - 24.1, Death By Burpees?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss who the favorite super team is this season, movement predictions for 24.1, and the biggest benefit of moving the Rogue Invitational to Scotland. Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Jason Khalipa, and Justin Cotler. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/DEATHBY?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=youtube&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=death_by
2/27/202434 minutes, 28 seconds
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Death By 38 - Love it or Hate it: 24.2 at Medeiros' Home Gym

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether they love or hate 24.2 being held at Justin Medeiros' home gym, what the most exciting Open matchup will be, and what they would change about the Open announcements. Our contestants include James Hobart, Niki Braizer, Tim Paulson and Travis Mayer. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: thirdzy.com/deathby
2/20/202444 minutes, 50 seconds
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Death By 37 - Best and Worst Open Movements?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the best and worst movements for the CrossFit Open, where the line between having “balance” and going all in to be at the top of the sport is, and the pros and cons of having the Teen and Masters CrossFit Games on the same weekend. Our contestants include Matt O'Keefe, Justin Cotler, and Chase Ingraham. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/DEATHBY?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=youtube&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=death_by
2/19/202443 minutes, 39 seconds
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Death by 34 - Is the Trend of Moving to Training Camps Dying?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss if it's more beneficial to have team and Individual competitions together or separately, whether the trend of living at a training camp is dying, and what year had the best programming at the CrossFit Games. Our contestants include James Hobart, Niki Braizer, Ellia Miller and Tim Paulson. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/DEATHBY?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=youtube&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=death_by
1/28/202443 minutes, 55 seconds
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Office Hours with The Professor - Recapping WZA and Looking Ahead to 2024

Brent Fikowski joins the show fresh off his 2nd place finish at Wodapalooza. He gives his thoughts on how the partnership between the PFAA and Wodapalooza went in its first year, highlights from his individual performance in Miami, how his recent success will affect his training moving forward, and what the PFAA hopes to accomplish in 2024.
1/23/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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Death By 33 - Should CrossFit Events Move Indoors?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether CrossFit events should move indoors, if they love or hate a two-attempt lifting event, and what some of their biggest surprises at Wodapalooza were. Our contestants include Matt O'Keefe, Chase Ingraham, Justin Cotler, and Snorri Baron. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/DEATHBY?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=youtube&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=death_by
1/22/202452 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wodapalooza Day 4 Recap

2024 Wodapalooza is officially in the books. Day four of competition wrapped up with some exciting races for both Elite Teams divisions. Sean, Tommy and Lauren look back on the biggest moments, talk about what might be done in the future when it comes to inclement weather, and award their Team and Moment of the day.
1/15/202424 minutes, 18 seconds
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Death By 32 - No Title Sponsor for the CrossFit Games?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss GORUCK as the official shoe and clothing sponsor, whether CrossFit needs a title sponsor, potential concerns with the WheelWOD Games happening on the same weekend as WZA SoCal, and some predictions for TYR Wodapalooza. Our contestants include James Hobart, Niki Braizer, Caroline Lambray, and Tim Paulson. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/DEATHBY?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=youtube&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=death_by
1/14/202444 minutes, 27 seconds
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Wodapalooza Day 3 Recap

The Elite Team competition is underway in Miami. Sean, Tommy and Lauren recap the first day of action, give their Moment of the Day, and reveal their Team of the Day. Plus, a live appearance from some CrossFit fans from the Northeast. This episode is presented by Reebok. Head to reebok.com to shop the brand new Nano X4.
1/14/202420 minutes, 12 seconds
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Wodapalooza Day 2 Recap

We have crowned individual champions at Wodapalooza. Sean, Tommy and Lauren recap Friday in Miami, give their biggest surprises for both the men and the women, award their Moment and Athlete of the Day, and give take a quick look ahead to the team competition. Our Wodapalooza coverage is presented by Reebok. Head to reebok.com to shop the brand new Nano X4.
1/13/202437 minutes, 7 seconds
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Wodapalooza Day 1 Recap

The first three events are down for the Elite Individuals at Wodapalooza. Sean, Tommy and Lauren recap all the action, give their Top Moment of the Day and name their Athletes of the Day. Our Wodapalooza coverage is presented by Reebok. Head to reebok.com to shop the brand new Nano X4.  
1/12/202429 minutes, 13 seconds
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New Nanos Drop and WZA Preview

It's Wodapalooza week! Sean, Tommy and Lauren welcome Director of Training Footwear for Reebok, Tal Short to the show to talk about the newest edition of the Nano. Tal discusses what they take into account when designing a new interation, how Reebok plans to stay engaged with the CrossFit community and what cools things the brand has going on down in Miami this week. The crew also takes a look at some of the top competition storylines at Wodapalooza with another edition of "Buy or Sell." This episode is presented by Thirdzy. Head to https://thirdzy.com/TEF?utm_source=talking_elite_fitness&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=tef and use the code "TEF" to save 20% on your order and improve your recovery and sleep.
1/9/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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Death By 31: Should Competitions Disclose Prize Purses in Advance?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether competitions should be required to announce prize purses ahead of time, if nutrition challenges offer more benefit than downfall, and what division is more exciting for spectators at TYR WZA, Elite individuals or Elite teams. Our contestants include Matt O'keefe, Chase Ingraham Justin Cotler, and Jason Croxon. This episode is presented by Thirdzy. Head to thirdzy.com and use the code "DEATHBY" to save 15% and optimize your recovery and sleep.
1/7/202440 minutes, 8 seconds
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New Logo and a New Sponsor

It's been a busy couple of days in the CrossFit world. Sean, Tommy and Lauren talk about the unveiling of the new Games logo and the announcement of GORUCK as the new apparel and footwear sponsor of the CrossFit Games. Plus, Tommy finds out where his team finished in The Standard 24-hour rowing challenge.
1/5/202431 minutes
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Death By 30 - Is HYROX the New CrossFit for Everyday Members?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether HYROX will replace CrossFit for everyday members and its impact on affiliates, whether CrossFit partnering with Semifinals is better than CrossFit running it themselves, how CrossFit can grow the competitive sport abroad, AND -- in a round of overtime, the contestants bring up trash talk in sports and fasting for 72 hours! Our contestants include Matt O'keefe, Justin Cotler, and Jason Khalipa. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases at thirdzy.com.
12/24/202348 minutes, 35 seconds
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Justin Lifts Big and Revisiting our Top Offseason Questions

The two-time Fittest Man on Earth tries his hand at a new sport as Justin Medeiros enters his first powerlifting meet. Lauren is back from the Middle East and recaps her time at the Grove Games. NOBULL has a new COO and the crew checks in on their top five offseason questions.
12/19/202349 minutes, 24 seconds
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Death By 29 - Should CrossFit Bring Back Six Person Teams?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss what is the sweet spot for competing in the off-season, whether CrossFit should bring back teams of six, and if the solution to CrossFit coverage would be to hire a full media team at HQ again. Our contestants include James Hobart, Tim Paulson, Niki Brazier, and Ellia Miller. Make sure to download the Strongest app for free if you want to maximize your training! Click the link below for more info: https://strongest.com/train/
12/17/202346 minutes, 43 seconds
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Death By 28 - Ricky or Roman? Who Will Win Dubai Fitness Championship?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss ways to invest the additional affiliate revenue, predictions for the men's and women's field at the Dubai Fitness Championship and who each player would draft on their FitFest team. Editors note: This episode was recorded before CrossFit HQ released the 2024 Semifinals locations and dates. We will discuss the news on next week's episode! Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Niki Brazier, and Justin Cotler. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: https://thirdzy.com/products/pm-recovery-collagen?utm_source=DeathBy&utm_medium=YouTube&utm_id=PR&variant=40483940040884
12/10/202338 minutes, 39 seconds
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Death By 27 - Should CrossFit Bring Back Sanctionals?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss bringing the Sanctional model back into the CrossFit Games season, whether affiliates should outsource their programming, and which sports Games athletes should be practicing. Our contestants include Tim Paulson, Rob Kearney and Ellia Miller. Make sure to download the Strongest app for free if you want to maximize your training! Click the link below for more info: https://strongest.com/train/
12/7/202336 minutes, 55 seconds
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Down Under Championship Preview with Jeremy Austin

The Mayor of Australian CrossFit, Jeremy Austin, joins Sean and Tommy to preview this weekend's Down Under Championship. Plus, Tommy advocates for astrology in our latest round of PRs and No Reps.
11/28/202350 minutes, 57 seconds
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Death By Episode 26 - Future of Morning Chalk Up Under New Ownership?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the recent news of Morning Chalk Up being purchased by Barbend and Pillar4, the 2024 World Wide Ranking System and the concept of having a Triple Crown. Our contestants include Matt O'Keefe, Justin Cotler and Chase Ingraham. Get your hands on Born Primitives Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! Save 30% sitewide and up to 70% off clearance items! * US: https://bornprimitive.com (International customers can shop from the US site and duties will be calculated and paid for at checkout) * EU: https://bornprimitive.eu/ * CA: https://bornprimitive.ca/ * AU: https://bornprimitive.com.au/ * SA: https://bornprimitiveafrica.co.za/
11/26/202346 minutes, 15 seconds
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PFAA + WZA, Triple Crown Talk and New Owners at the MCU

Brent Fikowski and Dylan Malitsky join the show to talk about the partnership between the PFAA and Wodapalooza. Sean, Tommy and Lauren give their thoughts on Dave Castro teasing an offseason Triple Crown. Plus, The Morning Chalk Up has new owners. Tommy and Lauren talk about their time working there and what they hope comes out of the sale. This episode is presented by Momentous. Head to livemomentous.com to save 25% off all products during Black Friday.
11/22/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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Death By Episode 23 - Can The Duel and Max Deadlift Be Done in a Quicker Format?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the Rogue Invitational and answer questions surrounding programming and athlete performances. BONUS ROUND -- With Dave Castro recently confirming the 2024 CrossFit Open will remain 3 weeks instead of 5, the contestants play an additional round where they discuss the Open format. Our contestants include two-time affiliate cup champion and Seminar Staff Head trainer James Hobart, CrossFit Games reporter Niki Brazier, and Crossfit Games athlete Tim Paulson.
11/2/202350 minutes, 44 seconds
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Epic Finishes & Clutch Performances, Rogue Invitational Sunday Recap

The 2023 Rogue Invitational is a WRAP! It was rainy and cold, but the competition was HOT! Lauren and Tommy recap the final day and the podium performances that should get the community hyped for the upcoming season. 
10/30/202335 minutes, 15 seconds
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Rogue Invitational Saturday Recap

It may be midnight, we may have just spent 13+ hours at the venue, and we may have had a few surprise yawn attacks, but we're back again after a marathon Saturday to recap the ins and outs of the third day of the Rogue Invitational. 
10/29/202356 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rogue Invitational Friday Recap

After an eventful Friday in Austin, Lauren and Tommy sit down to revisit all of the action that took place in the individual and strongman competitions. 
10/28/202337 minutes, 45 seconds
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Death By Episode 22: Rogue Leaderboard Updates, Premium Viewing Options, & Podium Picks

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil dives into all the news items pertaining to the Rogue Invitational! Our panel of contestants includes the chief executive officer over at HWPO, Matt O’Keefe, affiliate owner and CrossFit analyst Chase Ingraham with Get with the Programming and CrossFit Games athlete Tim Paulson.
10/26/202333 minutes, 33 seconds
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Death By Episode 20 - Age Group and Adaptive Divisions No Longer at the CrossFit Games

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the recent news from CrossFit HQ that the adaptive, masters and teen divisions will have a separate CrossFit Games. Our panel of contestants includes the chief executive officer over at HWPO, Matt O’Keefe, affiliate owner and CrossFit analyst, Chase Ingraham with Get with the Programming, owner and head coach of Underdogs athletics, Justin Cotler, and the 2008 CrossFit Games champion, eight-time Games athlete and affiliate owner of NCFIT, Jason Khalipa.
10/11/202351 minutes, 46 seconds
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Death By Episode 19 - Should Teams Have Their Own CrossFit Games?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil discusses if more showcases and fewer competitions in the off-season could grow the sport, whether the team division at the CrossFit Games should be a separate event, and how training camps could battle in the off-season. Our panel of contestants includes CrossFit Games athlete Tim Paulson, CrossFit Games reporte Niki Brazier, and athlete manager Jared Graybeal.
10/5/202334 minutes, 51 seconds
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Death By Episode 18 - Best Women's Field Stories from the Rogue Invitational

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil discusses potential storylines at the Rogue Invitation with Tia-Clair Toomey now on the roster, thoughts surrounding Dave Castro's announcement of having most of the 2024 CrossFit Games indoors, and whether "unknown and unknowable" is actually moving the sport in the right direction. Our panel of contestants includes Crossfit Games analyst, Tommy Marquez, affiliate owner and CrossFit analyst, Chase Ingraham, with Get with the Programming, and the 2008 CrossFit Games champion, eight-time Games athlete, and affiliate owner of NCFIT, Jason Khalipa.
9/28/202332 minutes, 39 seconds
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Death By Episode 17 - CrossFit Games Moving to Texas! Yeehaw or Yeenaw?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil discusses the recent news of the CrossFit Games moving to Forth Worth, Texas, which athlete match-ups will be the most exciting in the off-season, the positives from the 2023 season and what needs improvement for 2024. Our panel of contestants includes two-time affiliate cup champion and seminar staff head trainer, James Hobart, CrossFit Games commentator, Sean Woodland, and Games athlete Tim Paulson.
9/21/202320 minutes, 18 seconds
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Death By Episode 16 - Smack Talk or Fair Game, Where is the Line?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil discusses when smack talk becomes unsportsmanlike conduct, whether Games athletes should receive Pro Cards in an effort to extend the off-season, and if the Chandler/Noah combo is going to be the next dominant team at the Crossfit Games. Our panel of contestants includes the head coach of Underdogs Athletics, Justin Cotler, chief executive at HWPO, Matt O’Keefe, and CrossFit analyst, Chase Ingraham.
9/13/202332 minutes, 36 seconds
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Fitness with Friends - Arielle Loewen

Third Fittest Woman on Earth Arielle Loewen joins Sean, Tommy and Lauren to review her experience at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games.  She talks about the travel problems she encountered getting to Madison, how she managed the stress of the weekend both on and off the floor and how a flag of fortune wound up with her on the podium.
9/1/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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Death By Episode 15 - Should Wall Ball Targets and Box Heights be the Same for Men and Women?

On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil discusses whether men and women should have the same wall ball and box height standards, which athlete each contestant is most excited to see in the off-season, and some ideas the group had when it comes to making CrossFit more lucrative. Our panel of contestants include the head coach of Underdogs Athletics, Justin Cotler, chief executive at HWPO, Matt O’Keefe, and CrossFit Games reporter, Niki Brazier.
8/30/202331 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fitness with Friends - Jay Crouch

Tommy and Lauren talk with Australia's Jay Crouch fresh off his career-best 8th place finish at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games.
8/28/202345 minutes, 53 seconds
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Live Q&A With CrossFit Games Champion Jeff Adler & Coach Caroline Lambray

Tommy and Lauren are joined by 2023 CrossFit Games Men's Champion and "Fittest Man on Earth," Jeff Adler, and his Coach and fiancé Caroline Lambray for a special edition of our weekly Friday Q&A session. The crew answers questions from the public, and Jeff and Caroline share some fresh insights from their successful week in Madison.  
8/14/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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CrossFit Games Day 4 Recap with Jason Khalipa

Sean, Tommy, Lauren and special guest Jason Khalipa answer listener questions and recap their top moments from the CrossFit Games.
8/7/202352 minutes, 16 seconds
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CrossFit Games Day 2 Recap

Sean, Tommy and Lauren take a look back at a surprising day 2 at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games.
8/5/202337 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fitness with Friends - Shahad Budebs

Shahad Budebs will be making her 3rd career appearance at the CrossFit Games after qualifying out of the Asia semifinal.  She speaks with Lauren Kalil about her experience at semifinals, getting acclimated to the weather and time change in Madison, how her soccer background helped prepare her for CrossFit and how she hopes to inspire other Muslim women who aspire to compete in sports.
7/28/202325 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bergh out, Castro in

Justin Bergh is moving on from CrossFit after nearly 13 years with the company. Dave Castro is taking over as the new leader of the CrossFit Sport team. Sean, Tommy, Lauren and Brian Friend discuss the move, what could have caused it and what Dave will be doing moving forward.
6/20/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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Age Group QF Wrap, Penalty Chat and a Conversation with Sam Dancer

Quarterfinals are officially done. Sean, Tommy and Lauren go over the things that stood out to them in the age group divisions. Meanwhile, CrossFit has released the complete list of penalties and score adjustments for the Individual Quarterfinals. The crew discusses the many reasons why we saw so many penalties and the circumstances around them. Plus, a conversation with the man who currently sits atop the 35-39 Men's Quarterfinals Leaderboard Sam Dancer.
4/4/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fitness with Friends #122 - Kara Saunders

Talking Elite Fitness Oceania Correspondent Jeremy Austin sits down with 10-time CrossFit Games athlete Kara Saunders to talk about her pregnancy, if and when she plans on coming back to competition, how she originally found CrossFit and the advice she has for younger athletes who are starting to take up the sport.  
3/17/202338 minutes, 37 seconds
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Quartermania - Breaking Down the Quaterfinals Tests and a Conversation with Jeff Adler

The Quarterfinals are upon us! Sean and Tommy break down the five tests that will determine who advances to the next stage of the season. Open winner Jeff Adler and his coach Caroline Lambray stop by to talk about their initial thoughts on the upcoming weekend.  Plus, experience the drama of March Madness as Tommy deals with a nerve-wracking finish to the Arizona versus Princeton game in real time.
3/16/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hit and Catch #10 - Physical Therapy in the ATL

Monster Michael Todd checks in from Atlanta after his first phyiscal therapy session.  He talks about what he and his doctor accomplished and how this recovery will affect his training for the left hand matches he has coming up.
3/14/202316 minutes, 2 seconds
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Fitness with Friends #121 - Cole Sager

Tommy Marquez and Lauren Kalil sit down with 9-time CrossFit Games athlete Cole Sager at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
3/10/202343 minutes, 14 seconds
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Recapping the Open with Brian Friend and Lauren Kalil

The Open is closed! Brian Friend and Lauren Kalil join the show to help Sean and Tommy break down some of the notable performances and answer some big questions as we head into Quarterfinals. Plus, history is made at the Arnold Strongwoman Classic and why Tommy might get drafted by an NFL team.
3/8/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 36 seconds
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Hit and Catch #9 - The Road to Recovery

The surgery is done, now the recovery begins. Monster Michael Todd updates on the procedure to repair is right biceps and what the timeline might look like for his return. Plus, Rebecca gets set to take on 23.3 in the CrossFit Open
3/6/202330 minutes, 22 seconds
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Fitness with Friends #120 - Alexis Raptis

Lauren Kalil sits down with the 10th fittest woman on Earth Alexis Raptis as she gears up for the 2023 CrossFit Games season.
3/3/202322 minutes, 49 seconds
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23.2 Recap, Measuring Matters and Tackling the NFL Combine

We are into the final week of the Open. Sean and Tommy take a look back at the top performances from 23.2 A and B. They discuss the penalty that cost Scott Tetlow the win in 23.2 A and the huge weights that were thrown around in the 1-rep max thruster. Plus, Tommy talks about his experience at the NFL combine and why scouts may want to consider him as a late round draft pick.
3/2/202341 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hit and Catch #8 - Chest to Bar Pull Ups, Torn Biceps and Leaning into the Left

Monster Michael Todd adds three more gold medals to his total, but it comes at a price. A torn right biceps knocks him out of most of last weekend's competition, but there is a silver lining. Plus, Rebecca Todd crosses another thing off her CrossFit to-do list.
3/1/202327 minutes, 20 seconds
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Fitness with Friends #119 - Tia Toomey

Lauren Kalil sits down with the 6-time Fittest Woman on Earth to talk about her pregnancy, taking time off from competition, what fitness means to her right now and her role within the PRVN camp now that she is not training to compete.
2/24/202337 minutes, 36 seconds
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Looking back on 23.1, Roman's Rower and Looking Ahead to 23.2

The first test of is behind us while the second one is about to be revealed. Sean, Tommy and Lauren take a look back on the first week of the Open. They discuss Haley Adams' decision to sit out the season, the retirement of Kristi O'Connell and wha the fuss over Roman Khrennikov's rower is all about. Plus, a preview of the 23.2 matchup and how to properly consume corn on the cob.
2/23/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds
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Fitness with Friends #118 - Lena Richter and Eivind Ringard from CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue

Lena Richter and Eivind Ringaard are two of the four members of the CrossFit Oslo Navy blue team that finished 2nd last year at the CrossFit Games. They talk about their plans for 2023, how they feel about the team competition now that the Rich Froning Mayhem team is not in it anymore, their individual roles on their team and what they need to accomplish in 2023 in order for the season to be a success.
2/21/202344 minutes, 9 seconds
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Hit and Catch #7 - Family Matters and Rebecca Tackles 23.1

Monster Michael Todd updates us on his quest for 100 gold medals and tells us why he was unable to add to that total this past weekend. Plus, Rebecca Todd takes us through her first Open workout after tackling 23.1.
2/20/202324 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Open Is Here! Full Season Preview From Our New Studio

The 2023 CrossFit Games season is finally here, and to kick off the season we recorded our first studio show from our new studio. Sean's on the road and getting ready to call the 23.1 live announcment. Tommy is joined in the studio by Annie Sakamoto and special guests from the road. Lauren Kalil joins from CrossFit East Nashville where she's been with the PRVN fitness team. Brian breaks down his worldwide ranking system, and Sean gives us a vibe check from the Caja Magica in Madrid. 
2/16/202335 minutes, 14 seconds
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Hit and Catch #6 - Pop Goes the Elbow and an Epic Cheat Day

The gold medal count is now at 16.  Monster Michael Todd brought home 8 more gold medals this past weekend, but it came at a price. He talks about what happened to his elbow and how he plans on managing it this week.  Plus, with Valentine's Day on the horizon, Michael and Rebecca have a gigantic cheat day planned.  Find out the details on the various treats they plan on consuming on Tuesday.
2/13/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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Let's Meet Lauren, Worldwide Rankings 101 and a Chat with Pat

Three guests in one episode! Lauren Kalil, the newest member of the TEF team, stops by to talk about how she got started covering the sport and why she thought it was a good idea to work with Sean and Tommy. CrossFit's Senior Manager of Competition Dave Eubanks goes through the worldwide ranking system and explains the process of determinining strength of field and awarding additional Games spots at each semifinal. Pat Vellner closes things out with his reaction to the ranking system and talks about what it's like to have his very own training shoe.
2/9/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hit and Catch #5 - Running The Gauntlet And Injury Update

Monster Michael and Rebecca Todd are back to break down the CRAZY schedule that's ahead of them the next six weeks. Michael details every location and how many medals are up for grabs in his quest for 100 golds starting with this weekend's tournament in his home state of Arkansas where 8 medals will be on the line. Rebecca gives us a new update on her injury, her treatment plan, and what that means for her fitness journey moving forward. 
2/7/202327 minutes, 2 seconds
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Live From Wodapalooza - Emma Cary & Matt Torres of Brute Strength

After finishing on the podium in the Elite Individual Competition this weekend, Emma Cary and her coach Matt Torres of Brute Strength join Tommy at the Wodapalooza Podcast stage to talk about Emma's competition weekend, her journey back from a serious back injury, and the development of their athlete/coach relationship over the past few seasons. 
1/15/202348 minutes, 7 seconds
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Live From Wodapalooza - Shane Orr & Nic Johnston of PRVN Fitness

Live from the podcast stage at Wodapalooza 2023 in Miami, Tommy Marquez sits down with Shane Orr & Nic Johnston of PRVN fitness to discuss the history and future of the brand, changes in the off-season for their stable of athletes and coaches, and the recent news that Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr will be sitting out the 2023 season to give birth to her and Shane's first child. 
1/14/202336 minutes, 46 seconds
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Hit and Catch #1 - Meet Monster Michael Todd and his wife Rebecca

Monster Michael Todd has earned 23 World titles and 36 National titles in arm wrestling. His wife Rebecca is a 7-time National Women's Arm Wrestling champion. Both are CrossFit fanatics. This year Monster Michael Todd is attempting to win 100 gold medals around the world. Meanwhile, Rebecca will be visiting as many CrossFit gyms as she can as she looks to be able to do every movement as prescribed. We will be joining them on their journeys and checking in with them each week to track their progress. 
1/9/202324 minutes, 26 seconds
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The First Annual Talkies

It's time to hand out some awards! Sean and Tommy take a look back on the year that was and choose their top moments, stories, performances and atheltes from 2022. It's the First Annual Talkies - The Fittest Awards Show on Earth!
12/29/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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Fitness with Friends #113 - Dave Durante

Dave Durante is a former American artistic gymnast. He was the 2007 All-Around champion and one of three alternates to the 2008 Summer Olympics. Durante now helps run Power Monkey Fitness and teaches gymnastics to athletes of all levels at his Power Monkey camps. Dave talks about how he got involved in CrossFit, why gymnastics is so important for performance in sports and how close he thinks we are to the ceiling of what CrossFit athletes can do when it comes to gymnastics.
12/23/202245 minutes, 25 seconds
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Podium Picks with Amanda Barnhart - Snack Foods

Five-time CrossFit Games athlete Amanda Barnhart is here for a sweet and savory edition of Podium Picks. The crew drafts their favorite snack foods this week. Take a listen, grab a plate, bowl or bag full of your favorite munchie and help us decide who put together the best list.  
12/12/202246 minutes, 34 seconds
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Fitness with Friends #110 - Ben Bergeron

Ben Bergeron is the head of CompTrain. He is best known for coaching Katrin Davidsdottir during her back-to-back CrossFit Games championships. He now has the likes of Cole Sager and Chandler Smith in his camp.  Ben talks about the recent exodus from CompTrain, what happened with Chandler Smith at the Granite Games, his sense of the current training landscape for elite athletes and where opportunities for growth may be for CompTrain.
12/2/202253 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dubai Fitness Championship Preview

The Dubai Fitness Championship is the next offseason event on the schedule. Sean and Tommy preview the men's and women's divisions, tell who the lead dogs are, who has something to prove and who could be a darkhorse for this weekend. Plus, another round of PRs and No Reps feautring some Thanksgiving Day first aid.
12/1/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Fitness with Friends #100 - Jayson Hopper

Jayson Hopper is coming off his best career finish at the CrossFit Games in 2022. He took 7th overall in August in his second trip to Madison.  Hopper talks with Tommy Marquez about his experience at the Games this year, the differences between his first and second appearances in Madison, the mental challenges he faced during the compeititon and the moments from the Games that stand out the most to him.
9/13/202256 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Masters Chatter - Recapping the CrossFit Games

Games Masters competitors Justin Lasala, Mike Kern, Clint Paddock and Jennifer Dieter join Sean Woodland to talk about their experiences at the 2022 NoBull CrossFit Games, what they thought of the programming, things they think can get better and what they think were the best parts of this last season.
8/30/202259 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Conversation with Justin Medeiros and Ellie Turner

The 2-time Fittest Man on Earth and the woman who finished 18th in her second year at the CrossFit Games sit down with Sean and Tommy on this week's episode.  Justin Medeiros and Ellie Turner talk about their Games experience, training together at CrossFit Fort Vancouver, things they need to work on heading into 2023 and their plans for the remainder of the year.
8/25/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds