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Ep. 18.48: Glassman’s Enlisted Doctors

CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman describes the current health crisis as “The Mess.” With the addition of CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses specifically for health-care providers, “we’re making an impact,” Glassman says.

Dr. Tom Siskron, IV, and Dr. Ken Sanders have attended the CrossFit M.D. L1 course, and they are on a mission to meld the medical world with the CrossFit world. Dr. Siskron manages CrossFit Medicus One, the first virtual CrossFit box dedicated to reversing chronic disease.

Ep. 18.41: Greg Glassman and “The Mess”

CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman sits down with the podcast crew to share stories, talk about the current health crisis and explain what CrossFit and CrossFit physicians are doing to fix it.

“We’ve got corruption. We’ve got death … and that is the public health scene,” Glassman explains.

“There is no doctor that isn’t seeing the problem, seeing the mess, and the mess is the unprecedented incidences in rates of disease with an utterly ineffective and extraordinarily expensive response.”

Topics for the day also include CrossFit’s success in its court battle with the NSCA, Glassman’s reflections on writing for the Journal in the early days of CrossFit, and lucky socks.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.01: Greg Glassman

CrossFit Inc. Founder Greg Glassman sits down and discusses the problem of chronic disease and how CrossFit can combat it.

Show Notes And Additional Reading

• “The Atlantic: How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts”

• “Greg Glassman: The World’s Most Vexing Problem”
• “This Is Your Lifeboat”
• “Dr. Gary Fettke: The Role of Nutrition in Everything”
• “Dr. Lustig: Type 2 Diabetes Is ‘Processed Food Disease'”
• “I Am Ivan”

• “Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports” by Dr. Timothy Noakes
• “Enter the Zone” by Dr. Barry Sears
• “Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution” by Robert C. Atkins
• “Wheat Belly” by William Davis
• “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease” by Thomas Seyfried
• “Protein Power” by Michael and Mary Eades
• “The Schwarzbein Principle” by Diana Schwarzbein and Nancy Deville
• “The Carbohydrate Addict’s Lifespan Program” by Dr. Rachael F. Heller and Richard F. Heller
• “The Fat Switch” by Richard J. Johnson
• “Sugar Blues” by William Dufty
• “Tripping Over the Truth” by Travis Christofferson

Additional reading:
• “CFJ: Issue 21” by Greg Glassman
• “Fitness, Luck and Health” by Greg Glassman

CrossFit Radio: Greg Glassman on the Disease Economy

Shortly after the CrossFit Games crowned the Fittest on Earth in Madison, Wisconsin, CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman says CrossFit’s true purpose is curing chronic disease.

Speaking with Executive Director of Media Sevan Matossian, Glassman explains that his original prescription was designed to challenge the best athletes on the planet, and then he backfilled the program for grandmas, so to speak. While the spotlight is often on the elite, Glassman knows his program can also help millions of people who are sick and overweight.

“The best work of the affiliates is the reversal and prevention of chronic disease, not sending athletes to the Games,” Glassman explains.

Glassman says that the CrossFit community has already attracted all the fit people and athletes, and the new market is the unfit, the broken and the sick—people who are literally dying for help.

“If you only work with healthy people, that’s only 30 percent of the population. … Seventy percent are going to die from chronic disease. I’d like to have that market,” he says.

To that end, Glassman is reorienting his staff to understand that CrossFit Inc. is in the business of curing chronic disease.

“We need to make it clear—starting with us, then going to the affiliates, and then going to the 175,000 trainers, and then to all of their clients, everyone that CrossFits in the land, and then finally to the general public that isn’t CrossFitting—that we sit in unique possession of a solution so elegant to chronic disease that it may be optimal. The only thing missing is our awareness.”

Chronic diseases are ravaging the world, and yet the conditions are curable. These self-inflicted diseases are caused by excessive consumption of carbohydrates and sedentarism. Luckily, they can be cured with two complementary steps: “The solution is get off the couch, get off the carbs.”

CrossFit affiliates are uniquely positioned to lead a health revolution through diet and exercise, and Glassman says it’s as simple as approaching people and telling them the truth: “You’re fat. You’re going to die. I can help you.”

Overall, Glassman has recognized that while his program produces people like Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey, its most important application is with people who are sick and dying.

“We’re part of the disease economy, but we’re just the guys who make people well.”

Ep. 18.58: Dr. Michaelsen Understands “The Mess”

CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman describes the current health crisis as “The Mess.” With the addition of CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses specifically for health-care providers, “we’re making an impact,” Glassman says.

Dr. Douglas Michaelsen attended his MD L1 last weekend in Aromas, California. As an avid CrossFitter and a health-care provider, Dr. Michaelsen understands “The Mess” and he wants to help.

Learn more about “The Mess” here:
• Greg Glassman: The World’s Most Vexing Problem
• CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.41: Greg Glassman and “The Mess”

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Ep. 18.57: “We Cure Type 2 Diabetes”

Regan Doele boldly posted “We Cure Type 2 Diabetes” on a sign outside his affiliate, Octane CrossFit, in Phoenix, Arizona.

CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman is on a mission to enlist doctors, medical professionals and affiliate owners who understand “The Mess.” Doele and Octane CrossFit caught Coach Glassman’s attention.

CrossFit affiliates have and will continue to cure Type 2 Diabetes.

Ep. 18.49: 10 Years as an Affiliate Owner – Peter Egyed

Peter Egyed joins the show to discuss his journey with CrossFit, from his early days as a Games athlete to his more recent experiences as owner of a thriving affiliate: CrossFit Fury in Goodyear, Arizona.

For about a decade, Egyed and CrossFit Fury have been dedicated to making a healthy lifestyle accessible to the Goodyear community. Moving forward, Egyed is working with local businesses to build a more robust community by developing partnerships with an urban farm, a youth fitness and tutoring space, and more.

Greg Glassman describes Egyed as “an unsung hero of the community.”

Ep. 18.35: CrossFit in Italy—Matteo Pozzati

CrossFit HQ liaison for @crossfit_italia and Seminar Staff member Matteo Pozzati is on the show.

Sevan Matossian describes Pozzati’s influence on the growth of CrossFit in Italy: “You are the park ranger for Italy, for the affiliates there—600 of them.”

“The main goal is making them feel supported,” Pozzati says.

Notable mentions:
Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll, Greg Glassman, Chuck Carswell, Karl Steadman, Todd Widman, Jami Tikkanen, Sam Briggs, Tia-Claire Toomey, Kara Saunders (Webb),, CrossFit Venezia.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.34: Marcus “Mac” McClain

Marcus McClain is the CrossFit HQ liaison for Germany. As an affiliate owner and CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member, McClain helps manage and develop the CrossFit community in Germany.

Notable mentions:
United States Army paratrooper, CrossFit KH, Afghanistan, Iraq, post-traumatic stress disorder, Chuck Carswell, Karl Steadman, Todd Widman, Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll, Greg Glassman, Eva Claire Synkowski, Reebok CrossFit Nürnberg, Nicole Gordon, Jami Tikkanen.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.32: Ricardinho Prudente

Ricardinho Prudente is the CrossFit HQ liaison for the country of Brazil. He is also part of the CrossFit Seminar Staff.

“Why CrossFit?” Sevan asks.

Notable mentions:
Greg Glassman, Daniel Chaffey, Stephane Rochet, Zach Forrest, Miranda Oldroyd, Nuno Costa, CrossFit Invictus, Punk CrossFit, Chuck Carswell, Lisa Ray, Dave Castro, Nicole Carroll, Cherie Chan, Austin Malleolo, Ben Bergeron.

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