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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.

Ep. 18.40: Barbells for Boobs

Zionna Hanson, the founder of the nonprofit organization Barbells for Boobs, shows Matt how to perform a breast self-exam.

“Z,” as she is more commonly known, and Barbells for Boobs are leading the way in promoting breast cancer awareness, prevention and fundraising.

For more information on how to get involved or donate, visit: https://www.barbellsforboobs.org/.

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), http://www.crossfitvenezia.com, 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.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.30: Troy Peterson

Troy Peterson is a veteran. He opens up on today’s podcast to tell his truths about addiction, depression and anxiety. Peterson believes he has been given a second chance at a happy life. CrossFit has played a major role in his progress, and he is looking forward to paying it forward.

“The more truth that I speak, the better I feel, and the better I feel, the more people I can help,” he says.

Notable mentions:Greg Glassman, weight loss, transformation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, recovery, sexual assault, child abuse.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.29: Justin Gehrt

Justin Gehrt used to weigh 405 pounds. Now, at 195 pounds, he is excited to tell his story and be a positive example of how CrossFit can change your life.

Notable mentions:
Kai Rainey, Gary Roberts, “Killing the Fat Man” series, Kirkland CrossFit, Greg Glassman, weight loss, transformation.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.28: Randy Strauss

“We believe that the animals deserve the utmost respect because they’re the ones making the ultimate sacrifice,” says Randy Strauss, the co-president and CEO of Strauss Meats.

The Strauss family provides the very best meats, which Randy says is because of “our commitment to the welfare of the animals we raise, the sustainability of our planet, and the health of our families.”

Strauss Meats aims to educate consumers about the benefits of eating healthy, grass-fed proteins. The Strausses are drawn to CrossFit because they share a commitment to creating healthy communities focused on making smart lifestyle choices.

Notable mentions:
Randy Strauss, Jerry Bussen, ethical agriculture, Greg Glassman, Strauss Meats, “Obesity: The Post Mortem,” Dave Castro, Rogue Fitness, Bill and Caity Henniger, Concept 2.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.26: Alexandria Tolton

n her teenage years, Alexandria Tolton suffered from a serious eating disorder. She believes that CrossFit has helped her overcome bulimia and understand how to live a healthy life.

Notable mentions:
Sevan Matossian, Alexandria Tolton, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Greg Glassman, eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, nutrition, Windsor CrossFit.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.22: Jason Ackerman

Jason Ackerman is a Certified CrossFit Coach (C-L4) and member of the CrossFit Seminar Staff. He believes the way to a healthy and sustainable nutrition plan is flexible eating, and he is passionate about helping his clients have a positive relationship with food.

Notable mentions:
Sevan Matossian, Jason Ackerman, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Ronnie Teasdale, Greg Glassman, Chris Cooper, The Zone Diet, David Osorio, Gary Roberts, Josh Murphy, Matt Bickel, Chris Spealler, “The Worlds Most Vexing Problem,” Nicole Carroll, “Jedi Knights,” Brian Chontosh, Roz Glanfield.

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