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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. 18.49: 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. 18.48: 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. 18.47: M.D. Physician – Amy West

Amy West is a CrossFit athlete and a resident M.D. in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Harvard/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. As a physiatrist, West treats a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons.

West has noticed many parallels between the CrossFit methodology and the treatment options she recommends to her patients.

In 2017, she presented a talk, “CrossFit Grand Rounds,” to physicians at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Watch her presentation here.

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.

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