Tag: Jay Vera

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 18.05: Kevin Ogar

Four years after his tragic accident, Kevin Ogar continues to be an inspiration. He is a successful affiliate owner, Level 1 Seminar Staff member, and vice president of the Reveille Project, a nonprofit that uses fitness, nutrition and community to support post-active-duty veterans with mood disorders.

On today’s show, Ogar reflects on the accident, training for USA Para Powerlifting, and what it’s like to live as a paraplegic.

Notable mention:
Sevan Matossian, Kevin Ogar, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, Ogar: Will of Steel, Carey Peterson, Jay Vera, Megan Combies, Chris Stoutenburg, Wheel WOD, Zack Ruhl, Joshua Rucker, Dr. Bob Spears, Barbells for Boobs, Mat Fraser, Tyler Lasley, CrossFit Fringe, Matthew Bickel, CrossFit Specialty Course: Adaptive Training, Craig Hospital, Megan John, Johnathan Haynes, Zionna Hanson, Alec Zirkenbach, Logan Aldridge, Zach Forrest, Ben Smith, Brooke Ence, Brooke Wells.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.33: Preggo Ninjas

CrossFit HQ Staff members and fit mamas Nicole Peyton and Laura Bruner join the podcast. The crew discusses tales from parenthood, CrossFit during pregnancy, sex during pregnancy, and everything in between.

Notable Mentions:
Sevan Matossian, Nicole Peyton, Laura Bruner, Matt Bischel, Jay Vera, Radical Roots Paige Driscoll, Dan Bailey, Modern Mamas Podcast, Chad Peyton, Hayley Parlen, Cat and Cloud Coffee Co., Verve Coffee Roasters, Naveen Hattis, CrossFit Santa Cruz, CrossFit Aptos, Zac Pine.

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CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.31: Josh Bunch

Josh Bunch joins the show and talks about “being better today,” the theme of his book, “Paleo with a Purpose.”

Notable Mentions:
Sevan Matossian, Josh Bunch, Matt Bischel, Jay Vera, Cara Hipskind, “Paleo with a Purpose,” Practice CrossFit, steroids, “This Atlas robot can do CrossFit better than you,” Dave Castro, Greg Glassman, alcoholism, synthol, Tyson Oldroyd, Ragnar Race, vegetarianism, meditation, Paleo, Rumi, Michael Jordan, tattoos, Warburg, “Tripping Over the Truth,” Travis Christofferson, Otto Heinrich Warburg, ketosis, John McLaughlin (J Mac), Dan Bailey, Mat Fraser, Ricky Garard, Lance Armstrong, Patrick Vellner, Level 1 Training Guide

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.21: Pat Barber

CrossFit O.G. Pat Barber joins the show. In a vest. He discusses his experience as a Games athlete, working for CrossFit Media, and family life.

Notable Mentions:
Jonji Barber, Leif Edmundson, Richard Simmons, Level 1 Certificate Course, Tony Budding, Dave Castro, Jason Khalipa, Josh Everett, Jeremy Thiel, “Every Second Counts,” Chris Spealler, James “OPT” Fitzgerald, Josh Bridges, Carey Peterson, Andy Hendel, Annie Sakamoto, Greg Glassman, Nicole Carroll, Buddy Lee, Mark Rippetoe, Mike Burgener, John Hackleman, CrossFit Santa Cruz, Mallee Sato, Greg Amundson, Danielle Edmundson, Hollis Molloy, CrossFit Brand X, Mikko Salo, Graham Holmberg, Rich Froning, Hayley Parlen, Angie and Rory McKernan, Jared Truby, CrossFit Aptos, CrossFit Up, CrossFit Ready, Ryan DeWitt, Zach Pine, Tamaryn Barber, Lucas Zepeda, Gary Roberts, Carey Peterson, Tom Roth, Elijah “EZ” Muhammad, Jay Vera.

CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.17: Tony Blauer

Self-defense specialist Tony Blauer joins the show.

The CrossFit Workshop: Be Your Own Bodyguard teaches participants:

1. How to develop better situational awareness.
2. The importance of fear in life.
3. How to differentiate “real” danger from “imagined.”
4. How to manage fear in a crisis.
5. “Biologically hard-wired” physical self-defense skills.
6. “Human Weapon” system principles.
7. SPEAR™ system fundamentals.

Notable Mentions:
Sevan Matossian, Tony Blauer, Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Bischel, Eric Maciel, SPEAR™ Systems, James Hobart, self-defense, martial arts, karate, tae kwon do, P90X, Zumba, Reebok Nano 2.0, Ryan DeWitt, Journal Article: “True Warriors,” Tennyson Jacobson, Jay Vera, Dave Castro, Zach Forrest, Adrian Bozman, Greg Glassman, Kevin Ogar, Journal Article: “Fear Factor,” Rich Froning, Dan Bailey.

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