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51 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Dani Speegle on having fun with fitness
CrossFit Games athlete Dani Speegle joins the podcast to talk about her upbringing, how she got into CrossFit and why finding fun in her everyday workout routines is what helps keep her going through all the tough times.
64 minutes | May 19, 2020
Stephen Guyenet on why we overeat
Stephen Guyenet, author of The Hungry Brain, comes on the podcast to talk about why we overeat, why we crave what we crave and what we can do about it in order to get the best results we can and master our cravings successfully.
48 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
'I am not defined by what I do' the Guido Trinidad story
Guido Trinidad is a gym owner, 2x CrossFit Games Athlete, father of three, founder of Wodapalooza and yet he's much more than all of these labels. In this episode, we talk about how Guido founded one of the best fitness competitions in the world to date, all while raising a family, starting a business and getting himself to the CrossFit Games not one time, but twice.
72 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Jacob Heppner on his best CrossFit Games ever, busting out of the friend zone and fitness and firearms
Four time CrossFit Games athlete Jacob Heppner joins the show this week to talk all things fitness, why he quit his job and what he ultimately wants to do with his career in the future. Heppner also details how he busted out of the friend zone with his now wife Kelly and his thoughts on fitness and firearms and why it's one of his favourite hobbies. To read more about him, visit https://midwest-made.com/ or look him up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jheppner66/?hl=en or YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvMQqAMLDCjNAhZmGVBRMQ. To contribute to the show, visit Patreon and search for Eric Elliott.
65 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
Dr. James Hoffman on everything recovery
Dr. James Hoffman of Renaissance Periodization goes deep on everything involving recovery with regards to fitness and nutrition. Hoffman dives deep on where to spend your time and resources when it comes to recovery and where to save your money. To check out his book on recovery, head to renaissanceperiodization.com.
63 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Carleen Matthews on addiction and finally standing on the podium
CrossFit Games Athlete Carleen Matthews talks about her recent finish at the CrossFit Games, finishing second in the Masters division from 35-39. She compares the two competitions and talks about her career rising within the sport of fitness. Beyond that, she talks about her past with addiction and how she's used that past to help others at her gym, CrossFit St. Helens.
53 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Noah Ohlsen on becoming the second fittest man on earth
Noah Ohlsen, this year's second fittest man on earth, joins the show to talk about his experience this year at the CrossFit Games. Noah came on earlier this year to talk about his manta of happy but hungry only to put it to use at this year's Games. Despite the pressure, Ohlsen remained composed and was able to fight to a podium position for the first time ever.
59 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Marcus Philly on functional bodybuilding and training appropriately
Marcus Philly, former CrossFit Games athlete and founder of Revival Strength and functional bodybuilding, goes into his CrossFit career, how he got to where he is today and talks more about why he trains the way he does today. Specifically we dive into knowing how to train the appropriate amount for your individual goals and lifestyle and how to train around injuries if they occur. Marcus is a wealth of knowledge and breaks down why the differences between Games level training and what he tries to get clients to do through functional bodybuilding. To learn more about his program visit revival-strength.com
57 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Bethany Shadburne on the CrossFit Games and advancing in fitness
Bethany Shadburne joined the show to discuss her recent performance at this year's CrossFit Games where she finished 8th. She also talks about her growth into the sport, coming from a history of bodybuilding, gymnastics and long-distance running. If you enjoy the show, please leave a rating and review so we can get more guests like Bethany in the future!
64 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
James Fitzgerald on winning the CrossFit Games, theoretical development of an athlete and competing
James Fitzgerald, owner and founder of OPEX, joins the show to talk about him winning the 2007 CrossFit Games, how to develop as a competitive athlete in the sport of fitness and how often people should be competing. FitzGerald, has dedicated his life to bringing honor to the coaching profession. OPEX Coaching Education and Gyms Licensing Programs provide coaches with the tools needed to professionalize their passion. The OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP) reflects his 25 plus years of coaching expertise and is set apart by providing comprehensive coaching theory as well as practical application of its principles. OPEX continues to educate thousands of coaches around the world each year through a dynamic digital platform and live courses. In early 2019, James achieved another career milestone with the release of Mixed Modal, a groundbreaking course designed to educate coaches on the long-term development of competitive functional fitness athletes. To lean more about James and OPEX Fitness visit opexfit.com and opexgyms.com.
57 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Mike Kesthely on PEDs in CrossFit
Mike Kesthely, owner and founder of Nova 3 Labs, joins the show to talk about performance enhancing drugs within the sport of CrossFit. Mike talks about the reasons people may choose to use PEDs within the sport side of things, some of the drugs people are most likely to use and CrossFit's current drug testing policy. This episode is meant as an educational tool around the sport without providing specific advice on how anyone should be taking PEDs if they so chose. It does not condone taking PEDs within the sport of fitness at any level.
55 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Sean Pastuch on self-affirmations, building the best you and preventing injury
Dr. Sean Pastuch, owner and founder of Active Life RX sits down and chats about his journey into building one of the biggest and most productive remote movement coaching services in the fitness industry. Specifically, Sean talks about certain movement patterns that could be used too much in CrossFit, what he learned from working with elite athletes such as Rich Froning and Jacob Heppner and his mission to professionalize the coach within the fitness industry. Get out your note pad for this one!
69 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
RP's Dr. Mike Israetel: morality around nutrition and why you can't get a muscle up
Renaissance Periodization's Michael Israetel joins the show and drops a lot of knowledge bombs. He talks about how the company founded, morality around nutrition and fitness principles and why you need to be doing bodybuilding hypertrophy work for CrossFit. It's a great podcast. To listen to his 14 minute Tedx talk, go here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYeZVfPxwKM&t=770s To get tickets for the Calgary seminar, follow this link https://renaissanceperiodization.com/rp-calgary-seminar
59 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Justin Mallet, shaving off 25 pounds and counting
In this episode, Justin Mallet, a client of Refocus Nutrition, goes in depth on his journey working with Eric to go from 220 pounds all the way down to 195 pounds today. Justin was recently recognized as the male member of the year at CrossFit Moirai for his transformation over the last year both physically and mentally. In this episode, he talks about his mentality around signing up for coaching, what he learned and why others should get coaching to get the results they've always wanted.
13 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
How to choose the right gym
This episode goes into detail on how I would choose the gym to go to in the future. I talk about adherence, coaching, community and more or less some of the things you should know when it comes to choosing where to workout.
58 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
Brad Jensen, the Sober Bodybuilder, on getting sober and his passion for helping others
Brad Jensen, owner of Key Nutition, goes deep into his story on recovery, talking about how he overcame his addiction to drugs and alcohol to start Key Nutrition today. Jensen shares many of the stories from his past along to demonstrate how it makes him the nutrition and fitness coach that he is today.
62 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Mike Kesthely, supplementing for performance
Mike Kesthely, CEO and founder of Nova 3 Labs, joined the podcast to talk about all things supplements within CrossFit. Specifically, we discussed how to eat for performance within CrossFit, how he worked with former Games' Champions James Fitzgerald and why he created the supplements that he did when he eventually founded Nova 3 Labs. You won't want to miss it!
29 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
Q & A with Eric Elliott
In this episode, Eric goes over many of the frequently asked questions he gets inside of day to day work and check-ins with clients. During the episode, we talk about when the right time to diet is, should we sacrifice happiness for it and the future of CrossFit. As always, leave a rating or review and let us know what you think or contact @iamericelliott to work with him or ask further questions!
68 minutes | May 28, 2019
Mike Burgener, the Godfather of American Weightlifting
In this episode we're joined by the godfather of American Olympic Weightlifting, Mike Burgener. Mike, known as coach, is the original coach for the CrossFit SME Olympic Weightlifting course, a member of the Fighting Irish alumni and was recently inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame--which he talks about during the episode. In this episode, we also discuss what discipline means to him, being in the military and how he's developed into the coach he is today. It's one you're not going to want to miss and share with friends and family!
55 minutes | May 21, 2019
Travis Zipper on recognizing hormone abnormalities, natural and optimal regulation
Travis Zipper, hormone specialist and nutrition coach for the Nutritional Coaching Institute, talks about how he got to where he is in the industry and why he coaches coaches today. Travis also talks about an introduction to hormones and why we are seeing declining levels of testosterone for decades and what we can do about them naturally to get the best physical and mental results we've ever had.
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