In this episode we chat with Chuck Bennington, lead coach for CrossFit Gymnastics about:
-His background in the military and finding CF
-CF Gymnastics - shapes and how they translate to weightlifting
-Rx = understanding
-Being a dad
-Books he recommends
-Themes of: Vulnerability and Overall wanting to help others
Coaches Rachel and Chris discuss how CrossFit differs from other fitness routines due to the in-depth coaching and how this means it can be for anybody, but maybe not everyone. Coach Rachel also talks about how CF improved her golf game and her experience at the Adaptive Training Seminar.
In this episode we get to know our newest staff member, Coach Rachel. Rachel talks about being overweight as a teen and finding high intensity exercise to lose the weight, then using CrossFit to change her body composition. We also talk about her recent experience at the CrossFit Gymnastics specialty seminar and the things she took away from that weekend.
Becca wanted to lean out and increase performance in the gym, but at 1500 calories, she wasn't eating enough! This episode walks through our process of increasing her calories and the results she has seen in and out of the gym. Some of the effects surprised her!
Breakfast - what do you do when you get sick of eggs?
Weight belt placement? Alternating upper and lower body days? Cheat weekends? Three best mobility exercises?
If you could build an athlete ground-up, where would you start?
When should you start using pre-workout/other supplements?
Nutrition hacks? What or who inspires you as a coach? Hype track? What Games athlete would you want to coach? What would you program for the Open? Favorite/least favorite move?
Why do people sometimes puke when they workout?
Nervous pees before workout? How often to take rest days? What to do with 10 minutes time after a workout?
We chat with Jon Dobzelecki from Performing Nutrition and how he went from almost 400 lbs. to nutrition coach. We talk about his time growing up in the States and then Hong Kong; his yo-yo dieting with Weight Watchers, and how a $50 bet in college got him to lose almost 200 lbs, run 2 marathons, start CrossFit, and discover his passion of helping others with nutrition. Find out more at www.performingnutrition.com and on Instagram @performingnutrition
This week we talk with Melissa Hemphill: Air Force Captain, Biology professor, wife, mother of 3, and BIRTHFIT Regional Director. We cover topics like nutrition, mindset, and self-care, but so much more including Melissa’s personal life events and struggles.
We talk to Dori Fleekop, coach at CrossFit Kanna. We learn about his background and how he went from 205 lbs. to 150 lbs. by simply working for it. We also talk about how he found CrossFit in Europe, how he came to Kanna, and his experience at the CrossFit Adaptive Athlete Seminar and his takeaways for working with impaired athletes.
This week we talk with Nast Whitson, BIRTHFIT Regional Director, CrossFit coach, running coach, and so much more. We talk about having a tribe, her journey from track star, med school to fashion career change, books she likes, being a “pressure releaser,” and more on mindset.
We interview the founder of BirthFit, a movement that encourages a state of readiness for expecting mothers by focusing on four pillars: nutrition, fitness, chiropractic, and mindset. Coach Chris recently attended the BirthFit coaches seminar and wanted to spread the word about this powerful movement.