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IST CrossFit Podcast

IST CrossFit Podcast

By IST CrossFit
Fitness, health, CrossFit, and everything related. Chris, Brendan, Alex and Joe talk about a variety of topics. Visit for more information on what we do and who we are.
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Episode 40 - Wodapalooza: Brendan's experience
This week we talk about Brendan's experience at Wodapalooza. Brendan competed on a team of 3 in the elite division. We talk about travel, eating, sleeping, and dealing with a chaotic environment. We try to paint a picture of what it is like to compete on the big stage and talk about the lessons learned.
January 20, 2022
Episode 39 - 2021 Wrap-Up
This week we talk about 2021. We go over ten moments that we enjoyed including the in-house competition, our new class format, and the return of the IST Christmas Party. 
December 30, 2021
Episode 38 - Q and A (Belts, Age Group, Healthy Restaurant Meals, and more)
This week we go over your questions! We talk about belts, age groups in CrossFit competitions, how CrossFit could improve your performance in your profession, and how to make a good choice at restaurants.
December 16, 2021
Episode 37 - Gym Equipment - Why do we use what we use?
This week we talk about the equipment we have in gym and why we use it. We also talk about pieces we have, but don't use as often.
December 02, 2021
Episode 36 - Fitness, Health, and the Holidays
This week we talk about our approach to maintaining healthy habits in the holiday season. 
November 11, 2021
Episode 35 - What goes through a coach's mind during class?
Chris, Joe, Brendan and Alex talk about what goes through their mind during a class. We talk about our mental preparation, modifying the workout for individual need, safety and much more. 
October 28, 2021
Episode 34 - Quarterfinals Recap
This week we talk about the CrossFit Quarterfinals. Coach Brendan and Joe reflect on the 5 events they completed. 
April 15, 2021
Episode 33 - The Open and Competitiveness
This week we talk about the first two weeks of the open and the positives and negatives of a competitive setting.
March 25, 2021
Episode 32 - The 10 Domains of Fitness
This week we talk about the 10 domains of fitness. They are cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. We also talk about what type of athlete we think would be at the top of each domain.
March 11, 2021
Episode 31 - The Power of Group Fitness
This week we talk about the power of group fitness. We talk about motivation, increases in performance, and enjoyment!
February 25, 2021
Episode 30 - Where will CrossFit be in 10 years?
This week we talk about where we think CrossFit will be in 10 years.
February 11, 2021
Episode 29 - How to improve your fitness outside of the gym
This week we talk about improving your fitness outside of the gym. This is a very context dependent topic, so we give two examples. We talk about the gym goer who does 2-3 workouts per week in the gym and the gym goer who is in the gym 5-6 days per week or more.
January 28, 2021
Episode 28 - Plans for 2021
This week we talk about our plan for 2021. We talk about our competition prep class, the open, a summer competition, and much more. We also talk our personal plans and goals for the year.
January 14, 2021
Episode 27 - How has the fitness industry changed in the last 10-20 years?
This week we talk about the changes we've seen in the last 10-20 years.
November 05, 2020
Episode 26 - Coach's Favorites
This week we keep it light and talk about some of our favorites.
October 22, 2020
Episode 25 - Benefits of Competing
This week we talk about the benefits of competing!
October 15, 2020
Episode 24 - What is your why?
This week we talk about our "why". Why do we workout and what motivates us.
October 08, 2020
Episode 23 - Question and Answer
0:30: Thoughts on WHOOP/fitness trackers/heart rate monitors 7:50: Fad diets, keto, paleo, etc? 13:45: Food/drinks for better recovery 15:42: How do you decide what to program? 19:45: Age and gains? 25:10: Favorite mobility exercise/movement 26:10: CrossFit fail? 28:00: What is one thing you would change about CrossFit? 31:30: Preworkout nutrition 32:40: When will we bring back skill classes 34:30: Why do we put scores on the board?
October 01, 2020
Episode 22 - What I Wish I Knew When I Started CrossFit
This week we talk about what we wish we knew when we first started CrossFit. 
September 24, 2020
Episode 21 - CrossFit Games Events
This week we go over the CrossFit games events. We talk about each event and predictions for the best score and winners.
September 17, 2020
Episode 20 - The CrossFit Games
This week we talk about the CrossFit games and the new format. We also discuss why 25% of the Game's athletes are Canadian...
September 10, 2020
Episode 19 - What's New at IST
It has been a while!  We wanted to catch up with everyone. We will be getting back to weekly podcasts every Thursday.
September 03, 2020
Episode 18 - Strength Training vs. Endurance Training
This week we talk about strength training and endurance training. Which one is better?? Note: There was a small amount of audio loss in this podcast (two sections for 10-15 seconds each). 
March 12, 2020
Episode 17 - Pregnancy and CrossFit ft. Brynn Marshall
This week we talk to Brynn Marshall about performing CrossFit style workouts while pregnant. We talk about the modifications made during pregnancy and after. 
March 05, 2020
Episode 16 - CrossFit Competitions - Should You Compete?
This week we talk about reasons to compete, how to determine if you are ready to compete, options to compete, and preparing for competition. We also talk how to increase your comfort for your first competition. 
February 27, 2020
Episode 15 - Vacation, Working out and nutrition
This week we talk about the strategies we use on vacation for work outs and nutrition.
February 20, 2020
Episode 14 - How to Strategize for Workouts
This week we talk about how to strategize for workouts.  The sample workout we talk about is right here: 3 Rounds 500m Row 30 Wall Ball 20 Pull Ups
February 13, 2020
Episode 13 - The Fitness Industry
This week we talk about the fitness industry as a whole. We touch on the pros and the cons.
February 06, 2020
Episode 12 - Injury
This week we talk about injuries and how  to deal with them.
January 30, 2020
Episode 11 - Nutrition Basics for Body Composition
This week we talk about the basics of nutrition for body composition.
January 23, 2020
Episode 10 - Gear for CrossFit
This week we talk about shoes, belts, wrist wraps and more. 
January 16, 2020
Episode 9 - Question and Answer (Part 3)
We get through all of the questions this week!!!
December 31, 2019
Episode 8 - Question and Answer (Pt. 2)
This week we answer more of your questions: What is the funniest thing that has ever happened at IST? Will IST add more space? How would you prank someone? Are you planning a nutrition class? How do I get abs? What is the best thing about Chris Bell? What changes do we want at IST? What have you learned from members? Why don't we do intro questions!?
December 19, 2019
Episode 7 - Question and Answer Part 1
On this episode we answer your questions!
December 12, 2019
Episode 6 - Pet Peeves
In this fun episode we talk about our pet peeves.
December 05, 2019
Episode 5 - Recovery Pt. 2
This week we finish talking about how to improve your recovery.
November 26, 2019
Episode 5 - Recovery Pt. 1
This week we talk about recovery!
November 21, 2019
Episode 4 - Common Misconceptions of CrossFit
This week we talk about common misconceptions!
November 14, 2019
Episode 3 - Modifying CrossFit for Best Results
This week we talk about substitution and scaling for CrossFit.
November 07, 2019
Episode 2 - What Makes IST Unique
In this episode we talk about what makes IST unique. 
October 31, 2019
Episode 1 - About Us
In our first episode ever, we just wanted to share a little bit about us. We give our backgrounds, how we got into fitness, and discuss some of our passions.
October 24, 2019