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Conversations with a variety of people in the CrossFit community and beyond. Enjoy a cup of coffee or your drive with some education, inspiration, and entertainment along the way through shared experiences and information to give you the inside scoop.

Conversations with a variety of people in the CrossFit community and beyond. Enjoy a cup of coffee or your drive with some education, inspiration, and entertainment along the way through shared experiences and information to give you the inside scoop.
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United States

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Conversations with a variety of people in the CrossFit community and beyond. Enjoy a cup of coffee or your drive with some education, inspiration, and entertainment along the way through shared experiences and information to give you the inside scoop.

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English


Episodes

IA 107: Professional Trainer Pt. 2

11/9/2018
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Get in your podcast listening this week! We will be on hold for a week so hang tight! Doug and Chris continue their conversation on what it means to be a professional trainer. This go around we talk about some of the challenges that many of us face at some some point in this profession with schedule, pricing, and even confidence as a trainer. The post IA 107: Professional Trainer Pt. 2 appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:45:33

IA 106: Professional Trainer

11/4/2018
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This week Doug and Chris answer one of the questions they get from a listener on becoming a professional trainer. Is it possible? What are the means to get there, and what might it look like? Doug and Chris have a unique perspective since one is a gym owner and the other works in the gym. Listen in for the goods!! The post IA 106: Professional Trainer appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:01:01:59

IA 105: Unilateral Work

10/24/2018
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Many of us see value in movements that may not be labelled "functional" by CrossFit's definition. When we place these in our programming is key though. They can't be the heart of our programming, but depending on how often you are training they do have a time and place. This week Doug and Chris discuss how this applies to your training. The post IA 105: Unilateral Work appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:46:56

IA 104: Open Gym

10/17/2018
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As an affiliate owner Chris often gets the question of Open Gym and if it's valuable or negatively effects the community vibe at the gym. This week Chris and Doug run through how long CrossFit Park City has had open gym, why they support it, and what you may need to get over as an affiliate owner in regards to fear. The post IA 104: Open Gym appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:26:46

IA 103: Gear

10/10/2018
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This week Chris and Doug wrecked their brains on a topic to help bring some value to their awesome listeners. It ended up being some of their favorite pieces of gear, how versatile they can be, and if they’re worth having as an affiliate or a garage gym. Listen in to hear of some of the things you may have not thought about in regards to gear, things that are outside the box that may be worth investing in, or can your money be spent better elsewhere. The post IA 103: Gear appeared first on...

Duration:00:50:46

IA 102: Ready State Fitness and Programming

10/4/2018
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Programming for CrossFit has morphed into a number of different options or methods but our typical "periodization" is something that we may need to think twice about with a different structure for the Games. AND, even if you don't have any aspirations of going to the Games it's something you should pay attention to. Doug and Chris talk through their outlook on having a "ready state" program and what their goals are and why they program they way they do with Icon. Plus, one uppers, wedding...

Duration:00:48:40

IA 101: mentality/rx

9/27/2018
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Doug and Chris continue on with their conversation of modifying workouts. What's the deal with the word "scaling" and why is there a negative connotation with it. That leads into more on the mental approaches to our workouts, goals, and fitness in general. And even though Doug doesn't have a pet peeve we get a good laugh at the end of the episode. The post IA 101: mentality/rx appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:47:32

IA 100: Preventing Injury

9/20/2018
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This week Doug and Chris continue the conversation on the topic of being hurt versus injured. This time around though they talk about ways to avoid even having to have that conversation. It’s no surprise that it’s probably much more simple than you think but listen in to hear their approaches for smart in effective training while avoiding injury. The post IA 100: Preventing Injury appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:45:11

IA 99: Hurt or Injured

9/13/2018
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Ever wonder if you're hurt, injured, or if one will lead to the other? There are plenty of times where it's good to push through the "hurt", but what kind are we talking about? Does it or could it lead to injury and how long would it take to recover from that? Doug and Chris talk about their personal experience here as well as how they work with their classes and one on one clients when it comes to this topic. The post IA 99: Hurt or Injured appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:48:03

IA 98: Programming

9/6/2018
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This week Doug and Chris run through a variety of questions one of their Icon members had in regards to programming. It gives you a deeper look into their, fundamentals, approach, and theory behind much of what they do. Learn what guides much of the programming behind Icon, and the new things Chris is learning and developing with Grunt Work. The post IA 98: Programming appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:59:46

IA 97: New Games Set Up

8/31/2018
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The truth is none of us really know much of what is going on with the 2019 Games season.... but, since many of us are in the dark we thought we would share some of our thoughts. This week Doug and Chris simply give their opinions on the very little they actually do know on the topic, as well as what they have been communicating to their athletes that may be in a bit of a tizzy over it. Plus, find out why Doug has a bone to pick with the USPS. The post IA 97: New Games Set Up appeared first...

Duration:00:44:24

IA 96: Affiliation???

8/23/2018
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This week Doug and Chris talk through the benefits.... or not of affiliation. When it comes to running a CrossFit affiliate it's clear the steps you have to take to be an affiliate and what that allows you to do. On the flip side if a gym isn't a CrossFit affiliate it's clear what they are and are not permitted to do in regards to using the CrossFit name. This weeks topic revolves more around the potential reasons that existing CrossFit gyms may deaffilate, and is there really any value to...

Duration:00:56:26

IA 95: Keep It Simple

8/16/2018
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It’s easy to overthink things when it comes to training. The reality is for many of us are boils down to hard work and just getting started. Doug and Chris run through what this looks like in regards to strength training, building an aerobic base, and just fitness in general. It brings them to a new program design that helps accomplish these things with simplicity and minimal equipment. Grunt Work Is programming that was done in cycles leading up to the CrossFit games for I can athletes....

Duration:00:42:48

Games Inspiration and What to do with It

8/10/2018
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The Games are over and many of us saw some inspiring performances. This often leads to more motivation and many of us looking to step things up. But how do we do that, what are our goals, and what's the right path to take. Doug and Chris run through a recap of the Games as well as some suggestions on how to take the right steps in putting that motivation to use in regards to your training. The post Games Inspiration and What to do with It appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:51:25

IA 93: Games and Athleticism

8/3/2018
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The CrossFit Games are in full swing! Lots of events are under the athletes belts and it's been fun to watch some of them rise to the top and a few with surprise performances. One of the topics that comes to mind is the raw athleticism that some of these guys and girls may or may not have. Are CrossFit Games athletes athletic? Do they have to be? They are athletes no doubt but what about the raw athleticism that you can't always put your finger on and how do people develop that? This week...

Duration:00:55:38

IA 92: Learn and Play New Sports

7/25/2018
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CrossFit has evolved into a sport for many. But has it taken you away from other sports and is there value to you getting back into them? Depending on your goals with CrossFit we think so. There is much to be gained from learning and playing new sports and it's in the original "World Class Fitness in 100 Words" written by CrossFit founder Greg Glassman. Have you been missing out on some fitness by not playing sports? The post IA 92: Learn and Play New Sports appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:53:46

IA 91: Drugs/Strength/and Pride

7/18/2018
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So we weren't going to talk about drugs this week but Doug just had to. Then we went on a rant. We run through some of our thoughts on the recent information released on athletes qualifying for the Games that got hit for taking drugs. This leads into answering some questions we received this week on how to address those wanting additional strength programming in the gym as well as what do you do when people don't want to follow your programming? The post IA 91: Drugs/Strength/and Pride...

Duration:00:50:06

IA 90: Under Utilized Movements in CrossFit

7/12/2018
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You know those movements. The ones that you learned somewhere along the way but never do. Suddenly when you do stumble into them it's an eye opener! This week Chris and Doug run through some of the movements they like to program on occasion that fall under this category. Throw some into your training and see how it goes! The post IA 90: Under Utilized Movements in CrossFit appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:56:42

IA 89: 2018 Games

7/4/2018
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hey are just around the corner. Only 4 weeks away and the 2018 CrossFit Games start. For 48 men and 48 women it's the peak of their training and can be a time that we are inspired... or start to feel anxious. Where do you fall into this category and why? Doug and Chris talk through some of the things they see this time of year with themselves and other athletes and how it can be used to their advantage or hinder them. The post IA 89: 2018 Games appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:49:12

IA 88: Skills V Fitness

6/28/2018
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This week Chris and Doug answer a specific question they got from one of their listeners. Get the background on what kind of training Rick (that athlete) does, where he has come from, and what he trains for now. Much of the questions revolve around the balance of developing the skills in CrossFit or getting the meat from strength and conditioning. Can you do both? The post IA 88: Skills V Fitness appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:49:59