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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 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...

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 87: Partnering in A Gym

6/20/2018
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This week Doug and Chris answer one of the questions they received in a review a few weeks back regarding partnering in a Gym. Lots to think about that many often don’t consider when it comes to this topic. Not only what the value of the affiliate is, but what are you really getting into and what will you get out of it. Asking the right questions and finding someone that knows their stuff in regards to business is a must. The post IA 87: Partnering in A Gym appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:50:50

IA 86: CrossFit Fads

6/13/2018
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Lets face it, even within CrossFit there are "fads". Doug and Chris talk through some of them this week. Everything from apparel to programming and what the hang ups can be when we lose track of the core of what we are trying to do. Most of these fringe type things can be super beneficial, fun, or even educational. But if we lose sight of what really brings us the results and the goods they can be distracting. The post IA 86: CrossFit Fads appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:01:13:13

IA 85: Masters Programming

6/7/2018
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The demographic of Masters is a big one in CrossFit! Especially if you are considering it to be 35 or older. Does training need to change, what does it look like, and how do we maximize our time in the gym with the responsibilities we have in life. Doug and Chris run through some of the philosophy of their programming for the masters community with Icon and what their members have had success with in a 90 min window of training. The post IA 85: Masters Programming appeared first on Icon...

Duration:00:59:35

IA:84 Do You Really Want To?

5/31/2018
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Another week down in Regionals and this was an exciting one. It brought to mind what it really takes for any of us to be the very best at something. The risk vs. reward, sacrifices we have to make, and how it applies to us being the best version of ourselves in and out of the gym. Doug and Chris hash through the topic after finding out how possibly unprepared Chris is for this dirt bike race. Plus, who is Loni Anderson again? The post IA:84 Do You Really Want To? appeared first on Icon...

Duration:00:48:18

IA 83: Regionals Recap Week 1

5/24/2018
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Join Chris and Doug as they recap the first week of Regionals. Chris had a chance to help out at athlete in the South and got the scoop both behind the scenes with time between workouts, prep routines, and staying mentally present. Of course they get off topic, have some technical issues, and even ask what McGuyver is up to these days? The post IA 83: Regionals Recap Week 1 appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:54:35

IA 82: Prep for Comps and CrossFit Stereotypes

5/18/2018
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Doug and Chris get a bit off track as usual this week. Jumping right into some of the stereotypes of CrossFitters, elite athletes in general, and what can seem silly at times. Regionals is here though and much of the conversation revolves around what these athletes are prepping for, how they should be doing it, and what some of the veterans will be doing. Plus, how do "stainless steel" pans stain? The post IA 82: Prep for Comps and CrossFit Stereotypes appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:54:07

IA 81: Regionals Events

5/9/2018
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Regionals Events have been released... at least some of them. Doug and Chris walk through some of their thoughts on what we have seen so far as well as the mental approach athletes should be having with just a week away of competition for many. Competing to win, what that looks like over the entire weekend, and when you know a workout isn't in your wheelhouse. Doug fires away the questions. The post IA 81: Regionals Events appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:55:33

IA Ep 80: Developing as a Coach

5/3/2018
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This week Chris and Doug walk through some of the ways we can develop as a coach. Many of us look to put a check in the box but it's much more in that. How can we be invested as a coach, develop our craft, and become a true professional? Listen in on our take. The post IA Ep 80: Developing as a Coach appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:44:07

IA79 Age Group Online Qualifier

4/26/2018
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The Age Group Online Qualifier is over and there were some crazy performances from all age groups. Doug and Chris talk through some of the performances, the programming this year, and may even help with a bit of perspective that can help those of you in this category The post IA79 Age Group Online Qualifier appeared first on Icon Athlete.

Duration:00:54:35