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December 04, 2008

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This is Part 1 of the second episode of the Boz and Todd Experience. Boz and Todd, with special guest Chris Spealler, conducted four training sessions at Front Range CrossFit. Except for scheduling the athletes, these sessions were unplanned. They met with the athletes for the first time that night, interviewed them about their strengths and weaknesses, and took them through a training session and workout. Real world training with several of Front Range CrossFit’s regular clients.

In this video, Todd Widman takes Sandy Hoover through a private training session. They decide to do a workout borrowed from CrossFit Vancouver:

3 Rounds, 21-15-9 of:
Sumodeadlift highpull
Overhead squat

They cover the basics of both the SDHP and OHS with PVC pipe, then gradually add weight. Todd, having never worked with Sandy before, makes an assessment that the empty bar (with wooden training plates) was sufficient weight for this workout. Sandy surprised everyone, including herself, by smoking the workout unbroken. Next time, she’d definitely go heavier.

Adrian Bozman, Todd Widman and Chris Spealler are three of CrossFit’s top trainers. They spend a significant portion of their time traveling around the country working the CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certification seminars.

16min 3sec

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19 Comments on “The Boz & Todd Experience — Episode 2, Part 1”


wrote …

wow!!!!!! that vid was totally motivating for me. I wish I had someone to teach and push me through my workouts like that. I would be 100 times better


Ryan Powell wrote …

I just learned so much! great vid.


Matthew Doane wrote …

Go Sandy!!!


wrote …

great video. I hope I can get some instruction like that one of these days, but watching that set off a few light bulbs!


Chad Skola wrote …

Todd awesome coaching. I didn't see much of Boz I guess he will be in the later parts. Good Job Sandy! I think we will do this WOD in the near future. It is an excellent way to work on the form on both of those.


wrote …

You GO! girl---I love it---studmuffin!!! Girls rock!


wrote …

What a badass chick, and a cutie! Gotta love CrossFit girls!


wrote …

Great video.


wrote …

Good video demonstrating what good coaching is. Wow, you could cut the sexual tension with a knife.


wrote …

Excellent vid, loving the Boz and Tod experience, is great to see good coaches that are actual badasses as well. It must be really inspirational to have guys like them coaching you. Just one question...I wonder if beards are detrimental to WOD performance? Aerodynamics maybe?? :0) You look totally different dude!


wrote …

Excellent video. Very informative. I could watch Sandy workout all day =0)


wrote …

This is excellent material. These active training videos are the perfect marriage between the theory lectures and the sample exercise video clips. Keep 'em coming!


Cody Limbaugh wrote …

Great to see professionalism in coaching. When I first became a Certified Personal Trainer it was really 'cool'. Now there is so much bad coaching and useless trainers out there I feel like the whole 'fitness industry' is getting a reputation similar to the shmarmy used car salesmen. We need more training as shown in the video.
Pleasure to watch!
Thanks to all who worked to make it happen!
Go Crossfit!


Adam Kayce wrote …

It's been said, but I'm a-sayin' it again... excellent coaching, Todd. I learned a ton hearing your cues, the pointers you gave, the times you gave a touch to reinforce a movement (like the knees piece); all great.

And Sandy, way to hit it! Todd was right, you are a great listener. It was cool to see you adjust when the cues came at you. Very cool.


wrote …

great video chalked full of useful teaching tools but where is the "stay classy" ending. Kinda missed the goofing off at the end with Boz aand Todd. Keep them coming guys.

P.S. Well done Sandy, you are a C.C.B, Certified Crossfit Badass.


wrote …

I was on the receiving end of Todd's coaching at the recent Gahanna Cert. Nothing but positive, nothing but helpful. Great experience.

A real pleasure to meet you, Todd.



replied to comment from Cody Limbaugh

Couldn't agree with you more. When I started personal training I thought I had enough to do a good job. It's been 7 years and watching these videos opens my eyes to how much more there is to learn and how much more room for improvement I still have.
Thanks CrossFit for putting it all out there!


wrote …

wow so good! great coaching


wrote …

Great WOD Sandy! Todd you're a stud. Had a blast meeting you in Vancouver last weekend (July 25-26)

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