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February 07, 2009

Audio Article

This is the 30th episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PST on February 6th, 2009.

0:00 Intro
2:45 Justus Norgord, firefighter and owner of Cutting Edge CrossFit in Murietta, CA
38:00 Letter from Sean McCue on why CrossFitters are so humble.

Justus is a Fire Chief with San Diego Fire and Rescue. He talked about the poor exercise and eating habits of his comrades and how the stresses of the job are contributing to heart attacks and other common health problems. Justus brought hard data on what functional fitness is doing for those in the fire and rescue services, not to mention the tax payers. Some of this data included a drop in work-comp related injury costs by more than $1.5 million. Also, he reported that downtime related to on the job injuries has been cut by more than 50%.

42min 41sec

The next show will be Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 6pm PST.

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2 Comments on “CrossFit Radio Episode 30 090206”

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"Humble" is not a word I would immediately have associated with CrossFitters!

But I certainly see the point, that CrossFitters are not liable to brag about their particular CrossFitting prowess, both because their times speak for themselves and because everyone has their weaknesses.

I'm pretty sure, on the other hand, that the rest of the fitness world thinks we're pretty arrogant on the whole. And why not? We're way better than them ;)

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The Chief is right about the younger guys not being able to keep up. I am in a Law Enforcement Academy where they have added physical fitness to the ciriculum. Actually they are using CrossFit based workouts. Although there is no standard participation is required.

I am very disapointed in the physical capability of the majority of the students. I am 48 and grew up participating in sports and gym classes in elementary and high school and have been pretty competitive. I Think the elimination of physical fitness in school at the younger ages has significantly contributed the poor physical fitness of todays younger gerneration.

I retired from the Navy four years ago and have been doing CroffFit for over two years and feel that I am in better shape today than I was when I retired even though I was very active in my fitness competing in adventure racing, running and biking.

Thank yo ufor your programs, I really enjoy them. I can't listen to them live but download and listen at work while reading emails.

Mark

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