In Athletes, Radio

April 03, 2009

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This is the 51st episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PDT on April 1st, 2009.

0:00 Intro
3:00 Joe Decker, the Guiness Book of World Records “World’s Fittest Man”
50:30 Melissa Byer’s letter to Hang Power Cleans

Joe got his record by completing the following in 24 hours:
Cycling 100 miles
Running 10 miles
Power walking 5 miles
Kayaking 6 miles
Hiking 10 miles
Swimming 2 miles
3000 Abdominal crunches
1100 Jumping jacks
1000 Leg lifts
1100 Push-ups
Rowing 10 miles on a C2
Skiing 10 miles on a Nordic Track
Accumulating 278,000 lbs. of weight lifting

This show explores the differences and mostly the similarities between his style of training and CrossFit. Joe talks about his background as a fat, out of shape shlub, and the specifics behind his transformation into the “World's Fittest Man.”

They also get into specifics on his training and nutrition practices. Joe is very pro-CrossFit, and was invited by Neil to compete in the Regional Qualifiers with hopes of going on to the CrossFit Games.

56min 7sec

The next show will be Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 6pm PDT.

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12 Comments on “CrossFit Radio Episode 51 090401”


Joe Hardy wrote …

BA man! This would be something worth trying some day, just to do it! I hope to see him at the games! This is pure crazy so of course I love it. What about 24 hours or girl and hero WODs?


wrote …

That was your best interview ever. Hopefully Joe Decker is representative that a new generation of functional man's fitness is emerging from the current bodybuilding misconceptions that surround today's fitness industry.


Shane Skowron wrote …

Excellent, excellent interview. This guy deserves a great amount of respect. And I'm glad you invited him to the CF Games; it'll be interesting to see him compete.


wrote …

Excellent and entertaining interview. What a great character! Neil, you did a fabulous job interviewing this man. It would be interesting to see have Joe would fare at the CrossFit Games Qualifier.


wrote …

In the interview they mentioned a video of Joe Decker lifting the weights and having to be pulled from station to station. Anyone have a link to that? That would be really cool to see.


wrote …

Fun show guys - I had my doubts when I saw the content for this show, but it blew me away - Great job


wrote …

I have to agree this is the best interview yet. I look forward to seeing him at the I am spectating.


wrote …

Guys, that was fun! You did an awesome job interviewing Joe - highly entertaining and informative. Nice to know that there are other awesome programs pursuing the cause of real functional fitness.


wrote …

Way to go outside the box and conduct one awesome interview. I seriously hope you got this guy the Qualifier/Games info. I'd be stoked to see an "outsider" help fire up the competition.


wrote …

My dear, departed martial arts instructor used to say 'when you get to the top of the mountain, you find there was more than one way up.' Joe found another way up! Would be great to see how he competes at a qualifier, but on the other hand - who friggin cares! What a stud. That guy's an awesome, awesome athlete and man.

Thanks for finding him. Paul


wrote …

Guys, Great show and it was fun to hear the interaction between you and Joe. I also like Apollo's comment in that there is more than one way to climb to the top of the mountain. This gives us "Grinders" something to work toward.

Thanks again for a great show.


wrote …

Thanks Guys once again great show. Im excited to see if Joe goes to a CF Qualifier and Im sure everyone else does too but also in the spirit of sport it would be awesome to see how some Crossfitters handle the Guiness Records workout. As soon as I saw the workout I thought I gota see where I stack up. Anyone else have the same thoughts.

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