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August 30, 2009

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Herm Blancaflor and Kristan Clever appeared on episode 82 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

2:33 Herm Blancaflor, who started the "FRAT 30 day Paleo Challenge," gave the history behind the "Challenge" and why he started it. He gave advice for people thinking about starting the Paleo diet. He talked about using the support of the people that are doing the
"Challenge" to find recipe ideas, help you get through tough times, and help you feel part of the community that is striving to live the CrossFit lifestyle and increase their performance. Herm also explained where he plans on taking this challenge in the next few months.

25:48 Kristan Clever, of CrossFit North Hollywood and Fourth place finisher in the 2009 CrossFit Games, talked about her mindset during the Games competition. She talked about how she prepared for the Games and what her diet consists of. Kristan admitted that she should get more sleep
and that she might add certain supplements to her diet. She talked about the game of CrossFit HORSE that she is involved in and what the WOD is for this week.

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4 Comments on “CrossFit Radio, Episode 82 090826”


wrote …

Justin, thanks for reading my email on air. It was great fun; my 15 minutes of fame! ;^)

Your guests were great, too. I'll check out the Paleo Challenge. I think I'm too much a beginner to survive a game of HORSE with anyone, though. With friends over to the garage we did our first Fight Gone Bad. It feels gooooood! 8^)

Here's my wife, Kirsten (She Who Must Be Obeyed:)

I just wanted to comment on, after hearing the first segment of your show, that after eating in the Zone for 2 months, I too have noticed a big increase in energy and I need less sleep than ever before. After a couple of weeks I lost so much weight that I had to double my fats to maintain where I wanted to be. All of this without ever getting hungry. I couldn't believe how effective it was. Now I'm telling all my friends about it.

Charles again: Yeah, it's similiar. We have more to learn about Paleo, but the stuff we're eating for the Zone keeps us largely out of grains and processed foods.

Thanks again, Justin and crew. Keep up the great work!

Charles & Kirsten


wrote …

JJ- thanks for the kind words about our FRAT Paleo Challenge :) Herm works so hard on the programming and the setup each day along with going to school and having clients all day. I am so proud of him. Paleo has changed my life! If a mom of 3 can do this so can you! We'd love to have some new peeps join in so come visit the site:


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Thanks again for talking about the FRAT Paleo Challenge on your show. You and Herm did a great job discussing the challenge and the difference it can make in your fitness performance and your life.

I also want to again thank Herm for setting this challenge up for us and tirelessly programming, supporting and encouraging everyone who has decided to take it on. Herm my brother, you are an incredible coach and friend.

Keep up the strong work,

-Jeremy "Playoff Beard" Reed


wrote …

I recently completed my personal trainer course. The instructor uses the CrossFit concept of traiing. After taking the course, and reading various articles about CrossFit I to believe this is the way to go. I have been lifting for over 35 years, some power lifting and some body building, but I am sold on the idea of functional strenght. I want to start training clients this spring, but I don't feel confident at this point in time, in my knowlegde of how to come up with effective WODs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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