Jake Platt, owner of Northwest CrossFit (winners of the 2009 Affiliate Cup Challenge), and CrossFitting strongman Rob Orlando both appeared on Episode 87 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.
2:08 Jake Platt talks about the culture he tries to foster at his two affiliates in Washington state. He explains how he keeps track of 500 members every month and discusses how and why he does his programming a month at a time. Jake also talks about why he places a lot of emphasis on strength-biased programming and where he will be taking his affiliates in the future.
29:39 Rob Orlando is a successful competitor in strongman competitions and the owner of Hybrid Athletics. He finished 22nd at the 2009 CrossFit Games. Rob discusses the philosophy behind creating his affiliate and how he’s continually striving to produce athletes who are incredibly strong CrossFitters. He explained why he likes to include strongman movements in the WODs and how his training and diet have changed and affected his performance since finding CrossFit. The strongman based in Connecticut also talks about the video 100 Body Weight Squats, in which he squats 200 lb. 100 times in a row.