In the conclusion of this interview with HQ Trainer Todd Widman, he addresses some of the unique challenges facing the CrossFit community before moving on to discuss his own athletic endeavors, which will culminate in the 2010 CrossFit Games Washington Sectional later this month.
In Part 1 (which is really Part 4 of this interview), Todd addresses training the non-athlete and grades CrossFit’s ability to cater to special populations. While CrossFit.com WODs are created to exceed the capacities of the world’s fittest athletes, Widman believes it is equally rewarding to witness everyday individuals pushing through discomfort and reclaiming their fitness through intensity. Todd encourages coaches to master the art of scaling to make CrossFit universally applicable to any population.
In Part 2, Todd speaks about his intentions to participate in the Northwest Sectionals. Todd’s reasons for jumping into the ring revolve around giving back to a community that has given so much to him, both locally and globally. Is there added pressure and expectations because of his position in the public eye? Yes and no. The pressure is a familiar feeling Todd has become accustomed to while working at seminars.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional video: Todd vs the C2 Rower, published Aug. 16, 2009.