On Episode 174 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed combative expert Tony Blauer and gymnast Carl Paoli. Stacie Tovar was also featured on the episode, which was was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
4:30 Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems came on the show to talk about his popular Be Your Own Bodyguard seminars. Tony talked about feedback he gets from students who have attended his seminars and found them helpful. Carl Paoli is one such student. Carl joined the discussion to tell of an experience he had where he used Tony’s techniques to successfully avoid a physical confrontation. Blauer explained why it’s necessary to know what a potential assailant wants and how to watch for cues that let you know an attacker’s intentions. Tony went on to describe some of the things that are taught at his seminars.
32:40 By winning the North Central Regional last weekend, Stacie Tovar qualified for the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, making this the third year in a row that she will compete at the main event. Stacie came on the show to talk about her experience at the regional and gave her thoughts on the Open that preceded it. She talked about the regional programming and gave insight into what she did to recover between days and events. Stacie described her diet and training, along with her weaknesses, and she talked about what the next two months will look like for her as she prepares for the Reebok CrossFit Games in July.