On Episode 177 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed longtime-vegetarian-turned-meat-eater Marriah Abellera, as well as Heather Bergeron, who is a member of CrossFit New England’s Affiliate Cup team. The Massachusetts squat just swept the Reebok CrossFit Games Northeast Regional team competition by winning every event. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.
5:30 CrossFit Five Cities co-owner Marriah Abellera was a strict vegetarian for 23 years. Since starting CrossFit, she has incorporated meat into her diet, and she came on the show to talk about her transition. After doing research on the Paleo Diet, Marriah started adding fish into her diet. After realizing significance performance gains, she added more different types of meat, and the performance gains continued.
33:10 CrossFit Games veteran individual competitor Heather Bergeron has made the move to compete as part of the CrossFit New England team this year. She talked about her decision to “go team.” Now that she has competed as both an individual and as part of a team, she talked about the differences between the two and what her experience was like competing with her squad at the recent Northeast Regional. Heather reflected on the regional competition, where her team won an unprecedented six of six workouts, and she explained what her team’s programming and preparations will look like in the next month before the Reebok CrossFit Games.
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