On Episode 191 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed James Hobson, owner of CrossFit Addiction, and gymnastics and movement specialist Carl Paoli. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is Fat Jesus by CrossFit JAX:
5 rounds for time of:
Body-weight ground to overhead, 6 reps
Chest-to-bar pull-ups, 12 reps
Double-unders, 18 reps
8:40 James Hobson owns Crossfit Addiction in Georgia and has organized other affiliates in the Atlanta area into competition leagues. Hobson described how he conceptualized the idea and put it into motion. The league is starting its second season with 42 teams competing, and he’s already had to turn teams away. Hobson explained how the competitions work and discussed the benefits of being part of the league, and he also gave advice to other affiliate owners who would like to form their own leagues.
31:20 Carl Paoli is an expert on gymnastics and human movement. He gave his perspective on being in London at the time of the riots and explained how he used what he learned from Tony Blauer to keep himself safe. Carl also helped coach Annie Thorisdottir to her championship at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. He described what it was like to work with her and how they determined what areas she needed to focus on. Paoli explained how the average CrossFitter can assess him- or herself and target weaknesses. Finally, the coach talked about his website GymnasticsWOD.com and how it can benefit CrossFitters.
1hr 3min 44sec