On Episode 209 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed George Ryan, who is the subject-matter expert for the CrossFit Striking Trainer Course. Justin also interviewed Bob Weeks, who is doing great things for the Wounded Warrior Project. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit WV.
Five rounds for time of:
9 chest-to-bar pull-ups
95-lb. power snatch, 15 reps
2:45 George Ryan has developed a system of striking and self-protection that he teaches to law-enforcement officers around the country. In the CrossFit Striking Trainer Course, attendees are not only introduced to this system but also learn how to incorporate striking into their CrossFit programming. Ryan explained what people will learn at his seminars and how a CrossFitter would benefit by attending. He shared a little of his background and how he found CrossFit. As a law-enforcement officer, Ryan says he benefits daily from his CrossFit training, and he spoke about why it’s important for those who serve and protect to attain elite fitness.
29:50 Bob Weeks is a man on a mission: to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project. In order to do that, he’s planning on running 444 miles across North Carolina in May. He spoke about why this means so much to him and why he wants so badly to help the cause. Weeks is an endurance athlete who has used running and CrossFit to overcome life’s trials. He spoke about running a marathon in each of the 50 states, plus Washington D.C., and described how he found CrossFit and why he loves the community so much. He ended by explaining what the Fix 4 the Day Tour is and how CrossFitters can get involved.