On Episode 213 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Craic owner John Mc Evoy, Reebok CrossFit Games Open Workout 12.1 co-winner Scott Panchik, and CrossFit Foxes owner Emma Teede. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from Brent Behringer at CrossFit by Bodyfit in San Jacinto, Calif.
Three rounds for time of:
135-lb. deadlifts, 8 reps
135-lb. hang power cleans, 6 reps
135-lb. push presses, 7 reps
5 handstand push-ups
30 air squats
9 chest-to-bar pull-ups
5:35 John Mc Evoy is originally from Ireland and now resides in Massachusetts, where he’s one of the owners of CrossFit Craic. Mc Evoy came on the show to talk about a unique approach his affiliate takes for its nutrition challenges. Rather than mess with complicated systems, he’s simplified things into a “No Bread” challenge. He talked about how simple it is for new members to catch on and described some of the success stories, including Tony No Bread, who has lost over 40 lb. and champions the cause to everyone he meets. Mc Evoy also spoke about what his affiliate is doing for the Open workouts.
24:00 Scott Panchik tied for first in Open Workout 12.1, scoring 161 burpees in 7 minutes. He came on the show and gave listeners a chance to meet the man behind the monster number. Panchik explained how he prepared for the Open competition and what his reaction was when he saw that the first workout was very much in his wheelhouse. He also gave his outlook for the rest of the competition.
33:10 Emma Teede owns CrossFit Foxes in Darra, Australia. Her affiliate is the first women-only CrossFit box in Australia. She talked about why she decided to open such an affiliate and described some of the resistance she encountered from other affiliate owners. Teede told of several women who have experienced incredible life changes since starting CrossFit, and she described the culture and community in her gym. Teede was able to attend the CrossFit Tour stop in Gold Coast, Australia, and described what it was like visit with Coach Greg Glassman. Finally, she talked about how she established several valuable contacts while attending the event.