On Episode 223 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Marcus Hendren, Patrick O’Connell, Shawn Stauffer, Gerald Sasser, Nick Fory, Joeseph Weigel and Travis Page before they competed in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Central East Regional. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from Ute CrossFit in Sugarhouse, Utah.
On the minute for 10 minutes:
1 deadllift, 135 lb.
2 squat cleans, 135 lb.
3 push jerks, 135 lb.
4 air squats
Rest 2 minutes
On the minute for 5 minutes:
5 clapping push-ups
5:15 Marcus Hendren explained how the work he does on his farm prepares him for CrossFit competitions. He detailed how he found CrossFit and which of the Regional workouts he’s most looking forward to. He talked about his training and why he likes CrossFit so much.
12:15 Patrick O’Connell described his competitive experience and how he thinks it will help him at the Central East Regional. He’s participated in extreme sports in the past, and he spoke about using his fitness to build two log homes by hand.
17:15 Shawn Stauffer explained why he is not a fan of Diane. He talked about his goal for the weekend of competition and described his programming and strongman background. He also detailed how CrossFit helps prepare him for the demands of his job as a firefighter.
31:30 Gerald Sasser talked about his first CrossFit workout and why he thought he was fit until that day. He described what life has been like since he opened his affiliate two weeks ago.
37:30 Nick Fory explained why he chose to do all the Regional workouts ahead of time. He talked about his favorite workouts and how he loves the community aspect of CrossFit. He also mentioned that he recently hit a new PR on his snatch, which might help in Event 5 on Day 3 of the Regional.
46:10 Joseph Weigel also expressed reservations about doing Diane at the beginning of the competition. He talked about how he found CrossFit and what he will focus on most this upcoming weekend.
54:00 Travis Page detailed which workout he’s most looking forward to. He explained why the Olympic-lifting aspect of CrossFit really hooked him, and he talked about how training with Scott Panchik for the last month has helped him step up his game.
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