On Episode 234 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed the two athletes who placed third at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games: Kyle Kasperbauer and Talayna Fortunato. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
The WOW (Words of Wisdom) is from CrossFit Lisbeth. The theme of the motivational message is to just be a little better today at everything you do by going back to the basics.
4:47 Kyle Kasperbauer didn’t start training hard until about seven months before the Games, but in those seven months he obviously worked hard enough to place third overall. Kasperbauer talked about what it meant to him to be able to stand on the podium, and he described his favorite and least favorite events. He described how he found CrossFit, and he talked about his training leading up to the competition. He said it’s important to have good coaches and training partners. Looking ahead, he explained what he’ll change this upcoming year.
31:10 Talayna Fortunato works out at CrossFit Real Fitness in Naples, Fla. She placed third at the Games and explained that she didn’t want to use this year as a “practice year.” She described why she was confident leading into the competition and how she prepared, and she shared her thoughts on the final three events, where she battled Kristan Clever for third overall. Fortunato explained why she chose to get a coach outside her affiliate and said doing so allowed her to improve by having someone else program for her.