On Episode 261 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Generation owner Barry Weidner, as well as Chase Ingraham of CrossFit’s Level One Seminar Staff. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
1:03 Justin read an email from Morgan B. about how his members generously helped a local middle-school wrestling team gear up for the season.
5:36 This week’s Words of Wisdom focused on how choose the best shoe for CrossFit. A few factors to consider include comfort, weight, performance, cost and durability.
7:30 Barry Weidner is the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Generation. The box has been a CrossFit affiliate for almost seven years, and Weidner described how his gym has evolved and changed. CrossFit Generation has three separate rooms so it can hold three different types of classes simultaneously, and the owner talked about the equipment requirements of additional programs. Weidner talked about the upcoming CrossFit competition season and described how his affiliate caters to the athletes who want to compete without upsetting those who have no intention of competing. For more information, watch the CrossFit Journal video The 50s Club.
36:58 Chase Ingraham is a CrossFit Level One Seminar Staff member, a coach at CrossFit Dallas Central, and a CrossFit media commentator. He came on the show to talk about coaching and preparing his affiliate team for the upcoming competition season. CrossFit Dallas Central had a successful year in 2012 as the team won its Regional and placed seventh at the CrossFit Games. Ingraham also shared his story of how he came to coach at the affiliate, and he talked about being on the Level One Seminar Staff. He’s been working to overcome a serious shoulder injury that required surgery, and he gave advice to other CrossFitters who are recovering from an injury, noting that it can be a tough mental challenge when you’re used to hitting CrossFit WODs at -100 percent as part of daily life.