On Episode 266 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Nicki Garcia and CrossFit Games competitor and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Katie Hogan. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
4:41 When she was younger, Nicki Garcia was active in dance and a variety of sports. That ended 13 years ago when she suffered a traumatic injury in a car accident. Told by doctors that she would never be active again, she found CrossFit a year ago and reclaimed her fitness. Garcia explained what the first few months of training were like and why CrossFit made such a difference. Of interest to anyone working with an injured athlete, Garcia detailed how she scaled workouts when she became active again, and she gave some great advice to coaches training athletes with injuries.
29:01 As a two-time CrossFit Games competitor, Katie Hogan gave her thoughts on the beginning of the CrossFit competition season and Open Event 13.1. She explained how she mentally prepares for a workout and offered advice on how to warm up for 13.1. Hogan is known for her strength—think 385-lb. deadlift and 225-lb. clean and jerk—and she described how she trains women who want to gain strength.