On Episode 271 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed 2009 CrossFit Games champion Tanya Wagner and CrossFit HQ’s Pat Sherwood. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
3:30 Tanya Wagner is a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff, owner of CrossFit Apex and a commentator for CrossFit Media. She’s also a top athlete who earned a spot to compete in the Mid Atlantic Regional. She talked about preparing for the next round of competition, where the workouts are announced ahead of time, and she described how she focuses on recovery. A veteran athlete, Wagner explained how the level of competition has increased since she first started competing. Finally, she gave advice to affiliate owners who are coaching and training a small group of athletes for specific Regional workouts while at the same time training many more for life and general fitness.
31:56 Pat Sherwood is the host of the CrossFit Games Update Show and offered a look back at the excitement of the five-week CrossFit Games Open. Sherwood looked ahead to the Regional round and named a few athletes to watch, and he offered his opinion on whether someone can beat Rich Froning Jr., the reigning Games champ who also won the Open. Sherwood has experimented with different programming over the years, and he detailed his results since a Jan. 1 commitment to CrossFit.com programming. Sherwood, who served in the U.S. Navy, explained why CrossFit has Hero workouts and what’s involved in getting a workout named after a fallen protector.