On Episode 279 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two first-time CrossFit Games qualifiers: Tiffany Hendrickson and Matthew Hathcock. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
4:19 Tiffany Hendrickson won the South West Regional by placing in the top four in all seven workouts. She talked about what it means to qualify for the CrossFit Games and how she’ll prepare for the competition. Hendrickson says she’s become a better CrossFit athlete by working on her weaknesses, and she explained how she’s very motivated by improvements in her fitness. As a competitor, Hendrickson believes it’s important to train with better athletes to push yourself to improve.
26:49 Matt Hathcock placed fourth at the South West Regional in 2011 and 2012, and this year he finished strong on the last day to earn second place and secure a CrossFit Games spot for the first time. He described what it was like to find himself in familiar territory on the final day of competition and how he attacked each workout. He gave his thoughts on the programming and explained how he approached training and nutrition. Moving from the Games to the affiliate community, Hathcock explained how he found CrossFit and opened CrossFit Unbroken. Finally, he spoke about some of the programs at his box and how they have helped foster a growing community.