On Episode 328 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids. This episode was webcast on April 30, 2014.
3:42 Jeff Martin began by talking about the growth of CrossFit Kids since 2004 and gave advice to affiliate owners who currently work with kids or would like to do so in the future. While CrossFit Kids is a fitness program, Martin explained how it benefits children in their lives outside the gym as well. Over the last decade, Martin has seen a host of CrossFit Kids develop as athletes and people—including his own sons. Martin talked about how coaching kids is very different from coaching adults, and he explained how caution and vigilance are key to loading children with weight. He said the best approach is to be patient and realize you have years to help a young athlete perfect technique by insisting on mechanics, consistency and then intensity.