CrossFit Radio Episode 348

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

September 27, 2014

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On Episode 348 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Nikki McGowan and Carl Paoli. This episode was webcast on Sept. 24, 2014.

3:09 Nikki McGowan started CrossFit by trading yoga instruction for her membership fee. Since that time, she’s been teaching yoga to athletes at four affiliates in the South Florida area. She described the benefits of the ancient discipline and how she believes yoga can help CrossFit athletes. McGowan also explained how CrossFitters can learn more about yoga.

14:37 Gymnast and coach Carl Paoli answered questions about his new book, “Freestyle,” and he described why the hollow-body position is a fundamental but complex pose that’s very important to CrossFit athletes. Turning from technique to coaching, the resident of San Franciso, California, described his mission when working with high-level athletes such as two-time CrossFit Games champ Annie Thorisdottir. Paoli gave suggestions to those who want to improve their gymnastics skills, and he listed three positions and movements that are essential for success.

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