CrossFit Radio Episode 361

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

December 28, 2014

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On Episode 361 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Tyler Quinn of CrossFit Minneapolis and blind athlete Austin Clark. This episode was webcast on Dec. 24, 2014.

2:39 Tyler Quinn and his partners own four affiliates in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, area. With the holidays in full swing, Quinn explained how he handles drop-ins and ensures visiting athletes get a great workout. As coach to multi-year CrossFit Games athlete Deborah Cordner-Carson, Quinn spoke about her training during her pregnancy and after she gave birth to a daughter two months ago. In keeping with the CrossFit tradition of helping others, Quinn detailed the Best Christmas Ever program that connected his members to families in need during the holiday season.

17:12 Austin Clark has been blind his entire life and started CrossFit last July. He described how he learned the movements with his twin brother in their old high-school weight room after hours, and he explained what it was like to participate in his first class at CrossFit Unbridled in Frankfort, Kentucky. Clark trains at CrossFit Old School in Bowling Green, Kentucky, when he’s at college, and he said he’s received great coaching at both affiliates. Offering valuable information for CrossFit trainers and other blind athletes, Clark explained how he completes workouts that include movements such as box jumps, pull-ups, wall-ball shots and double-unders.

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Wow, it is really amazing to teach someone who is blind CrossFit. This is the beauty of Crossfit, it's really for everybody! It may cost a lot of time but in the end it is defenitly worth it! Keep the good work up Austin Clark!

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