The second update from Ningbo, China, and the 2019 Asian Championships. Topics covered include a recap of the previous day’s sessions, the upcoming sessions (M81 and W59), Chinese Olympic qualification potential, what a sport is (and isn’t), and how to fix the CrossFit Games. Enjoy!
Nat (Hookgrip guy) and Gregor (ATG guy) report on what’s happening at the Asian Championships in Ningbo, China. Check out a great discussion of what the media situation is like in China and (just as important) what the food situation is. Enjoy!
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Greetings from Taiwan! In this short episode, Gregor (of ATG) and I update you on our current trip to visit Kuo Hsing-Chun and her coach. We go over what we’ve done and seen (and eaten) so far, from Taipei to Kaohsiung to Taitung. Enjoy!
Few weightlifting meets—if any—are as legendary as the Arnold Weightlifting Championships, held every year in Columbus, Ohio (and part of the much larger Arnold Expo, which features dozens of sports). For this episode we spoke with Mark Cannella—the founder and Meet Director of the Arnold Weightlifting Championships—and our good friend Joel Quintong, who’s been to more Arnold Championships than just about anyone (except Cannella). We look at the history of the competition and reminisce over some of our favorite moments from past events. Please note that Cannella was literally in the midst of setting up for this year’s Arnold (which is also the AO Series 1), so there are moments of some really rough audio and background noise due to the construction going on. Otherwise, enjoy!
Dr Westbrook and I spent a solid hour and a quarter chatting with Kate Nye, an athlete who has distinguished herself nationally and internationally in just a few short years (2018 Jr Worlds Silver medallist, Jr and Sr American record holder in the snatch, to name just a couple of her accomplishments). Enjoy!
Now that we’ve all settled in post-World Championships we got together (online) for a little more podcasting. I’m joined by Gregor, Sean Waxman, JP Nicoletta, Mark Cannella, Mike Choi, and Dr Westbrook. We go over our memories of the Worlds and generally just ramble, as is our habit. Enjoy!
The final day of the competition! We chat with a local, briefly recap the final sessions, speculate on next year’s Worlds, hear Nat Arem lament the perception of doping by outsiders, and share some of our favorite lifts of the competition. Also includes some random appearances by anyone who happened to walk by during recording. Enjoy!