Varied Not Random #12: An interview with Chuck Carswell – Part 1

Episode 12 of the Varied Not Random podcast is available now!

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This interview is packed with stories, laughs and useful information from one of the most knowledgeable and charismatic figures in all of CrossFit… Chuck Carswell. Chuck is a Level 4 CrossFit trainer, a flowmaster and currently heads the CrossFit Scholarship program. He is a former affiliate owner that has worked over 500 CrossFit seminars all over the world. Chuck is one of the most influential and well respected leaders in CrossFit. He shares his story, how he got involved with CrossFit and much more.

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Hosted by Pat Sherwood & Adrian Bozman, each episode is packed with insightful & actionable information aimed at people passionate about CrossFit, health & fitness, as well as general strength & conditioning. If you are an athlete, coach, gym owner or simply enjoy improving yourself & those around you through fitness, you’ve come to the right place.

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About Boz

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New episodes drop every Tuesday at 1PM EST / 10AM PST

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