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The First Pull #58-May 16th

App Updates


Tickets for the 2023 Rogue Invitational are on sale now!
The fifth annual Invitational will once again feature a men’s and women’s individual CrossFit competition, a Legends showcase, and a 10-man Strongman competition. Watch all the action live October 27-29 in Round Rock, Texas at Dell Diamond. 

CrossFit Announces Partnerships with Jocko
The partnership between CrossFit and JOCKO FUEL is further strengthened by Jocko Willink’s long-standing affiliation with CrossFit, having opened his own CrossFit Affiliate gym in 2007 and emphasizing the integral role of fitness in personal improvement.

Peleton under fire for bike safety concerns
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled approximately 2.2 million Peloton exercise bikes due to safety concerns. Spoiler alert, it’s the seats. 

Cheers to Tia & Shane for their new baby girl, Willow!
Introducing Willow Clair Orr, who is bound to be an incredibly fit baby.

Physical activity is highly beneficial for improving symptoms of depression, anxiety 
A comprehensive review of 97 studies involving over 128,000 participants found that physical activity has significant benefits for improving symptoms of depression, anxiety, and distress across diverse populations. These findings underscore the importance of physical activity as a mainstay approach in managing mental health and psychological well-being.

PRVN Teases New Supplement Line
Drops 05.29.23? 

Podcasts From The Community


VNR #110: Can members improve a skill by only attending class?
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– Diane, a listener of the VNR podcast, asked if it is possible for members to learn & improve skills by only attending class, or is additional work outside of class required? Pat & Adrian give their thoughts on this topic. Support the Varied Not Random Podcast


The Rich Froning Podcast 003- SemiFinals Analysis
In this episode of The Rich Froning Podcast, Rory engages in a mix of fitness discussions, touching on personal training routines, including energy drinks, diet, cold plunging, sauna, and workout pacing, as well as analysis of upcoming semi-finals workouts. Besides fitness, the conversation veers into humorous and sometimes bizarre anecdotes, critiques of internet culture, and reflections on Rich’s career as an individual and team CrossFit competitor.

Jocko Podcast 384: Always Finding Ways to Get Stronger, Faster, and Fitter. With Dave Castro
This episode features a conversation with Dave Castro about combat, training, and fitness. They discuss Dave’s experiences, training methods, and the importance of aggression in combat, as well as touch on the role of CrossFit in military training.


Best Hour Of Their Day Podcast- Take Action
Jason Fernandez, a CrossFit affiliate owner and seminar staff member, emphasizes the need to make affiliate ownership clear and less confusing while providing the best experience for members. He emphasizes the importance of service quality, impact, and continuous improvement in running a successful CrossFit affiliate.


Linchpin Conversations- Can you get better at running without running?
Pat advises not to worry about intensity in workouts and emphasizes the importance of moving at a comfortable pace without sacrificing proper form. He also mentions the use of toe shoes in CrossFit, suggesting experimentation in warm-ups before incorporating them into workouts.


Huberman Lab Podcast: How to Use Cold & Heat Exposure to Improve Your Health
Dr. Susanna Søberg’s research focuses on deliberate cold and heat exposure to enhance human metabolism. Her studies have discovered the minimum thresholds for activating brown fat thermogenesis, improving insulin sensitivity, controlling blood pressure, and reducing inflammation, suggesting potential benefits for overall health and well-being.


The Consistency Project- On protein myths & realities 
The podcast episode features Dr. Joey Muñoz discussing protein targets, timing, and debunking common myths. Dr. Joey works with overweight/obese and fitness-minded clients, recommending a protein intake of at least 1.6 grams per kilogram of body weight, emphasizing the importance of mindset, education, and small steps for overall health.

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