The First Pull #66
- PRVN athletes discuss emotions leading up to the CrossFit Games
Get a glimpse into their daily training
- Chris Spealler drops some knowledge bombs
Don’t be afraid if it doesn’t feel “classic”
- Deka Comp athletes prepare for the CrossFit Games
Pat Vellner is ready
- We love a little family competition from the Smith Bros
Dane Smith hits a huge 560# DL
- Insufficient energy intake harms female athletes’ performance
Insufficient energy intake negatively affects female athletes’ bodies, impacting performance, health, and hormonal balance.
- Exercise helps with inflammation in the body
Moderate exercise boosts macrophage production, improving inflammation response, according to recent mouse study.
btwb Community Highlights
btwb athlete Ellie Turner does a workout along side Justin Medeiros.
btwb athlete Justin Medeiros does a grueling workout in a 20# vest.
Podcasts From The Community
VNR #118: What makes someone a CrossFitter?
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-A VNR listener wrote in asking if any specific criteria need to be met in order to call yourself a “CrossFitter”? Can you scale workouts & be a CrossFitter? Can you avoid certain movements & still be a CrossFitter? Pat & Adrian to give their thoughts & opinions on this topic. Support the Varied Not Random Podcast
Rich Froning Podcast: My First CrossFit Games Experience
Rich shares anecdotes about CrossFit Games, including lotion mishaps, traditions, wildlife encounters, and coaching experiences.
CrossFit Linchpin: “As people get fitter, do I make the workouts harder?
Pat answers questions, workouts won’t intentionally get harder, focus on intensity, consistency, and individual goals.
Effort Over Everything with Jason Khalipa: Activity vs. Achievement
Jason and others discuss core values, workouts, disciplined buckets, and fitness achievement.
Huberman Lab Podcast: Science: How Your Brain’s Reward Circuits Drive Your Choices
Dr. Robert Malenka studies neuroplasticity and the brain’s reward systems, particularly in addiction and decision-making.