Barbell Shrugged - Talking Training w/ CrossFit Games Athletes, Strength Coaches & More

Do you want the ability to squat a "legit" amount of weight? Are you sick of seeing everyone else in the gym out squat you? To discover how a beginner, intermediate, and advanced athlete can improve their squat, this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast goes where most CrossFitters don't dare go: Powerlifting. You'll learn the best set and rep ranges for your current level of ability. You'll learn about chains and bands and why you would use them. You'll also learn about specialty bars and how they can help you squat if you're injured or lack mobility.

Direct download: Barbell_Shrugged_iTunes_epChrisMoore_mixdown.mp3
Category:CrossFit -- posted at: 6:00am PST

73- Rich Froning: CrossFit Games Champion, Fittest Man On Earth, Repo Man, Donut Eater

Are you consistently blown away by Rich Froning's performances at the CrossFit Games? Do you wonder how fit you would be if you could train all day everyday? To learn more about the 2-time CrossFit Games champion and reigning "Fittest Man on Earth", the Barbell Shrugged crew traveled to Rich's hometown of Cookeville, TN for this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast. Rich shares his thoughts about the upcoming 2013 CrossFit Games which is only days away. You'll learn why the ability to train "whenever you want" is only part of the equation to becoming an elite athlete. You'll also learn why Rich is in talks with NASA, why he's able to eat Donuts, and more about his "side job" as a repo man!

Direct download: Barbell_Shrugged_iTunes_bs73_mixdown.mp3
Category:CrossFit -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Have you wondered what it's like to be a professional CrossFit athlete? Do you wonder what it would be like to compete at the CrossFit Games? To learn more about what it takes to consistently perform at the high level, the Barbell Shrugged crew traveled to CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, TN to interview the "beast of the Central East" Dan Bailey for this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast. You'll learn why CrossFit is a full-time job when you compete at the elite level. You'll also learn what Dan thinks about the use of steroids in CrossFit.

Direct download: Barbell_Shrugged_iTunes_Dan_mixdown.mp3
Category:CrossFit -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Do you want to have your own garage gym? Are you wondering exactly what you'll need and how to get started? To discover how to build a well rounded garage gym, this episode of the Barbell Shrugged podcast we traveled to South Central regional champion Mike McGoldrick's house to see how he did it. You'll learn what is essential in creating a great garage gym, and how to do it without going broke.

Direct download: Barbell_Shrugged_iTunes_71.mp3
Category:CrossFit -- posted at: 3:46am PST

Recording from recent LIVE Q&A w/ the fans

Direct download: Ep5_Live_QA.mp3
Category:CrossFit -- posted at: 8:17am PST

Do you want to own your own CrossFit affiliate or open up your own gym? Do you have the passion and drive to make it happen, but you're just not sure where to start?

Watch this episode of Barbell Shrugged to set you down the path of business success.  Mike, Doug, and Chris are joined by co-owner of Faction Strength and Conditioning Rob Conner.

You'll learn why Mike, Rob, and Doug started their own CrossFit affiliate and some of the mistakes they made along the way that you should avoid.

Direct download: bs70itunes.mp3
Category:CrossFit -- posted at: 5:58am PST

On this episode of Barbell Shrugged we are joined by the owner of CrossFit 27:17 Mike McElroy.  

Direct download: bs69itunes.mp3
Category:CrossFit -- posted at: 7:51am PST