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Mar 17, 2021

Armen Hammer has been doing CrossFit for more than 10 years and has been producing content around the CrossFit Games since 2012. You can find his coverage, commentary, and analysis on YouTube on ArmenHammerTV and his various podcasts including Scale As Needed on iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere else you can find podcasts.


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In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:

  1. What happens to the CrossFit Games without Mat Fraser?
  2. Is Tia Clair Toomey the best athlete of all time?
  3. CrossFit selling out to a venture firm is now cool?
  4. Is opening a CrossFit gym in 2021 a good idea?
  5. How does CrossFit regain dominance in the fitness industry?



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Anders Varner on Instagram

Doug Larson on Instagram

Coach Travis Mash on Instagram




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