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Hardly a rookie to the sport, Colleen Fotsch has just punched her ticket to the Games as an individual for the first time. A chance meeting while host Ben Alderman was on family vacation led to this impromptu, yet insightful look, into this CrossFi…
Michelle was in Miami at WZA on assignment; coaching her athletes. She is a games vet with a ton to say. Listen as Ben and Blair talk with her about programming, coaching, and life.
One of Ben and Blairs final releases from Wodapolooza in Miami is a great one! Adrian Conway talks about everything that you’d want to know about when it comes to FNX, competing and shares a personal mantra.
All the info you want on the Northern California Classic and the online qualifiers. Plus+ all the major sponsors of the event and details you won’t want to miss.
Kari Pearce has been a consistent face at the CrossFit Games in recent years. In the midst of three days of competition she sat down with us at the Kettlebell Kitchen booth at Wodapalooza and talked to us about her competition life.
Dr. Thomas Cowan is not what most would call a conventional Doctor. He has derived different views from mainstream medicine on the topic of disease, autoimmunity and childhood illnesses. Some may dismiss his ideas but after listening to him you wil…
Tia Wright is a CrossFit Athlete and Coach. She has been to Regionals(RIP) 7x and has just relocated to the Land Down Under. She opens up about training, her personal beliefs, and her new focus. Recorded live at Wodapolooza in MIAMI FLORIDA
First up Blair and Ben talk about their food choices and Blair is not human. Having Pizza once every 3 weeks is far to rare. Next 19.1 and lowered participation Lastly, they have big news for the Nor Cal CrossFit community. THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA …
Two voices have become synonymous with the CrossFit live stream and those voices belong to Bill Grundler and Chase Ingraham. Bill and Chase made time to catch up with Blair and Ben at Wodapalooza in Miami. They talked about the future of the Games …
Ben and Blair sit down with Jen Widerstrom while in Miami. For those of you who still don’t know, Jen is the founder of, was a coach on the Biggest Loser, trains CrossFit, is the Fitness Director of Shape Magazine. Believe it or not…
Wodapalooza 2019 brought a number of great interviews. Founder of WAG; Adee took time away from her clients and athletes to find a quiet-ish spot and chat with us about how and why this near-kindergarten-teacher started one of the biggest online nu…
Ben and Blair talk about what’s what in Dubai. They go over the multiple swimming events, unique venue, lack of crowd and once again; the dominance of Mat Fraser.
Blair and Ben sit down with UFC Veteran Danny Castillo at his home gym in Sacramento California. He tells us how to win a bar fight and how he found success in the fight world.
Ben and Blair talk about how competition brings out the best AND the worst in us.
Anders Varner, of the Shrugged Collective, and our very own Blair Morrison get caught up in a candid conversation that you don’t want to miss. Recorded Live at the 2018 CrossFit Games!
We know that CrossFit has been busy. The new Games format sent many into a tailspin a few months ago. Aside from that we are hearing that it will be a more affiliate focused CFHQ. What have we seen so far, what questions have yet to be answered, an…
Blair sits down with Jessica and Cole Martinez at the CrossFit Games. This Mother and son duo were each competing in their respective divisions; Jessica in Masters and Cole in the teen. Genetics maybe?
While Ben was off competing on the floor at the CrossFit Games, Blair had some time to sit down with the head of Kettlebell Kitchen. Kettlebell Kitchen refers to themselves as a lifestyle food performance company. We are hungry already.
Great conversation between our two host today. It can and should make your wheels turn.
Ben and Blair have been involved in the sport since the before the very first CrossFit Games Open. They’ve been through most of the up’s, down’s, and changes that CrossFit HQ has ever sent down the pipeline. They offer fresh insight and perspective…
Unofficially episode 200. Why? Just listen as this father of two and CrossFit athlete talks about everything and nothing. To hear more from Paul go listen to the NCR Podcast.
Because of her birthday and a broken elbow, Sam Briggs found herself in the Master’s Division at the CrossFit Games. She says its different but its still competition. Listen up as the hard-to-kill never-say-die Former Fittest Woman on Earth talks a…
Blair takes the host roll and Ben plays the guest as they talk about the 2018 CrossFit Games and Ben’s experience in Madison.
Ben and Blair break down the failed drug tests from Regional Weekend and the potential effect on the Games and the Community.
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Podcast Details
Feb 24th, 2015
Latest Episode
Apr 23rd, 2019
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