Podcast EpisodesEpisodes of the BoxJumper Podcast, full of passionate commentary on functional fitness, gym visit experiences, nutrition, health and more from a 40-something aspiring athlete and coach.
Olympic dreams: Canadian Senior Mens Super Heavyweight Olympic Weightlifting Champ Quinn Everett and Coach Isaac Smith
Olympic weightlifter Quinn Everett and his coach, Isaac Smith, having big, audacious goals for the future – to represent Canada in weightlifting at the Olympics. And they’re firming up the foundation for success that they feel strongly will get there there one milestone at a time. We talk about the mindset Quinn and Isaac each have, how their careers intersected and where the road ahead may take them.
How do you keep a healthy mindset with everything that’s going on – or not going on – as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak? Our lives have been substantially disrupted with very little certainly to find with the unpredictable circumstances we face. How do we cope? How do we rearrange our lives and our way of thinking to remain strong through difficult times? And how does a fitness fanatic CrossFitter like myself and many of you out there adapt and overcome these challenge? I talked to CrossFitting psychologist Dr. Susie McAfee about these very questions and more.
If you’re self-isolating (like you should be), it’s more important than evern to stay active for your physical and mental well-being. Here are my 8 keys to success with at-home workouts, no matter what your sport or workout routine may have been before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Make WODs Great Again began as a passion project of John Wooley’s and turned into a phenomenon, with his CrossFit themed memes making the rounds on social media at a breakneck pace. That passion has grown to almost a quarter of a million followers, the launch of the podcast Make PODs Great Again with his Co-host Niki Brazier, photos and autographs at Sanctional events and more. I chat with John about his early days in CrossFit and what gave rise to his brand of content that’s often imitated, but never equalled.
I chat with Pat Sherwood about fitness programming for longevity and results. Pat is a long-time staff member at CrossFit HQ and runs his own virtual affiliate, CrossFit Linchpin. We talk about what works, what doesn’t and why he believes living in a world of couplets and triplets, going heavy once a week and going long on occasion is the right formula for most people to achieve fitness. Couldn’t be simpler.
Today’s topic is sleep! Shona Halson is a PhD researcher and associate professor at Australian Catholic University in Brisbane, Australia and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for SleepScore Labs. Shona studies sleep among elite-level athletes, and this emerging field is already yielding some pretty fascinating data – data these athletes then in turn use to improve their training, their performance and their recovery. We talk about how to achieve gains in performance and recovery by prioritizing quality sleep like the pros.