Varied Not Random
Varied Not Random
About Varied Not Random
Hosted by Pat Sherwood & Adrian Bozman, each episode is packed with insightful & actionable information aimed at people passionate about CrossFit, health & fitness, as well as general strength & conditioning. If you are an athlete, coach, gym owner or simply enjoy improving yourself & those around you through fitness, you've come to the right place. A podcast brought to you by the BTWB team.
- Haley Adams started CrossFit when she was only 14 years old. - Now, at 22 years old she has competed at the CrossFit Games 7 times. - Haley discusses how being one of the top competitors in the world was not all glory & success. - She openly shares with Pat & Adrian her struggles to deal with the pressure she put on herself as well as her battle with an eating disorder. - Haley explains the steps she is taking to put herself on a positive path mentally & physically moving forward.
- Joe Pangallo is one of the owners of CrossFit Spring Hill. - Joe tells Pat & Adrian how he used episodes of Varied Not Random to help keep two members from quitting. - Pat, Adrian & Joe discuss these stories, but they also explore many other topics & challenges faced by affiliate owners.
- Pat interviews Dale King, the owner of PSKC CrossFit. - Dale uses his gym as a way to help addicts during their road to recovery. - Pat & Dale discuss the opioid crisis & how CrossFit is making a positive impact in the lives of people trying to overcome substance abuse issues.
- Laurence Shahlaei has competed 11 times at the World’s Strongest Man. - He won Europe’s Strongest Man in 2016, he was the Ultimate Strongman World Champion in 2016, he’s been Britain’s Strongest man twice & won UK’s Strongest Man in 2017. - Pat & Laurence bridge the gaps between Strongman & CrossFit to find common ground. - Laurence talks about training to be one of the strongest people on the planet & what it really takes. - Pat & Laurence also discuss his successful journey to lose 100 pounds & improve his health & fitness.
- An interview with Dr. Nathan Jenkins. - Pat & Adrian discuss the relationship between CrossFit & exercise science with Dr. Jenkins, who has a PHD in this field. - CrossFit, exercise science, pros & cons of clinical studies, energy systems & much more is covered in this highly informative discussion.
- Big picture concepts regarding coaching & training Masters athletes. - Things to consider if you are a Masters athlete. - Should Masters athletes have different programming? - One day everyone will stop getting Pr’s, what then becomes the point of training? - Pat & Adrian tackle these topics & others.
- What are the key elements of an effective warm-up? - What are the benefits of a warm-up? - How should you create a warm-up? - What are the key elements of an effective cool down? - What are the benefits of a cool down? - How should you create a cool down? - Pat & Adrian walk through these topics using the hero workout “DT” as an example.
<ul><li>Common arguments against CrossFit are discussed.</li><li>The criticisms covered in this episode are: <ul><li>"CrossFit encourages sloppy form."</li><li>"CrossFit trainers are not qualified to coach people."</li><li>"Doing Olympic lifts for time is a disaster."</li><li>"GHD sit-ups are destructive to your back."</li><li>"The sumo deadlift high pull will injure your shoulders."</li></ul></li><li>Pat & Adrian talk about these topics & others.</li></ul>
- Someone posted a comment stating they only do kipping pull-ups because they will show up in the CrossFit Open. - This comment sparked the idea of this episode dedicated to kipping. - What is kipping? What is the point of it? Why would someone choose to kip a movement instead of doing it strict? - These questions & more are covered by Pat & Adrian.
- A VNR listener posted the question, “How important is it for the coaches to understand the intended stimulus of a workout? When should an athlete scale the workout UP?” - Pat & Adrian discuss intended stimulus, modifying workouts & scaling UP.
- Rich is a new trainer with less than one year’s experience who is about to start coaching at a new gym. - He posted a question asking Pat & Adrian for recommendations to assist him in becoming a better coach & how to make a good impression at his new job. - Pat & Adrian discuss this topic in depth & offer perspective, tips & solutions that apply not only to being a coach, but to other industries as well as life in general.
- Pat & Adrian speak with Dr. Katina Thorton. - Dr. Thorton is an Anesthesiologist, a wife, a mother of 6 children. - She has been doing CrossFit since 2011 & she holds a Level 2 certificate. - She has volunteered on the medical staff of numerous events such as the CrossFit Games & the Rogue Invitational. - Pat, Adrian & Katina discuss the success & challenges of trying to open the eyes of the medical community to CrossFit.
- Pat & Adrian speak with Greg Hammond from Concept 2. - The most commonly asked questions about the C2 rower are answered. - What is the damper? What does it do? - What is the drag factor? - Rowing for meters vs calories. - What maintenance is required? - How did the Concept 2 rower become such a staple of CrossFit training?
- Pat & Adrian answer a question from a VNR viewer/listener. - The question “How do you convince someone NOT to workout?” is answered. - Omar is a full time teacher who feels better to face the day when each morning starts with a workout. - He knows that taking days off is important, but he struggles to let himself rest. - Pat & Adrian tackle this topic while providing insight, recommendations & guidance.
- Pat & Adrian discuss some of the key aspects of communication, messaging & public speaking. - Being a coach or trainer involves speaking to various groups of people & this episode provides tips & tricks to communicate effectively. - Brevity, detailed messaging, knowing your audience & swearing are all covered.
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