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CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.05: Gary Roberts

It has been six years since CrossFit’s original series, "Killing the Fat Man." Gary Roberts is back and ready to share his personal struggles as he embarks on Season 2. Mentions: Sevan Matossian, Gary Roberts, Matt Bischel, Killing The Fat Man Series, Behind the Scenes series, Greg Glassman, Tyson Oldroyd, Eric Maciel, CrossFit Level 1 Certificare Course, Jason Voorhees, Coach Laura, Oceanside CrossFit, Nano 7.0, arm wrestling, CrossFit Stumptown, Tony Edgerton, Fletcher Tholin, Road to Conviction series, Rich Froning, Mat Fraser, CrossFit Open, CrossFit EOD (Email of the Day), Melissa Yinger, Brooke Wells, Dave Castro.
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NBA 360: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, and 2017 NBA Draft Class Participate in Pre-Draft Festivities

Austin Mills gives us an all-access, 360 degree look at events leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft. From photo shoots, to addressing the media, to giving back to the community; experience the whirlwind leading up to draft night. Subscribe to the NBA: For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at Get NBA LEAGUE PASS:

Update Studio: Checking in With Mathew Fraser

Mat Fraser, 2016 and 2017 Fittest Man on Earth, recently stopped by CrossFit HQ in Scotts Valley, California, before embarking on a motorcycle trip with Director of the Games Dave Castro and several other HQ employees. In this video, Update Show analyst Tommy Marquez and Fraser chat about what Fraser's life has looked like in the months following the CrossFit Games. The CrossFit Games — ( The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Tipping Off 2017

The 2017-18 NBA season is getting started and, if it's anything like last year, it's going to be another one to remember. Which teams will take the leap and become playoff contenders? What will Russell Westbrook do for an encore? Will the Warriors be able to keep the NBA title in the Bay Area? We can't wait to tip off the season and find out. #thisiswhyweplay

Golden State’s Home Court Advantage

There are unseen forces all over the NBA that impact every game. From the fans in the stands to the banners in the rafters, there are people and symbols that motivate players and teams to play as hard as they do. At Oracle Arena, Megan Cooper is one of those reasons. She lays shirts out before Warriors home games to make sure every player can see the entire crowd in a sea of yellow. Why is there such a thing as home court advantage for Golden State? Megan is one reason why. #thisiswhyweplay #warriors2017

Iā€™m Why ā€“ NBA Mexico City Games 2017

The NBA returns to Mexico City with two regular season games for the 2017-18 season. The Brooklyn Nets will play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday December 7 and the Miami Heat on Saturday December 9.  This marks the first time the NBA will host four regular-season games in Mexico during the same calendar year. This year also represents the 25th anniversary celebration of the first NBA game in Mexico. This video for the NBA Mexico City Games will launch this season’s global marketing campaign.  Get your tickets today at

Loredo: Honoring a Fallen Soldier

On June 24, 2010, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Edwardo Loredo was killed in Jelewar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. It was the day before his 35th birthday. “Less than a year (after he died), I was getting ready to turn 35, and I found myself struggling with the fact that I was going to make it to this birthday and he didn’t,” Loredo’s wife Jennifer says. “I just remember thinking, ‘I have to celebrate this birthday.‘” Jennifer approached the owner of the affiliate she attended and told her she wanted to do something to honor Eddie. Loredo—6 rounds of 24 air squats, 24 push-ups, 24 walking lunges and a 400-m run—became an official CrossFit Hero workout on Dec. 31, 2012. Jennifer says the CrossFit community embraced her family. “There are people all over the world on any given day doing this workout in honor of Eddie,” she says. “He loved fitness. The exercises that make up the workout are ones that he loved.” She adds: “I don’t think (June 24) will ever be an easy day, but it’s honoring Eddie and his memory. And I also like to use it as an opportunity just to remind people that life is precious and today we have men and women that are still fighting for our freedoms.” Video by Lindsay and Elliot Schrock. CrossFit® – Forging Elite Fitness® ( The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.04: Garth Taylor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Garth Taylor joins the show to discuss his CrossFit journey. Mentions: Garth Taylor, Sevan Matossian, Eric Maciel, Tyson Oldroyd, Matt Bischel, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Claudio Franca, Greg Glassman, Spa Fitness, Kaijin MMA, Santa Cruz Wharf, World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Brazil, Portuguese, Açaí na tigela, Sean Alvarez, Abu Dhabi, Studio 831, Tommy Marquez, Kick Boxing, Sam Radetsky, Boxing, Jay Dee "J.D." Penn, Jay Dee "B.J." Penn, Bobby Southworth, Mat Fraser, Brooke Wells, Water Polo, Karategi, Wrestling, Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping, UFC, Joe Rogan, Jimi Letchford, Daniel Cormier, Yoel Romero, Anderson Silva, Vasectomy, Santa Cruz High School, West Valley College, Connor McGregor, Reebok. The CrossFit Journal — ( The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Attacking the Team Series with Daniel Jahangard

The 2017 CrossFit Team Series is just around the corner. In this video, Update Show analyst Tommy Marquez sits down with affiliate owner Daniel Jahangard to chat about how Jahangard is preparing his gym community for the competition. Jahangard is the head trainer for CrossFit West and CrossFit Ready in Santa Cruz, California, and also coaches the CrossFit Kids classes at CrossFit West. He discusses his passion for coaching kids, the importance of competition in an affiliate and his excitement for this year's Team Series. The Team Series starts Sept. 20. Sign up now! The CrossFit Games — ( The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit and Motorcycle Racing: Every Millisecond Counts

A professional motorcycle racer from Los Angeles, California, 22-year-old Benny Solis Jr. started racing at 10, became a national champion at 12 and turned pro at 16. Today he’s a five-time national champion, and he’s using CrossFit to pursue his dream of becoming a world champion. “I train in CrossFit because so much of it relates to the mentality in my sport,” Solis says. “(You give) everything you’ve got from the beginning, and the goal is to finish as fast as you can or with as many reps as you can within the time limit.” Solis trains at CrossFit Evoke in North Hollywood, California. According to his coach, CrossFit Evoke owner Thomas Trippany, Solis’ training in the box not only helps the racer physically but also allows him to stay focused and calm on the track. “With CrossFit training … if you’re panicky, if you’re kind of stressed out, if you’re apprehensive about what you’re about to do, you tend to get tired a lot faster,” Trippany explains. “The training here kind of teaches you to stay focused on the task at hand and not worry about what the guy next to you is doing.” Solis says the popular CrossFit saying “every second counts” applies even more to motorcycle racing, where—especially at the highest levels—every 10th of a second, even every millisecond, counts. “Sometimes I’m three-tenths off one of the fastest riders, and three-tenths is the difference between being in second or being in sixth or being in 10th,” Solis says. “It’s the same with a CrossFit workout; sometimes I’ll finish and I’ll think, ‘One more rep could have been two or three positions.’ It’s good for the state of mind to train that way, because that’s how you compete.” Video by Michael McCoy. The CrossFit Journal — ( The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.03: Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey discusses his faith, the CrossFit Games masters competition, his relationship status and lifestyle changes. Mentions: Dan Bailey, Josh Bridges, Sevan Matossian, Eric Maciel, Matt Bischel, CrossFit Games, 2015 Regionals, Del Mar, Tim Noakes, Mark Allen, Diet & Cardiometabolic Health: Beyond Calories, The CrossFit Foundation, Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Christianity, Harley-Davidson, Masters Competition, Team Competition, Tommy Marquez, Brooke Ence, Bill Grundler, Tom Brady, Allen Iverson, Chris Spealler, Ron Ortiz, Neal Maddox, David Hippensteel, Dave Castro, Brooke Wells, Team Series, Sydney Wells, Rogue Fitness, Bill Henniger, Graham Holmberg, Starbucks, Spirit of the Games, Hayley Parlen, Greg Glassman, Caity Henniger, Julie Foucher, Johnathan Haynes, CNN News, Donald Trump. The CrossFit Journal — ( The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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Update Show: Dave Castro Talks Team Series

Update Show analyst Tommy Marquez talks with Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro about the Team Series. Watch and find out how the competition originated, what prompted the format changes this year, and how Castro found his partner for the 2017 event. The 2017 Team Series starts Sept. 20. Register now.
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The Nurse Advocate: Jason Cooper

ason Cooper has seen things he wishes he could unsee. In his professional life as a registered nurse and in his personal life as a husband who is supporting his wife through a debilitating illness, he has witnessed how the health-care industry commodifies the human condition to turn a profit. As a coach and nurse, he has committed himself to being an advocate for individuals rather than industry. “I’ve been putting people in body bags for the last 16 years en masse. … I’ve put as many as seven in a body bag in one night for the exact same thing, which is food addiction,” Cooper says. He recalls talking with a well-known but uncaring cardiologist who laughed while relaying that he was sending his kids to college on Marlboro and McDonald’s. Cooper, on the other hand, doesn’t care about profit. He chooses to advocate for the patients he meets, even though “advocacy” is sometimes a dirty word in the medical field. “Oftentimes advocacy crosses over profit and profit margin,” Cooper explains. “And I don’t care.” Cooper experienced the impersonal health industry firsthand when his wife was diagnosed with endometriosis. He and Keri fell near to financial ruin paying for a drug that left Keri depressed and suicidal. The situation seemed dire until Dustin Kirkland and the community at CrossFit PRX stepped in to help. Cooper, CF-L1, eventually opened CrossFit Enoch in Conroe, Texas, with friend David Weddel so he could help others as well. “No one’s done more to fight chronic disease than CrossFit,” Cooper says. Video by Torin Simpson. The CrossFit Journal — ( The CrossFit Games® – The Sport of Fitness™
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