Gymchat 203 - Explaining Crossfit Principles (with Dai 'The Moose' Manuel)

What's CrossFit All About?


If you've spent any time exploring the world of fitness, chances are you've heard of CrossFit.

This week we're going to be discussing the thinking behind it - what it is, and the logic behind doing things the CrossFit way. The daily workouts, Olympic Lifting, diet and a whole lot more. Helping us tackle it is CrossFit Level 1 Coach, Dai Manuel. Fantastic.

NB : I'm very keen to hear both Dai's thinking on CrossFit, and yours. If you've got questions or opinions on the CrossFit approach, join us on the Hangout. Here's how.


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Who : CrossFit Level 1 Coach, Dai Manuel, Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine and you.
Topic : Explaining Crossfit Principles
When : Wednesday Jul 3, 9pm EST
How : Google+ Hangout. If you've never been to one, here's how to take part.
URL : Say 'yes' on the event page to join the Hangout, or watch it live on Kirk's Youtube Channel. We'll also post the link in the Google+ Community.

NB : If you're keen to fire in a question or three, be sure to get there early. In addition to Kirk and the Interviewee, only the first 8 people to join us on the Hangout (and here's how) will be able to join in the conversation. Everyone else will be able to watch, but not ask questions.

See you there.





Previously : In Gymchat 202 we talked about 'Intermittent Fasting', with Personal Trainer and Strongman Josh Hewett, and Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine. Great discussion.

If you missed the broadcast, the video is available over on Kirk's Youtube Channel. That's also the best place to subscribe to the videos directly, and to see previous discussions.




If you'd like to suggest a future topic, or schedule an interview for one of the upcoming discussions, you can send us a message privately here, or swing by our Community site on Google+. Look forward to hearing from you.


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