Chasing Excellence

#068: The Changing Landscape of CrossFit

Episode Summary

We’re diving into all the changes at CrossFit, why the Sanctionals are better tests than Regionals, and how re-learning what it takes to get to the Games now.

Episode Notes

Show Notes:

04:33 - Why CrossFit had to start with elite fitness

08:42 - My thoughts on whether these changes were the most logical ones for CrossFit HQ

12:52 - The first thing I thought about when I heard about the changes

14:03 - Should they be called the CrossFit Games still?

16:15 - My take now that we’ve been through some events and the Open

25:20 - The artificial funnel CFHQ put in place by determining how many athletes from each Region was allowed in

27:58 - What happens when CFHQ doesn’t own the media anymore

36:00 - Why affiliates should be excited

38:14 - How the changes have forced us to change our training methods

41:26 - My thoughts on whether different kinds of athletes will make it now

43:30 - Playing the game of qualifying

47:31 - Jeff Cain OpEd

48:00 - Why the new Games is closer to the philosophy of CrossFit

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts

Subscribe on Google Podcasts

Subscribe on Spotify

Grab the book on Amazon

Chasing Excellence is a show dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, both inside the gym & out. On each episode, we'll deep dive on various aspects of running a CrossFit affiliate, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.

Web | Instagram | Facebook