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Are Steroids Paleo? PEDs and CrossFit w/ Michelle Kinney and Mike McGoldrick – EPISODE 102

Did you read that controversial article that made the rounds last week (since removed by publisher) claiming that some of CrossFit’s elite level athletes are on performance enhancing drugs (PEDs)?

Did you know CrossFit changed the drug testing rules for the 2014 Open/Regionals/Games season?

On this episode we brought in our friends and former CrossFit Games athletes Michelle Kinney and Mike McGoldrick to see what they thought about the topic.

They also lay out what foods they eat and what supplements they take throughout a typical training day.  Oh, and McGoldrick shares a story about a cheat meal that kept him awake all night long with an epically bad case of the farts.  🙂

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“Im not chasing anything.  I’m just running from the ghost of what I could become.” – Chris Moore 

We know anytime steroids or PEDs are talked about people get worked up.

We would love to hear YOUR thoughts!  Join the conversation.  Leave a comment below!

(1:48) Average Person (2:33) McGoldricks & Kinney’s Volume, Shimmy (3:53) CrossFit Competitions (5:12) Nutrition, Kinney’s Typical Meals (9:20) Average Person vs. Athlete Nutrition (10:49) Bloat, 11 Pounds & 11 Days (12:49) Coconut Milk Farts (14:47) If It Doesn’t Taste Good Don’t Eat It (16:50) Supplements & Amounts (22:22) Over Training, Recovering & Napping (23:53) Technique WOD (26:57) Webbed Toes (27:47) Steroids in CrossFit (31:36) Hard Work & Good Genetics, Testing (34:35) CrossFitter & Other Athletes Aesthetics (39:45) Pressure on Athletes, Steroids Interfere with Programming (41:18) Harder Every Year, Adapting Athletes (42:17) Steroids Tempting Athletes, Stopping Steroids (46:45) Drug Testing & Working Around It (48:18) Playing By The Rules, Anything Goes Divisions (51:00) Starting Clean Then Adding Steroids (54:05) CTP Steroid Experiment & Plugs


Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?

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