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Ask Me Anything on the Past, Present, and Future of CrossFit w/ Director of Government Relations and Research at CrossFit, Inc. Russ Grenne, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Greg Pitts — Barbell Shrugged #413

Russ Green is the Director of Government Relations and Research at CrossFit, Inc

His tenure at CrossFit started at the original CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, CA where he admits he did not get along or care for Greg Glassman. He stuck around, continued to grow, and is now spearheading CrossFit’s defense against some the largest companies in the world in CrossFit’s efforts to raise awareness for health, longevity, and the benefits of functional fitness.

In this episode, the Shrugged crew digs deep in to the current state of CrossFit, Greene’s history with the company, moments where the company was under attack, and the future was uncertain.

Minute Breakdown:

1-10 What is the Director of Government Relations for CrossFit

11-20 Getting a luck break to work at CrossFit

21-30 is CrossFit the best methodology for training with all the new methodologies

31-40 Controversies in the CrossFit Community

41-50 Legally, what is CrossFit and battling for the trademark

51-60 The Russels and the final chapter of Russ Berger

61-70 Coaching is a different skill and is learned through doing

71- 80 Is CrossFit the Games or for old people

81-90 Why NSCA is confirmed to be lying about CrossFit

Connect with Russ Greene

Anders Varner on Instagram

Doug Larson on Instagram

Greg Pitts on Instagram


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