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How to choose your CrossFit gym + OPT w/ James Taylor – Barbell Shrugged: Ep 20

The Barbell Shrugged podcast crew talks to James Taylor about moving to Arizona to train with James Fitzgerald (OPT), pose running, and how Mike and Doug got starting owning CrossFit gyms.    


French Press (0:37)
About Fitr.TV (0:56)
James Taylor & OPT (3:58)
About OPT (5:08)
James Taylor’s Background & Finding OPT (6:58)
Feedback is Essential (9:30)
Posting Comments (10:41)
Dr. Andy Episode 19 (11:24)
Running Track & Protecting from Injury (12:20)
Self-Limiting Exercise (20:08)
Technique WOD (22:28)
Comments & Mike’s Bloopers (26:45)
Domain Names (28:20)
Back from Break (29:22)
Mike’s Background (29:34)
Doug’s Background (29:55)
The Gyms Background (31:56)
Questions One: How to Select a Gym (33:53)
Sailor Story (41:45)
More Questions: Diet & Vitamins (44:50)
Types of Sugar (50:10)


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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