#327 CrossFit Games – 22.3 Announcement with Dave Castro, Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, James Hobart, Angelo DiCicco, and more

Rich Froning (00:00):

Man look at this.

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Bam we’re live. Oh, oh, naked dudes. All

Jason Khalipa (00:05):


Sevan Matossian (00:05):


Jason Khalipa (00:07):

Lot of me Parker

Sevan Matossian (00:08):

Done. I can’t even tell all the mayhem dudes apart.

Rich Froning (00:11):

Do what

Sevan Matossian (00:12):

Was that? A Royce dun or a Luke Parker? I can’t tell the mayhem dudes apart.

Jason Khalipa (00:19):


Sevan Matossian (00:19):

It’s a bad connection is what the it is

Rich Froning (00:22):

Bad connection.

Sevan Matossian (00:24):

Is that a Luke Parker or a Royce? Dunn? Oh, look at

Rich Froning (00:27):

That. That’s a Luke Parker. Giant human being. Yeah. And also tri

Sevan Matossian (00:32):

Tri what’s up Playa.

Jason Khalipa (00:35):

Hey, are you, are you, are you at a, are you your house or somewhere else?

Rich Froning (00:41):

Am I what?

Jason Khalipa (00:41):

You’re not at. That’s not your house. Is it?

Rich Froning (00:44):


Jason Khalipa (00:45):


Sevan Matossian (00:46):

Huh? He got new windows.

Rich Froning (00:48):

Huh? New windows.

Sevan Matossian (00:51):

Uh, rich. This is um, the, the blue eyed guy that looks like Dan Bailey is John Young. I don’t know if you guys have met before

Rich Froning (00:58):

Rich. I’ve seen John Young before. Yeah. Was going. You do look like Dan kind.

Jason Khalipa (01:05):

Call him out on the comments

Sevan Matossian (01:07):

That is they, they, they call him a, uh, they actually call them a low rent. Dan Bailey, which I think is really mean and really funny,

Rich Froning (01:14):

Low rent. Dan Bailey. That’s not nice.

Jason Khalipa (01:16):

A low rent.

Rich Froning (01:19):

How can you call Dan Bailey high

Jason Khalipa (01:22):


Sevan Matossian (01:22):

That’s why it’s not nice. It’s it’s mean to Dan Mischaracterizes him. I mean, Hey, uh, I wanted to play this for you guys. Uh, here real quick. Let me see if I can. I think you guys will find this, uh,

Speaker 4 (01:38):

That’s a sound of a 360 degree barbell brush by hybrid athletics.

Sevan Matossian (01:43):

Oh my God. That’s one thing. That’s one thing you guys need to see. Okay. And then I wanted to show you guys this, I, someone sent me this, this, uh, here we go. Let’s see,

Jason Khalipa (01:59):

I saw this already.

Sevan Matossian (02:00):

Huh? Just two CrossFiters with tiny, long staring at each other. Someone sent that to me just before we went live on the show. I said, oh, the boys will really appreciate that.

Rich Froning (02:09):

That, uh, that barbell thing makes me cringe. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.

Sevan Matossian (02:16):

Oh. Well with my idea, I’m like, Rob, you need a slowmo of that. Brush, cleaning a bar.

Jason Khalipa (02:22):


Rich Froning (02:23):

Uh, just like it hurts me though.

Sevan Matossian (02:25):

Hey, uh, rich you’ve really got Jason Stu. Usually he comes on or like just like Kramer on Seinfeld. He just kicks in the door and I just chill. Like I basically like I could be texting my wife and, but you’re on here now and he’s just completely he’s he’s beside himself. He doesn’t

Jason Khalipa (02:42):

He’s I’m just, I’m just mesmerized by his good.

Rich Froning (02:45):

I’m still in Jason’s dome from rogue.

Jason Khalipa (02:50):

Oh, oh my God. I’ve been occupying.

Rich Froning (02:53):

I’ve been occupying Jason’s head space since invitational.

Jason Khalipa (02:58):

Oh man, dude, the invitational. That was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to doing it again, but uh, I mean, it wasn’t easy that, uh, you know, you didn’t want to go against me one on one. So of course you had, uh, you had, who was it? Was it Julie? Uh, Julie wet instead of, uh, instead of you, you guys, that was a nice little riff back and forth for sure.

Rich Froning (03:19):

You, yeah, Julie, that was the, uh, the most fun part of that whole thing is just messing with you honestly. Oh

Jason Khalipa (03:25):


Rich Froning (03:26):

Cause it’s too easy. It’s too easy. It’s just like old times.

Jason Khalipa (03:30):


Sevan Matossian (03:30):

Rich before you, I, I know you have limited time today. So let’s talk about this guy. Um, uh, from mayhem Charles Koran, who is, is that a real guy with we’re we’re hearing rumors that he’s not a real guy and that he is just some dude you guys made up just to mess up the leaderboard.

Rich Froning (03:45):

He’s the fittest guy at may. No, he’s, he’s a real dude. He’s, uh, he’s fit. We were gonna, you know, we’re gonna start changing everything. We’re gonna rebrand. What’s Charlie doing,

Sevan Matossian (03:53):

Uh, you know,

Rich Froning (03:55):

At mayhem, you know, everybody, we were joking, dudes fit it’s real deal. You know, at first you’re always suspect. Um, but the, the hard, hardest part is, is like, you want to call BS on it, but he’s literally the nicest human being on the planet. The most soft spoken person you’ve ever met. And he’s legit really good at the two workouts that came out.

Sevan Matossian (04:19):

Oh. Oh yeah. Wow. Oh my goodness. Very. I love the, the word choice here. Uh, and the sequencing of words. Uh, you know what, uh, tell me about, tell me about Charles. Um, how, how old is he? Um, did you know about him before, before he popped up on the leaderboard?

Rich Froning (04:40):

I I’ve seen him in the gym at ton. I don’t know a ton about Charlie, honestly. Um, he, like I said, he’s in the gym trains pretty much every day that we’re in there that we’re popping in there. Um, I’ve seen him in there and everybody says he’s got an incredible engine, which is obvious by the first two, he did really well on both of those

Rich Froning (05:01):


Sevan Matossian (05:03):

Angelo, did you get your, I eyebrows wax or something? You looking like really, really sharp

Rich Froning (05:08):

Your nose,

Sevan Matossian (05:08):

Waxed, the edges that you look sharp, the edges are sharp. My

Rich Froning (05:12):

Nose, you get nose there or something. Yeah.

Rich Froning (05:14):


Sevan Matossian (05:15):

Hey, I, I think this guy’s giggling inside. I think he’s known, right? Like this is his whole thing. Hey, I’m gonna sneak up on the leaderboard and crush. Like deep down side. He’s just giggling his off. Cuz you guys never noticed him before.

Rich Froning (05:27):

Yeah. I mean he should, he should giggle his off cause he beat, beat us in both workouts.

Jason Khalipa (05:33):

Wait, where is he on the leaderboard? So I’m, I’m not keeping track of any of this stuff I need to, soon

Sevan Matossian (05:37):

As I should be pulling that up, but he’s stunned by rich too. No one wants to pull Rich’s face, make Rich’s face smaller. He’s number 12 in the world who have this judges been rich. Did you talk to his judges? Did you get any verification?

Rich Froning (05:49):

I’m pretty sure we he’s had he’s filmed both of them, I think. And we have security cameras so I can pull it up if we really need to. If we didn’t trust this guy, Charlie’s the type of guy though. I don’t feel like he would do anything, uh, suspect whatsoever.

Sevan Matossian (06:03):

And you’re a good judgey character.

Rich Froning (06:06):

Uh, it depends, I guess you’d have to ask my wife that, but she would say no, I say yes, he’s

John Young (06:11):

Ninth in north America. Jason

Jason Khalipa (06:14):

He’s 12, 12 Charles Curran. Yep. Oh man. Hey

Sevan Matossian (06:23):

Rich. Why

Rich Froning (06:26):

Do what?

Sevan Matossian (06:27):

Why I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt your conversation with your son. Um, why, um, why does it matter? Why does it, why do you like it? That the open doesn’t matter as much? Wasn’t it more intense and more fun? The fan perspective? Um, when it was more intense when, when it was just like, Hey, these guys go to the games.

Rich Froning (06:43):

I think it’s why it’s more fun for us as athletes when it’s not as intense and not. Um, so stressful.

Sevan Matossian (06:50):

Do you think it’s better for the sport this way too?

Rich Froning (06:54):

I think it’s better that

Angelo DiCicco (06:56):

Better if you have

Rich Froning (06:57):

Season, I think it’s better that quarter finals have more of an emphasis because that’s a truer test of overall fitness. I think you can get more, um, done, you know, Thursday to Sunday or whatever it is Thursday to Sunday. I think that’s a better test of fitness versus just one workout. Um, a week for three weeks. I don’t think that’s Personally. I just, I like it better. It’s more fun.

Jason Khalipa (07:20):

Hey rich, is this your last open? Oh good.

Rich Froning (07:24):

This probably won’t be my last open. Um, it’ll probably be my last season for a whole season. For a while. Kids are getting older. I’m gonna go beat one of them real quick. Make ’em go outside. So hold on just a second. You guys

Sevan Matossian (07:35):

For a while. Uh,

Jason Khalipa (07:38):

What do, what do you think the means Savan

Sevan Matossian (07:41):

I don’t know. I don’t know. And then the exits Angelo and John, um, who does, does Sam dancer, Sam dancers entering the, um, uh, looks like he’s gonna try to compete with Hobart in that master’s division. Does, does, does dancer have a chance?

Angelo DiCicco (07:57):

Yeah, I mean, based on, based on the performance, that seems in the open, I mean on workouts that I wouldn’t think he would do that well on, I mean, he’s been, I mean, was he like 85th or something, which is really, I impressive. I haven’t seen what he is in, um, in his age group, but he’s killing these first two workouts talking about Sam, babe.

Jason Khalipa (08:15):


John Young (08:15):

I think it just workouts come out in the games. Cause Hobart is pretty well run and dancer has had holes in the past. So he gets,

Rich Froning (08:25):

Yeah, but you would’ve thought that the two workouts that have come out would’ve been holes and so he is done pretty well, which is it’s impressive.

John Young (08:32):

Yeah. Yeah. Impressive. For sure.

Sevan Matossian (08:34):

If you had to put money down rich, uh, Hobart or dancer who, who wins that division this year?

Rich Froning (08:40):

Man, I I’ve trained with James so much that I, I feel like, um, come games time. I would put my money on James. I do love Sam though. Sam’s literally the nicest human being on the planet. So you can’t have any ill feelings and he is a guy that you want to just not like for some reason, I don’t know why, but he’s literally the nicest human being on the planet. And so

Sevan Matossian (08:59):

I thought, Charles, wait a second. I thought Charles was, oh, sorry.

Rich Froning (09:02):

There’s a lot of nicest people on the planet. You know? Wait

Jason Khalipa (09:05):

Dan Bailey’s in that, in, in the 36 to 40 category, two or 35 to 39. How about your boy, Dan? Where does he stack up? Rich?

Rich Froning (09:14):

Uh, Dan, Dan Dan will be really good. I feel like Dan is, oh, look at all.

James Hobart (09:18):

What’s everybody talking, talking about all

Rich Froning (09:21):

Talking about, we were just talking about you, is your, your ears burning?

James Hobart (09:25):

They were bad.

Rich Froning (09:26):

Just the headphones.

James Hobart (09:27):

Oh, hold on.

Sevan Matossian (09:31):

I like Sam. I like Sam too, but I think, I think Hobart’s gonna run way with it. I don’t think niceness has anything to do with it.

Rich Froning (09:38):

No, I, like I said, I think I’ve spent so much time with James and know how good of an athlete he is. I think James will do it well. Um, as far as Dan goes, Dan will be, he’ll throw an interesting wrench in there. Um, as long as he doesn’t get any cramps

Jason Khalipa (09:55):

All. Oh my God.

Sevan Matossian (09:58):

So the cramps comment I’m going, I’m gonna throw in there is also in with that comment where you said Charles did really good for these first two workouts for the open there’s

Rich Froning (10:08):

Nuances, two singers, Hey, you’re the one that’s that’s, you know, the words are whatever

Sevan Matossian (10:12):

There’s nuances, um, uh, Hobart, you have some bias being that you are, um, uh, affiliated with the mothership. How do you feel about these first two workouts? There’s been a lot of CRI criticism that they are similar in scope and, uh, and that and that. Yeah. And that, and that that’s why Charles Koran is number 12.

James Hobart (10:33):

Um, is my mic working finally

Jason Khalipa (10:36):

Look really good.

James Hobart (10:38):

Thanks. You do too. Um, those two workouts are pretty similar.

Sevan Matossian (10:45):

Thank wow. Hobar thank you. Uh, thank you.

Rich Froning (10:49):

Pull, jump, jump transition.

James Hobart (10:52):

Yeah. I mean it’s, it was, it was push jump pull. I mean, they were very, very, very similar.

Rich Froning (10:57):


Sevan Matossian (10:59):

Do you know what workout number three. Does anyone here know what the next workout is?

Rich Froning (11:03):

I wish,

Sevan Matossian (11:05):

Um, J why don’t you let people do it? Why don’t you let people do it twice? Rich. Why, why?

James Hobart (11:10):

I heard, I heard about this, this big government pay the man,

Sevan Matossian (11:15):

The censorship coming out of mayhem.

Rich Froning (11:17):

Um, hate, I don’t own rights to pay the man. So we gotta be careful using that on the show. Uh, I just, you know, go at it once, you know, in years past when it did actually matter when it was a huge deal. Um, I mean, James, there was times we did the workout, I think four times, twice in

James Hobart (11:38):

Why was that bar muscle up power

Rich Froning (11:40):

Snatch, that bar muscle up snatch one. And I got the same score. Three tides. Um, yep. Yeah. I don’t know. It’s just, it, it kind of the way we train and the way we kind of program, when somebody, you know, we do it twice, it just kind of throws off the rest of the couple days and you know, I don’t know. It just, it doesn’t really matter. We let Luke redo it last week because apparently he had a migraine on the first day he did it and he did so bad that he needed just mentally, he needed to redo it. So, um, he redid it and we allowed that that was one pass. But, um, it just,

Sevan Matossian (12:11):

Luke had a, is he, is he cycling with the girls in the gym?

Rich Froning (12:16):

Well, he has a girlfriend now. So I think that that might be it New it’s too. So you know how, how that goes? It’s

Angelo DiCicco (12:24):

Not that fresh. It’s

James Hobart (12:25):

Fresh to the point. Oh, I get what you mean by cycling.

Sevan Matossian (12:28):

Thank you, Hobart. Thank you. I got it.

Rich Froning (12:29):


James Hobart (12:30):


Rich Froning (12:31):

Not biking. Cycling

James Hobart (12:35):

Lunar cycle

Rich Froning (12:36):

Lu. Yes. Yes.

James Hobart (12:39):

Got it.

Sevan Matossian (12:40):

Do you get that, Joe? Clefa cycling lunar cycle. You get that

Jason Khalipa (12:43):

One? Yeah. It’s it’s brand new to me, but uh, yeah, two girls in my house. I figure

Rich Froning (12:49):

Never heard of

Sevan Matossian (12:51):

You got, do you have, do you have, what do you have a first aid kit in the gym with like mial and tampons and like all that stuff? Like, are you thoughtful like that? Rich? No. No, not you CLE. Of course you do. Ma

Rich Froning (13:04):

I think the,

James Hobart (13:05):

Hey, I just wanna say, I don’t think that stuff goes first

Rich Froning (13:08):

Aid, feminine product.

Sevan Matossian (13:12):

Say that again. Rich

Rich Froning (13:13):

Isn’t even cactus in there now or

Angelo DiCicco (13:15):

Something. I dunno. I’ve never noticed it.

Sevan Matossian (13:20):

Kali. You have all that in your gyms. All nice and neat. Like every bathroom, right?

Jason Khalipa (13:24):

Uh, yeah, but it actually sometimes comes to haunt us because we put tampons in the bathrooms. And then, uh, last week we have like a huge like toilet clog, cuz everybody put the tamp down the toilet. So, uh, it’s a blessing and a curse to give those out, I guess.

Sevan Matossian (13:39):

Um, what’s worse leaving the toilet seat up or flushing a tampon down the toilet.

Angelo DiCicco (13:47):

Flush tampon,

Rich Froning (13:47):

Big flushing. The tampon for sure.

Jason Khalipa (13:49):

Well, I didn’t know that you weren’t allowed. I mean, I’ve never used the tampon and throwing it down the toilet. So I didn’t know what the rules of engage, but yeah. Putting, putting a, you know, its worst pits all over the seat is, is probably the worst.

James Hobart (14:00):

Sometimes I just take my wives and throw ’em down the toilet for fun. Just to like hide

Rich Froning (14:07):

’em in there.

James Hobart (14:10):

Oh man.

Sevan Matossian (14:11):

I handed one to my kid the other day. I’m like, look at these, these are little bullets for your gun. He goes, no, they’re not there for mom’s vagina. And he’s like five. I’m like, all right, well I guess you already know that.

Rich Froning (14:20):

All right. Wow.

James Hobart (14:21):

How come he knows that?

Rich Froning (14:22):

I knew at 25,

Sevan Matossian (14:24):

Right? Uh, I have this idea for um, uh, why provens in, um, Nashville, right?

Rich Froning (14:33):


Sevan Matossian (14:35):


Rich Froning (14:37):


Sevan Matossian (14:37):

Oh, pro proven. Um, uh, how about a competitor competition to the CrossFit games and it’s just mayhem versus pro proven. Uh, you guys are close to each other. You got a lot of big names. We

Rich Froning (14:52):

Wouldn’t even have to go to the CrossFit games to do that, huh?

Sevan Matossian (14:55):

No, just right there at the barn. Couple iPhones

Rich Froning (14:58):

Do it at the barn.

Sevan Matossian (15:02):

It’s my idea. I only want 3%

Jason Khalipa (15:07):

Dude. The shade bro. The shades Sianna are really adding to your look right now. Like

Sevan Matossian (15:11):

Thank you. Yeah.

Jason Khalipa (15:13):

It’s a whole it’s I, I think we should

James Hobart (15:14):

All put on sunglasses.

Sevan Matossian (15:17):

It’s it’s my, um, it’s my, this is when I do any of the games, content. That’s how serious I take it. I put on the most expensive glasses I have

Rich Froning (15:24):

So nobody can see what hand you have.

Sevan Matossian (15:26):

Right? Exactly. And I put on my favorite shirt cuz I know my audience. What

Rich Froning (15:30):

Year did you love that shirt?

Sevan Matossian (15:33):

I had have, um, I don’t remember. I have this there’s two years in a row that I asked Reebok to send me 10 of each. And there was a time when this is like the only shirt I, I wore. Like that’s it. I only wore the phony

Rich Froning (15:45):

Shirt. I think it’s a really nice shirt.

Sevan Matossian (15:47):

Thank you. And, and the year before this one, it said phoning on the back and I started to put that one on and I actually took it to offer the show and I’m like, you know what? I’m gonna put it with the Froning on the front.

Rich Froning (15:57):

Thanks man. Hey, I don’t know if you guys want this, but it just got sent to us. It’s a

Sevan Matossian (16:03):

Oh, it’s the workout. Oh yeah please.

Rich Froning (16:07):

Um, it’s on make wa great again. So I don’t know how true it is, but it says 21 pullups 42 double unders 21 thrusters weight, one 18 chest bar 36 double unders 18 thrusters at weight. Two 30 double or 15 bar, muscle ups, 30 double unders and 15 thrusters weight three. I don’t know how accurate that is, but there you go.

Sevan Matossian (16:29):

Can you pull that up? SU I got those blocked, so I can’t see.

Rich Froning (16:36):

It says 95, 1 15, then 1 35. I don’t know how accurate that is,

Sevan Matossian (16:41):

But, but, but the show hasn’t started yet, right? Their show doesn’t start till noon, right?

Rich Froning (16:46):


Jason Khalipa (16:47):

Hey rich. So like, you know, back in the day, like we did well, we’ve done a few open announcements and like when the open was like super, super important, obviously people were trains and whatever is open. Now. Feel different for you or do you still get anxious and like excited about what the workouts can be or not, not really as much. It’s like, whatever you don’t really care.

Rich Froning (17:05):

I think as a competitor you still, uh, get anxious. You still get nervous before the workout, whatever it is. There’s definitely a little bit of a, you know, you want to know what it is and what the test is for that week. Um, I don’t don’t think that goes away for sure, but I, what I do like about it is I don’t need to stress and obsess about the leader board once it’s over.

Sevan Matossian (17:26):

Is that true? Angelo? Does he not stress? Oh, look at, look at dish. Well,

Angelo DiCicco (17:32):

No, I, I forced them all to listen to what rank they were in.

Rich Froning (17:34):

Yeah. He made us, you can probably tell us who is that guy?

Sevan Matossian (17:39):

Hey, Hey Dave, good time.

James Hobart (17:42):

Is that bear grills?

Sevan Matossian (17:43):

Yeah, we can hear you

Dave Castro (17:45):

Came on this grill. I came on for one reason. I wanna find out who James Hobart works for, because if he’s on this show, he sure his can’t work for CrossFit anymore.

Rich Froning (17:56):

Or Bud’s number two

Dave Castro (17:58):

CrossFit much longer. Are you programming for

Rich Froning (18:00):

The nation, especially with you. Ah, that’s James Hobart has left the chat. Hey

Sevan Matossian (18:13):

Dave, we got, Hey Dave, we got an important question though. For you. Seriously. Someone guessed the URL at the CrossFit game site and they released the workout just now, uh, 40 minutes early. If we show it to you, can you confirm or deny it’s public? Will you pull that up again, Susan? So basically this is what they have. They have workout 22.3 21. Pullups 42 double unders 21 thrusters, 18 chest bar 36 double unders 18 thrusters, 15 bar muscle ups, 30 double unders 15 thrusters. Does that sound like what you programmed

Dave Castro (18:43):

That that’s out already?

Sevan Matossian (18:45):

Yeah. Yeah. And here let me read it. Let me read

Rich Froning (18:51):


Sevan Matossian (18:53):

That make wads great again. Um, that the, um, he said a follower sent this to me, said he guessed the URL. CrossFit games uses. I tested it and it pans out. Get a head, start on the dubs.

Rich Froning (19:08):


Dave Castro (19:08):

A, Hey, I gotta go. But what a. Hey, this is fun.

Sevan Matossian (19:18):

It was fun for, it was fun for, it was fun for almost all of us. Hobar

Rich Froning (19:23):


Jason Khalipa (19:23):

Gather from his response that that’s the workout that’s I mean, that’s what I take of it.

Rich Froning (19:28):

That may have been his workout. Yeah. Can

Sevan Matossian (19:30):

You, can you pull that up again and let’s oh, can Dave, uh, John George, Dave confirm we can punch in that URL. Can you punch in that URL, Susan? And see if you can pull up that, um,

James Hobart (19:41):

Please. Don’t

Sevan Matossian (19:42):


Rich Froning (19:43):

No, please. Don’t James

Sevan Matossian (19:48):

Defend the realm Hobart. That’s why you’re here, buddy. Okay. Well the URL wasn’t

Rich Froning (19:53):

42 double under spoke. It’s I mean, that’s, it’s the double under, why are the double unders even in there they’re

John Young (19:59):


Angelo DiCicco (20:00):

It’s like not even a full minute of double unders in the whole workout.

Rich Froning (20:03):

Hey, so someone, someone

Jason Khalipa (20:05):

Guessed the exact, someone guessed the landing page. And so that’s how they found this. Is that what you’re saying?

Sevan Matossian (20:10):

Yeah, but you know, that’s been done before too with other stuff. Once people like those, those computer guys who, who look at URLs for a living, they start to see that pattern recognition and they know that stuff.

Rich Froning (20:24):

Wouldn’t put it past day to just

John Young (20:26):

Make us think that that’s what it was. And it’s something completely different though.

Sevan Matossian (20:30):

It’s possible. It’s very, very possible. But I don’t think, go ahead.

James Hobart (20:35):

What if Dave shows up at the announcement and it’s a totally different workout, that would be the ultimate twist.

Rich Froning (20:41):

That would be good.

Sevan Matossian (20:42):

Especially since it looked like he was just out in the back at the ranch, uh, cutting down

John Young (20:47):

Is I was

Jason Khalipa (20:48):

Thinking that he was gonna show up at this one. That’s what I thought. But now that I just saw his background, I think that’d be pretty unlikely.

Angelo DiCicco (20:58):

He’s already done a mic drop in an opening as for it’s bold news.

Sevan Matossian (21:03):

Hey, rich. Um, uh, weren’t you guys, wasn’t it. Weren’t you guys supposed to be in this announcement?

Rich Froning (21:09):

I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Sevan Matossian (21:10):

All right. I, I thought I heard that I must have misunderstood. I must have misunderstood.

Rich Froning (21:14):

Yeah. I guess you misunderstood Angelo.

Angelo DiCicco (21:16):

I didn’t say that.

Sevan Matossian (21:22):

Uh, what do you guys think about Roman? What do you he’s in the he’s in the United States. He, um, isn’t he supposed to have to do a semi-final and some other foreign land? Like where you got across the Atlantic?

John Young (21:35):

It depends.

Rich Froning (21:36):

I would assume he’d be in Europe, right?

Sevan Matossian (21:38):

Yeah. Or in Russia?

John Young (21:40):

He’s in Asia, the Asian qualifier. Oh, Asia.

Sevan Matossian (21:44):

Yeah. How’s that? How’s that work? How’s that work? John? What, what in the perfect, in the perfect situation, how would Roman make it to the games?

John Young (21:52):

Yeah. So last year, everything, they submitted videos for everything and it was at home. So I don’t know. I don’t know how that’s gonna work this year. Just, just with COVID. If Asia has a semifinal and in person semifinal, he would have, have to be there. Um, but where that’s at, I don’t, I don’t know. They’ve announced it haven’t they where the semifinals are gonna be.

Sevan Matossian (22:16):

They have, but they also announced a couple days ago that he’s in the United States and the way that they announced he was in the United States was I, I haven’t, I haven’t heard anyone talk about it. I don’t know if anyone has, but BA that basically he escaped from there. Like he’s lucky to be here. It wasn’t easy to get him here.

John Young (22:30):

If the Asia semi-final is in China, he could go to China and come back. You know what I mean? He’s not going back to Russia. So, you know, if he got in America, once he’ll be able to get America again like that, stuff’s all settled. So, I mean, I think he’d be able to, and then if not, I mean, if it’s at, if it’s, you know, I don’t know how they’re gonna handle semifinals with COVID, but last year everything was on video. So it didn’t matter, you know, he was able to do it. Cuz you just took a video of your workout.

Sevan Matossian (22:58):

I don’t mean to put you on the spot, John, but of these men on the screen right now, who is the fittest?

John Young (23:05):

I’m I would say rich broing

Sevan Matossian (23:09):

Try. We like off that was it. He’s

Sevan Matossian (23:11):

Like, you. I’m outta here.

Sevan Matossian (23:16):

Hobart. Can you give it to sand dancer this year? Does he have a chance against you?

James Hobart (23:21):

I think he has a very good chance. He’s first in the division.

Sevan Matossian (23:24):

What does that mean?

James Hobart (23:28):

I don’t know how to make that. It’s more clear than I did.

Sevan Matossian (23:32):

You mean

Sevan Matossian (23:32):

You mean he’s doing better in you in the open than you than you are?

James Hobart (23:35):

He’s significantly. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (23:37):


Sevan Matossian (23:37):

But, but you’re part of that mayhem, um, uh, pedigree where you guys don’t give a about the open when it doesn’t matter?

Sevan Matossian (23:44):

Um, no,

Rich Froning (23:45):

No. We started not giving enough about the open after James left.

James Hobart (23:48):

Oh yeah. I still, I still care about it immensely. I’ve retested every workout three times.

Sevan Matossian (23:55):

Is that true? Or you just with those

James Hobart (23:57):

Same? No, that is not. That is not true. Same day I did. I did that deadlift one, three times in the same day.

Sevan Matossian (24:04):

Um, now that we’ve seen the workout, um, how’s Charles gonna do rich, can we pull the workout back up, Susan?

Rich Froning (24:13):

Probably not bad. That 1 35 bar is not enough of a separator to do anything. I don’t think.

John Young (24:18):

Yeah, but that leak doesn’t have 22.4 that could like, you know, that could be 0.3 and then there’s another workout after you know, it, it seems like a shorter workout. It doesn’t seem very long. Um, as far, I don’t know what a time cap would be, but looking at it, what we saw, I don’t think it’ll be a long workout. So it surprise Max lift afterwards. But yeah, if there’s not this, this open did not test strength. Like one, I,

James Hobart (24:47):

I think the time cap was 12 minutes on that. Oh.

John Young (24:50):

But like elite people, like I y’all will do it, you know, seven ish.

Rich Froning (24:55):

There’s no separator in there. Right,

John Young (24:57):

Right. Like, like there’s nothing there to make you stop. So if there’s not a max, I think there’s would be a max lit. If that’s the workout, there’s gonna be another part where there’s a max lift after. Um, because they haven’t tested strength at all. If

Rich Froning (25:14):

The page doesn’t say a though, you know, there’s no, an a and there could be a B usually

John Young (25:18):

It’ll but last year was 22.3 and 21.4. There was no.

Sevan Matossian (25:25):

Where did you get that?

James Hobart (25:27):

Hey, just keep the other one.

Sevan Matossian (25:32):

Uh, Susan, where did you get that?

Matthew Souza (25:34):

More will sent it to me. He was hot on the URL cord there. I mean, maybe he didn’t want me to mention that. So, uh, now he is on blast, but I mean, uh, he did.

Sevan Matossian (25:43):

Oh, so, so make God’s great again, uh, pulled this out of his or of Nikki’s trolling to get Fu no, I don’t think so. I think he does. I think he puts things in his, but I don’t think he pulled this out of his. Um, Uh, so, so go, go back to the workout again. What do you think about what John’s saying here is, is this a complete show? Did, um, if, if this is as heavy as it gets, are you guys by

James Hobart (26:12):


Rich Froning (26:13):


Sevan Matossian (26:13):

Bombed Angela Hobart. Yes. Show Bart.

Rich Froning (26:15):

If, if that’s the, the final workout and there is no fourth workout then yes,

James Hobart (26:20):

No repeats.

Rich Froning (26:23):

I don’t

John Young (26:24):

Be though, because they’re, I don’t remember an open where they didn’t test everything a little bit.

Rich Froning (26:30):

Right. That makes sense.

James Hobart (26:33):

Hey Hobar I like the repeat. I like the repeats too.

Rich Froning (26:36):

No, no. You what James?

James Hobart (26:38):

I said, I like the repeats too.

Rich Froning (26:41):

Yeah. They’re good to come back to every once in a once. See how much worse you’ve got years.

James Hobart (26:45):

Good. Yeah. I don’t need, I don’t need a workout to tell me that.

John Young (26:52):

Hey, for what it’s worth Devon from Brian, he thinks it’s legit. As far as the third workout.

Sevan Matossian (26:58):

Uh, yeah. Looking

Rich Froning (26:58):

At this though, like the double what’s the point in them in this workout,

John Young (27:05):

Is there even a hundred?

Rich Froning (27:06):

Just to say that you can do doubles,

Matthew Souza (27:09):

Jump jumping in every workout, jumping in every workout.

Rich Froning (27:12):

You’re right. Touche. Touche. I do like that. Let’s jump again. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (27:17):

And 1 35 makes it inclusive.

John Young (27:22):

Yeah. It’s not a heavy way

Rich Froning (27:23):

At all too, too inclusive.

John Young (27:26):

It should be 1 35, 180 5, 2 25. That’d be a better workout.

Jason Khalipa (27:31):

Well, some people, a lot of you are gonna stop. And

James Hobart (27:33):

Would that be a better workout for it? John?

John Young (27:35):

That’d be better for me

James Hobart (27:39):

All day. Yeah, no I’ve seen you quale Jesus.

Rich Froning (27:45):


Sevan Matossian (27:45):

I don’t think there is for

Rich Froning (27:46):

Me at that point.

James Hobart (27:48):

That’s triple body way for me, man.

Sevan Matossian (27:52):

I don’t think there is a part B to this by the way. I think this is it. I think we’re staring at it. I think we would’ve picked something up from Dave and I think it would say it in here. I think it would say 22.3 a. Did you guys already say that

John Young (28:02):

It didn’t last year, last year? Oh it didn’t. There were two completely separate workouts.

James Hobart (28:08):

This looks like fake news to me.

John Young (28:10):

Yeah. I mean

Rich Froning (28:12):

You better hope it is

Jason Khalipa (28:17):


Rich Froning (28:18):

Games. YouTube channel for full details.

James Hobart (28:25):

Yeah. That’s is

Jason Khalipa (28:26):

That new sponsor for the games? The

James Hobart (28:28):


Sevan Matossian (28:28):

Guy leads. Yeah, I did see. Thank you. I’ll call you back.

James Hobart (28:31):

Okay. They were there last year. I thought. Hmm. Right.

Jason Khalipa (28:37):


John Young (28:37):

Who, what?

James Hobart (28:38):

Wasn’t thorn at the games last year?

Sevan Matossian (28:41):

I believe so.

Rich Froning (28:42):

What did they do? I

Sevan Matossian (28:43):

Believe, I believe so. My mom bought some of their stuff. My mom takes this.

James Hobart (28:47):

They’re a supplement company.

Rich Froning (28:49):


Sevan Matossian (28:50):

My mom takes the thorn. Uh, so will you do this today? Rich will the whole may ham team do this today? Is this something you guys just do right away?

Rich Froning (28:59):

Nah, we’ll probably do it tomorrow morning. We did a lot of bar muscles on Monday. We’ve done a lot. A lot. Couple days we

James Hobart (29:08):

Wonders on Monday.

Sevan Matossian (29:11):

Ho Hobar

Rich Froning (29:12):

Thursday’s usually a swim day and then some type of either cardio or accessory piece. It’s usually our, uh, light on the joint. Oh, you are

James Hobart (29:19):

Getting swimming,

Rich Froning (29:21):

You know, James 2,600 meters born bro

James Hobart (29:26):

Time. I went, do you have a pool at your barn yet?

Rich Froning (29:29):

I wish hopefully soon,

Jason Khalipa (29:31):

Dude, rich, that time I went swimming with you and Frazier was miserable. Uh, it was like, cause I wasn’t in like super tiptop swimming shape and you were like lapping me. I dunno if you remember that. But it was like a couple years ago. Um, anyways, I felt very incon. That makes you feel any better. Yeah, no, you don’t remember it. All right. Perfect.

James Hobart (29:50):

It doesn’t make ’em feel better. Makes ’em feel worse.

Sevan Matossian (29:53):

Why don’t you have a, uh, why did oh, okay. Someone just sent me a text saying they’re.

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