#519 – Pre-Games Show ft. Adrian Bozman

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Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Boom. Bam. Let’s fucking go. That felt good.

Sevan Matossian (00:06):

I don’t think it, I don’t think that was the right words.

Mattew Souza (00:15):

Oh my gosh,

Sevan Matossian (00:17):

Caleb Jr. How paper? Self Taylor, self Taylor, the thumb self from self-made training program at SU from CrossFit Livermore, Caleb from an unco undisclosed location Jr. Howell, CrossFit crash, two affiliate owners, SIA Matos, a guy CEO, a guy, uh, guy, um, in the us military deployed trying to keep it so we can be free and say shit. Yeah, we wanna say another guy. Uh, Taylor, uh, is a, um, uh, aspiring games athlete, uh, had a slight hiccup this year,

Taylor (01:01):

Flight,

Sevan Matossian (01:04):

Jason Hopper and Taylor amongst other, uh, Mike McDonald amongst others train at Jr. Gym CrossFit crash. Some people would argue that it’s the finest gym on the Eastern seaboard. That’s the United, that’s the east coast of the United States. By the way, that’s the part that’s like Europe and not free.

Sevan Matossian (01:32):

If you are watching now, I would highly recommend you subscribe to the show and hit the notification bell in 500 shows. I do not think I’ve ever said that once not, here’s the reason why I’m saying it today because I tried to find CrossFit game shit that was like interesting and worth watching. And I, and I found none. Then I tried to find anything to watch and all I could find today was content that either I had put out or Craig Richie had put out and the Craig Richie shit was put out a day ago. And I seriously don’t know how anyone fucking watches that it had 75,000 views. You’re a fucking God amongst morons, Mr. Richie, I watched 15 minutes of your show. Three minutes of it, where you getting your pillow fluffed in first class, whatever you’re doing, God bless you. You are like, uh, um, uh, serving opium to the masses.

Sevan Matossian (02:25):

I, I seriously do not know how you do it, but, um, uh, I I’m, I’m jealous, envious, and, uh, I, I would love for, to be retarded, but I’m not. Um, so, so I can’t enjoy your work, but I can appreciate your success. Fuck. It’s garbage. I granted I only made it through half of it, man. It’s so fucking bad becoming unwatchable. 20 seconds of it was this dogs playing, then it’s him and his first class seat. Then it’s him and his girlfriend playing golf. It’s fucking crazy. I just want to see, like I would rather have Hiller fucking tell me about why, um, uh, Danielle Brandon’s nail Polish is gonna help her win the games. I mean, literally, I mean, at least then I’m, there’s something I swear to God. I swear to God, the people who watch your shit, it must be cuz their life is so fucking horrible. Like I don’t know what the fuck they’re doing, but you’re killing it. It kind of gives me the rock effect. Like he has 300 million Instagram subscribers and he is just a, just a vapid douche selling fucking, uh, um, alcohol and uh, energy drinks and um, ice cream during the fucking pandemic. Sorry, what were you gonna say, Taylor? These are my opinions by the way. These are not of these guys. Go ahead,

Taylor (03:43):

Craig Richie

Sevan Matossian (03:45):

<laugh> well, I dunno if I’m talking about Craig Richie. I, yeah, I guess the, the, the part I’m saying about Craig Richie is fucking he man, he’s right in that fucking lane of, of retarded fucking popularity. It’s fucking, he’s a, what is stud? Um, I just, I, I like, like, if you want content, sorry, going back to subscribe and hit the bell. If you want content, like we’re gonna put out a shitload of content, it’s gonna be fucking interesting. We’re gonna have a shitload of fucking amazing guests. The analysis is gonna be fucking thoughtful to a point where you’re gonna, um, think that maybe, uh, Jr should be on some sort of, uh, Asperger’s uh, uh, medication, but it’s gonna be a week of that being pounded into you. 5, 6, 7, 10 shows a fucking day for the next seven days. Let’s go. And then afterwards, when you don’t want to hear any of my shit anymore and like you just wanna go out and get your fifth booster, then just unsubscribe. But until then don’t hold it against yourself or these guys, cuz they’re gonna give you some thoughtful shit about the games and fucking epic people are gonna fucking stomp through here. It’s

Taylor (04:46):

Gonna be the best games, coverage all weekend. Not even

Sevan Matossian (04:49):

Close. Yeah. So, so yeah, I mean, so, and, and, and please don’t punish, uh, Gabe over at paper street, either go by his coffee. He’s got a booth over in vendor village. I highly recommend you go over there and say hi to him. He’s a huge supporter of this show and this kind of coverage wouldn’t be possible without him. Of course, 100%. Uh, if, uh, Jr Taylor, uh, Caleb and Matt, Susan, weren’t doing this, I would just be just interviewing just like a UFC fighter right now, or like some author of some book who wrote about the value of paperclips. You mention of paperclips like shit on the truck. <laugh> and, and then, and then, and then there’s California hormones and that is our sugar daddy. That is what keeps absolutely the lights on that CA hormones.com and they got an amazing deal for you. And I go over there, get your blood. If you’re in California, get your blood work and your doctor’s consultation for free. If you’re outside of California, have your insurance pay for your blood work type in seven, and you’ll get your consultation free. It’s it’s that easy, like just do it and then, and then you’re done with it. It’s cool. Um, oh yeah. Yeah. I should start calling my viewers. Legends. How about I wanna fuck all your moms

Taylor (05:53):

<laugh> oh my God. Sorry. Their moms are as fuck.

Sevan Matossian (05:59):

I don’t care

Taylor (06:01):

Care. I’m

Sevan Matossian (06:02):

DEI. I’m the embodiment of DEI,

Taylor (06:05):

Dude.

Sevan Matossian (06:06):

Now listen,

Taylor (06:07):

You need a gallon of CRICO to fuck all their moms. The average age is like Jesus.

Sevan Matossian (06:13):

Ouch,

Taylor (06:13):

Ouch. You’ll have to use seed oils. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (06:19):

I refuse to use these, uh, lucky camera straps games coverage from the podcast has already been epic. Please take this Australian money and return. Tell me who I should play in event two a and two B givin your mayor. Uh, I will, right now you will get Jr Howell and Taylor to tell you that we put the show on pause, ladies and gentlemen, in event two. Can you tell us what event? Two a and two B is? Can you bring up the graphics? Uh, Mr. Suza? Yeah. So don’t think for a second. I’m not a whore, like 20 bucks. You stop the show. Show stops.

Taylor (06:48):

VIN, yo or, or mayor. Yeah. G for sure.

Sevan Matossian (06:51):

In which one?

Taylor (06:53):

In two, a and two B I mean, those are two a, is the lift score or the run time accumulation

Sevan Matossian (07:01):

Two a is the run. And two B is the max jerks. And two a is the shuttle runs that are 400, 600 and 800

Taylor (07:08):

Travis. And then GE yeah, I was gonna say mayor then G

Sevan Matossian (07:13):

Oh, let mayor run it. Let mayor, mayor.

Taylor (07:15):

Oh yeah. Travis, a great runner. He can run. And his fucking quads are huge too. Like if you see like pictures of him running, it looks like they’re gonna fall off of his femur. That’s how big they are. It’s crazy.

Sevan Matossian (07:27):

Okay. So just subscribe and hit that bell and then you’ll get all the notifications. Uh, thank you. Lucky camera straps. If that’s really your business, um, you should, uh, DM me. I would I’m I’m lucky. I have a crazy collection of camera straps. I I’d like to see them. Uh, Ken Walters. Uh, thank you. You’re beast. Thank you very much. Um, I did, uh, there, there was a new CEO announced today. Um, Don

Taylor (07:52):

FA VA

Sevan Matossian (07:53):

F

Taylor (07:54):

F FA what’s the last letter

Sevan Matossian (07:58):

F a U L

Taylor (08:00):

F a foul Don fel.

Sevan Matossian (08:02):

Don F do you ever wanna take a shot at it?

Taylor (08:04):

Caleb, Don fall? I would say fall. Fall? Yeah, it Don fall. Dave’s like mall last night, like mall, M a U L a U L is all. Yeah. Don fall. They should put that in the spelling. B damn. That’s a sick name. Don fall. J R would say fall like hall with a H. Yeah. He’s got a name to be a fall guy. He’s the fall guy. No, I think he’s gonna, his penis is gonna fall in your mouth, Todd.

Sevan Matossian (08:40):

Oh my goodness.

Taylor (08:42):

Wow.

Sevan Matossian (08:44):

Yeah.

Taylor (08:44):

So he’s got the blue check. He already has the blue check. We were talking earlier Savon. He did not have it. And he has it now. Oh, oh, no way. Just like that. Just like that. Fuck. What do you have to do?

Mattew Souza (08:56):

You don’t wanna know?

Sevan Matossian (08:58):

Oh, he he’s. He got someone in trying to

Caleb Beaver (09:00):

Get the rent.

Sevan Matossian (09:01):

He comes from Facebook. I think his wife works at Facebook. I think his son works at Facebook. I think his mom works at Facebook. I think his dad works at Facebook. I think his sister, the whole fucking family works at Facebook. They’re they’re all. Let me see how many follower he has now. I saw earlier today he had 200,

Taylor (09:16):

No way 200

Sevan Matossian (09:18):

Oh 2000.

Taylor (09:19):

Okay. 2000.

Sevan Matossian (09:20):

Not quite as fast as, uh, the Roser train. Okay.

Taylor (09:24):

Sure. Still so still that’s good.

Mattew Souza (09:26):

Not sure. I like that. That link there. Ah, the, the affiliate map link would be cooler.

Sevan Matossian (09:33):

Okay. We’ll get ’em on. We’ll get that. We

Mattew Souza (09:35):

We’ll talk to about it. Yes.

Taylor (09:37):

That’s a good, yeah, that’s a good link.

Mattew Souza (09:39):

Time to say it. I expect you to tell him that in his first press conference, you’re attending SU that’s right,

Taylor (09:45):

Dude. You should. You really should just take, take the gloves off, dude.

Sevan Matossian (09:49):

I, I, I like his top profile picture.

Mattew Souza (09:53):

Yeah.

Taylor (09:54):

He looks like he, uh, he looks like, like a British Explorer.

Sevan Matossian (09:57):

Yeah. He’s got some bond in him. Some James Bond, for sure.

Mattew Souza (10:00):

Older.

Sevan Matossian (10:01):

I don’t judge anyone by their looks. I don’t judge anyone by their

Mattew Souza (10:04):

<laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (10:08):

I, um, I reached out to Dave today, uh, and I said, uh, how involved were you with, uh, the picking of the, um, new CEO? His response was, don’t worry about it. I said, do you know this guy? He said, yes. I said, do you like him? He said, yes. I said, did you serve with him? He said, no. I said, is it true? He’s your, uh, is it true? Your wife is his, uh, sister. He said, no,

Mattew Souza (10:32):

<laugh>. I

Sevan Matossian (10:33):

Said, are you related to him at all? He said, no. I said, have you known him? Uh, for more than a year? He said, dude, I’m not doing an interview with you. And then he hung up on me.

Mattew Souza (10:43):

<laugh>

Sevan Matossian (10:45):

So that’s uh,

Mattew Souza (10:46):

The fifth question he realized what was happening here.

Taylor (10:48):

That call lasted longer than that. Come

Sevan Matossian (10:51):

On that. No, actually he said, I’m not doing an interview with you. And then, so then I said, well, have you known him for more than a year? And then he said it again. And then we went back and forth and played that game, like two fucking broken robots, like two fucking, uh, people who didn’t wanna give up. And then he just hung up. So, um, but I know, I, I, I believe that when Dave, a few months ago went to Palo Alto and I was, I was like, what the fuck is going on over here?

Mattew Souza (11:21):

Mm-hmm <affirmative>

Sevan Matossian (11:23):

Um, I believe that Dave was meeting with this guy and some other guys, and I believe this guy was in the room. And I also believe that Greg Glassman was in the room. And I say that to stir the pot. But actually, I don’t know if there’s really any pot to stir, but I do believe that. I mean, you can think, I don’t actually, I’m not running wild with it, but I kind of want you guys to, but, but from what I know, it was it’s um, just, uh, coincidence. It was just, you know, rich, powerful motherfuckers meeting in a room together. Just like just cuz they’re all around. Don fall served as head of operations for Pinterest. Fuck. That was the one that just like turned into a porn site, right? <laugh>

Caleb Beaver (11:58):

No.

Sevan Matossian (11:58):

Yeah, yeah, no. Pinterest just ended up just being like it went from like how to make your own matches to like how to make

Caleb Beaver (12:05):

No, no, no only fan only fan.

Sevan Matossian (12:07):

No, there was one of these only

Taylor (12:09):

Fans didn’t start out as a DIY site. Caleb, let me tell

Caleb Beaver (12:12):

You, Pinterest is before to God did, is it really only fans of my let teach? And then all of a sudden people are like, oh, Hey, I can put my nudes on there and now they fucking threw it on there. Oh, I’m thinking

Sevan Matossian (12:24):

Of Tumblr. I’m thinking of Tumblr

Caleb Beaver (12:25):

Right? There you go. Tumblr Vico.

Taylor (12:27):

Did he work for Visco?

Sevan Matossian (12:29):

Um, VP of global online operations for Facebook and manager of online sales, operations. Google. Yeah. So, uh huh. I’ll I’ll I’ll stop. I don’t wanna fucking, just completely shoot myself in the foot right off the bat, but it doesn’t look good for me and him.

Mattew Souza (12:44):

We him a chance.

Sevan Matossian (12:45):

Yeah. I mean he was in the military. That’s good. But there’s some smoking fuckers in there too. Anyway, I do think that it is a, Enno an enormous mistake unless you hate Justin Berg. Um, to announce this right now, this is, this is an, the working at CrossFit HQ is an extremely POL it’s a political monster. And especially at the top, it’s crazy to fucking navigate. I mean, people, a lot of people at the top don’t sleep at night. And so for you to bring in a guy that has been associated with Dave, uh, months ago at, during the middle of the games while Justin’s running it, I can only like, I would only do that if I wanted to fuck Justin up. So whoever did it, I think either hates him or is a retard. I mean that in the clinical sense, no one get upset. Be like he said the R word. No, I mean, I mean it like in a clinical sense, like damaged, like mentally like damaged, like look it up.

Caleb Beaver (13:42):

Lack of development.

Sevan Matossian (13:43):

Thank you. Yeah. There’s a lack of, uh, some sort of development.

Mattew Souza (13:47):

You want me to play? Devil’s advocate on that

Sevan Matossian (13:48):

Please. Yeah, go ahead. Yep.

Mattew Souza (13:50):

I wonder if the strategy was, um, him the announcing it out the games because rumor has it. He’s gonna actually be at the games. And I think one of the things that we talked a lot about is there was nobody forward facing. There was nobody accountable. There was no like real leadership there. So maybe this is their attempt at saying, Hey, here’s a new CEO. We just announced. And now he’s gonna be walking around. He’s approachable. You guys could go up and ask him some questions.

Sevan Matossian (14:14):

Uh, I, I think, I think that’s exactly why they did it. I’m I’m guessing that’s exactly why they did it. I’m guessing he is gonna be there. Um, I just, I, I don’t think he’s gonna show his best face there. I don’t think you wanna put him in that position. That that was a horrible position to put Rosa in. That was a horrible position.

Mattew Souza (14:33):

You know, what I would’ve loved to see is him and Dave travel around to the affiliates together when Dave did that. Mm. I would’ve loved to have seen him almost like who’s this guy with Dave, he’s talking, he’s listening, he’s sitting in the background, he’s taking notes, he’s meeting affiliate owners. He’s really involved in, in visiting and being inside the affiliates. Then they make the announcement. And then you would have a bunch of affiliates owners that all that Dave met with that way. Oh, wait a minute. I met that guy. I didn’t realize he was gonna be the CEO. I really liked him. And then now you have the affiliate owners kind of champion him up in front rather than kind of dropping him into the, uh, ocean of the CrossFit games.

Sevan Matossian (15:08):

Hey, if he’s a, if he’s a mill guy, this is what made me think of this is cuz you said about the affiliates. If he’s a mill guy, they, you would think that be people’s positions and how they perform it’s life and death. Right? Mm-hmm <affirmative> so, um, if, if he would never put the guy, who’s the very best at packing parachutes, uh, in charge of putting gas in the fucking trucks, he would have him be packing parachutes and the guy who’s good with the gas pump over here, that all I’m saying is, is it’s fucking nuts that they brought in. Like, if I’m Justin, I’m tripping like this, guy’s not putting people like the, those people in power now who made the decisions are full blown, admitted, racist. They put people in admit racist, uh, um, sexist, all that stuff. They put people in power based on their, um, sex, um, uh, sexual orientation, uh, and, uh, and, and, um, uh, uh, race, color of their skin.

Sevan Matossian (16:03):

Not, I don’t even know if it’s race, it’s color of their skin like that. They’re open about it. They’re not even lying about it. I don’t think the military, I don’t think a advanced military guy does that. I, but, but he did work at Facebook. Who’s the king king proponent of that stuff. So, so I don’t, I don’t know. I don’t know, but I put the, I put the, uh, I put the fucking aromas Mexican back in at the games. That’s all, I’d be thinking if I was Justin and I’m telling you, I worked there it’s like that. Like, people are like holding on for fucking dear life.

Caleb Beaver (16:31):

The only thing you think he probably would’ve used the same concept concepts when he is working at Facebook though, too, putting people that did the best job in the right position.

Sevan Matossian (16:39):

Uh, no, no, no, no. Not at well kind of, kind of, but they, I,

Caleb Beaver (16:43):

He was in the military first though. He was in

Mattew Souza (16:46):

Great point,

Sevan Matossian (16:47):

But, but, um, he

Taylor (16:48):

Was in the military first, but then he took a job at Facebook, which has values that we know that, you know.

Sevan Matossian (16:53):

Yeah. I hope you’re right.

Caleb Beaver (16:55):

CA those, that company that are pretty good at

Sevan Matossian (16:58):

Their, I hope you, and Hey, maybe he knows something, maybe I’m wrong and it actually is better. It is better to be racist and, and, uh, sexist. Maybe it is better to hire people based on their skin color. I just don’t. I’m just not, I haven’t got through yet. Hold on. Uh, uh, why sorry. Uh, step on, why do you have a tampon string on your finger? Cause it’s that time of month for your mom, Graham? Sorry. <laugh>

Mattew Souza (17:19):

Jesus Christ. You, Hey,

Sevan Matossian (17:22):

I gotta kinda come out hard on the first shows because you’re gonna be watching all week people and like, you don’t wanna be like caught off guard with this shit

Mattew Souza (17:30):

Desensitize you, right. Aways.

Sevan Matossian (17:34):

I think I have been reporting Lauren Fisher’s, uh, injury wrong. I thought it was her shoulder. I saw her do a snatch today. And then I got a DM from someone who I think, uh, is, is in the know who told me that it’s this thing LATM miss Domus Fous Maximus. I hear it’s her lats. And I Al what in, in, um, and, and what makes me think that that might be true too, is I was told that she, she can’t do a muscle up. So we saw on her. Can we go over to Lauren’s um, and, and rake Avi’s, uh, Instagram. Uh, do you have any, do you have any thoughts on that either of you guys on, on what her injury could be?

Taylor (18:14):

No, there’s, it’s all speculation. If it’s her latch, she’s probably better off than if it’s a fucked up shoulder. Hmm. You pull a muscle, you tear a muscle. Ah, I don’t. I mean, it depends on the tear. A torn LA can be pretty, can be pretty bad, but generally speaking, muscle tissue heals a whole lot faster than any sort of tendon issue.

Sevan Matossian (18:36):

So keep scrolling. Let’s look, keep going, keep going. Let’s look. At the last time we saw her doing a pooling movement. Keep going.

Taylor (18:45):

Ah, that’s not that’s again. That’s speculative.

Sevan Matossian (18:48):

I, I hear you. I hear you. I mean, we’re am I asking you like, it’s not life and death. It’s okay to speculate. It’s sport. Let’s play. Okay, here we go. There it is. The’s the date? Yeah.

Taylor (18:58):

April, April. You think that’s the last time she did? Oh, June. Okay. June. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, I have bad eyesight. I shouldn’t be able to drive.

Sevan Matossian (19:07):

Okay. Hey, she’s doing a bunch of them. She’s doing six. Oh, I saw in that last muscle I saw that’s where she pulled her. LA. Did you see that? <laugh> that was it. Uh,

Taylor (19:22):

Hey, for, for everyone watching Lu Danny’s muscle up. Ah, nevermind. I’ll go fuck myself.

Sevan Matossian (19:32):

Um, so, so, so that’s the kind of the update on, um, her, um, I have you, uh, have any of you guys had a chance to watch any of Hiller’s, uh, videos this week?

Taylor (19:44):

No, I have not had time to watch ’em. Are you doing Jr. His content?

Taylor (19:48):

I wanna say I watched the one at the beginning of the week, like Mondays,

Sevan Matossian (19:53):

Uh, Caleb, have you had a chance, Matt? No, I

Taylor (19:56):

Have not. Everyone just look at Annie’s feet real quick. That’s how they should look in a muscle up. They stay low and she turns over and her feet stay together. Bam. And if yours don’t look like that, you’re not good at muscle ups. All right.

Sevan Matossian (20:09):

Oh, that good PSA. I like that. Uh, one of the things that he said was that in 2008, 4% of the athletes, I can’t remember which video. It was. 4% of the athletes were affiliated to CrossFit games. Here we are in 2000, sorry, not 2008, 2018, 2018, approximately 4% of the fuck. Take two, ignore everything. I just said about that in 2018, 4% of the athletes were not affiliated in 2018, who went to the CrossFit games as individuals. Okay. 2018, 4% were not affiliated

Mattew Souza (20:49):

4%.

Sevan Matossian (20:49):

No. Now in 2022, 15% of the athletes in the individual competition are not affiliated. Some of the examples he gave were, uh, who day. And he said that, uh, they belong to teams now. Um, do you guys have any thoughts on that? And one of the things I was thinking that CrossFit could do should do I, if they should have always done is offer maybe athletes, uh, free affilia free L one and free affiliation. Oh, there it is. Great. Good, fine. Holy shit. Okay.

Mattew Souza (21:24):

Hey, didn’t they do that in the past. Cuz I remember seeing all the games, athletes like 2012 to 2016, like you saw ’em at the L one, like they were there either working out, attending it or were staff members themselves. Is that, was that a thing back then? Or were they just back connected to the

Sevan Matossian (21:38):

Community? I, I can’t remember. I do remember like being in Carson and like, I remember like seeing athletes, I mean like, Hey, do you have your L one? And they would be like, no. And I’ll be like, okay, contact me after the games and I’ll get it for you.

Mattew Souza (21:51):

Yeah. Cuz my L one, two early 2013 had, uh, Miranda, pat barber, Jason Clea, Neil Maddox.

Sevan Matossian (22:01):

Well, those are games. Athletes were on seminar staff just,

Mattew Souza (22:04):

But I’m just saying that’s how tight the connection was then.

Sevan Matossian (22:07):

Right. Maybe it’s maybe, you know, I have not given this a lot of thought with, with my, uh, business mind on maybe it’s um, maybe it’s good that, um, there’s fewer who are, um, affiliated with an affiliate. I don’t, I but, but I don’t think so. My gut instinct is it’s not good.

Taylor (22:23):

No I don’t. Well, if it’s just, he’s talking about the individual athletes,

Sevan Matossian (22:28):

That’s that’s the way I took it.

Taylor (22:29):

Okay. So that’s 12 individual athletes, which out of 80 is not,

Mattew Souza (22:34):

But it’s trending in the wrong direction.

Taylor (22:36):

It’s it is trending in the wrong direction for

Mattew Souza (22:38):

Sure. And it’s

Sevan Matossian (22:39):

Why do you say that? Why, why do you think it’s? Why do you think it’s not good? Why

Taylor (22:42):

You think it’s bad? Well, if you, if you take the pill that CrossFit sells that these CrossFit games athletes are the tip of the spear and revitalize the community and are an example of what to strive for potentially an example of, you know, the average person’s picture of perfection and their motivation and their examples. And they don’t work out an affiliate.

Sevan Matossian (23:08):

Yeah.

Taylor (23:08):

What are they an example of, you know, like Justin Madera’s comment on that be on the whiteboard post, which I, I honestly just think is fucking annoying. Don’t just, don’t say that dude. You’re at the top. Shut the fuck up and that’s it.

Sevan Matossian (23:23):

Yeah. And I, I guarantee you, Adam made him run sprints for that. Sorry, go ahead, jar.

CrossFit Crash (23:27):

Yeah. I think also it may be a little bit more simple than that. You know, if you’re a, if you’re a professional or aspiring professional, you know, you probably need to be spending five to eight hours in the gym. And if you’re affiliate owner and space is limited and you know, that person needs to have access to whatever they need. They may need to train during class time. You don’t have the square footage to offer them a space where they can do what they need to do and compete the way they need to try to compete while classes are going on or in between classes. I mean, I have eight classes a day. I’m sure there’s gyms that have 10 or 12. So if you don’t have the space and if you’re an athlete, you don’t wanna be a jackass and walk into a gym and say, okay, well I need to have access to everything at all times.

CrossFit Crash (24:12):

Then maybe you train on Tuesdays at a gym down the road because they have ropes that are high enough to climb. And then on Wednesday you usually do most of your machine work. And you know that the gym and the other direction has every concept machine and you just kind of bounce around from affiliate to affiliate whether you pay for it or not. But it makes it feel like you’re not putting the gym owner under duress by having to make exceptions for you. So I think a lot of it may just be the athlete trying to not be selfish versus the gym owner saying you can only do what’s on the whiteboard. You can’t do your own programming. It’s a bad example. Get outta here.

Taylor (24:48):

Well, I don’t think that’s what I meant. I’m and to Justin’s credit, he is a big guy in the community. I mean, he goes to Adam’s affiliate. I’m not saying that he’s not and he doesn’t enjoy affiliates. What I’m saying is when an athlete doesn’t affiliate with the gym or expresses their preference to not go to an affiliate, what does that say to the rest of the community?

Sevan Matossian (25:09):

Um, yeah. And, and I think, you know, Justin does the classes.

Taylor (25:11):

Yeah. He, which is sick. Right? That’s one of my favorite things to do as the class workout. It’s so much fucking fun. People are fun. And so maybe these people who are unaffiliated just hate people. And in which case, they’re not an example of anything and don’t fucking watch ’em

Sevan Matossian (25:25):

Well, I think Jr nailed it. Maybe I, let me, let me ask you some leading questions here. Um, jar, how many serious, um, athlete, how many serious, um, people do you have working on at your gym that have games aspirations?

CrossFit Crash (25:39):

Can we go ahead and put semifinals in there or just games?

Sevan Matossian (25:42):

No, no, just, yeah, but I mean, if they sure, yeah. That have semifinals games that have aspirations to, to, to, to compete, at least he read his jam, but serious aspirations to

CrossFit Crash (25:51):

Compete at least 20.

Sevan Matossian (25:53):

Yeah. So that’s crazy. Right? Because when you were talk, when you were talking about the example, you’re just talking about one guy. What if you have two, what if you have three of these Jack asses, what you got 20 of these, these knuckleheads, and

Taylor (26:06):

We’ve got a few handful

Sevan Matossian (26:07):

Of times, that’s a whole, that’s a whole gym. You need a whole gym for that at, at, at that point, at that point they’re fighting with each other, right?

CrossFit Crash (26:17):

No, I think there’s a good mutual understanding there.

Sevan Matossian (26:20):

Well, you, you know what I mean, by fighting with each other, fighting’s not the right word, competing for equipment in times, even they have to work with each other. They like, if, if you had just two, they could be Blasi fair about when they come in. Right?

CrossFit Crash (26:32):

Yeah. They know. Yeah. They know the boundaries not to cross with me and with the members who are just taking classes and they respect it. And a lot of ’em do the classes every single day, but they just train three

Taylor (26:42):

Or four more hours in between classes. Class comes first. I’m always.

Sevan Matossian (26:46):

Yeah. Do you have any, um, games, aspiring athletes at your gym SU

Mattew Souza (26:51):

Uh, no. No. There’s, there’s probably like one, uh, person who comes to mind that would be aspiring to be like a semi-final level. And, but it’s the same, same exact way. What Jr. And Taylor just said, which is like, the class is the priority and everybody else comes second to that. So they come in, they do the class workout as their main Mac con and they just kind of fill in little things. But I also do have a little space off to the side. That’s not by the class.

Taylor (27:14):

Our, our gym is fucking huge. Let me tell you the story. It was before granite games, like a few weeks. And I was doing jerks from the blocks with the class, the class workout with split jerks. I had split jerks. They were taken from a rack. We had one set of blocks. I’m taking it from the blocks. And when you drop it, it’s loud. <laugh>. And then Andy looks at me after I’m warming up with the class and he goes, Hey, what are the chances? You fucking take that outside? And he said it like from across the gym where everyone could hear it. And I just fucking, my face turned red. I went to the bay door, I took my fucking bar there. I slammed the garage door down and me and him got into it. But class comes first even for the, even for the best

Mattew Souza (27:49):

It has to. Yep. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (27:53):

Jim’s so big. You get there with your girlfriend or you get there with your mistress and your girlfriend’s on the other side of the gym. That’s that big news. You got a story like that, Taylor?

Taylor (28:04):

No, I don’t.

Sevan Matossian (28:05):

Okay. <laugh> okay. So that’s a, that that’s a trend, uh, worth watching. Do, do you have an opinion, um, on it, uh, Jr, go ahead, Taylor.

Taylor (28:16):

This is a, this is a great comment. I, and this is so interesting, Mike Halen’s comment. Great question. Non level one athletes are giving out programming to people that have no idea beyond a YouTube video, how to do a muscle up or snatch that’s that’s another thing you see a lot in the community is, you know, fuck anyone puts out a workout with what? With what experience. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (28:40):

What’s a, what’s a, what’s a non level one athlete. Meaning you haven’t taken your level one or what does that mean?

Taylor (28:44):

You’re an athlete without a level one. I’m sure there are a lot. I’m sure there are fuck load of semifinal athletes without level ones. I’m sure there are games, athletes without level ones,

Sevan Matossian (28:52):

Pat ner,

Taylor (28:53):

Is he really? He doesn’t have a level one.

Sevan Matossian (28:55):

No. Uh, you guys made this the most enjoyable games and recent memory and we haven’t even started yet. Thank you. And here’s to great week. Thanks, Jackson.

Taylor (29:06):

I’ll look at that follow. Yeah. Follow my programming to throw that comment out there. Mike’s a good guy.

Sevan Matossian (29:13):

Uh, will plumber. Hi, how can I help you?

Jacob Crouch (29:15):

How we doing figured I’d call in boys.

Sevan Matossian (29:17):

How we doing? Good. Closed. Good.

Jacob Crouch (29:21):

Oh

Sevan Matossian (29:23):

Yeah.

Jacob Crouch (29:25):

That’s good. That should be closed on the internet

Sevan Matossian (29:28):

Is Jacob crouch is that that’s not Jay crouch. That’s not related to,

Taylor (29:32):

I think it’s a different crouch.

Sevan Matossian (29:34):

Oh, Hey crotch. He, he doesn’t even like that crotch. Let me tell you, let me tell you about shut crotch. He hates that question because he’s not in his mind. He is a games athlete. He just hasn’t been to the games yet. Am I right Taylor? Mm. I think you have to have that mindset. How can you believe it? Uh, Mr. Plumber, um, have you been to the.

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