Review of Dave Castro Week in Review Nov. 13, 2023

@coffeepodsnwods (00:00):

He said he is in a work meeting.

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Oh, no shit.

@coffeepodsnwods (00:04):

Yeah, he said I’d be there in a minute. Here in a

Sevan Matossian (00:05):

Minute. Okay. Work meeting. Who the fuck has a job? Bam. We’re live. Welcome to the review of the weekend review of the Dave Castro podcast. I’ll go over here to YouTube. I’ll pull it up. Type in, what’s the guy’s name? The Dave Castro. If you didn’t know, I am the one that gave Dave that name. I’m sure you knew that Pedro, right?

@coffeepodsnwods (00:28):

I did.

Sevan Matossian (00:29):

You do know your

@coffeepodsnwods (00:32):

Relevant history,

Sevan Matossian (00:33):

Your CrossFit history. Fake news was fantastic, by the way. Congratulations. Very funny. Very inside though. If I was going to critique, it’s becoming a very insider. A lot of inside jokes. I like it. A lot of inside jokes. Some people might not know what semen is,

@coffeepodsnwods (00:50):

But it’s always inside.

Sevan Matossian (00:54):

Safe semen is inside semen. This came in the mail today. If you didn’t see my podcast this morning, it was with Chris Cooper, the man who has more insights into CrossFit than most. I put ’em on the top dozen. I put ’em for CrossFit affiliates. I put ’em at number one, top three, top two, top one of all time knowing about CrossFit affiliates stated industry report, and I say this with peace and love and no humility. He presented it here on the Savon podcast. Oh, that’s so sweet. Oh my God. I felt my horns retract today when he came on, they felt some wings start to grow.

@coffeepodsnwods (01:44):

They’re going to come back out in five

Sevan Matossian (01:46):

Minutes. No, you’re not loud enough. You’re not loud enough. Wait, maybe. Sorry. No. How was that? Is Pedro loud enough? Guys? Listen, complain about Pedro, about anything. His framing, his mic, his fancy haircut, any of that shit. The comments are to critique. Pedro, you guys have already tuned me up. I’m perfect. Work on Pedro. Is that better?

@coffeepodsnwods (02:04):

That’s too nice. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (02:07):

Anyway, that was a great podcast this morning. Very flattering, enjoyable, informative. The shirt is from. That’s a

@coffeepodsnwods (02:15):

Cool shirt.

Sevan Matossian (02:17):

You do like it? I really

@coffeepodsnwods (02:18):


Sevan Matossian (02:18):

It. Yeah, I do not like it.

@coffeepodsnwods (02:20):

Oh, but you’re wearing it.

Sevan Matossian (02:22):

Well, dude, currently the best coach in the CrossFit space spoken empirically, not subjectively, is Matt Torres. There’s no doubt.

@coffeepodsnwods (02:37):

He’s a really cool motherfucker as well,

Sevan Matossian (02:40):

And the best by doubt, five athletes to the CrossFit games with a broad range, and so he sends me the shirt, so I’m going to wear it. I’m like, this show is brought to you by Brute the material’s great, and I was hoping when I put it on that I could get a whiff of Danielle Brandon, but I did not. Oh God, dude, I have this great idea, Torres, of how you could increase shirt sales. What if you just took a video of a big stack of these shirts and Danielle Brandon’s back there and she’s just wiping shirts under her armpit and throwing them ’em in bags.

@coffeepodsnwods (03:18):

Snow angels on top

Sevan Matossian (03:19):

Of them. Yeah. Yeah. Hey, there’s 49 95 shirts that she writes with her armpit and then there’s 99 95 shirts. Could see you do clap to see Tyler Zoe there he he’s always vanished. There he is

Mattew Souza (03:37):

And he’s gone. Good to see me and

Sevan Matossian (03:39):

Susan kicked me off. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Okay, so for 49 95, you get the armpit. 99 point 95, you get the shirt, do a total

@coffeepodsnwods (03:48):

Spacer collab and she can walk on some of them people to pay for that.

Sevan Matossian (03:52):

Jeffrey Burfield, sev on. Don’t beat crass. Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Listen, Torres, you may be the greatest living CrossFit games coach alive today. Right now, currently your accolades. Speak for it. Don’t think that there’s anyone better at adding value to products than me, and I just happen to have the guy who’s best at anointing, people at the best at selling products. He’s over there and he anointed me.

Mattew Souza (04:20):

You got that butcher? Is that what we’re talking

Sevan Matossian (04:22):

About? Yeah, bro. Baby,

Mattew Souza (04:24):


Sevan Matossian (04:24):

Don’t even like pink. I hate the Atari writing. I hate all this shit, but dude, hoping to get a whiff of Miss Brandon

Mattew Souza (04:33):

Guaranteed with every purchase

Sevan Matossian (04:35):

Toxic, okay, I got this in the mail today. That was awesome.

Mattew Souza (04:40):

Is that the new one? You already got it? Yeah. Oh dude.

Sevan Matossian (04:45):

Okay. Above me with the crash sweatshirt on. I never thought in a million years I would say this, but he is borderline becoming famous. He sure as fuck is infamous not for his fantastic Heat one app, but now everyone actually knows who has fucking watches anything about the games. If you’re at the 50 yard line of games, dorks, you know what a Z-score is and performance-based scoring both a podcast everywhere. Talking about even the training. Think tank superstars are talking about it. When you hear Perin and Max l Hodge wondering about performance-based scoring and Perin was even like Strutt peacocking, but I spoke to Tyler the other day, I was like, damn,

Mattew Souza (05:28):

They are friends. But it was, I mean,

Sevan Matossian (05:30):


Mattew Souza (05:30):

It’s like the first time that I’ve not had to bring it up on my own. Somebody else talked about it. So besides, besides shitting all over it,

Sevan Matossian (05:36):

There he is, Tyler Watkins and a guy who’s struggling for relevancy in between teaching second and third grade above Pedro quickly trying matching output of man, this guy is putting out content Instagram account. Gone to the next level. Everyone on their mother wants to be on this podcast. Pedro from Ireland.

@coffeepodsnwods (06:03):

I just want relevancy. I don’t give a fuck about anything else.

Sevan Matossian (06:06):

Coffee Pods and wa, everything sounds smart coming out of his mouth or

@coffeepodsnwods (06:11):

Really stupid one

Sevan Matossian (06:12):

Or other. It’s crazy. If I had an accent, Matt Soa having his 10 year anniversary this Saturday, I’m going, I’m pumped. Thank you. I had a podcast with the greatest living arm wrestler of all time. John Zinc on Saturday. You know what I did Moved it to Sunday. Get the fuck out of here. It felt pretty special. Yeah. Okay. Oh, Andy produces this little podcast. Okay, here we go. Dave Castro. We can review short one this week from November 13th, 2023. The title is Quarterfinals 25% CrossFit, 25% CrossFit for Health Summit and Chad Workout. Okay, so it looks like he’s going to address that whole semi-finals thing. Should we turn our volumes low again? I think it’s a smart move. No one’s complained about it. If everyone could go to their mic settings or maybe we could even do it and turn off automatic and lower yourself to

Mattew Souza (07:13):

Give me

Sevan Matossian (07:14):

That option. Lemme see. What if I’m just muting myself?

@coffeepodsnwods (07:18):

Does that help? I’m on 30 now.

Sevan Matossian (07:20):


@coffeepodsnwods (07:21):

30. I’m on 30.

Sevan Matossian (07:23):

Wow. Good job. Wow. Can you say water like an

@coffeepodsnwods (07:29):

American water?

Sevan Matossian (07:34):

Stephan, you’ve definitely cranked up the funny. Okay, thank you. Good. Alright, nice. Okay, here we go. Getting background noise. The Dave Castro. Ladies and gentlemen, the most important voice in CrossFit. The only voice from CrossFit

Speaker 6 (07:49):

We can review November 13th, 2023 at bailed out 30. Why is the answer for more revenue widening the gates for quarterfinals? Why not the route of incentivizing affiliates to get their members to actually sign up for the open loads of people, do the open workouts and participate in intermural, opens at affiliates without pain. Incentivize affiliates to sell official open registration to their membership. You’re absolutely right.

Sevan Matossian (08:15):

Tough question. Tough question. Everyone heard it with the presupposition in there too. I don’t know who wrote it. I don’t like presuppositions, but the presupposition is like they did it to make it some more people would enter to generate more revenue, but here we go. How’s Dave answer? The first thing he said is you’re absolutely right. That’s interesting.

Speaker 6 (08:35):

The open is a place where we want to encourage affiliate owners to get their members to engage and sign up and participate for a variety of reasons for competing on a global level with like-minded individuals obviously, and yeah, sure. It ultimately really help our revenue goals for that stage

Sevan Matossian (08:59):

So far. He wants people to answer. He wants people to sign up and yes, he acknowledges when you sign up, it brings in money and helps us reach our goals. He’s also dressed warmly today. Usually that back door’s open. You can see a little fire burning. He’s gotten cold in California. Su said the same thing to me this morning from his gym. Ooh, it’s getting cold. When we mean cold we mean like 60.

Speaker 6 (09:19):

And that ultimately helps with everything we do in the season to include broadcast, to include streaming to your first point.

Sevan Matossian (09:28):

Oh yeah, you guys whine about the fucking parking lot camera and he’s telling you, Hey motherfucker, sign up for the open so we can get two cameras

Speaker 6 (09:37):

Just to include the entire event. Everything we do, the open and the foundation there really helps pull off the rest of the season and the games. The first statement, why is the answer for more revenue widening the gates for quarter final.

Sevan Matossian (09:52):

Okay, I love the transparency. Hey, we’re trying to raise money to pay for the fucking games and prize money and all that shit. Sound is terrible. Okay. What do you mean sound is terrible? Is it too low? Is it because the speaker shoved up your ass?

@coffeepodsnwods (10:05):

Is it just all sound like everywhere? The wind, the birds.

Sevan Matossian (10:09):

That visualization is amazing. Thank you. I’m too quiet. How’s that? Thank you. How about just give me some fucking direction. I take direction. Good. Look at the pseudo Mexican, the half Aztec. Half Spaniard says he sounds fine. Dave is too loud now. Jesus Christ.

Mattew Souza (10:26):

You guys are quiet in. Holy crap.

Sevan Matossian (10:29):

Thank you. Okay, good. I like that. That’s some feedback. Okay, let’s do a quick, everyone turn themselves up to let’s say 40. That’s good. That’s good feedback. We’re working on it, showing progress. Here we go. I’m going up to 40.

@coffeepodsnwods (10:39):

I go up to 90.

Mattew Souza (10:40):

I’m at 69.

Sevan Matossian (10:42):

All right, here we go. Thank you. Thank you 40. Thank you. Okay, here we go. Pedro’s too white. Increased color.

@coffeepodsnwods (10:50):

Oh, sorry. Hang on.

Sevan Matossian (10:51):

Holy shit. Okay, here we go. Wait, where are we? Here we go.

Speaker 6 (10:59):

That’s not the answer For more revenue. That wasn’t the reason for widening the gates for quarter finals. Okay, hold on. The first statement, why is the answer for more revenue widening the gates for quarter of finals? That’s not the answer.

Sevan Matossian (11:10):

Okay, so he’s unfucking the guy’s presupposition. He’s saying that’s not why we did quarter finals for more revenue. So he’s winding that back, that presupposition

Speaker 6 (11:19):

For more revenue. That wasn’t the reason for widening the gates for quarter finals. Look, the quarterfinals are entirely voluntary. It all is right, meaning you can sign up for it if you want to do it or if you don’t. So widening the gates for quarterfinals is really about more opportunity for athletes to compete. Think about it this way, at 10%, there’s a lot of people who aren’t able to compete that might really want to do extra testing or some extra events. So why not open it up? We started asking ourselves these questions and then we started looking at the numbers and the question became, well, do we open it up to 15%? Do we open it up to 20%? And as we were going through this exercise, was looking at the stage and looking at the name quarterfinals and thought, Hey, why not just open it quarterfinals? Why not just open it up to 25%? And so that’s where that came. I mean it could have easily been 15%, it could have been 10%.

Sevan Matossian (12:25):

You like that reasoning? Tyler? Tell me, tell me. Be candid. Be candid. Be candidid. Don’t worry. We had spin on

Mattew Souza (12:31):

You. Are we that childish? What are we that child? It’s just the name. I don’t understand why we have to up it to 25% to say, oh, well it’s quarter finals now. Wasn’t quarter finals before. That’s a ridiculous reason. I think it’s just cute is the factor that it plays on. That was the biggest qualm that I had with this whole thing was like, oh, we upped it to 25. So that seems like a cover answer to me.

Sevan Matossian (12:57):

So do you not like 25%?

Mattew Souza (13:02):

I like his reasoning in that it gives more people a chance to compete. Now that signals that the programming probably has to change, but I do like that it gives a lower barrier to entry for most people to compete. But then again, you need to solve it with other things. But I mean in the grand scheme of things, no, I don’t like it. I think people are more turned off by it than they are turned on by it.

Sevan Matossian (13:29):

Do you like it Pedro? Do you like the 25%?

@coffeepodsnwods (13:33):

I mean I don’t like him saying that. That’s why, because it works with quarter that that’s the reason that they said, oh guys, this works perfectly. I’d buy it more if he just said, we actually realized afterwards that it was kind of handy that it worked out at 25% when we were doing quarterfinals. I would’ve preferred that rather than, one of the reasons was that this, I dunno. I think as well it’s kind of so what is it 50? It was anyway last year, $50 to do quarterfinals. Is that right? Sounds right. That sounds right. $20 to do the open. So if just some quick back of the napkin mats, if say three people do the open, that’s $60. If one of those goes on to do quarterfinals, that’s doubling their money as in they’re taking in an extra, basically a double, like an extra.


It’s a really small napkin, an extra $50 if one of those three goes on. So to say that quarterfinals is just, oh, it’s just because it’s 25. That’s the one thing that I just want them to say from the start is the reason we are increasing the field is because it’s monetarily beneficial to us. If we have, whether it’s a choice or whether you choose to do it or not do it, the amount of people that will choose to do it out of 25% is still greater than the amount of people that would choose to do it out of percent if they moved on. So let’s just hold our hands up and say, Hey, we’re a business and we want to make money and this is how we’re doing it. Okay, cool. And just move on instead of like, no, it’s not really about the money. I mean you can do it or not. I can do the open and not do the open, but the open is still about money. He said that he was like, this is what puts us in a position to put on the show the rest of the year. Quarterfinals is more expensive. So it’s surely about money too.

Sevan Matossian (15:14):

Matt, the only two reasons I’ve heard, or one, I can’t think of any reason why it’s a bad idea other than from the affiliate owners. Two reasons. Sorry, two reasons. I love the idea of taking 25%. Fuck take 80%. I don’t give a fuck. Keep letting people play as long as you want. But here’s the thing, the only two problems I’ve heard is you fuck the affiliate owners because if they have to do five workouts and you have 50 people doing ’em after already doing the open and then these ones are going to have more strict guidelines, that’s a problem. And then what was the second one? Oh, the second one is we’re concerned that the workouts are going to be shitty because how are you going to do workouts that are for 60 year olds in the quarterfinals that also match those of 20 year olds? And that could be a problem. But other than that, I don’t have an issue with it.

Mattew Souza (16:07):

Yeah, I don’t have an issue with it. I think Dave already said that it was, he already said it’s for revenue, so I think we could check that box and I do think that well

Sevan Matossian (16:15):

Kind of he, he said both. He said it opens for revenue, but then he also said, but we didn’t do this for revenue. And Pedro was like, oh yeah, you did.

Mattew Souza (16:24):

I mean I think that every decision that HQ makes, as Greg would say, has a fiduciary obligation to add value and revenue to the company.

@coffeepodsnwods (16:31):

That’s a great word.

Mattew Souza (16:32):

So I think that everything that’s being done, done is done well. Pedro wants

Sevan Matossian (16:36):

Him be honest, Pedro wants him to be honest and he sniffs a little dishonesty.

Mattew Souza (16:41):

I mean I think that he is being honest in his answers now whether he is placing more of a value on, we did this decision 85% or 92% because of revenue increase and we did 8% in prolonged participation. For those that want to continue on. I mean sure we could play that game, but at the end of the day, I think he said it was for revenue and to allow people to play a little bit longer. Now for the affiliate owner piece, I think you’re right. That’s where the majority of people are going to take the brunt of the issue. Now you have to set all that up, but if you’re an affiliate owner and you have a lot of people that are going through this, you may have to devise some sort of plan to put other people in charge. So it doesn’t just all come on you. I think of Craig, Howard or JR who are going to have potentially a lot of people in that 25% moving on and that’s going to create quite a headache for my gym. We’re not focused super on competitive stuff, so there might not be that many people that really go even with the opening of the 25%. So it’s not going to be that big of an issue for me personally, but I could see that some of the gyms that have higher participation, it’s definitely going to be an issue.

Sevan Matossian (17:46):

Caulk, gun, Susa, when will you run another show? I’d like to learn more about working with fire departments. We’ll put that on the ballot. Eaton Beaver. Bam. I am here while this is live. Were you going to say something Tyler?

Mattew Souza (17:56):

Yeah, I have one more point to this. I’ve had five people reach out. I didn’t post anything. They just

Sevan Matossian (18:02):

Reached out. Bring the mic to your mouth. Bring the mic to your mouth please. People want to hear what you have to say

Mattew Souza (18:08):

As soon the sentiment from all five of these people who’ve reached out is you’re 100% right about quarterfinals. Lowering the bar to 25% takes away the exclusivity of being a quarterfinals athlete. I’m an average CrossFit goer that has a chance to make it now. I would rather finish 80th percentile and be proud of my effort then know that they lowered the barge just so I could play.

Sevan Matossian (18:31):

Ooh. Well that touches a special place in my heart because that’s the whole thing with the brand. The brand should be tough whether you’re 80 years old or seven years old, you should be proud when you walk outside with a CrossFit shirt, you should be like, yeah, I do shit that you can’t fucking do.

Mattew Souza (18:46):

I can’t remember who said it, but they said, now you’ve done the one thing to make the open mean less than it meant before. Interesting. Alls we wanted was the open to mean more than it meant currently.

Sevan Matossian (18:57):

Blade, what’s up dude? Good to see you buddy. Always good to see you. Okay, here we go. Mr. Castro, the director of the games,

Speaker 6 (19:06):

But it plays actually really nicely with the name of the sage quarterfinals. So quarterfinals we’re taking 25% and hey look, that many people won’t do it. Everyone down to 25 won’t. But there’s a lot of people who will. And someone like myself at 25%, I’ll definitely be able to hit that 20. I think I’ll definitely be able to make that 25% and I’ll do it at 10%. There was no way I was going to be able to do it. So it’s largely about increasing the opportunity for a lot of people to play. And if you don’t want to play or you don’t want to pay, you don’t have to,

Sevan Matossian (19:47):

But please do.

Speaker 6 (19:48):

That aspect isn’t where we’re going to significantly increase the revenue, where we are going to significantly increase the revenue. It’s just by having more people sign up and do the open and encouraging members and encouraging affiliates to support the opening and get behind it at Aaron Mcne.

Sevan Matossian (20:08):

So it was interesting, he did say in the beginning someone said, Hey, why aren’t you incentivizing the affiliate owners? That wasn’t to addressed, right? Why aren’t you incentivizing the affiliate owners and giving them a cut? I think that was said in the original question and he didn’t address that. Okay, I’ll give him, how many points does the kli he give?

Mattew Souza (20:30):

Four. I think top.

Sevan Matossian (20:32):

Oh, it depends who you are. I think you can get sick. I think I heard six. He

Mattew Souza (20:37):

Doesn’t have a mustache, so it’s

Sevan Matossian (20:39):

Negative 0.44. I still am going to get points though for reading the question because that takes balls. So, okay, there we go.

Speaker 6 (20:47):

8, 9, 3, 6. There have been rumors that CrossFit hasn’t paid athletes from the games and that semifinals was just paid out. Is this standard SOP for CrossFit regionals games in the past or are there outlying situations that cause this to be delayed? I’m sure it’s never been immediate payout, but it seems wild that it’s about to be Thanksgiving and people haven’t been paid, I’d assume to help push the professionalization of the sport. Stuff like that would get cleaned up. However, I literally know nothing and I’m just a schmuck who asks questions just through the pot.

Sevan Matossian (21:16):

I don’t think that three months is too long to pay someone for winning the CrossFit games. I just want to say that. Does anyone else think three months is too long?

Mattew Souza (21:24):


Sevan Matossian (21:25):

You do? Okay,

Mattew Souza (21:26):

Pedro, why not?

@coffeepodsnwods (21:29):

Yeah, I do. Yeah, Tyler, it’s too long.

Sevan Matossian (21:32):

Not if that’s the norm, but you think too long. Do you think, why do you think it’s too long? Susan? Tell me. Maybe I’ll change my mind.

Mattew Souza (21:38):

I think it should be paid instantly. They’ve done the work. Why are you making them wait three months now? Why is that question? What happens

@coffeepodsnwods (21:45):

When Ricky gets his money and then gets popped and then they’re like, Hey Richard, would you mind sending us back that check please?

Sevan Matossian (21:52):

Okay. Okay, lemme do this. What about drug testing? That’s a fair question. So you think they should do drug testing the second they get it back?

@coffeepodsnwods (21:59):

The testing should just be faster. That’s the problem. They have all the people in one place, they’re testing them all. Realistically, the ones top 10, test those, pay those, get those tests back as quick as possible, pay those, and then the rest can trickle down afterwards. It’s less amount of money and they’re just less important so they can wait a little bit longer, but at least the top three should be paid immediately. And I know you’d assume the money is there.

Sevan Matossian (22:30):

What about drug testing, Pedro? What if they

@coffeepodsnwods (22:32):

Want to give you return the money? I just mean test those 10. Okay. Don’t pay them immediately. I don’t think that’s feasible because if someone pops your

Sevan Matossian (22:40):

Fault, you the fastest humanly possible

@coffeepodsnwods (22:42):

Turnaround. Yeah, as humanly possible. It’s quick and then worry about outside the top 10 later they can wait.

Mattew Souza (22:49):

Why are they testing after it’s said and done?

@coffeepodsnwods (22:52):

Isn’t that just protocol that you test at the event? I

Mattew Souza (22:54):

Mean, but why wouldn’t you do it before as well? I could understand what you’re

Sevan Matossian (22:59):

You mean test when they get there all

Mattew Souza (23:01):

The right away, you check in, go get your test, boom, go in. And that way you have it figured out and then you could double back on those that maybe are one through five if you wanted to. Yeah, but I just, that’s like saying, oh, you cheated, but we already went through it. Now we have to go back 80.

Sevan Matossian (23:18):

But again, I guess you don’t have to test an Hans. Sorry, ant. Sorry. Sorry. Not cool.

@coffeepodsnwods (23:24):

Wouldn’t that be like UFC fighters making weight where they make weight and then they eat lots of food and they get tested and then they’re like, all right, give me the drugs, let me shoot up.

Mattew Souza (23:33):

I mean not qualified to answer how quickly they take place there, but I would imagine that you would need a longer runway for those drugs to show benefit, right? You couldn’t

@coffeepodsnwods (23:43):

On Monday.

Mattew Souza (23:43):

Heroin’s pretty quick. Take them on Tuesday. Well that’s

Mattew Souza (23:46):

Performance. There are some things you can take.

Sevan Matossian (23:50):

Let’s hear what Dave has to say. Here we go.

Speaker 6 (23:52):

Yeah, it’s always been like this. It takes a really long time to get all the testing back to get the right levels of it back to make sure that we’re not paying people out. And then if a result comes back negative, re asking for the money back essentially. So yes, it’s always taken a really long time. I wish it didn’t take this long. I wish it was quicker, but that’s the way it is currently. We’ll look into it to see if we can reduce those times, but we don’t have control over the entire. What happens once the testing company takes the labs and then all the work they go through to get the results back to us?

Sevan Matossian (24:34):

What’s he holding in his hand?

Speaker 6 (24:40):


Sevan Matossian (24:40):

A knife,

Speaker 6 (24:42):


Sevan Matossian (24:42):

They’re not going to look into faster turnaround times I don’t think. Like you said,

@coffeepodsnwods (24:46):

He’s basically just said this is the norm, so deal with it. So let’s

Sevan Matossian (24:49):

Just say shut it, take your money. It could be in a really

Mattew Souza (24:51):

Long time. As best I can tell it’s not the norm. It’s about a month past due almost. And so what is really wondering me is why we’re a month past normal long wait time.

@coffeepodsnwods (25:01):

Who do you think it’s going to be? Tyler.

Sevan Matossian (25:05):

Oh, you think someone popped Tyler? Is that what you’re saying?

Mattew Souza (25:08):

There was either a struggle with Noble or somebody popped. Oh, okay.

Sevan Matossian (25:12):

Those are the two reasons and there are lots of rumors of cash shortages at Noble shitloads of rumors.

@coffeepodsnwods (25:17):

Well, they’ve only got like two employees now, so they should be okay.

Sevan Matossian (25:20):

One writing checks, one mailing though

Speaker 6 (25:24):

At PTA Delin also love that you’re sharing about intermittent fasting and keto. I wanted to add that people might be turned off by keto not knowing there are things such as cyclical ketogenic diets, period of low carb days and periodical refill days that might be more applicable to athletes and also barrier of entry to lower precise carb diets. I might be wrong thinking it’s similar protocol to you are using. Right? In my experience for myself and people I coach a combination of CK, G, intermittent fasting and macro tracking, our golden trifecta of successful body composition and positive metabolic hormonal changes. Yeah, I mean, so I fast and I go low carb, but I also, especially on the weekends, I’ll have days where I ramp it up and I eat a lot of carbs. So I do have this kind of cyclical nature of no carb, low carb, a lot of carb, but the lot of carb is not about refueling necessarily. It’s more about just I enjoy carbs and treating myself. Dave, I enjoyed hearing about this is at writer.

Sevan Matossian (26:21):


Mattew Souza (26:22):

I respect that. Yeah, I respect that.

@coffeepodsnwods (26:24):

Anyone loves a bit of keto. You

Mattew Souza (26:25):

Respect what?

Mattew Souza (26:27):

The fact that he just laid it out there and explained it, didn’t try to have some facade about it and then didn’t also try to pretend that it’s like, oh, I’m feeling so I need to eat these gummy bears between my workouts. He was just like, I treat myself, I enjoy carbs. I appreciate that. It’s authentic.

Mattew Souza (26:42):

The thing that I thought was interesting about this part is that these are kind of reality TV questions you would ask Kim Kardashian. Hey, what’s your diet? It’s just weird to me. Why are we still talking about keto this

Sevan Matossian (26:55):

In depth? Hey,

@coffeepodsnwods (26:57):

Until about four years ago until about Savannah came back about that time, that was the fucking questions you’d hear on CrossFit podcast too. So tell us about how you eat to recover and tell us what time do you go to bed at night? Well,

Sevan Matossian (27:07):

Also he did a huge thing last week. We skipped over it. My sister later on was like, Hey, you would’ve really enjoyed that part where, but I heard, he told me, I knew he was doing this. He did a 36 hour ruck shooting competition while fasting. So that’s why this person followed it up with this question. I also want to say something else. I made a comment the other day that I was wearing a shirt that was too small and that by two o’clock the shirt would fit me. And someone in the comments wrote, why do you keep saying this? This is basically, this is ridiculous. And my wife’s like, do these fucking idiots not know that you’ve been fucking fasting one day a week for three fucking years. Like, Hey buddy,

@coffeepodsnwods (27:57):

Man, if he’s censoring this must be bad. Whatever thought.

Sevan Matossian (28:00):

Yeah, it had something to do with their tongue and my asshole, but it was bad. I just heard Jeffrey Birchfield go, no, no. Did someone say eat? Yeah, eat my asshole. You’re fucking crazy to talk to me about that shit, dude. Tell me when you have three years of fucking 36 hour weekly fast under your fucking belt, you fucking douche nozzle. Okay,

Mattew Souza (28:23):

I love how of things that you’ll get demonetized for. Like seventh in the list is eat my asshole.

Sevan Matossian (28:32):

Damn. It’s against WHO guidelines because it’s unhelpful. You could get ping guy.

@coffeepodsnwods (28:39):

It’s possibly carcinogenic.

Sevan Matossian (28:40):

Okay, here we go.

Speaker 6 (28:42):

Adam. Dave, I enjoyed hearing about your eating fasting routine. I’m curious to know when you work out in the course of the day before you eat after your first meal, do you have a reason for the timing of your working relative to your eating schedule? I typically work out at 10 11 with the recent just really busy schedule. I’ll work out in the afternoon, three or four. There was a time recently where I was starting to work out at eight or nine, but I kind of dropped off that because I’d rather use that time to go shooting, go practice shooting prior to work calls. So usually in the afternoon and often I will try to do my workout fasted, so towards the end of my fast if possible, especially when I do 24 hour fasts, I like to hold on my dog’s almost getting in a fight I like to do if I’m going to do a 24 hour fast.

@coffeepodsnwods (29:26):

With who? What? Let’s turn the camera around Dave.

Sevan Matossian (29:28):

Yeah, that’s the best thing you’ve ever said in all these shows. Dude, look, my pants are in here. My belt is in here. My belt just commented so many pistachios that he expands three pan sizes. That’s true. How do you know that? That’s crazy. Okay, so his dog just got into a fight. He has a dego Corino, he has a dangerous dog. His dog just can’t be getting in a fight.

Speaker 6 (29:56):

And I’m going to work out that day. I’ll try to work out at the 23 hour mark.

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