REVIEW of TDC WIR 04/08/2024

Matthew Souza (00:00):

15 ring dips, and then the first round was 15 squat cleans at 95, and then each round the squat cleans go down by two, but the weight goes up. So it’s like 15 squat cleans at 95.

Sevan Matossian (00:11):

How many rounds?

Matthew Souza (00:13):

Four rounds? 13 at 1 35, 11 at 1 55 and nine at 1 75 at the end. You

Sevan Matossian (00:20):

Just did it

Matthew Souza (00:22):

A couple hours ago. But it was one of those ones that when I finished, I was just wrecked. I just sat there for a minute on the floor wrecked.

Sevan Matossian (00:30):

You didn’t feel good or wrecked. You need a nap.

Matthew Souza (00:33):

I needed a nap. It was everything I had left and usually I’ll pop back up and get a ton of energy, but after that one I was just like, that was it.

Sevan Matossian (00:41):

Isn’t it weird? There’s two kind of wreck. There’s wreck like, Hey, I don’t feel good. Something’s not right. And then there’s wreck like, fuck dude, I need a nap.

Matthew Souza (00:50):

Yeah, that’s how I feel. I’m just like, just

Sevan Matossian (00:54):

Beat Barry Cocker. Why so late? Yes. Barry, why so late? Eric Tacos with Greg Glassman. No, not today, but I’d like to. They’re fitting in the shows around my coaching and sleep schedule for once. We absolutely are. Jeffrey Birchfield. Hey, what’s up? Late night? Late night As metric gears, when I rewatch the live show, I keep wanting to comment, then I realize I’m an idiot. Okay. Jeffrey Birchfield. Ha. Mad team. Can we please hit 28 K today? Jesus Rambler a poor couple, a wife with long hair in a man with Golden watch for their anniversary. Man wanted to give her wife a hair comb for her long hair, but the wife wanted to get a nice bun up shirt for you. Fuck, why did I read all that and I don’t even get it. Clock ha. You watch any recorded live stream, the impulse to blurt out shit in chat is too powerful, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. I sat in my kids’ Jiujitsu class today and I answered more than 200 messages.

Matthew Souza (01:52):


Sevan Matossian (01:53):

That’s why you and you could probably tell because your shit got all fucked up. I pushed all that shit fucking upstream to you. Yeah, no, just message. Not even dms messages. iMessages just, I went back like a week just like, Hey, there’s a dude, Derek, I think he used to work out in Africa. Now he’s in Boston somewhere. Anyway, I don’t want that dude to slip through the cracks anyway, whatever.

Matthew Souza (02:22):

Okay, cool. We get

Sevan Matossian (02:23):

Him set up. It’s one of the 500 text messages I forwarded. Took pictures of or sent to you in the last hour?


Avon’s caffeinated. You know what I did? I did three years of not eating for 36 hours. MAs Mannos one day a week, and then basically I stopped doing that for, I don’t know if this is true, but I think I stopped doing that for nine months to a year and now today’s my, I’m going to do it again. I just need to get back to it. So today’s my first day and I did drink a little more coffee than normal today I’ve really cut back my coffee for some reason. I don’t know why, but today I had three cups

Matthew Souza (03:02):

Fired up,

Sevan Matossian (03:03):

So I’m pretty fired up.

Matthew Souza (03:05):

That’s cool. I did one day a Ramadan

Sevan Matossian (03:07):

Last week. Congratulations to show that you’re not Islamophobic.

Matthew Souza (03:11):

Obviously. That was the main reason. But the secondary reason was that one of my, I was talking to one of my members about it, she does it every single year and I was like, you know what? I’m kind of envious of that practice. She’s like, do it. If you do it for one day, I’ll make you some of the traditional foods and bring it all to the gym so you could break the fast and everything. And I was like, okay, cool. And she did. She made this traditional soup and all these other dishes and it was awesome. Wait,

Sevan Matossian (03:34):

What’s the deal? You can’t eat when you’re the sun’s out.

Matthew Souza (03:38):

Or drink.

Sevan Matossian (03:39):

Or drink. Oh, wow.

Matthew Souza (03:41):

Yep. So I had to get in 5:30 AM class, had my cup of coffee and a cup of water and then that was it. I didn’t eat again until evening time or drink any water was the

Sevan Matossian (03:50):

Hard part. And you did that workout?

Matthew Souza (03:53):

Yeah. This wasn’t today, but this was last week. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (03:56):

The workout. Normally when I have fasting days, if I’m fuck up, I’m super compassionate with myself. So let’s say if I’m walking by the kids’ food and I throw a piece of can open in my mouth and I’m like, shit. But if it’s already in my mouth, I swallow it a hundred percent of the time. Today I picked up an apple and I took two chews in the morning like an apple slice that was left on the counter, like half eaten and I remembered and I spit it out.

Matthew Souza (04:20):

Good. Good on you.

Sevan Matossian (04:22):

Random Ramadan. Fasting is soft. John the boss young. Oh, did he say that? We are going to do Dave Castro weekend review. It came out earlier today. It is a long one, but before we do, you should know that Jeff Berman will go against Colton Mertons for the title for the fastest burpees in the world on Wednesday. And after they set the record, you guys will come with your wallets in hand and you’ll watch Tim Murray, the fittest man alive in the dwarf division with Taylor Self myself. I don’t know who else hosting. Probably John Young and we will watch live. Tim Murray go at it and if he beats them, peptides will give him a thousand bucks. But I’m hoping we raise a thousand bucks in the chat and Jeff Berman will be here tomorrow. They had Jeff Berman on the training Think Tank podcast today.

Matthew Souza (05:20):

Isn’t Jake Berman?

Sevan Matossian (05:21):

What’d I say?

Matthew Souza (05:22):

You said Jeff, am I screwing

Sevan Matossian (05:23):

It up? The very first girl I ever kissed was named Tracy Munoz. I think I was a sophomore in high school and right after I kissed her, our tongues touched and right after we kissed, she said, this means nothing to me. And I was infatuated with her, right? I was in love with her and she ended up dating this guy named Jeff Berman for the remainder of her forever. And he was older and he could drive and

Matthew Souza (05:58):

What an asshole.

Sevan Matossian (05:59):

It was just like,

Matthew Souza (06:01):

Fuck. He was cooler. I bet him with a leather jacket and like a pack of smokes rolled up

Sevan Matossian (06:05):

And No, no, no, no. He was a dork.

Matthew Souza (06:08):


Sevan Matossian (06:09):

Yeah. He was more like a guy. You know what? He was a dork and he had his shit together and I realized, oh, she was hot. But she was the kind of girl who liked the guy who had his shit together. She didn’t want a guy who took the fucking homeless route to becoming rich

Matthew Souza (06:23):

Jokes on her then, huh?

Sevan Matossian (06:25):

I guess

Matthew Souza (06:27):

Ms. Munoz.

Sevan Matossian (06:29):

Yeah, she was cool. I think she would’ve been way too much of a handful for me.

Matthew Souza (06:35):

I just wanted you mean?

Sevan Matossian (06:36):

Yeah, I just wanted a girl I could shower with and go to the movies with.

Matthew Souza (06:40):

Yeah. Their obligations. I

Sevan Matossian (06:43):

Got that in my wife.

Matthew Souza (06:45):


Sevan Matossian (06:47):

Olivia, I’m into dorks. Oh,

Matthew Souza (06:50):

Whoa. Switching up on the photo there.

Sevan Matossian (06:54):

Okay, so one of the greatest content creators in the space today, the irony is this guy, it’s CPT, right? Yeah. Or CTP.

Matthew Souza (07:06):

Look at that angle. CCTP.

Sevan Matossian (07:10):


Matthew Souza (07:11):


Sevan Matossian (07:12):

Legend in the space. And this training. Think podcast is a big podcast in the space. They got big numbers, very well respected, not a lot of crossover. I think between this podcast and that podcast, those people are more serious. That’s where the dorks hang out more. I think that’s like the dork place, but very well respected people on the podcast. The guy who looks like Ken Max El Hajj and then this dude, everyone fucking loves this dude, CTP. So, but what’s funny is normally for years he’s been hidden and no one could see him and he’s pretty legendary in the space, especially the podcast space. He’s as fucking legendary as you get in the CrossFit podcast space for years and years. And the irony is he fucked up the show today and he’s on it, but he forgot to turn on the camera that was on Berman and Maxwell Hoge. Isn’t that awesome?

Matthew Souza (08:12):

Oh yeah. So what’s this angle he is got here? Was this some salvaged?

Sevan Matossian (08:16):

Yeah, it must’ve been just some camera that was hooked up that he forgot to prop up. That’s just sitting there, right?

Matthew Souza (08:22):

Oh my goodness. But

Sevan Matossian (08:23):

The irony is he, whenever they would cut to his camera, remember he would be behind a monitor. Anyway, I want to play this clip for you before we get into the Dave thing and then we’ll get through the Dave thing. So Sevan, are your ears cold? No, but my wrists

Matthew Souza (08:39):

Are, oh, those are the new CEO wristbands

Sevan Matossian (08:42):


Matthew Souza (08:43):


Sevan Matossian (08:44):

God. I love my matian. Jeffrey Birchfield’s. Like this stuff is interesting.

Matthew Souza (08:51):

Great reveal.

Sevan Matossian (08:52):

I just want to write back. Fuck you.

Matthew Souza (08:55):

Pour it out. Buy another

Sevan Matossian (08:56):

Bottle. Yeah. Okay, here we go. Listen up closely here. Okay, so they did a podcast today with Jeff Berman and Jeff Berman will be on the show tomorrow coming into enemy territory. And this is because we know that Stevon podcast is home of Colton Merton fan club, but this is them talking about the origins of the Why the heat built up between Colton and Jeff and they’re basically, they’re doing their part to hype up the show. That will be on the barbell spin tomorrow. No, Wednesday at four 30. Okay, here we go.

Speaker 3 (09:29):

Packing Jake. Guess it’s one in the none of us know. So we’re all sitting here like, huh? Where’d that come from? Yeah, I mean, good on him. It was pretty funny stuff. And then Savon said on his thing, he’s like, well Max, you took a big loss on this. I was like, that’s like the equivalent of a street fight of somebody

Sevan Matossian (09:43):

Like, listen, max, I would never use that term. Took a big loss or the big L. I don’t even talk like that. I don’t use fucking sportscaster fucking Lone Ranger vernacular. For starters, max l Hajj legendary coach at the training think tank with such greats as Alexis Rap, Travis Mayer, Sarah, Sarah Sigmans doer, et cetera. Travis Mayer. But listen, what I did say is that how cool is fucking Max, he leaned into it and actually put Corpus Anus in his bio. So you have that mistake in my friend I was complimenting you, max Maxwell Hajj. He was on this podcast. It was fucking weird.

Matthew Souza (10:35):

That was a long time

Sevan Matossian (10:36):

Ago. Yeah, I know, but it was weird. It was weird. Oh, he’s Uns steerable. He’s Uns steerable. Jake is his name Jake? His name is Jake. Jake. Jake Berman. Yeah,

Matthew Souza (10:46):

That’s what he said.

Sevan Matossian (10:48):

I’m just scarred from Jeff Berman because he got t Tracy Munoz. You heard the fucking story.

Matthew Souza (10:53):

Oh, you know what, I don’t know about this. That’s not a good story for the leadup.

Sevan Matossian (10:59):

Which one?

Matthew Souza (11:00):

Because now what happens if Jake ends up winning this whole thing, you’re going to disassociate him with Jeff and you’re going to be like, not again.

Sevan Matossian (11:06):

Jeff. None of a bitch. Oh shit. Two Jeff Bermans fucking break my heart.

Matthew Souza (11:16):

Colton’s going to put an end to this and then Tim Murray’s going to fuck ’em all up.

Sevan Matossian (11:21):

Hey, the thing is the Source Anus podcast. The thing is, the podcast is a little trippy. I don’t know if I’m glad I listened to it. I dunno if I should tell you what they reveal in the podcast, but Jeff Berman, Jake Berman is he’s a beast for following through with this. He got some shit going on.

Matthew Souza (11:46):

Oh, there’s a backstory to him is what you’re saying. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (11:50):

This is no joke. What he’s doing. I don’t. He’s going to compete this year. He’s got issues, and so the fact that he’s not tapping and getting a sub to go against Colton is pretty gnarly.

Matthew Souza (12:02):

Wow. What a warrior. You’re going

Sevan Matossian (12:05):

To find out about that. Fuck you Souza. His name is Jeff now. Yeah. Yeah.

Matthew Souza (12:11):

Fair enough.

Sevan Matossian (12:13):

Thank you Jeremy World. If Jake loses, he must change his name to Jeff. Yeah, the Sorest Anus podcast. My God. Anyway, I just wanted to clear the air. I didn’t want anyone to think I love him. I love me some Max. Max Hajj.

Matthew Souza (12:32):


Sevan Matossian (12:33):

Dave, we can review at 1.25 time.

Matthew Souza (12:40):

Oh, we got a long one.

Sevan Matossian (12:41):

Someone told me that, Dave, this is a pretty weird hey. They go, Hey Dave Castro. Thing’s pretty weird. He’s in a bad mood today. The perfect the fuck is Elmer Fudd wearing? What is he trying to steal my, that’s what happens when you get sponsored by goruck.

Matthew Souza (13:00):

Oh boy,

Sevan Matossian (13:03):

Here we go. The Dave Castro at the famous CrossFit Ranch

Dave Castro (13:11):

Action. April 8th, 2024 with team quarterfinals out. It seems like CrossFits program, several repeated movements from the Open. Most podcasts Talking Heads have said, this seems a bit on creative and not a wow balance test to get to semis. Do you have any response or opinions on the reason to repeat so many movements? Well, with the team events, it’s a little, it’s challenging to do a lot of things at this stage because of the nature of the team’s stuff and have them logistically work out. So that’s one consideration. But another piece is this foundational movements in CrossFit, and this is a significant piece that are okay and worth repeating on a regular basis and even in this online phase. Furthermore, on that statement, these things being able to be easily judged by others or people within your gym or head judges or to whatever filming standard we’re asking or judging standard we’re asking, there’s movements that are better for that than others.


So meaning yes, introducing a lot of new movements at this stage or radically changing them would be what it seems people might want to see or sometimes they’d like to see, but it’s not necessarily the right application for the test or for the logistics and the ability of the test and the actual ability to execute on the test. So this isn’t just a workout you’re going to do in your gym with your teammates to train. This is an actual test. It has to be judged and conducted in a set timeframe with set movements. So I don’t think it’s on creative. I think you can be creative and still see the same movements. There’s different looks and different expressions. It goes back to this criticism about how 0.1, 24.1 and 24.2 were so similar. Again, people are looking at the couple things that there were similarities with and not looking at the big picture and how different they truly were at Michael Brink.

Sevan Matossian (14:45):

Have you looked at the team quarterfinal workouts?

Matthew Souza (14:47):

I have. I’ve glanced at ’em. Not enough to recite ’em back here

Sevan Matossian (14:51):

As the famous Pedro White would say from coffee pods and wads, why fucking break? Don’t ever ask about him about teams ever again. Don’t ask him about masters, adaptive teams or teams. This is fucking Dave Castro. The fuck it gives a fuck about Team quarterfinals. Is Rich Roan competing this year on a team? I don’t think so. Yeah. Who gives a fuck then? Yeah, I don’t think so.

Dave Castro (15:22):

5, 7, 6, 1. Hi, Dave. The general consensus among top athletes is the open doesn’t matter. And idea I had was that you notify athletes before the season starts at event one of either the semifinals or the games would be your open score. If you finished fifth in your region amongst the people competing at your semifinal, then you would automatically take fifth place on event one at that semifinal. Yeah, that’s a good idea.

Sevan Matossian (15:42):

Oh yeah. Thanks. Thank you so much. Thank you. Great idea. Never would’ve thought of that. You should do CrossFit games. CrossFit should have a competition. It should be called CrossFit games. Holy fuck. Once a year, we’ll crown the fittest. Come on. Dude.

Dave Castro (15:58):

Matters less these days than it has in the past for

Sevan Matossian (16:02):

Sure. I don’t want to hear any of your, get some friends and share your ideas with your friends. I have to listen to 12 fucking knuckleheads every day. Fucking talk to me about how they would fix the games and it’s fine. It’s fine on my little text thread. Don’t bug Dave with that shit. If you don’t know him and you can’t say it to his face, quiet dave, email his ass.

Dave Castro (16:30):

It’s not always going to be that way. We will make it matter again more so it still matters. You still need it to advance. You still need to do well. But there was a timeframe when several years ago when yes, it did matter a lot more. I wouldn’t say it doesn’t matter. You still need it to advance and then you still need to do well exceptionally well at quarterfinals, but we have plans to fix that.

Sevan Matossian (16:56):

Whoa. Well, people have accused me of asking stupid questions too, and I always go, but the answer was fucking great and we wouldn’t have gotten that answer. So I want to take back everything I said and thank that person for asking a dumb question. We got an amazing fucking answer. So the open is going to matter again. He’s going to make America great again. Did he just say he’s going to vote for Trump?

Speaker 5 (17:21):

There’s nothing smart about you, Joe. So we built the greatest economy in history. We closed it down because of the China plague, and he wants to close down the, he will shut it down again. He will destroy this country. You

Speaker 6 (17:31):

Can’t fix the economy until you fix the Covid crisis. And he has no intention of doing anything about making it better for you all at home.

Speaker 5 (17:40):

No, people want their schools open. They don’t want to be shut down. They don’t want their state shut down.

Sevan Matossian (17:46):

Thank you. Thank you President Trump. Good thing we fixed is a covid crisis.

Matthew Souza (17:52):

Nailed it.

Sevan Matossian (17:53):

I think Dave just admitted he’s voting for Trump, by the way, when he said we’re going to make the open grade again.

Matthew Souza (17:59):

Is that what he said? That was implied there.

Sevan Matossian (18:02):

That’s what I heard verbatim.

Matthew Souza (18:03):

He’s a clue guy. You got to read between the lines. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (18:07):

All right, here we go.

Dave Castro (18:09):

At the Cheerio 27. I never signed

Matthew Souza (18:17):

The Cheerio, huh? I love when he just reads those names just as

Sevan Matossian (18:21):

They’re the Cheerio. Huh? You know what the Cheerio is, right? Yeah. Yeah. Alright. Did you know that before the seven on podcast?

Matthew Souza (18:27):


Sevan Matossian (18:28):

Me neither. Me neither.

Matthew Souza (18:29):


Sevan Matossian (18:30):

And your wife just thinks you’re fucking around on a show. But we’re learning shit

Matthew Souza (18:33):

Every day. Vocabulary’s growing.

Dave Castro (18:36):

End up for the open since 2012 because there’s always weights selected. That was not accessible to my strengths capabilities. I love this year’s programming for since it’s in inclusive programming and three weeks, it’s very appropriate to cater to the CrossFit community. You failed to address that prior to the open, which left Rich, f Rich frowning, protesting its simplistic nature of movements. Next year advertise it more as a three week open for the majority, meaning programming is accessible. Challenging, of course. Well see, I’ve always viewed it that way. I think it’s always been, the open programming has always been for the majority. And at times there’s moments where the elite can separate themselves or excel. And also even in the simplistic programming or the base workouts, the elite and the best in the world have a chance to separate themselves just through their scores complexity, not through movements and gimmicks, but actually making it difficult through intensity.


So we’re trying to make a lot of these difficult through intensity, and I think we’ve accomplished that this year and also through all the other previous years. When you look at a majority of the programming for the open throughout the years, there is very much everyone can do them for the most part, except there might be points where people couldn’t, and even the weights, the weights have always been pretty reachable by the average man, except for when you get to a certain point, maybe you had to do more. So I appreciate the comment, but I do disagree with it. And thank you for signing up for the open

Sevan Matossian (20:06):

At Corey. Oh God. Oh God. Listen, the open was fucking perfect. Perfect. Do you take credit for Patrick Bet David’s success, the 150 million he made for the fucking runaway success that his podcast is? No. I don’t even take, even if anything, I slowed him down.

Matthew Souza (20:34):

We tried to throw a roadblock.

Sevan Matossian (20:35):

I know. If anything, when he came on this show, he shit the bed. No. Fuck I, God, I just wish I could get him on again. I wish he’d, I used to text him from the big account and the big account is long gone. I used to DM ’em from the big account. So I just wish I had that. Yeah. Enough with the advice for Dave on shit, everything’s good. Here we go.

Dave Castro (20:58):

Hey Looney. Hey Dave. Love these videos. Thanks for all the updates in the spirit of shouting out CrossFit methodology and how much it works. Wanted to give a shout out to my mom, Betsy Looney, who just competed her 13th open this year in the Women’s 65 plus category, and in 24.3 did over 30 pullups the most she’s ever done in a single workout. Wow. She got me into Cross It in 2011 where I then went on to coach, own an affiliate compete at regionals. But honestly, think it’s so cool that CrossFit keeps her fit and has her continuing to hit S the best. Thanks again for everything you do.

Sevan Matossian (21:30):

So this guy went from having direction in his life to make a six figure salary and his mom got him into CrossFit and he opened a gym. That’s all.

Matthew Souza (21:43):


Sevan Matossian (21:44):

Fuck. Who needs a mom like that? God damn. Sorry dude.

Matthew Souza (21:47):

Worst financial decision mom has ever steered him. Me?

Sevan Matossian (21:49):

Yeah. Fuck. I’m so sorry, dude. Alright, but congratulations on the 30 pull up. She got. Hey,

Matthew Souza (21:54):

But congrats. You’re in the open. Yeah.

Dave Castro (21:56):

Super great, super cool story. So Betsy, this Corey’s mom completed her 13th open. That’s amazing. And in this year, in the Women’s 65 plus category in 24.3, she did over 30 pull-ups the most she’s ever done in a single workout. Another great story. I love hearing these. It’s the strength and power of CrossFit and specifically the methodology. So Corey, thanks for sharing that story.

Sevan Matossian (22:19):

Oh, that was nice. You repeated it In summation, I would like to tell you the salient points

Matthew Souza (22:25):

Summed it up for us nicely. You

Sevan Matossian (22:26):

Ever had a 65-year-old woman do 30 pull-ups in a workout at your gym?

Matthew Souza (22:32):

No, not rx.

Sevan Matossian (22:34):

It’s pretty crazy,

Matthew Souza (22:35):

Right? Yeah. I got an 83-year-old man who does strict pull-ups at the gym.

Sevan Matossian (22:39):

No shit.

Matthew Souza (22:40):


Sevan Matossian (22:41):

So if it was a six round workout with five pull-ups around, he’d finish it.

Matthew Souza (22:45):

Knocks him out. When I first met him in his mid seventies, he was still rope climbing, which just made me nervous as fuck. But you weren’t going to tell him what he was doing. He was still,

Sevan Matossian (22:57):

He does the pull up strict. Yeah. Yeah. At 80 you don’t fuck around you.

Matthew Souza (23:01):

No, no, no, no, no kidding. Strict pulps for him. Strict pulls for Pete,

Sevan Matossian (23:07):

Big Bacca. I gained two inches of girth doing my ninth CrossFit open. Oh, congratulations.

Matthew Souza (23:15):

Congratulations. Weird photo there. It’s like a combo between you and Hiller or something. Oh yeah.

Sevan Matossian (23:21):

That’s weird.

Matthew Souza (23:22):

Kind of trippy.

Sevan Matossian (23:22):

Jesus Crimey, 78-year-old did Jackie Rx today. Wow,

Matthew Souza (23:28):

That’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (23:30):

Which one is Jackie? The wall balls?

Matthew Souza (23:32):

No, a thousand meter row, 50 thrusters. But the Barbell 30 pull-ups at the

Sevan Matossian (23:37):

End. No, come on. No. 70-year-old did that. Shut the fuck up. You mean scaled? Come on, come on. We’re telling stories that are believable. I can do dead hang pull-ups. Well, good. Hope so.

Matthew Souza (23:54):

Awesome. Rambler,

Sevan Matossian (23:59):

Sebi, the honey potter tricked us into getting excited about the Open by him pretending to be excited for the open. I don’t know if that’s true.

Matthew Souza (24:07):

You were genuinely excited

Sevan Matossian (24:09):

About the I was really excited about it.

Matthew Souza (24:13):

And then the first workout wasn’t inclusive enough for you.

Sevan Matossian (24:15):

Yeah, the workouts were so stupid, I just couldn’t do them. Oh my God. It’s deep. I just couldn’t,

Speaker 7 (24:22):

Oh my God. I’m panicking.

Sevan Matossian (24:23):

I panicked.

Dave Castro (24:27):

Oh my goodness. Your mom’s kicking ass at Danny B 2005. Hey, Dave, always appreciate these curious what translation version of the Bible you’re reading. NIV, new international version. And that was a whole journey. When I went to the bookstore, I went to Barnes and Nobles divide Bible and I saw all these different versions and I was like, okay. I stepped away. I went home, started researching online, found, I thought the new international version looked appropriate. So then I went back to Bardens and Noble and bought one of those at Michael Red

Sevan Matossian (24:53):

Rock. Oh my God, this is so sweet. What Ken said, don’t worry. S good attempt at it. We know you did workout one. Good job getting your scoring workout. Two, we know you were traveling and workout three you pushed out on, but don’t worry, buddy. There’s next year and it’s really cool that you did it for the first time in fucking 25 years. That’s really cool. You the man. Keep going. Sebi, we got your back. Ken Walters. Oh fuck. I can’t believe he typed all that out. That’s so sweet. Such a good dude. Yeah. Fuck.

Matthew Souza (25:22):

I can’t really tell him much. He cares.

Sevan Matossian (25:24):

Oh, that’s so cool. I didn’t even think anyone would notice. I didn’t even know you cared. Yeah, it’s crazy. So cool. You’re welcome. Yeah, thank you.

Speaker 8 (25:36):


Sevan Matossian (25:38):

You. That’s so cool. Mason. Mitchells, all that matters is that you gave it your best. Don’t worry, we’re all here for you as long as you don’t feel lonely in this community of love and warmth and appreciation. Oh my God, that’s so cool. Thank you. Nasty.

Matthew Souza (25:56):

You’re adult sporty. Beth tried to say this was the toxic community too. What did

Sevan Matossian (25:59):

She know? You’re very consistent. You’re very consistent. I appreciate it. Oh my God. A rambler, sevy. You’re the funniest guy on the internet today. Keep it up, Andrew Dice. Clay has nothing on you. Oh my God. You guys stop. You’re embarrassing me.

Speaker 7 (26:20):

You can’t even tell. It’s so deep. You can see how deep it is. Oh, oh my gosh.

Sevan Matossian (26:32):

Keep it coming. Keep it coming. All right. Fine. Be that way. Be that way. Okay, here we go.

Dave Castro (26:42):

1 1 3 From CrossFit Globe, Cobra Valley in Arizona. We are so blessed to have the walkers as our coaches in the small town drop in. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, reading keeps your brain in good working order. Sharing what you read with others is generous and kind. Keep it up. Yeah, reading totally keeps your brain in good working order. It also, it’s a way to disconnect from everything else going on. It’s a way to exercise your brain. It’s a way to just educate yourself. There’s so many benefits that come from it. I don’t need to reiterate what he just said. Reading keeps your brain in good working order. Sharing what you read with others is generous and kind. At BM Clothin, those who value animals more.

Matthew Souza (27:24):

Just a fluff question. It’s got a lot of fluff questions in here today.

Dave Castro (27:30):

More than people are a special type of twisted at Dan Taylor, 1991. Hi Dave. You’ve talked about one hour training not being effective for strength work and met cons as enough. It’s too much to cram in. Do you think lifting strength work should be separated into two sessions for most effectiveness? Example, one hour 30 lifting strength in the AM and in the pm, 30 45 minutes Metcon cardio work or mix both together over two hours. Last questions. What are your thoughts on high rocks and athletes moving over such as Mel O’Brien and Christie O’Connell? So on the one hour of training not being effective for strength work in Metcons and it being too much to cram in. Absolutely. For an overwhelming majority of average CrossFitters or average people getting into CrossFit or just the, even honestly to some extent, some people who are at a high level, one hour is totally enough and doing one session either constantly varied function movements at high intensity with, call it a traditional CrossFit workout and or a strength session in isolation.


One or the other is more than you need. Now here’s the thing. Well lemme say this. When you start combining those two in a one hour crammed class in an affiliate session, the intensity on one of them is going to give. And also you’re doing a lot for people who might not be ready for that volume or that amount of work. Are there people who can handle that in one hour? Absolutely. Are there people who can do all of that and do both of ’em with a high level of intensity? Sure. They’ve also put in a lot of base time. They’ve also trained for a long time. But a majority of people,

Sevan Matossian (28:59):

They’re also on steroids.

Dave Castro (29:00):

I do not think that’s appropriate. Also, a strength session. A lot of the ways you see these expressed, they’re expressed in a 20 minute window or a 15 minute establish your one rep max or work to a heavy. And problem with that is those sessions, you look at power lifters or weightlifters, they spend a whole hour or more just on doing that, giving the lift the right amount of rest. And that’s how some CrossFit gyms, that’s how old school CrossFit gyms do prescribe it. A thorough warmup, the lift with plenty of rest, and then a thorough cool down when you have the Metcon and then you have the lifting all

Sevan Matossian (29:30):

Cramps. I mean, he just said it. Listen, the greatest way to work out and everyone fucking knows it unless SU’s going to slap me around, is you come in and you warm up and you warm up with some sort of fucking technique while you’re warming up. You work on fucking technique. So you either make sure as you’re doing the slow squats, 10 slow squats, you work on your form, you stay conscious. If you’re working on snatches, whatever you’re working on, you warm up with slow fucking technique. And then you jump in and you fucking do a workout and that’s it. And you.

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