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In this episode our hosts, Managing Editor Becca Borawski Jenkins and Coach Chet Morjaria, speak with CrossFit veteran Patrick McCarty. Pat is a three-time CrossFit Games masters-level athlete, finishing in a world-class sixteenth place this year.
Pat is now part of the commentary team for the National Pro Grid League. His knowledge of both CrossFit and Grid allows him to draw interesting parallels between these two forces of the fitness world, and predictions about the future of each.
Patrick’s fitness journey has taken him from traditional weight training to marathon running and ultimately, to CrossFit, where he found the perfect balance of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and proper goal setting. This has allowed him to find levels of fitness and well-being that eluded his twenty-year-old self.
00:13 - Intro to Patrick McCarty
00:50 - Criticism does not equal hate
03:36 - The main "what-if" for CrossFit as a movement
07:40 - The key to the continued expansion of CrossFit
12:40 - Explanation of Grid
17:00 - What is going to make the NPGL stick
23:19 - The inclusivity of masters athletes in fitness-related sport
28:08 - Drugs and steroid use by masters athletes
31:42 - How Grid is handling drug use in competition
32:30 - Explosion of CrossFit competition scene in UK
36:14 - What is great about CrossFit
39:50 - What Pat likes to do in his spare time
42:05 - Short questions related to training and fitness
47:50 - Pat's details and upcoming projects.