Show Notes EP 514 Girls Gone WOD

  • Guys intro the podcast to their interview with the women from Girls on WOD podcast (2:28)
  • Discussion on Crossfit (12:41)
    • Call it a sport
    • How the workouts are programmed
      • Olympic lifts into fatigue based programming
    • Got the general population to get back to compound lifting
  • Relationship with food / nutrition discussion (26:06)
    • Food is not a transaction
    • Learn to love yourself and not beat yourself up because you had a bad day
    • Food, body and exercise connection/awareness are the keys to a healthy relationship
  • Girls first impressions on the Mind Pump guys (31:36)
    • They came out hard and spoke their mind, but weren’t sure they were relaying their message
    • First 50 episodes or so they had the mentality of #zerofucks and were angry!
    • Growth minded
  • What needs to change in crossfit boxes for them to grow? (40:37)
    • Change programming
      • Eliminate Olympic lifts
        • Safety purposes
    • Needs to separate into sport
      • Set a goal and get after it (isolated)
  • Post-partum discussion / How do you coach someone with unrealistic goals? (52:20)
    • Getting shredded is not healthy for women
      • Fit and healthy does not look extreme
    • Listen to your body and don’t ignore the signs
      • Fitness magazines, social media
    • Before/After culture
    • Being predatory
    • Do what you like the most / be at peace
    • Adam’s journey from fat to fit
  • How is exercising and eating different for them now from 10 years ago? (1:19:12)
    • Able to approach exercise/health as a process, not as it has to happen now
    • Don’t focus on the end goal, enjoy the process
  • What are the top questions the guys get from their community? (1:34:16)
    • Personal Life
    • Harder topics
      • Intuitive eating
    • Balance acts between newer audience and old school audience
      • Doesn’t matter what you say, it’s the connection you have
      • Not trying to preach or sell, just want to provide amazing content
  • How do they schedule their podcasts? / Do they plan their topics? / Podcasts they listen to (1:43:37)
    • No schedule
    • They just talk about their current lives
    • Ben Greenfield, Rich Roll, Barbell Shrugged
    • Being consistent
      • Faster growth
  • What kind of criticism have they gotten? (1:51:45)
    • Know coming from place of good intent
      • Trust with audience
    • No technical information on podcast
    • Adam talks about his negative review
      • Personally attacked
  • They tell the guys their assessment of them (1:55:22)
    • Overall dynamic has grown
    • Adam
      • Not explaining his upbringing enough
        • Not trusting the audience
      • Lost father at young age, mom was in abusive relationship
        • Does he realize how profound it is the kind of person he is today
        • ·        Where does his confidence comes from
          • o   People can view as arrogant in a virtual world
      • Doesn’t bring it up unless it feels organic
    • Learn what drives the person and how they can speak to it (their message with their podcast)
  • They want to hear the guys marriage/relationship hacks or way they deal with their significant others (2:07:25)
    • Sal
      • Can’t expect the other person to be physical
        • Communication
      • Finding someone who has similar passions/interests
    • Justin
      • Same person, but have different points of view
      • Has to have control and order
        • Identify it and communicate with partner
    • Adam
      • Found his unicorn
      • Finding someone who knows him better than he knows himself
        • Calls him on his bullshit
      • Don’t forget why you love each other
        • Read together
  • Hacks with dealing with each other (Mind Pump guys) (2:21:05)
    • Alpha males
    • Similar goals and self-aware when someone is better
      • Growth minded
    • Respect and feedback coming from good place
      • Sharpens them
    • It’s about the business, not the ego
  • Are their spouses supportive/listen to the podcast? (2:24:30)
    • Claire
      • Husband very supportive
      • Nursing school
      • Caregiver/helper
    • Joy
      • Husband lets them do their thing
  • Are they considering going full time into their podcast? 
    • Risk vs. reward difficult at the current moment
    • Where can they be more influential
    • Will it change their show dynamic?
    • Guys talk about when they switched to full time
      • Waited too long
      • Till they were comfortable with it
      • All they wanted to do was get together and chat
  • What is in their future? 
    • Continue to find people and help them in their journey
    • Stay authentic
    • Have connection with audience and don’t want to oversaturate them
      • Want to stay unique
      • Ask the questions no one wants to ask

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People Mentioned:

  • Robb Wolf
  • Kelly Starrett
  • Mike Bledsoe
  • Rich Roll