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It's been a few days since our last episode, so John, Cali, Steve, Denny and Luke catch up today. Listen to John's thoughts on developing 9 year old athletes, his take on the "knee's out" debate recently found on the CrossFit Football blog, and "Chicago Style" hot dogs! Please excuse audio echo, John and Luke had to record from the road!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and Opening
  • 3:35 Wade's Army Recap
  • 11:45 John's for Portillo's experience
  • 15:50 Cali, What's The Deal with the DBag Rule?
  • 20:55 Calves on Dudes are like ________ on Chicks
  • 33:07 Rob Bousquet Asks...
  • 44:10 Knees Out? Knees In? How Should I Squat
  • 1:07:00 Closing

Show Notes

Steve's Calves

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Rob Bousquet asks
I took the CrossFit Football Cert in Savannah, Ga a few weeks ago. I have a question about using this programming for a few travel baseball teams' out of season conditioning. The thing with these teams are, they have players that range from 9 years old to 14 years old. Mostly 9-10 year olds. Based on the seminar conversations we don't do much weight training with them that young. what would you do with them besides running them through games like dodgeball or whatever? Would program workouts using jumping, kettlebells, slam balls, just stay away from anything heavy?

Thank you for any input you have on the topic.

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Luke has been training athletes in CrossFit, Weightlifting, and Olympic Lifting since 2007. He spent 6 years pushing pencils in “Corporate America,” spending 3 of those years moonlighting as a Strength & Conditioning Coach before and after work. Luke was an athlete his whole life and played multiple sports, but his primary focus was football.He played up through college until a neck injury forced him to hang it up. He travels with the CrossFit Football staff and has coaches a variety of athletes from amateur to professional levels in football, baseball, and track.
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  1. Travis Jewett

    Great commentary on training youth. I have 2 boys and a girl ages 8, 5, and 3. They all join me in the garage when I lift. The oldest will do technique with a small bar some light KB. Both boys will do assisted pull up sprints up and down the driveway, jumps, ring hangs, knee raises, my daughter will hang from rings and bars and race her bros. besides when I work technique with the oldest they just make up their own stuff. I’m a chiropractor as well as someone who obsesses about strength training and I’ve never thought twice about what I let them do. I tell others it’s safe, just let it be fun. Never to early to reinforce good movement patterns.

  2. Rob

    Cali’s hip hop alter ego is the Latorious B.I.G!

  3. Rob

    Ya but how are u supposed to look good in your Ed Hardy douche cape without biceps? Priorities Cali!

  4. John made a really important comment during this podcast, something about people not being as special as they think, that coaches see the same fucked up shit over and over. I’d like to offer my thoughts:


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