CFG Analysis Podcast

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Aug 6, 2015

Today Anders chats with Jesse Mager, aka JesseM, the second-place finisher in this year's Games Pick 'Em and the champion of last year's Games Pick 'Em.  Anders and Jesse chat about how he was able to be so successful in the Pick 'Em, as well as thoughts on the Games in general, whether the pegboard was too hard, if Murph was unsafe and the age at which people should stop doing muscle-ups and squat snatches (maybe never?).

Jul 21, 2015

Today old friend and long-time CrossFitter Alex Punger joins the podcast to chat about the upcoming CrossFit Games.  The two discuss the programming so far, which events they'd like to see repeated from the past, whether or not the softball toss should come back (hint: no) and their picks for the Games Pick 'Em.

Jul 1, 2015

Anders and John Nail discuss the upcoming CFG Analysis 2015 Games Pick 'Em.  How does it work, what went wrong with John's picks last year, where are the good values this year, and more...

May 26, 2015

Anders and old pal John Nail catch up post-Murph on Saturday afternoon.  Unfortunately the iPhone caught a case of Rhabdo about 7 minutes in, so the conversation gets cut a little short (but SWEET!).  To make up for the lost recording, Anders wraps things up on Monday with some thoughts on the first two weeks of Regional competition.

May 14, 2015

Today Anders is joined by Peter Brasovan and Jared Byczko of CrossFit Naptown in Indianapolis.  Both competed on Naptown's Games-qualifying team last season and are back on the Regional-qualifying team this year.  The guys discuss the 2015 Regionals, including thoughts on whether anyone will fall off the True Form treadmill, dealing with challenging judging standards, the importance of strategy in this year's events and whether anyone who misses the 6:00 time cap on "Randy" will make the Games (hint: NO).

May 7, 2015

Today we get technical, discussing the methodology for predicting each athlete's chances of qualifying for the CrossFit Games.  There are some unique challenges in doing this, and we think CFG Analysis has come up with a creative way of tackling them.  In the past, these predictions have proven to be well-calibrated.

Apr 6, 2015

On today's podcast, Anders and John discuss thoughts on 15.4 and 15.4, as well as the Open in general.  What were the big surprises, what workouts would we like to see again next year and do we like the direction the Open is headed?  Also, we take a quick look at what may be coming at regionals.

Mar 17, 2015

On today's episode, Anders and John discuss how things went on 15.3, whether or not it's fair that muscle-ups appeared early on in an Open workout, how single-unders are annoyingly hard, whether Rich is "Froning it in" this year, and of course, what is on tap for 15.4.

Mar 11, 2015

Despite Anders' comment at the start of the podcast, this is episode 5 (not 4) of the podcast, and today we dive into how the Open has played out so far, strategies on 15.2, and of course, what to expect in 15.3.  This episode also features an interview with Kelcey Lehrich, who correctly predicted 15.2.

Mar 3, 2015

Today Anders and John recap Open 15.1 (and 15.1a), discuss Kim Jong Un's brief stay atop the leaderboard and predict what might be to come for 15.2.

Feb 18, 2015

Anders and John Nail unveil their SWAG's for Open 15.1, but not before reminiscing on some of the best/worst/most painful Open workouts from years past.

Feb 7, 2015

Today Anders Larson is joined by fellow CrossFit athlete John Nail to discuss what might be coming up in the 2015 Open.  Will Rich Froning still win the Open in 2015 despite going team?  Will we see any new movements this year? How will the new scaled division affect the programming for the Rx division? And what's up with Dave Castro's outfits?

Jan 24, 2015

An introductory podcast giving background on CFG Analysis and its author, Anders Larson.