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Linchpin Conversations

Dec 12, 2019

An interview with Travis Denman, the owner of CrossFit Guild in Fayetteville, NC. and his head coach, Emily. We speak about his gym, his clients and the culture/community they have created. CF Guild is in a very military town and Travis explains what that is like. We discuss why he chose to have CF Guild follow the...

Dec 9, 2019

A member asked me if following the daily Linchpin programming would prepare him for the FBI Special Agent selection test. I also address physical preparation for SEAL training, aka, BUD/s and the Q-course selection for Army special forces. We talk about how following Linchpin programming will have you well...

Dec 6, 2019

Why the CF Games Open workouts for the 2020 season were not worked into the programming on CF Linchpin. If you are doing CrossFit why you do not need to "prep for the Open". A masters athletes asks my opinion on whether or not he should do the open based upon what he felt was poor media coverage of the 2019 CF Games.

Dec 4, 2019

I interview David Tate. He owns Risen Strength CrossFit in Gainesville, FL. He is part of a growing number of gyms that use the CF Linchpin private track for their programming needs. David tells us how his gym started and the evolution of his business. They started in a 600 sq ft barn and now they are in a 4,800 sq...

Dec 2, 2019

How to scale a "Heavy Day", specifically today's 7x2 Overhead Squats. What to do if your overhead squat is significantly lower than your front squat or back squat. Why you should consider lighter loading and doing tempo squats. How I personally scale/modify a heavy overhead squat for shoulder my issues.