Category Archives: Top Notch Podcast

Episodes and information about CrossFit Regeneration’s Top Notch Podcast.

TNP Episode 34: Wisdom of Our Fathers – Part 1

Top Notch Podcast > Episode 34: Wisdom of Our Fathers – Part 1

Show Notes

Part 1 of a multi-part series where Charlie and John sit down and chat with their fathers, Kenny and Mike. They cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Who influenced you growing up?
  • Being a teacher, coach, rental property owner and being a chemical plant operator and working in the trucking business.
  • Understanding personal finance & paying taxes.
  • Dealing with tough times in life including chemical explosions, abuse, and failure.
  • How terrible things in your life make for great turning points and understanding that you can choose how to respond.
  • Learning how to be a man (or woman or adult) in life.
  • Learning from good coaches and mentors.
  • Being a good dad (or mom) and trying to raise good kids. Helicopter parenting.
  • Learning what it means to work hard and have a work ethic.

We tried to keep it family-friendly but from time to time Kenny and Mike drop a curse word or two. All of it was good natured and we edited out all we could find. So when you hear a “bike horn”, you now know why.

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TNP Episode 33 – CrossFit Open 2016 review & the new summer programming

Top Notch Podcast > Episode 33 – CrossFit Open 2016 review & the new summer programming

Show Notes

Charlie and John sit down for the first time in a while to officially wrap up and review the 2016 CrossFit Open, what we learned from our performances in the Open and the new programming athletes should expect to see in the summer at Regeneration.

They also discuss intensity in weekly workouts and how 16.5 revealed potential weaknesses in our fitness. Sometimes we game-ify a WOD to get a better score or time. That’s not the best way to improve your fitness.

TNP Episode 32 – Coach’s Corner: Interview with David Diaz

Top Notch Podcast > Episode 32 – Coach’s Corner: Interview with David Diaz

Show Notes

Charlie and John sit down with former CF Regeneration coach and one of Charlie’s favorite lifting buddies, David Diaz.

We talk about how David and Charlie first got together and worked out in the original garage gym, Brass Ring Fitness and early workouts and programs they created like the Spartan School.

David talks about some of his favorite memories from the old Regeneration gym where he first coaches folks like current Regeneration coach, Korey Powell.

They also talk about David’s new position, how he trains professional athletes and how many more opportunities kids now have for better fitness now than in years past.