Best Crossfit related Podcasts

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Best Crossfit related Podcasts

A Review of the best Crossfit Related Podcasts


I love listening to podcasts, especially when they are about one of my favourite sports, 
Crossfit.

When choosing a podcast I look for the following markers,
  • Content
  • Sound
  • Consistency
  • Short adds or no adds
  • Info on current events, popular topics
  • A mix of science, fun, industry specialists, athletes and training info
If the podcasts don't regularly tick most of those boxes than they don't end up on my subscribed list.

Choosing quality podcasts can be a tough gig, with so many choices on the air right now.
Not all are worth downloading.
To save you time I have come up with a list of the best and worst, Crossfit related podcasts available.

Check them out and let us know your thoughts.






The Mind Muscle Project is hosted by Lahcy Rowston and Raph Freedman, the Co-Owners of Crossfit Creature. Raph is also the CO- owner of Peak Chocolate.
This podcast is one of the most consistent in terms of quality content and release dates.
Podcasts cover everything related to health and fitness, from nutrition to training and mindset. 
The hosts often ask the right questions and are able to draw out quality, fun content from guests. 
Most interviews are done via Skype, which does not effect the quality at all.

The guys also do 2 other podcasts, one is called the After Show and the other, In the Black. 
Both fun podcasts and worth a listen. 

Where can i get it? Podcast apps and I tunes. The guys have also started to produce videos available via Youtube.

When is the podcast released? Every Monday

How long do they go for? Around One and a half hours

Does it have adverts? Yes, at the start and they are from top brands. Plus they often provide listeners with a discount code. 

Whats good:
  • The guys interview a wide range of people involved in the health and fitness industry. 
  • Covers multiple subjects, nutrition, efficiency in workouts, business, mindset
  • Regular and consistent podcasts
  • The guys have a solid knowledge base from years of experience as both athletes and business owners
  • These guys are Aussies
  • Not many adverts, no breaks during podcasts
  • long enough to keep you interested and cover a good amount of information
Whats bad:
  • The guys can sometimes go off track. Not unusual for long track podcasts, at times though they can leave you hanging, when the guest is about to answer a question you really want to hear the answer to. 
  • At times the content can be dull. Not usually the guys fault, it can be the subject or the guest is a mono tone or boring sounding individual
Rating: 7/10



 
I have only just started listening to Froning and Friends. So far it has been a big surprise. Rich Froning the multiple time Crossfit games winner and former fittest man earth hosts the podcast
with Elly Kabboord-Kearcher and Jimmy Hense.
I thought this would be be a fizzer. Turns out Rich knows some handy people in the Crossfit space. His access to different people in the community brings a great insight to the elite level. As the main guy he can go missing every now and then from the conversation, luckily his Co hosts keep a good flow happening. 
It can ramble on a little, however I find that the banter is funny enough to keep me listening. 

Where can i get it? Podcast apps and I tunes. Videos available via Youtube.

When is the podcast released? I think its weekly

How long do they go for? Around an hour

Do they have adverts? No 

Whats good:
  •  Interesting friends and connections
  • Great knowledge and insight to the sport
  • Consistent content
Whats bad:
  • at times its a game of where Is Rich?
  • Can get side tracked into random stuff that can loose the listener 
Rating: 6/10





Crossfit's very own podcast is hosted by Sevan Matossian.
This podcast is brutal. Its really hard to listen to and an absolute shame that its so bad. It is still evolving slowly, becoming more consistent and improving the sound quality. 
At times (especially in early episodes) it is hard to know who or how many people were even on the podcast.
The intros were very sloppy and usually didn't happen until it was remembered at some stage.
There is, or was an engineer who sometimes but's in, or asks a question, and you can never hear or understand him. His mic is never clear or loud enough to understand what he was going on about. 
The host regularly interrupts guests and takes them down a rabbit hole of unrelated shit,  that takes guests miles off the point they were heading toward.
The host really needs to think of the listener in this podcast and let the guests be the star.
The podcast really needs to define to the audience what it's about, or what they are trying to achieve, that is if their is anything they want to achieve. 
I think they are playing the cool casual angle which is fun at times, but if your looking for content of any sort, it's not often you get it here. 
If you just want to hear elite athletes and the heads of Crossfit talk common random things, than this is your podcast.

Where can i get it?  Podcast apps and I tunes. Videos available via Youtube.

When is the podcast released? Who knows they had 1 for about a year now i think they try weekly

How long do they go for? Between an hour and an hour and a half.

Do they have adverts? NO

Whats good:
  • at times some gems do fall out of the rough
  • Great guests
  • Some good insight to the Crossfit organisation
Whats bad:
  • sound quality
  • episode structure
  • consistency
  • the interruptions to guests
  • lack of  quality in questions
Rating: 3/10






Barbell Shrugged has been in the game for ever. I class this podcast as the war horse. These guys have done close to 300 episodes (i think, i hope). Hosted by Mike Bledsoe and Doug Larson both qualified and experienced in health and fitness. These guys have a wealth of knowledge and cover the whole health and fitness spectrum with the podcast. 
These guys have made hours of content available on Youtube and on their website. I recommend checking it out, especially if you are new to the Crossfit scene. They have made a heap of educational videos called Technique WOD, where you can learn the fundamentals of many lifts and movements in Crossfit.
This podcast produces quality information consistently. The benefit is you can get information on anything from technique to business. You will get value by going back through all the previous episodes from these guys. 

Where can i get it? Podcast apps and I tunes. Videos available via Youtube.

When is it released? Weekly

How long do they go for? An hour

Do they have adds? YES

Whats good:
  • content 
  • knowledge
  • variety of guests 
  • hosts ability to get useful information out of guests
Whats bad:
  • some episodes are hard to listen to, even seem like repeats 
  • Can get super technical which is amazing, but can take the common ape a few goes to digest
Rating: 7/10





This guy. If you're a fan of Crossfit you probably know this guy. If not you definitely know his athletes, Mat Fraser, Katrin Davidsdottir to name a couple of OK ones. 
Chasing Excellence is Ben Burgeron the owner of Crossfit New England and coach to the elite athletes podcast where he shares his views on training and mindset. He also covers some content related to business which I found useful. 
They have covered a few different topics since the podcast begun and it will be interesting to see what they cover in the future. The podcasts are snappy one lasting just over 20 minutes. 
For me they can be, at times, boring. I have liked most of them.
I feel sometimes the podcast is an after thought, or a nice thing to do, rather than something that is a huge focus with effort put into. Don't get me wrong its still good, I just expected something more on my first few listens. 

Where can i get it? Podcast apps and I tunes. Videos available via Youtube.

When is it released? 2 a month

How long do they go for? 20 mins to 30 mins

Do they have adds? NO

Whats good:
  • content 
  • knowledge
  • mindset chat
  • insight into elite athletes training
Whats bad:
  • Sometimes it feels like it should have more to it
  • not enough podcasts
Rating: 6/10






The Misfit Podcast is hosted by, I have no idea. I assume the guys who own and run Misfit Athletics Misfit Athletics are well known for their programming which can be accessed via the blog on their website.

The podcasts they have released are good listening. However they are inconsistent with release dates. They released several episodes that align with the programming available on the Misfits blog. During the podcasts they break down what that cycle is about and what it is for. 

Other podcasts have interviews with athletes, where they break down training and lifestyles of top tier athletes. 

Where can i get it? Podcast apps and I tunes. Videos available via Youtube.

When is it released? Not really sure

How long do they go for? 30 mins

Do they have adds? YES

Whats good:
  • content 
  • knowledge
  • break downs of workouts and programming
  • insight into elite athletes training
Whats bad:
  • inconsistent
  • could cover a wider variety of topics
Rating: 6/10
  



The Wodcast Podcast is hosted by Armen HammerScott McGee, and Eddie Ifft. The podcast is professional, well presented and consistent in it's content. 
They are similar to the barbell shrugged guys in relation to content. 

I find this podcast hard to listen to. They can often ramble on with some banter at the start which I never find funny. If they want to chat or have a catch up it would probably be best done before they start.  

They do produce a few gems however I rarely make it to the end of these podcasts. I find myself uninterested and not paying attention to the content. 
This podcast will definitely suit a specific type of athlete. I do recommend listening to it to see if it matches your interests and style.
  Where can i get it? Podcast apps and I tunes. Videos available via Youtube.

When is it released? Weekly

How long do they go for? 1 hr 20 mins

Do they have adds? YES

Whats good:
  • content 
  • knowledge
  • break downs of workouts and programming
  • variety of guests
  • insight into elite athletes training
Whats bad:
  • Can be boring
  • Go down rabbit holes a little to far
Rating: 5/10