Chris Spealler was an individual competitor in 7 CrossFit Games, is an Affiliate Owner, and trainer for CrossFit Headquarters teaching a variety of seminars both domestic and internationally.

Chris has been fortunate enough to help grow the sport of CrossFit through competing and teaching at a variety of competitions and seminars from as early as 2007, and is currently sharing his knowledge and experience through programming for and developing Icon Athlete.

In this episode, we talk about the early days of CrossFit, before it was a fitness empire, how wrestling leads to mental toughness, being the smallest CrossFit athlete at the CrossFit Games, the business of owning a CrossFit gym, taking your workouts outside and doing grunt work, nad more.


– Doug and Anders

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Train smart,

Mike, Doug and Anders

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