PH35 Coach Greg Glassman on CrossFit, Chronic Disease, and the "5 Buckets of Death"

  • Published on Aug 23, 2016
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    Beginning his career as a trainer in 1974, Coach Greg Glassman redefined fitness with CrossFit, otherwise known as constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement. After being kicked out of several globo gyms he finally opened the first CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, CA in 1995. Currently there are more than 12,000 affiliates worldwide, and we've witnessed the exponential growth of the CrossFit Games, the ultimate proving grounds for fitness which identifies the Fittest Man and Woman on Earth each year from a pool of hundreds of thousands of athletes across the globe. We've also witnessed incredible stories of transformation in the affiliates, with participants losing weight, gaining confidence, and ridding themselves of chronic disease. I recently sat down with Coach to discuss the role of CrossFit and the affiliates in health, his new model "The 5 Buckets of Death," and how he is working to address the burden of chronic disease in the United States and the world.
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Comments • 32

  • Lee Fisher
    Lee Fisher Month ago

    Even though exercise (movement in general) & nutrition play a vital role towards defining health there are many other factors that need to be highlighted as well such as sleep or rest, annual medical checkups, mental, intellectual & spiritual health, social health, environmental, occupational as well as financial wellness are also essential.
    Exercising & eating right are only a small part of the whole equation

  • Andreas Cleanthous

    I would love to hear a question on the use of performance enhancing drugs in the Crossfit Games.

  • Carl sas
    Carl sas Year ago

    i love you coach !!!

  • Rick Wagner
    Rick Wagner 2 years ago

    Simply Awesome! A great interview! Very thought provoking. "Not for everyone but can be done by anyone" classic Glassman right there love it! Keep up the great work.

  • David Chadwick
    David Chadwick 2 years ago

    great podcast. thank you. 😆

  • Chris Davis
    Chris Davis 2 years ago

    The best conversation I have heard in a long, long time!

  • bradley shefmire
    bradley shefmire 2 years ago +1

    32:06....was that a diet coke?....

  • presjo
    presjo 2 years ago +1

    why does he talk about "fit people" when he's clearly a fat degenerate?

    • Keyser Soze
      Keyser Soze Year ago

      ArtHung- - The face you don't know why or don't care says all that needs to be said for you. It means you've done zero research and don't ask basic questions that most people would out of common sense. It's the same reason most people didn't take Doctor Phil's book on being healthy and losing weight seriously... because they could see exactly how the guy looked. If anecdotal evidence like a Tae Bo commercial is all the evidence you need, then by all means, get your checkbook out, b/c guys like you are what he counts on to build his fortune.

    • Art Hung
      Art Hung Year ago

      who cares? Doing Crossfit produces results for many many people. The fact that the creator is overweight has no bearing on the efficacy of the program. i don't know his reasons for being overweight and don't care.

    • Keyser Soze
      Keyser Soze 2 years ago

      He looks better now than he ever has, and that's not a compliment. He's been a fat slob throughout Crossfit's years. Don't claim to have the cure for cancer and the magical fountain of youth, whilst double fisting twinkies and laughing your ass off all the way to the bank, and not expect people to ask basic questions. What exactly does he do that prevents him from working out or eating healthy? He claims his program will work for a Navy SEAL or a 90 year old disabled woman.

    • Tony Gruber
      Tony Gruber 2 years ago

      People get into the mission, man; and they ignore their own health goals. Plus, I don't know how old he is. Things happen after age 55. Life is hard - wear a helmet!!
      BTW: I don't agree with your assessment, "fat degenerate". He looks fine to me.

  • Tim Senior
    Tim Senior 2 years ago

    This is great information but unfortunately the masses will never get this!! Soda is a killer and big $$ companies will fight to the end not to expose the truth.

  • 4uturePast
    4uturePast 2 years ago

    Thomas N. Seyfried "Cancer as a metabolic disease"

  • Holly S DuVall BeachBeauty

    Best one yet! Luke 12:48 ('To whom much is given, much is expected') Keep it up Julie!

  • Jonathan Love
    Jonathan Love 2 years ago +1

    Great interview Julie. Who did Coach cite in regard to fasting? Thomas C. Freed? I can't find him on a search. What's the name of the book Coach gave you?

    • Julie Foucher
      Julie Foucher  2 years ago

  • Max Willson
    Max Willson 2 years ago +1

    Soda is a killer. It's really hard to kick the habit but if you can cut out the soda, everything else falls into place.

    • SkippityBobbityBoo
      SkippityBobbityBoo Year ago

      Used to be 3 cans of coca cola/ day + Kraft Dinner and Pizza Pockets every day. Stopped when I turned 16, and started doing Crossfit and following paleo/ keto ever since. Never felt better, even the doctor asked me what do I do lol!

  • Max Willson
    Max Willson 2 years ago

    Results are very slow but you'll notice them in a heart beat when they start to show.

  • Home.Course Central
    Home.Course Central 2 years ago +1

    thank you Joulie, that really was awesome.

  • richv70
    richv70 2 years ago

    I look forward to the podcasts, really great stuff! Thanks.

  • Ondrej Sevcik - Recipes - Fitness/LowCarb/Paleo

    I was really looking forward for that podcast, very inspirational, thanks Julie!

  • sn0ww0
    sn0ww0 2 years ago

    i love this woman she is pretty and strong

  • Christian 449
    Christian 449 2 years ago +1

    you should get michael cazayoux on, or Dr. Rhonda Patrick.

  • luvisunik
    luvisunik 2 years ago

    I LOVE the genius that is Coach Greg Glassman!! Thank you Julie for this podcast!

  • Maria Oltean
    Maria Oltean 2 years ago +4

    I really appreciate the work you do with this podcast.
    It is really a breath of fresh air to listen too. Here are some of the key features I love :
    - allowing your guests to be themselves and present relevant information.
    - introducing innovative and creative solutions without extravagant marketing
    - pertinent topics and well thought out discussion points
    - extremely informative and accessible
    Thank you Julie!

  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee 2 years ago +15

    Just fantastic. Don't stop making these amazing podcasts. Please have one with Sam Briggs!!!

  • christian tofte
    christian tofte 2 years ago +2

    i really enjoy your podcast. keep up the amazing work julie

  • Mannysimuk
    Mannysimuk 2 years ago

    amazing episode