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Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher

Julie Foucher

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Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher
Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher

Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher

Julie Foucher

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Julie Foucher is a four-time CrossFit Games athlete, family medicine resident, and member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. Her passion lies in combining what she has learned through CrossFit and medicine to inspire and empower others to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Every other Tuesday she highlights influential and inspiring individuals who use lifestyle to support optimal health.

Latest Episodes

Competing in the CrossFit Games while in Medical School: Singapore's Fittest Man Ian Wee PH122

Ian Wee, the Fittest Man in Singapore, is one of 236 athletes who qualified for the 2019 CrossFit Games by earning a National Champion title in the CrossFit Open. This feat is all the more impressive when you consider that hes also in the process of completing medical school, so his time spent training has been quite a bit less than many of his competitors. A student at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Ian has been participating in CrossFit off and on since 2013. Over the past six years, hes taken time away from the sport to focus on medical training and research (hes published over 50 papers), and to compete as a National Olympic Weightlifter for Team Singapore, where he's set national records in the snatch and total. With the announcement of the changes to the 2019 Games selection process, Ian re-committed himself to regular CrossFit training and found ways to squeeze in extra sessions while keeping up with his studies. His efforts paid off whe...

39 MIN1 weeks ago
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Competing in the CrossFit Games while in Medical School: Singapore's Fittest Man Ian Wee PH122

Christy Adkins & Lindy Barber on Transitions in Life and Fitness PH121

Christy Phillips Adkins is an 8-time CrossFit Games athlete, competing as an individual seven times between 2009 and 2016, and once on team CrossFit Balance in 2017. Over the course of her career, she overcame both physical and psychological challenges, including narrowly missing the cutoff for the 2015 Games, and recovering from a torn biceps tendon in time to qualify in 2016. After retiring from competition to focus on starting a family, she quickly became pregnant with her now 15-month-old son, Bo, and has embraced what it means to train for longevity and health as a post-partum athlete. Lindy Barber is a former collegiate soccer player who began competing in CrossFit in 2012 after rehabbing a fractured vertebra in her back. She has competed at the CrossFit Games twice as an individual, and has had three podium finishes as a member of Team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. In Lindys final season, she found herself losing some of her excitement for training as her back injury flared up and...

51 MIN3 weeks ago
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Christy Adkins & Lindy Barber on Transitions in Life and Fitness PH121

All About Keto with Dr. Dom DAgostino PH120

Dominic DAgostino, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. With a diverse background in neuroscience, pharmacology, nutrition and physiology, Dom brings a unique perspective to the ketogenic diet. He believes it can be applied not just in treating medical conditions but also in contributing to overall health and optimizing human performance. The findings from his research on nutritional ketosis have been utilized by Navy SEALs and NASA, and he recently has been at the forefront of research involving the use of nutritional ketosis as a tool to treat cancer. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dom at the 2019 CrossFit Health Conference in Madison, where he presented on the emerging applications of ketosis. We talked about the basics of the ketogenic diet, how it can fit into the everyday ...

92 MINSEP 3
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All About Keto with Dr. Dom DAgostino PH120

Josh Bridges on Recovering from Knee Surgery and Paying the Man PH119

Josh Bridges is a 6-time CrossFit Games competitor who has been doing CrossFit since 2005. In addition to three first place finishes at the highly competitive California Regional, his top finishes at the CrossFit Games include second in 2011 and fourth in 2014. A former collegiate wrestler and U.S. Navy Seal, Josh has used the lessons hes learned along the way to cultivate his impressive work ethic and mental toughness. He is known and loved for his fiery presence on the competition floor, and for his mantra, "Pay the Man." I had the opportunity to sit down with Josh in front of a live audience at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. We chatted about the tools hes using to speed his recovery from a recent knee surgery, his background as a Navy SEAL, what it means to Pay the Man, and his plans for returning to competition.

57 MINAUG 20
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Josh Bridges on Recovering from Knee Surgery and Paying the Man PH119

The State of CrossFit with Coach Greg Glassman - PH118

As the founder of a program that has revolutionized fitness, Greg Glassman is no stranger to controversy. Known to many as simply Coach, he grew up in southern California participating in gymnastics and complemented his training with modalities including weightlifting and cycling. When he later became a trainer, he was kicked out of several globo gyms for employing his unique style of constantly varied, high intensity functional movement before he finally opened the first CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, CA in 1995. Shortly thereafter, CrossFit.com was created and Greg would post Workouts of the Day, or WODs for athletes from all over the world to complete. Beginning in 2003, CrossFit affiliates began to open and CrossFit experienced exponential growth -- today there are over 15,000 affiliates worldwide. During this period, we witnessed the rise of the CrossFit Games, the ultimate proving grounds for fitness which crowns the Fittest Man and Woman on Earth each year. Most recently, weve witnessed a significant shift in the qualification process for the Games and major changes at CrossFit HQ. Weve also witnessed incredible stories of transformation in the affiliates, with participants losing weight, gaining confidence, and ridding themselves of chronic disease. With the inception of CrossFit Health, CrossFit has turned it's focus towards fighting ever-increasing disease rates and medical costs while also networking CrossFit physicians and educating affiliate owners, coaches, and the general public in an effort to combat corrupted medical science and a tsunami of chronic disease. For his third visit to the podcast, Greg and I sat down just before the 2019 CrossFit Health conference and CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. We discussed the evolution of CrossFit and CrossFit Health, the implications of scientific misconduct in the medical field, and what he sees for the future of CrossFit.

70 MINAUG 6
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The State of CrossFit with Coach Greg Glassman - PH118

Functional Bodybuilding & Earning Intensity with Marcus Filly PH117

Marcus Filly is a 6-time CrossFit Games athlete, a former medical school student, and the catalyst behind the functional bodybuilding movement. As the owner of Revival Strength, he is passionate about providing training programs to help his clients build strength and endurance without breaking down their bodies. However, Marcus wasn’t always so sure about his path. Following his collegiate athletic career, Marcus entered medical school to pursue what he thought was his intended purpose. Instead, he found that while he appreciated the knowledge and the discipline of his medical training, a voice inside kept telling him he was on the wrong track. After a lot of soul searching, Marcus decided to follow his heart and begin a career in fitness. In doing so, he found a new way to educate and empower people with the tools they need to begin their own pursuit of health and happiness. Marcus and I had a great conversation about the many parallels in our lives, from medical training to the d...

110 MINJUL 23
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Functional Bodybuilding & Earning Intensity with Marcus Filly PH117

How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas PH116

Dr. Wayne Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health, and a widely published scientific investigator. In addition to his medical practice, he has served as President, CEO, and Executive Director for Samueli Integrative Health Programs, Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, and Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Drawing on his experience from leading hundreds of research studies, Dr. Jonas authored the book How Healing Works, in which he explains the biology of healing and the science behind the discovery that 80 percent of healing occurs outside of our conventional medical care. His goal is to change the way doctors and patients approach healthcare—away from a disease treatment model to an integrative syste...

84 MINJUL 9
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How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas PH116

Becoming a CrossFit Games Athlete: Rookies Fee Saghafi & Erin Vandendriessche PH115

Neither Feeroozeh Saghafi nor Erin Vandendriessche started CrossFit with the intention of becoming competitors, but over the last several years, both women have slowly worked their way from beginners to up-and-coming Games athletes. Erin Vandendriessche is a former Baldwin Wallace University gymnast and two-time Central Regional athlete, making an appearance on the CTown CrossFit team in 2017, and an individual appearance in 2018. With the changes to the 2019 Games season, Erin made the surprising decision to opt out of the Open, and instead focused on competing at Sanctionals, most notably the Italian Showdown where she topped the podium and earned her ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games. A former nurse and current nutrition coach, Erin trains out of her husband’s affiliate, Root 18 CrossFit in Medina, OH. Fee Saghafi is a former high school volleyball athlete who started CrossFit as a way to manage her weight and provide direction in the gym while she was in college. After two appe...

94 MINJUN 25
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Becoming a CrossFit Games Athlete: Rookies Fee Saghafi & Erin Vandendriessche PH115

Practicing CrossFit for Health with Dr. Maude Dull PH114

Dr. Maude Dull has been active throughout her life, but from middle school through medical training she struggled to maintain a healthy weight, peaking at 240 lbs. As a young doctor specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and working in fast-paced intensive care settings, she used martial arts and then CrossFit to provide an outlet for her stressful work schedule but found her weight wouldn’t budge. Wanting to reach her full potential as an athlete, she enlisted the help of a nutrition coach from Precision Nutrition who focused on changing her habits, and a performance coach who helped her shift her mindset. Maude was finally able to bring her weight to a healthy level, and along the way she learned valuable lessons about the importance of balance in all aspects of life. These days, Maude has pivoted away from adrenaline-seeking work and workouts, and instead enjoys moderation with a challenging job in a Step-Down Unit and workouts scaled to help her remain healthy long-te...

87 MINJUN 11
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Practicing CrossFit for Health with Dr. Maude Dull PH114

2009 CrossFit Games Champion Tanya Wagner on Training through all Seasons of Life PH113

2009 CrossFit Games champion Tanya Wagner has competed in the sport as an individual, on a team, and most recently at the 2019 Rogue Invitational, as a Legend. Over the last ten years, she’s managed to strike a balance between competing, running her affiliate, commentating for the CrossFit Games, and raising her two children. Inspired by the original “CrossFit Girls,” Tanya was a competitor at the second annual CrossFit Games in 2008, where she would narrowly miss a first place victory to Caity Henniger, who has since helped to grow Rogue Fitness into what it is today alongside her husband, Bill. Tanya would come back in 2009 to stand atop the podium and inspire future generations of CrossFit Games athletes. I sat down with Tanya at the 2019 Rogue Invitational to learn more about what it’s like to be one of the original CrossFit champions, and to hear how her approach to training has evolved throughout the many changes in her life.

55 MINMAY 28
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2009 CrossFit Games Champion Tanya Wagner on Training through all Seasons of Life PH113

Latest Episodes

Competing in the CrossFit Games while in Medical School: Singapore's Fittest Man Ian Wee PH122

Ian Wee, the Fittest Man in Singapore, is one of 236 athletes who qualified for the 2019 CrossFit Games by earning a National Champion title in the CrossFit Open. This feat is all the more impressive when you consider that hes also in the process of completing medical school, so his time spent training has been quite a bit less than many of his competitors. A student at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Ian has been participating in CrossFit off and on since 2013. Over the past six years, hes taken time away from the sport to focus on medical training and research (hes published over 50 papers), and to compete as a National Olympic Weightlifter for Team Singapore, where he's set national records in the snatch and total. With the announcement of the changes to the 2019 Games selection process, Ian re-committed himself to regular CrossFit training and found ways to squeeze in extra sessions while keeping up with his studies. His efforts paid off whe...

39 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Competing in the CrossFit Games while in Medical School: Singapore's Fittest Man Ian Wee PH122

Christy Adkins & Lindy Barber on Transitions in Life and Fitness PH121

Christy Phillips Adkins is an 8-time CrossFit Games athlete, competing as an individual seven times between 2009 and 2016, and once on team CrossFit Balance in 2017. Over the course of her career, she overcame both physical and psychological challenges, including narrowly missing the cutoff for the 2015 Games, and recovering from a torn biceps tendon in time to qualify in 2016. After retiring from competition to focus on starting a family, she quickly became pregnant with her now 15-month-old son, Bo, and has embraced what it means to train for longevity and health as a post-partum athlete. Lindy Barber is a former collegiate soccer player who began competing in CrossFit in 2012 after rehabbing a fractured vertebra in her back. She has competed at the CrossFit Games twice as an individual, and has had three podium finishes as a member of Team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. In Lindys final season, she found herself losing some of her excitement for training as her back injury flared up and...

51 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Christy Adkins & Lindy Barber on Transitions in Life and Fitness PH121

All About Keto with Dr. Dom DAgostino PH120

Dominic DAgostino, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. With a diverse background in neuroscience, pharmacology, nutrition and physiology, Dom brings a unique perspective to the ketogenic diet. He believes it can be applied not just in treating medical conditions but also in contributing to overall health and optimizing human performance. The findings from his research on nutritional ketosis have been utilized by Navy SEALs and NASA, and he recently has been at the forefront of research involving the use of nutritional ketosis as a tool to treat cancer. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dom at the 2019 CrossFit Health Conference in Madison, where he presented on the emerging applications of ketosis. We talked about the basics of the ketogenic diet, how it can fit into the everyday ...

92 MINSEP 3
Comments
All About Keto with Dr. Dom DAgostino PH120

Josh Bridges on Recovering from Knee Surgery and Paying the Man PH119

Josh Bridges is a 6-time CrossFit Games competitor who has been doing CrossFit since 2005. In addition to three first place finishes at the highly competitive California Regional, his top finishes at the CrossFit Games include second in 2011 and fourth in 2014. A former collegiate wrestler and U.S. Navy Seal, Josh has used the lessons hes learned along the way to cultivate his impressive work ethic and mental toughness. He is known and loved for his fiery presence on the competition floor, and for his mantra, "Pay the Man." I had the opportunity to sit down with Josh in front of a live audience at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. We chatted about the tools hes using to speed his recovery from a recent knee surgery, his background as a Navy SEAL, what it means to Pay the Man, and his plans for returning to competition.

57 MINAUG 20
Comments
Josh Bridges on Recovering from Knee Surgery and Paying the Man PH119

The State of CrossFit with Coach Greg Glassman - PH118

As the founder of a program that has revolutionized fitness, Greg Glassman is no stranger to controversy. Known to many as simply Coach, he grew up in southern California participating in gymnastics and complemented his training with modalities including weightlifting and cycling. When he later became a trainer, he was kicked out of several globo gyms for employing his unique style of constantly varied, high intensity functional movement before he finally opened the first CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, CA in 1995. Shortly thereafter, CrossFit.com was created and Greg would post Workouts of the Day, or WODs for athletes from all over the world to complete. Beginning in 2003, CrossFit affiliates began to open and CrossFit experienced exponential growth -- today there are over 15,000 affiliates worldwide. During this period, we witnessed the rise of the CrossFit Games, the ultimate proving grounds for fitness which crowns the Fittest Man and Woman on Earth each year. Most recently, weve witnessed a significant shift in the qualification process for the Games and major changes at CrossFit HQ. Weve also witnessed incredible stories of transformation in the affiliates, with participants losing weight, gaining confidence, and ridding themselves of chronic disease. With the inception of CrossFit Health, CrossFit has turned it's focus towards fighting ever-increasing disease rates and medical costs while also networking CrossFit physicians and educating affiliate owners, coaches, and the general public in an effort to combat corrupted medical science and a tsunami of chronic disease. For his third visit to the podcast, Greg and I sat down just before the 2019 CrossFit Health conference and CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. We discussed the evolution of CrossFit and CrossFit Health, the implications of scientific misconduct in the medical field, and what he sees for the future of CrossFit.

70 MINAUG 6
Comments
The State of CrossFit with Coach Greg Glassman - PH118

Functional Bodybuilding & Earning Intensity with Marcus Filly PH117

Marcus Filly is a 6-time CrossFit Games athlete, a former medical school student, and the catalyst behind the functional bodybuilding movement. As the owner of Revival Strength, he is passionate about providing training programs to help his clients build strength and endurance without breaking down their bodies. However, Marcus wasn’t always so sure about his path. Following his collegiate athletic career, Marcus entered medical school to pursue what he thought was his intended purpose. Instead, he found that while he appreciated the knowledge and the discipline of his medical training, a voice inside kept telling him he was on the wrong track. After a lot of soul searching, Marcus decided to follow his heart and begin a career in fitness. In doing so, he found a new way to educate and empower people with the tools they need to begin their own pursuit of health and happiness. Marcus and I had a great conversation about the many parallels in our lives, from medical training to the d...

110 MINJUL 23
Comments
Functional Bodybuilding & Earning Intensity with Marcus Filly PH117

How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas PH116

Dr. Wayne Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health, and a widely published scientific investigator. In addition to his medical practice, he has served as President, CEO, and Executive Director for Samueli Integrative Health Programs, Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, and Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Drawing on his experience from leading hundreds of research studies, Dr. Jonas authored the book How Healing Works, in which he explains the biology of healing and the science behind the discovery that 80 percent of healing occurs outside of our conventional medical care. His goal is to change the way doctors and patients approach healthcare—away from a disease treatment model to an integrative syste...

84 MINJUL 9
Comments
How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas PH116

Becoming a CrossFit Games Athlete: Rookies Fee Saghafi & Erin Vandendriessche PH115

Neither Feeroozeh Saghafi nor Erin Vandendriessche started CrossFit with the intention of becoming competitors, but over the last several years, both women have slowly worked their way from beginners to up-and-coming Games athletes. Erin Vandendriessche is a former Baldwin Wallace University gymnast and two-time Central Regional athlete, making an appearance on the CTown CrossFit team in 2017, and an individual appearance in 2018. With the changes to the 2019 Games season, Erin made the surprising decision to opt out of the Open, and instead focused on competing at Sanctionals, most notably the Italian Showdown where she topped the podium and earned her ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games. A former nurse and current nutrition coach, Erin trains out of her husband’s affiliate, Root 18 CrossFit in Medina, OH. Fee Saghafi is a former high school volleyball athlete who started CrossFit as a way to manage her weight and provide direction in the gym while she was in college. After two appe...

94 MINJUN 25
Comments
Becoming a CrossFit Games Athlete: Rookies Fee Saghafi & Erin Vandendriessche PH115

Practicing CrossFit for Health with Dr. Maude Dull PH114

Dr. Maude Dull has been active throughout her life, but from middle school through medical training she struggled to maintain a healthy weight, peaking at 240 lbs. As a young doctor specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and working in fast-paced intensive care settings, she used martial arts and then CrossFit to provide an outlet for her stressful work schedule but found her weight wouldn’t budge. Wanting to reach her full potential as an athlete, she enlisted the help of a nutrition coach from Precision Nutrition who focused on changing her habits, and a performance coach who helped her shift her mindset. Maude was finally able to bring her weight to a healthy level, and along the way she learned valuable lessons about the importance of balance in all aspects of life. These days, Maude has pivoted away from adrenaline-seeking work and workouts, and instead enjoys moderation with a challenging job in a Step-Down Unit and workouts scaled to help her remain healthy long-te...

87 MINJUN 11
Comments
Practicing CrossFit for Health with Dr. Maude Dull PH114

2009 CrossFit Games Champion Tanya Wagner on Training through all Seasons of Life PH113

2009 CrossFit Games champion Tanya Wagner has competed in the sport as an individual, on a team, and most recently at the 2019 Rogue Invitational, as a Legend. Over the last ten years, she’s managed to strike a balance between competing, running her affiliate, commentating for the CrossFit Games, and raising her two children. Inspired by the original “CrossFit Girls,” Tanya was a competitor at the second annual CrossFit Games in 2008, where she would narrowly miss a first place victory to Caity Henniger, who has since helped to grow Rogue Fitness into what it is today alongside her husband, Bill. Tanya would come back in 2009 to stand atop the podium and inspire future generations of CrossFit Games athletes. I sat down with Tanya at the 2019 Rogue Invitational to learn more about what it’s like to be one of the original CrossFit champions, and to hear how her approach to training has evolved throughout the many changes in her life.

55 MINMAY 28
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2009 CrossFit Games Champion Tanya Wagner on Training through all Seasons of Life PH113