The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends

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Summary

We talk with Jeff Goebel to learn about his inspiring journey persevering through heartache, addiction and injury . He shares how putting his faith in God helped him out of some dark places to move on in his personal life, and at the highest level of CrossFit earning the top seed entering the 2020 CrossFit Games. Now facing the cancellation of the Age Group divisions, Jeff relies on his wisdom and perspective to keep moving forward.

Show Notes

2:02 Start of Interview 
6:53 - The Early Years 
9:00 - Joining the Marine Corps 
17:15 - Reliance on pain pills 
19:00 - A Reevaluation Process - Finding God 
28:50 - "Whichever force you feed is the one that wins" 
31:00 - Finding CrossFit 
42:00 - 2016 CrossFit Games - the Axle Bar 
50:25 - The injuries 
53:00 - Road to recovery 
55:00 - Jeff's 2021 Season Preparation/Strategy 
59:40 - CrossFit News - An event for Masters 
https://morningchalkup.com/2020/05/19/age-group-athletes-find-alternative-competitions-raising-questions-about-the-crossfit-games-supremacy/
1:03:10 - CrossFit HQ Drug Sanctions 
https://morningchalkup.com/2020/05/18/lefteris-receives-four-year-crossfit-ban-fisk-colon-granted-appeal-extension/
1:05:10 - Unbroken Designs owner's IG controversy 
https://morningchalkup.com/2020/05/18/backlash-turns-scary-for-unbroken-designs-ceo-death-threats-doxxing-and-more/
1:08:00 - Cali will open for Professional Sports

What is The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends?

I am an average Joe who loves to do Functional Fitness, loves fitness as a sport. I started my journey at over 500 lbs have lost over 200 lbs and struggle with weight everyday. This is my journey of healthy living and exercising in a larger body. My Friends Amy Rudawsky, Charlie Otey and Cat Scherer and I talk with people in and around the sport of fitness as well as share our opinions about the news of the day.