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Iron Crew Podcast

May 8, 2019

Danny is joined by professional storyteller Andréa Topper!  Andréa is a writer, editor, and journalist who was an editor at the CrossFit Journal and of the popular book “Speal:  A David and Goliath Story”.  Andréa and Danny talk about her time working with CrossFit HQ, how she fell in love with Kyokushin Karate, and how physical fitness training helps prepare the mind more than anything.  Andréa then catches Danny off guard, putting him on the spot when she spontaneously asks HIM a question.  Wait until the end for a very impromptu conversation!

Before their conversation, Danny shares a hilarious Cinco De Mayo story from when he was a cop in Salinas, why everyone should read the CrossFit Journal, and how letting your children debate with you will empower them as adults.  A listener question is answered:  Is it safe to go on the 500 calorie a day diet?  Finally, Danny goes off on a tangent in his Mike Tyson impersonation that you will not want to miss.  

Here is where you can find each segment in case you want to skip around.  Enjoy!

:23 - How simply being prepared for a fight lessens the chances you’ll ever get into one

2:29 - Danny’s “Week That Was” supported by Kingsfield Fitness

3:59 - A hilarious story from when Danny was a cop in Salinas

6:12 - The truth behind Cinco De Mayo

7:53 - Danny goes off on a tangent in his Mike Tyson impersonation 

9:57 - Why everyone should read the CrossFit Journal

13:13 - How letting your children challenge authority will empower them as adults

16:24 - Listener Question:  Should I do the 500 calorie per day diet?

22:50 - Guest Interview supported by Rubel Roasting

24:38 - Conversation with Andréa Topper

1:21:24 - How to support this podcast

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