Ep. 36: Kelly Wild
This is our first episode from our trip to the CrossFit Games in Madison and it was a great one. Kelly Wild is a member of Team Timberwolf and also a Paragon Fitness sponsored athlete. Kelly has competed at the highest level in both Division 1 hockey and now in the team competition within CrossFit. She's doing all that while getting through physical therapy school. Oh and she manages all of this along with type I diabetes.
This is a great episode and there is a lot of interesting discussion on CrossFit and its evolution to how to manage a busy life and still compete on the hight levels not only in athletics but in your daily life.
-CP Pod Squad
0:00-Episode introduction and some big news coming up with Paragon Nutrition.
0:54-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
1:33-Well let’s get started with the episode and introduce Kelly Wild. Shout out to the Memorial Union Terrace in Madison, WI.
3:06-What are the differences between team and individual competition at The CrossFit Games?
4:56-Kelly and Andy connect on powerlifting and also Kelly’s numbers.
6:36-How was the transition from high level hockey to CrossFit?
9:00-Being Type I Diabetic has to make things more difficult with training at such a high level.
12:03-How has having a routine in life and training helped with the management of your diabetes?
13:18-Having been a high level athlete in a couple different areas, what don’t people realize?
17:06-An idea of Full Contact CrossFit?
17:45-Does your team focus on a lot of outside of training care?
18:58-How has going to PT school helped in your own training?
20:44-How important is team chemistry and what role does it play in performance?
23:24-A look into the rules of team competition in CrossFit. This surprised us but is pretty cool.
25:20-What does the preparation look like in the days leading up to competition?
27:08-How do you set up your training to try and prepare for all the potential things you are going to deal with?
34:22-Has it helped a lot having this be the 3rd Games you’ve participated in.
The Clinically Pressed Questions
37:03-What is something you believe that others may not?
-That the Loch Ness Monster maybe use to exist.
-That going to the dentist isn’t that bad.
38:21-What are three take home tips you would have for people?
-People should try CrossFit
-Women shouldn’t worry about getting ‘too bulky’ by lifting weights.
41:15-How much do you focus on eating clean? And a reference to “What the Health?” (Andy almost dies)
43:06-What is your favorite cheat meal?
44:30-What is your most influential purchase for under $100?
44:45-Tips for taking care of your hands?
48:33-Shout out to the Granite Games (Ep. w/ John Swanson)
49:42-In your area of expertise how would you take something that is complicated and make it simple?
-Managing time and planning ahead with different priorities.
53:16-If you could go back and give yourself some advice going from high school to college, what would it be?
-Nutrition is really important.
-Mobility is also very important, like a lot.
56:25-Where can people find you?
Team Instagram: TeamTimberwolf