CrossFit media personality Rory McKernan talks about the evolution of the sport and what the future holds

09.16.2020 - By WHOOP Podcast

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Rory McKernan, the face and voice of the CrossFit Games and the CrossFit Open for the past decade, sits down with WHOOP Performance Manager and resident CrossFit expert Mike Lombardi to talk about the evolution of the sport over the years. Rory discusses what the future of the sport might look like (5:05), his experiences covering elite CrossFitters (10:55), writing a book with Katrin Davidsdottir (12:16), growing into his job as a writer and broadcaster (13:02), the role of data in CrossFit (16:14), learning about strain (18:10), how to define fitness gains (20:28), the next stars of CrossFit (21:55), why focusing on one sport isn't a good idea (26:17), winning a football state championship with a young Drew Brees (26:39), and overcoming injuries sustained during pickup games at CrossFit HQ (28:47). Support the show (

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