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In this episode we go thought 6 ways to use the lockdown to your benefit.
The same principles also apply to us when we have other setbacks in life and things are out of our control it comes back to the things we can control.

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Today we meet Jason Ackerman who is a L4 Crossfit Coach, author, podcaster and serial entrepreneur. This episode is packed with information about: – purpose of coaching – diet and motivation – how to find your inner drive

Check out Jasons podcast Best hour of their day: You find it here:…

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Today we meet Dr. Prof. Ben Bikman who is an expert in metabolic disease and specialised in the functions of medicine and its effects on the human body. this episode is packed with information about: – insulin – what food affects insulin – what brown fat and white fat are – what diet works for sports and muscle growth – what diet are good for longevity and health – can you get insulin resistant on a ketogenic diet – what oils to eat and not to eat Ben Bikmans has a book out now on amazon so make sure you get it to understand more about human physiology.

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And on instagram he also shares good information:

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Welcome to another fresh episode of the Escapist Podcast today with Professor Frank Mitloehner.

Here about Frank:
“I am a faculty member in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. We are specialized in measurements and mitigation of greenhouse gases, volatile organic compounds, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and particulate matter and the study of their effects on human- and animal health and welfare. In short, our lab investigates the nexus of agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability.”

We go through many pieces in this podcast all from meat industry, the lobbyism around “fake meat” and agriculture at large. We discuss how Frank has reviewed flawed studies from FAO and got organisations like EAT lancet to retract some of their claims.

Even though this podcast was about over an hour we did not get deep into all topics and will see if we can have a revisit at some time from Frank.

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Welcome to a new episode and today we meet Daniel Chaffey who is the owner of CrossFit Louvre in Paris and CrossFit Bordeaux.

He is also the founder of the French Throwdown which has grown for every year.

Daniel is also helping hundreds of other businesses with leadership and training and he is a real inspiration. We talk a fair amount about the corona situation and also get some insights in how CrossFit now fights for the small businesses to become an essential part of the health system.


Wir hatten heute das Vergnügen mit Alexander Stock zu sprechen. Er ist ein erfahrener Unternehmensberater und leidenschaftlicher Crossfiter aus Nürnberg. Der hat über 20 Jahre Erfahrung aus der Fitnessindustrie und der teilt viele von seiner Erfahrungen mit. Wir besprechen den Unterschied zwischen Crossfit und normale Fitnessstudios und wer aus der Coronakrise gestärkt kommen könnte.

Was könnte die Gastrowelt von der CrossFit welt lernen?

Und was könnte die Crossfit Anbieter von der Gastro lernen? 

Wenn du Fragen an Alexander hast, kannst ihn gerne eine Email senden, die findest du auf deren Homepage:


In todays episode we meet Dr. Shawn Baker who has a very exiting and versatile background.
After practicing medicine for over 27 years he quit working at the hospital and started helping people with their lifestyle.

He has written a book called the Carnivore Diet and is the founder of Listen to this podcast and you will learn a lot!

Cheers Team Escapist

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Jonathan is the CEO of Aj&Smart which is a Berlin based Design agency.

Jonathan goes through how he transformed his small agency to one of the most requested design and product agencies in the world and how he went from not earning money to making millions of euros.

He also runs a very popular podcast about product design and to be honest it covers a lot about doing business in general in Silicon Valley.
The Podcasts name is “The Product Breakfast Club” and is available on most platforms out there.

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In todays episode we were happy to host the author, mentor & entrepreneur Chris Cooper.

Topics of the podcast were:
  • How Chris started his business and where he is right now
  • Setting up a business for success
  • Silent knowledge and how to teach people
  • How to source and find personnel
  • How to manage with time
  • Chris Coopers new book “Founder, Farmer, Tinker & Thief”
  • Coopers favourite books

He is well known within the CrossFit world but his practices are and should be used by other industries as well and for us it was inspiring to talk to a person that has helped so many to turn around their business and make their dream come true.

He keeps on mentoring after already mentoring over 2000 businesses and turning many of them from bankruptcy into wealth machines. The motivation and the drive comes from his urge keeping people from doing the same mistakes as he has been doing.

Check out his homepage:

Download and buy his book:

Favorite quote: “Advice is a lot like medicine. The wrong dosage at the wrong time, can actually poison you”

Author books:
Twobrain business
Help first
Two brain Business 2.0

In this podcast episode we met Tony Neal at the German Throwdown and sat down and had a conversation.

Sadly the first 15 min didnt get recorded but still the conversation was good.

Tony founded one of the first CrossFit affiliates in the military base called Liberty and therefore the affiliate got the name CrossFit Liberty. Tony then moved to Germany where he now lives and runs his affiliate.

Tony shares his story and his passion for helping people, training and beer. We talk about how to be productive and effective as husband and father of four kids.

  EGregor Schregle is one of the pioneers of CrossFit in Germany and is the founder and owner of CrossFit Rhein-Neckar. He is also known as the guy who programs the German Throwdown workouts and well known and liked by the community. We dive in to discussion about health and how to drive people more into a healthy lifestyle and especially how hard it is to bring your family to understand that CrossFit is not about being a muscle up monster. We also talk about specific requires he has for people to achieve before doing more advanced techniques and skills within crossfit. More about Gregor and his box you can find here:  

  We had a pleasure of meeting Adrian Mundwiler during the German Throwdown 2017 in Mainz, Germany. Adrian is a CrossFit Games athlete who currently trains in CrossFit St. Moritz in Swiss Alps, hence his nickname, the Mountain Man. He is a former ice hockey player with a mindset of steel and has proven to be one of the fittest guys on earth. You can follow him on instagram @adrianmundwiler. Good luck mountain man!  

  Events like German Throwdown are very important for new sports and it is important to have professionals taking care of them. This episode we meet Benedict Gebhardt who is the Managing director of the German Throwdown. He comes from a totally different realm of sports but fell in love with CrossFit while studying and being a semi-pro in golf in USA. In this episode we talk about how CrossFit can grow in Europe and how the future looks like in Germany. We also talk about the importance of having a fitness routine outside your regular sports such as Golf, Rugby and Ice-hockey. Benedict also tells us about his urge to open an own box and how that pivoted him into getting to know the founder of German Throwdown leading him at the end to become the man in charge. The event grew unexpectedly last year and he got sponsors like Reebok, Foodspring and Eleiko to help to run the event. This year we some changes in the lineup and the event will be more prepared for more expectators. We hope that German Throwdown will ignite the CrossFit torch in Europe for real and that it will inspire more kids to start doing CrossFit. Finals are held 11-12 November! Get your tickets now and support this great event. On instagram: @germanthrowdown  

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Anyone that has met Chris Hinshaw will probably confirm that he is intense, in a good way. He doesn’t leave anything to chance. This is probably also the reason why he could compete and be successful as an ironman athlete and businessman. Many top athletes have now started to listen to Chris and his methodology since he started coaching Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Jason Khalipa, Rich Froning, Sara Sigmundsdottir, Tia-Claire Toomey, Katrin Davidsdottir and Mat Fraser. Meaning almost all top 10 athletes in the games had something to do with Chris. Was this just by accident? We don’t think so. In this quite long episode we handle many many subjects and to be honest we had the feeling there was still left to talk about. Chris shares and gives a lot of his knowledge through many platforms and he did not hold back in this episode either. We talk about different ways to program smarter to be able to do more pull ups, handstand push ups, thrusters and much more. Chris also shares what was his initial spark to begin with triathlons and to start with Ironmans and we believe this has some great take-aways for parents and/or any kind of coach out there. Feel free to comment and give us feedback. Happy to hear what you have to say.

  This time we meet two icelandic twins. That do Crossfit. And have a crossfit box. That’s a quite good USP. Elin and Jakobina Jonsdottir. Jakobina is probably the one more recognize from being in the crossfit scene for a while. Workout buddy to ie Annie Thorisdottir and Katrin Davidsdottir. But Elin is not a stranger in the crossfit scene. Mather of fact she was one of the first crossfitters in Sweden. in this episode we talk about starting a business, what to be prepared for, what to watch out for, and how to combine this with having families and kids. Also we go into a dive talking about what it takes to make it to the games and we also talk about role models and people we admire. We ask if Crossfit is dangerous for women and what happens to the women body after pregnancy. Definitely not things we knew about. If you go to Iceland anytime soon. You should. Then stop by at Grandi101 and visit this girls. @grandi101 @jobinaj @elinjon More episodes and video on:

  In this weeks podcast episode 8 we meet Giannis Geiss who is not only insanely fast runner, but also strong and funny. He started the Berlin Throwdown in 2015 and it has now grown and is held in Berlins second largest sports arena. We get to know what the aim and goal is for the Throwdown. Giannis has gone to several events and competed him self and found inspiration and seen what is good and what is bad. He tells us the story behind how he came to CrossFit and what motivates him as a coach and box owner at CrossFit Icke. We also talk about how it is to go from track and field to playing rugby. Follow Giannis on Insta: @giandor

  In this episode we had the honor to talk to Kelly Starrett, which is a legend whiten the Crossfit realm, but also within the professional sports in the USA. He has coached and helped top tiers from all professional leagues like the NBA, NFL and NHL. As a former national champion in kayaking he is also well known within the paddling sports giving best practice and expertise in these sports. He is the co-founder of Crossfit San Francisco and Mobility Wod, and has written several books and best sellers like “Supple Leopard”, “Deskbound” and “Ready to run”. He has also together with his wife started an organisation called which aim to get kids off the chairs and become mobile in school. In this episode we hear the story of how Kelly came in contact with CrossFit, and how his idea of Mobility Wod came to be. We also get to know how he came up with the idea of using resistant bands to create distraction in the joins while mobilizing. He shares his favorite books and reveals how his advice turned up sales by $40 Million in a couple of months. Find out more about Mobility wod here: on instagram: @mobilitywod

  Elli Hachmann who is german weightlifting champion, joins the Podcast in this episode and we talk about training, hard life choices, nutrition and also how to pronounce Hamburg correctly. She also shares some secrets on having a balanced nutrition and what some common mistakes here are. Also hear her TOP 5 pro tips to become a better weightlifter. Happy listening! You kind find Elli on FB here:… And on Instagram: @elli_hachmann