Beyond The Bar Podcast Episode 4 – Chad Vaughn

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Chad Vaughn Clean Jerk Snatch

With a sleek new name (thanks Mego!) and a new day, the Beyond the Bar podcast chats with 2 time Olympian, and 8 time National Champion Olympic weightlifter Chad Vaughn! Chad digs into his long history as one the the United States best Olympic Weightlifters. He also gives us a peak into the evolution of his training as an athlete and now as a coach. Chad doles out tons of incredible wisdom for all the coaches and athletes out there.

Chad Vaughn is an Olympic-Style Weightlifting Specialist. He is a 2-time Olympian competing in both the Athens, and Beijing Olympiad. He’s also  8-time National Champion, and the American Record Holder in Clean and Jerk for 77K class. Chad owns CrossFit Centex, teaches Olympic Weightlifting Class at CrossFit Austin, and tours the world teaching Vaughn Weightlifting Seminars.

Podcast Episode 3 – Amy Kubal

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In today’s episode we chat with Amy Kubal.  Amy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian specializing in the Paleo Diet and performance nutrition. She primarily works for, and is also  consultant for Joe Friel’s Training Bible Coaching, The Whole9, and Boot Camp Pasadena. She works with a broad range of clients including Olympians, Ironmen, CrossFit games competitors, as well as clients trying to optimize body composition, manage or recover from autoimmune and diet related diseases: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, IBS, renal failure, lupus, and more.

Today we talk about nutrition for fat loss, endurance, performance, and Amy’s philosophy for long term nutritional success.
You can contact Amy at:, email, or on twitter @amykrd.
***There is a some NSFW language in today’s podcast, nothing crazy but be prepared :)***


Podcast Episode 2 – Coach Thomas Lower

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Today marks podcast numero dos for CrossFit Austin! In today’s episode, Coach Wes and Coach Aaron interview CFA’s newest addition, Coach Thomas Lower! They delve into Coach Thomas’ philosophy on training Olympic lifts, as well as his 10 years of experience coaching athletes from every background imaginable. On top of being a great resource and coach, Coach Thomas qualified for the National Championship of Weightlifting this past weekend in San Antonio!

Meet Thomas this Saturday @ 11 AM as he teaches our latest iteration of our Skillz Class “The Snatch”!