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Old 01-29-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
Jon Gilson
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Hi Guys,

This weekend, I got the opportunity to sit down with a good friend, Crossfitter, and Navy Corpsman who just returned from deployment with an elite unite of Recon Marines.

We discussed his deployment, Crossfit, and the rigors of fieldwork at length. A transcript, along with a bunch of exclusive and beautiful pictures from the field are now on Again Faster.

I hope you enjoy the interview:

http://againfaster.blogspot.com/2007/01/interview-with-operator-fitness-needs.ht ml

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Jon
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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Good interview thanks!
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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Jon, that was an amazing interview. I was captivated the whole time! I'm glad to know that our service men and women are taking good care of themselves so they can take care of each other!! Thanks for the post!
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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Very awe-inspiring... I cannot imagine having to hump 1500 meters with a 270lb. guy over my shoulder. Thank you to your friend for his service to our country.
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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Jon; keep this up & you get my vote for the new Crossfit live guy.
I look forward to the read, glad your friend made it back to share with us.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:53 AM   #6
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Nice work Jon!!! I second the new CrossFit-live idea

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Old 01-30-2007, 06:15 AM   #7
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Excellent interview, I also liked Kelly, Greg and Fran!
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for sharing Jon, that was great!
My favorite quote was, "If I can't carry him, I can't take care of him."
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:03 AM   #9
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thanks for sharing the article, Jon.

it's interesting that as important as functional fitness is for the operators not all the operators buy in to the "Crossfit idea". Yet the PFT results and actual field results (carrying a guy 1.5km) speak volumes.

That gives credence to the old saying - You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink...
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:13 PM   #10
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Jon = Keep these articles coming;

inspirational

motivational

interesting

yet more evidence crossfit works.:banana:
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