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Alec Smith

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Alec Smith: Finding Growth Outside Your Comfort Zone PH181

Pursuing Health

Alec Smith is a 3-time CrossFit Games competitor who is perhaps best known for his incredible expertise at gymnastics, and for being one of the first openly gay male athletes in the sport. He started in gymnastics at age 2, and excelled at the sport through middle school when a car accident forced him to retire.  After recovering and dabbling in several other sports, he eventually began training CrossFit alongside his older brother, Ben Smith. In 2013 Alec qualified for his first Regionals, and by 2017 he was competing at the Games as an individual.  In 2019 Alec joined Team CrossFit Krypton and went on to win first at Wodapalooza and second at the CrossFit Games. Currently Alec is gearing up for the 2021 season by training alongside Brooke Wells in Nashville, TN. I was excited to catch up with him to learn more about his experience winning team silver at the Games, to hear what his plans are for 2021, and to learn more about how he found the courage to get outside his comfort zone and share his true self with the world. You can connect with Alec via Instagram @alecsmith8 Related Episodes: Ep 49 - Ben Smith on Why He Trains and the Evolution of The CrossFit Games Ep 170 - Brooke Wells on What it Takes to be a Top CrossFit Athlete If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday. Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns


2 Feb 2021

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Engineer This!: Investigating fatigue and drowsy driving among health care workers (featuring Alec Smith)

Texas A&M Engineering SoundBytes

Doctors and nurses work long, 12-hour shifts which impact their physical, mental and emotional health, with or without the additional stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers in the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are researching the impacts of these shifts and ways to help health care workers. One part of that research looks at a potentially dangerous side effect of fatigue: drowsy driving. In this episode, we’re joined by Alec Smith, a doctoral student in the department, to learn more about his research on drowsy driving among nurses.


27 Oct 2020

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Alec Smith - Artisan Environmental Ltd

MasterMind Growth Podcast

Interview Alec Smith Artisan Environmental was founded in 2005 by Alec Smith, built on 20 years experience in asbestos management, surveying, training and analytical works and methods.Until mid 2020 the company traded as Artisan Surveyors. As part of a focus to better help our clients with a more holistic approach to management of environmental based surveys and consultancy throughout the entire property journey, we rebranded to Artisan Environmental with a change in name that we feel better reflects the developing business and our specialist services.Artisan Environmental LtdTel. 01329 800650Mob. 07780 903380Web. www.artisanenvironmental.co.uk


7 Aug 2020

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Ep 96: Dani Speegle & Alec Smith


We had a BLAST chatting with CrossFit Games athletes Dani Speegle & Alec Smith about what is going on in their lives right now. We spent time talking about Dani & Alec's crazy DMs, the new CrossFit CEO, Dani's experience on the Titan Games, Alec's accessory program, and played an amazing round of "Mean Girls" trivia. This episode is brought to you by Mobility MVMNT. Save 25% by using MPGA25 at checkout.

1hr 14mins

3 Jul 2020

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Alec Smith Is Gay + You Can Learn From His Authenticity

WTF Gym Talk

You may know him.  You may not.  If you know him from afar (via IG) like I do - then he would just appear to be a heartthrob kid with sick aesthetics and amazing gymnastic handles.  He's built a personal brand + business using his gift and athleticism.  And recently announced on social media that he was gay.  Fuck yeah. That level of authenticity created a series of thoughts in my head that I took a few days to organize them into content.   If anyone knows Alec personally, make a connection please.  Would love to interview this amazing human. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wtfgymtalk/message


5 Sep 2019

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Our thoughts on Alec Smith and Jeff Cain-Episode 197

Beyond the Barbell

Ben and Blair jump into deep water and hope they can swim as they share their thoughts on the departure of CrossFit CEO Jeff Cain and the Alec Smith Coming Out Video.

4 Sep 2019

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Alec Smith Died While Rationing Insulin (Bonus Episode)

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

A difficult but important interview with Nicole Smith Holdt. Her son, Alec, died in 2017 just after he came off his parents' health insurance and realized he couldn't afford his supplies. He began rationing insulin and died less than a month later. Stacey talks to Nicole about how this could have happened and what her message is to the diabetes community and to lawmakers. Nicole will be at the #Insulin4All rally and protect Sept 30 at Eli Lilly headquarters. More information: Insulin4All Protest information NPR: High Price of Insulin Leads to Lethal Rationing Snopes: Did Alec Smith Die Because He Couldn't Afford Insulin Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook GroupSign up for our newsletter here Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go! Click here for iPhoneClick here for Android 


27 Sep 2018

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15 Alec Smith's 400lb Clean, The Future of Robotics, and Movie Trailers

Scale As Needed Podcast

1:29 - the Bogarts consume way too much coffee and Kyle’s increased pre-workout dosage is working 6:38 - Kyle is still working out + how useful bodybuilding is + the importance of bench press 15:30 - Alec Smith cleans 400lb + why he’s not making it to the Games 25:30 - Kyle’s Tinder game 31:55 - “Soft bodied robot EATS living matter” and why humans are totally screwed 42:18 - trailers are no longer narrated


4 Nov 2016