James Toland

James Toland

James Toland is a freelance writer, fitness gear reviewer and member of the CrossFit Games Media team. James started as a writer for the CrossFit Games website in 2011 before moving to the CrossFit Games Media Broadcast team as a graphics coordinator in 2013. James has worked on numerous Regional broadcasts as well as 5 CrossFit Games broadcasts in both Carson, CA and Madison, WI. Additionally, James was a writer for The Box Magazine for three years and has worked as a content producer for a variety of fitness related companies as well. In 2014, he completed his CF-L1 coaching certification and trains and occasionally coaches at Capital City CrossFit in Springfield, IL.

About BarBend

BarBend covers a wide range of topics in strength, including training, nutrition, sports, news, analysis, reviews, and opinion. Whether you’re a seasoned lifter, new to the gym, or a dedicated strength sports fan, we’re your go-to source for the content you need to know!

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