We’re Sorry Mel
Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX
Forty-five year old U.K. Masters Athlete Cathy Wilson said goodbye to her dad a few weeks before qualifying…“Sadly we lost him before I qualified and the saddest thing about it all was not having him there to tell and to not have him to share my success and achievements.”
WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIEND WHO NEEDS A LIFT…
WATCH: I Believe
HEAR: How to Train with Intention
EAT: Your Paleo Summer BBQ Guide
CHALK UP AFFILIATES
Modified for seniors, routine exercises include the use of rowing machines, foot coordination drills, squats, burpees and light weights.
“People come in having had hip and knee replacements or struggling with arthritis, psoriasis, osteoporosis, vertigo, limited range of motion and mild dementia,” said Acosta. “Exercises are geared toward challenges faced at home, such as getting back up off the floor if you’ve fallen, getting that heavy object out of an overhead cabinet, navigating uneven pavement or carrying the groceries and cat food in from the car.
Coaches Challenge…can you get this pumped up for your classes?
CHALK UP READS
You can go for weeks (seriously!?!) without food but the human body can only go days without water. That’s because it’s the most prevalent thing in humans, making up about 70 percent of your body. Studies have shown that being just slightly dehydrated (roughly two percent!) has been shown to have adverse effects on athletes.
With summer temperatures starting to heat up, being hydrated isn’t just important for that day’s performance at the gym- it’s critical to your health.
Here’s how to make sure you’re in the clear.
In spring 2014, CrossFit filed a lawsuit in federal court against the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The basis for the lawsuit was simple: The NSCA knowingly published a study that included fabricated injury data about CrossFit training in its popular international journal, and it did so with the intent of harming CrossFit in the marketplace.
As the lawsuit developed, we learned that the study was originally benign toward CrossFit and did not include any reference to injuries, but NSCA employees manipulated the study through the peer-review process by pressuring the authors to include the false injury data. Once the study was sufficiently disparaging of CrossFit, the NSCA published it.
In essence, the NSCA tried to hide evidence and provide false testimony to further bury the related information—it just didn’t do a very good job of it. This is a huge no-no in a lawsuit. Cases must be litigated on an equal playing field. The NSCA not only lied to CrossFit but also lied to the court by making several false statements under oath.
WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIEND WHO’S STILL WORKING ON THEIR FIRST STRICT PULL-UP…
Don’t give up. No matter how long you’ve been at it, it will happen. But in case your progress has stalled, take it from someone who’s been there before and learned a few things about speeding along the progress. This might help.