Morning Chalk Up

We’re Sorry Mel

June 13, 2017 BY Morning Chalk Up
We’re Sorry Mel
Photo Credit: instagram.com/meldoss00

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Why be moody when you can go shake your booty” — Claire and Joy, Girls Gone WOD Podcast

CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX

Word on the StreetRxBars and RxBar Kids are hitting your local Target stores. Dimitar Savatinov breaks his own world record with a 315 pound dumbbell press. The senior author of the Ohio State University concluding that CrossFit was dangerous resigned after the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research retracted his study. Kristi Eramo spent the weekend in the woods hiking and rock climbing. Maddy Curley does a back handspring while on a Costa Rican bridge suspended 500 feet above the rain forest. Kelly Dykes fails her second drug test in five months and gets an eight year suspension.

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.”

Melissa Doss of CrossFit Maximus’ Games-bound team on breaking her ankle“Last night I fell from the top of the pegboard (I took one hand out before resetting the other), and fell and broke my ankle. It’s a pretty bad break. I had surgery last night to reset and have to undergo another surgery in a week or two to put plates in my ankle. While being injured just plain sucks, I know it could have always been worse. I’m so incredibly heart broken I won’t be competing with my teammates and some my best friends at the @crossfitgames but will be there screaming my face off for them from the sidelines.”

WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIEND WHO NEEDS A LIFT…

A little heel lift goes a long way, which is exactly what VersaLifts are here for. Maybe your WOD calls for running, box jumps AND squat cleans, and wearing lifters won’t cut it. Instead of sacrificing form for range of motion, you can throw these adjustable heels in your Nanos or Metcons. At $25 you can chalk these up in the money saver category. Cha ching!

THINGS TO…

WATCH: I Believe

Follow the story of Michael Martinez, an Army officer who left his corporate job to open CrossFit Optimistic in San Antonio, TX. After losing two medics in Iraq, he found healing in helping others.
WATCH.

HEAR: How to Train with Intention

What is the difference between practice, training and competition? How much time are you spending just practicing skills? Are you competing yourself out of shape? Ben Bergeron’s tackles some of these questions on this episode of Chasing Excellence.
TUNE IN.

EAT: Your Paleo Summer BBQ Guide

The week may have just begun but let’s face it, Summer is here and you’re already planning next weekend. If grilling is in your future (which it should be) look no further than these two dozen recipes from Fed and Fit to kick off any Summer weekend.
START GRILLIN.

CHALK UP AFFILIATES

“It got me worrying about the ravages of age.”
Vincent Murphy, 77, decided it was time to get back in shape, so he began researching various options. He settled on a “Seniors Functional Fitness” class taught at CrossFit Pick Axe in Grass Valley, CA.

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.

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Students at Pottstown High School in Pennsylvania enrolled in their strength and conditioning PE Class went over to Pottstown CrossFit for their final fitness test.

Coaches Challenge…can you get this pumped up for your classes?

CHALK UP READS

“H2O How To: Hydration Cheat Sheet for Better Performance” by Athlete Daily

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.

“Court Confirms NSCA Staff Hid Documents, Committed Perjury” by Russell Berger, CrossFit Journal

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.

Chalk Up Tips CHALK UP TIPS

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.

Chalk Up Calendar CHALK UP Calendar

7/20 – 7/27: 2017 Senior Pan Ams (Miami, FL)
8/1: The CrossFit Games (Madison, WI)
9/8 – 9/10 – USA Functional Fitness National Championships (Colorado Springs, CO)