Morning Chalk Up

Arrested.

June 14, 2017
BY Morning Chalk Up | STAFF
Arrested.
Photo Credit: northofboston.wickedlocal.com

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition was chalked up while chowing down on some turkey burger patties from Trader Joes; $4.99 for four makes us one happy and fit team.

P.S. Anyone see Bjorgvin Gudmundsson’s pec dance during Regionals?

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You have to fight even when you already feel defeated.” — Unknown

CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX

Calling all Masters weightlifters, USA Weightlifting is inviting Masters lifters to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado for two training sessions in August. Emily Bridgers celebrates the big 3-0. CrossFit Dumbbell workshops are coming to a coast near you this summer. Can you do legless rope climbs up two ropes at the same time?

FACT OF THE DAY: 92% of women want to change their appearance with the number one goal being weight loss.

WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIEND WHO’S SHOPPING ON CRAIGSLIST FOR A CONCEPT2 ROWER…

If the deal is too good to be true it just might be. The thief we reported about last week who was caught on camera stealing Concept2 rowers from a Southborough, Massachusetts affiliate was apprehended and identified as 39-year-old James Rooney. Rooney worked for an unnamed food delivery company which gave him key access to the affiliate. He took the two stolen rowers and sold them on Craigslist for $600 each. Thankfully the police did their handy work, put two and two together and solved the crime.

WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIEND WHO SHOWED UP TO WORK WEARING ALL ORANGE…

So did Reality Winner. Reality who? Oh you know the accused NSA leaker who happened to be a crossfitter was spotted wearing an orange jumpsuit in the jail yard of the Lincoln County Jail. She was in fact using her time in the yard to get in a WOD.

THINGS TO…

WATCH: Making of a Champion, Part 9

In the ninth episode in this multi-part documentary following Mathew Fraser, Mat talks about the struggles of training with an undisciplined diet and his realization that you can’t outwork a bad diet.
WATCH.

HEAR: The Early Days of CrossFit

Julie Foucher sits down with Nicole Carroll, CrossFit‘s Director of Training and Certification, who was an early member of Greg Glassman’s first CrossFit box in Santa Cruz, CA to talk about the early days of CrossFit, the benchmark WOD named after her and inspiring a generation of strong women.
LISTEN UP.

EAT: Chopped Kale Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Vegan and gluten free chopped Thai Kale Salad with edamame, mango and veggies, tossed with a flavorful peanut ginger dressing. The perfect lunch or picnic salad.
START COOKING.

BUY: Margaux Alvarez’s First Batch of Wine

If you are in California, DC, Idaho, Missouri or New Mexico then today is your lucky day because Margaux Alvarez’s first batch of wine is available to ship to those areas. Oh and did we mention bottles are currently 20% off.
IN VINO VERITAS.

CHALK UP AFFILIATES

STORY SERIES: How has CrossFit helped you achieve a goal?

“CrossFit has helped me stop the genetic disposition towards obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. I started working out when I was 39 (and when I say started, I mean I went from literally couch to 5k!) and started CrossFit when I was 43. I am now 45 and in the best shape of my life so far. I was inspired by my coaches to start making healthier food choices, and I’ve lost 29 pounds and 54 inches (!!!) in the last 10 months. CrossFit has changed (and extended) my life!!” — Maryanne Sivers of CrossFit Cabarrus in Concord, NC
Watch Maryanne tell her story of how she’s breaking the cycle of degenerative diseases in her family.

Share you CrossFit success story.

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Something you can do with all those unused sandbags gaining dust in the corner of the box.

TEXT YOUR BESTIE, IT’S FRIENDS WEEK…

CrossFit Nation in Easton, MD is hosting their friends week from 6/16 – 6/24. During the week, doors are open for anyone in the community to come and try CrossFit for free. If you wish your box did this, we recommend forwarding this to your owner!

CHALK UP READS

“A CrossFit Competitor Says She Was Squatting and ‘There Was Literally a River of Pee'” by PopSugar

If you’ve recently tried jumping on a trampoline or jumping rope and felt pee just fall out of you, you’re not alone. This has become part of the workouts for Liza Brice, a former gymnast and weightlifter, now CrossFit competitor. I was across from her while doing front squats when she made the joke “Pee-PR!” I looked on the floor and what I thought were drips of sweat were actually drips of urine.

Liza told me, “After I had my son, I noticed when I sneezed or laughed real hard, I would pee a little.” She thought it was normal but that it would soon stop. It didn’t. “I remember the first time I front squatted 200 pounds (which was a big goal for me) I peed pretty bad and was really embarrassed. After that I felt self-conscience about it and would hold back the weight for fear of peeing in front of a room full of strangers.” She went on, “One day I kept failing squat after squat and was getting very frustrated because I knew I was physically strong enough to make the lift.”

She continued, “Dani [my coach] pulled me aside and was like, ‘Why are you failing this?! You are strong enough!’ I told her my pee issue, and she was like ‘So, who cares?! We can always clean up.'”

Chalk Up Tips CHALK UP TIPS

Brought to You by Jared Enderton — Ever heard your coach talk about the scarecrow position in the final pull of your snatch? Some people translate that to mean elbows back and others elbows up. Take 60 seconds and let Jared Enderton show you the difference between the two and it shouldn’t take much to figure out which one it is.

Bonus Tip — Download Red H Nutrition’s free 15 minute mobility guide.

Chalk Up Calendar CHALK UP Calendar

7/20 – 7/27: 2017 Senior Pan Ams (Miami, FL)
7/29: Unbroken Games Summer Slam (Waco, TX)
8/1: The CrossFit Games (Madison, WI)
9/8 – 9/10 – USA Functional Fitness National Championships (Colorado Springs, CO)