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
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX
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…
WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIEND WHO SHOWED UP TO WORK WEARING ALL ORANGE…
WATCH: Making of a Champion, Part 9
HEAR: The Early Days of CrossFit
EAT: Chopped Kale Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing
BUY: Margaux Alvarez’s First Batch of Wine
IN VINO VERITAS.
CHALK UP AFFILIATES
STORY SERIES: How has CrossFit helped you achieve a goal?
TEXT YOUR BESTIE, IT’S FRIENDS WEEK…
CHALK UP READS
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.'”
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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)