Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition was chalked up while picking up the first box of “Chalk Up Before You Walk Up” racerbacks and tees. These will only be available for the next two weeks before we close em off.
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Territory Foods is heading to Becca Voigt’s CrossFit Training Yards for a sampling on Monday. We don’t know what to call this team movement that includes a guy handstanding on two barbells while four friends squat and press but you should watch it. Dan Bailey’s rapid fire Q&A in one minute. Christian Harris got his stitches out post pec surgery. Ben Bergeron’shanging out in Iceland. Bianca Casciari hits a 200 pound push press PR for two. Rogue Fitness has a bunch of Nike and Reeboks on clearance. Nine things only CrossFit OGs will remember. Carly Fuhrer learned how to do freestanding handstand push-ups, woot woot.
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Nothing was supposed to happen the way it did.
Mike Walker’s wife always accompanied him to the gym. When the couple got home from CrossFit or cycling class, she would shower while he sat in the recliner to drink coffee, eat breakfast and take a 30-minute nap. But Susan Walker wasn’t feeling well on the morning of Feb. 5, 2016, so she stayed behind to sleep. When her husband returned home, she dragged herself from their bed to make them coffee and chat while he sat in the recliner.
While she stepped into the kitchen, the 64-year-old seemingly started snoozing.
But something was unusual about Mike’s sleeping. He was snoring. Mike never snored.
Anna Danes was a lifelong runner, jogger and walker, but after giving birth to her daughter 12 years ago, she got busy and wasn’t able to keep up her regular exercise routine. She quickly noticed changes in her body, especially her weight beginning to creep up, and eventually went back to a cardio-heavy routine.
She wasn’t seeing results, though, and after successfully battling breast cancer, getting divorced and shaking off her old life as a lawyer to become a jazz singer (her sophomore album, “Find Your Wings,” topped iTunes’ jazz chart in 2016), she knew it was time for a change.
“I think the most important thing about any athletic pursuit for women … is the general sense of competence you get from knowing that your body can do whatever you need it to,” says Karen Ko, a Toronto-based strength coach and personal trainer. “This is huge for women. We’re socialized to defer to men in areas of physical activity — they are the experts, they are inherently stronger than us. Strength training challenges this narrative and is extremely empowering.”
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)