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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” — Booker T. Washington
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
THINGS TO CLICK ON…FROM THE CROSSFIT GAMES
The CrossFit Games’ highlight reel will give you the chills. Total 2017 payouts for the men and women at the CrossFit Games. This 12-year-old girl walked away from the CrossFit Games asking her dad for a barbell, so he bought oneand rode it home on his bike like any dad would. Still have your CrossFit Games bracelet? Don’t throw it away, turn it into a keychain instead. One of the cooler implements to the 2017 CrossFit Games fan experience is that athletes heading into coliseum events walked through the beer garden so fans could see them up close and cheer them on. It’s pretty fun to rewatch Sara Sigmundsdottir snatch 200 pounds in slow motion…on repeat.
WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIEND WHO’S ABOUT TO TURN 30 AND WORRIED ABOUT HER MOM BOD…
If Hilary Duff isn’t worried then neither should you. After the razzi snagged a photo of her derrière while on the beach with her 5-year-old, Duff took to social media to share her perspective on Father Time and send a messagethat ladies of all ages need to hear…”My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go. Ladies, lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed.” Preach.
WHAT TO TELL YOUR FRIEND WHO’S BARBELL LOOKS A LITTLE OFF…
Might want to check that again. Turns out that the barbells during Heavy 17.5 weren’t properly loaded and the women used only 85 pounds and the men 125. Dave Castro announced the error during a press conference yesterday but luckily the weight was consistent across all competitors so everything is OK. Something similar happened earlier in the week when Alessandra Pichelli forgot to load the other side of her barbell during the 1RM Snatch event and actually snatched only 197 pounds, not 207. #Correction
WATCH: Race To The Finish
One of our favorite moments from the 2017 CrossFit Games. Tia-Clair Toomey and Kara Webb in the final event diving for the finish line to win the CrossFit Games.
DON’T WANNA MISS.
HEAR: Connections and Perspectives, Andrea Ager
On this episode of Honor and Conquer Podcast, Andrea Ager discusses how she balances professional life with personal life, her faith and how she is always learning, how she created her seminar platform Ager Bomb Workshop and defining success.
EAT: Healthier Turkey Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sauce
Healthy turkey sloppy joes with an easy homemade sauce made including ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. This is one of those 30-minutes-or-less meals made perfect for Tuesdays.
BUY: Girls Just Wanna Have Buns
Let us introduce you to our new favorite tank from Trunx Girl. Let’s be honest, this is actually the number one reason why you’re squatting.
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CHALK UP AFFILIATES
“I am alive today because of CrossFit. I lived the majority of my years in a sedentary manor. I was nearly 500 pounds at my heaviest. CrossFit is the reason I was able to reclaim the life I was meant to live! Having the ability to walk through the bay doors every day and work on movements or lift weights is a blessing beyond measure. My biggest goal in CrossFit is to become a coach so I can pay this gift forward and help others who were in my position reclaim the life they were meant to live!” — Angi Sanders, CrossFit San Marcosin San Marcos, TX
Dr. Ron Gellis has seen the benefits of CrossFit’s community firsthand, having found the fitness program a decade ago and setting up a Facebook group for veterans to connect and support each other in a 12-step program that included functional fitness.
Now, Gellis is using CrossFit to make an impact even closer to home.
Four years ago, Gellis’ son was in Virginia and he realized how many veterans can benefit from continued care. Gellis —a clinical psychologist — began plans to set up a treatment program, sort of an in-person version of the thriving Facebook community he had created. But that all changed last year when his daughter was sexually assaulted in the military and subsequently died of a drug overdose.
Gellis immediately shifted the program to helping women veterans, one of four of whom will experience military sexual trauma (MST).
Brought to You by Brute Strength — What do you do when you’re feeling beat down? What about days where you feel defeated or tired? What should you do? Brute Strength’s Adrian Conway shares his perspective and advice from coaching hundreds of athletes through the same thing.
8/7 – 8/16: World Police and Fire Games (Los Angeles, CA)
8/13: TriFit Games (Lincoln, NE)
8/16: 2017 Cascade Classic Online Qualifier (Online)
8/26: Garage Games ONE (Buford, GA)
8/26: New WODs on the Block (Nationwide)
9/8 – 9/10 – USA Functional Fitness National Championships (Colorado Springs, CO)
9/8 – 9/10: 2017 Kill Cliff Granite Games (St. Cloud, MN)
9/9: World Wide WoD (Online)
9/10: Railyard Riot (Lincoln, NE)
9/22 – 24: Icon Athlete Training Camp (Park City, UT)