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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“You can always do one more wall ball.” — Ethan Daugherty, Josiah’s first CrossFit coach.
“I can’t even look at a wall ball without hearing those extremely powerful 8 words.” — Josiah O’Malley
KILL CLIFF DROPS NEW BEVERAGE.
WHAT GOING ON?
We got the inside scoop that KILL CLIFF is launching their new ENDURE endurance sports drink formula tomorrow morning. They’ve been testing it on the DL with their athletes since April.
It’s an endurance sports drink. Think something like you’re in the middle of a tough training day and need something on the sidelines to replenish thirst and electrolytes.
Sounds a lot like Gatorade but without the fake stuff and high glycemic sweeteners. ENDURE is actually fueled by a proprietary carbohydrate called Palatinose.
As KILL CLIFF’s dietician Steph Skeba put it, it’s “a naturally sourced carb, [that’s] non-GMO, and has a 32 glycemic index.” So basically a slow-releasing carb that prevents the sugar highs (then lows) found in typical sugarly sports drinks.
The word on the street is that they’ll be available for purchase on their website starting tomorrow AM.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX
ROUNDUP — Taylor Babb, 5th in the Teenage Girls 16-17 division, hits a 240 pound clean and jerk. Paleoethics is hiring a new traveling sales rep. Colleen Fotsch can strict press 140 pounds. Josh Bridges top five Nike Metcons of all time.
KELLOGG GETS INTO CROSSFIT — On Friday, the world’s largest maker of cereal, Kellogg Co, announced they’re buying RXBAR for $600 million. RXBAR, based in Chicago, will continue to operate independently.
CF INVITATIONAL — CrossFit HQ released the final two rosters, USA and Pacific.
— USA: Tennil Reed-Beuerlein, Kari Pearce, Noah Ohlsen, and Scott Panchik. COACH: Adam Neiffer of CrossFit Fort Vancouver.
— Pacific: Tia-Clair Toomey, Kara Webb, Rob Forte, and James Newbury (Coach).
AGENTS OF CHANGE: VINE YARD CROSSFIT — Margaux Alvarez announced a new effort from Vine Yard CrossFit to combat chronic diseases brought on by a sedentary lifestyle: “As chronic disease infiltrates our innocent youth and continues its devastating attack on those with a sedentary lifestyle, we are dedicated to somehow make a change. The Vine Yard CrossFit will post a daily video and blog that will include nutrition tips, mental tips, mobility, and workouts…intended to introduce [CrossFit] methodology slowly to those who are seeking to improve their fitness but are either unaware of how to change or too timid to do so. You can do all this in the comfort of your own home, and it should not take more than 20 minutes.”
The completely free program also includes a private Facebook group so members can ask questions and get insight.
WATCH: Busting Lance Armstrong and the USADA Saga
FloElite’s Armen Amirian travels to Colorado Springs to interview Travis Tygart, the head of the U.S. Anti Doping Agency who was instrumental in exposing the widespread doping in professional cycling, especially surrounding Lance Armstrong. Flo explores what it took to put integrity back into Olympic sports.
HEAR: Marcus Filly
Marcus Filly hangs out with Girls Gone WOD Podcast to share his insight on what it really takes to perform at the Games level, what he recommends for the average athlete (you and me), and how to balance training with realistic expectations and life changes.
LISTEN TO MARCUS.
EAT: 5 Pumpkin Recipes for the Fall
It just wouldn’t be the Fall without pumpkin patches, pumpkin spice and pumpkin muffins. If you’re getting the cold-weather cravings this week, try one of these favorites.
CHALK UP AFFILIATES
STORY SERIES: How has CrossFit helped you achieve a goal?
“My wife passed away from Cardiomyopathy, a heart condition, aged 32. I decided to run the Mount Everest marathon (Everest Base Camp is at 17,500 ft) as a fundraiser for a heart charity in her name. CrossFit Garden City got me fit for the race and the members also contributed generously to my fundraising. I’ve been a member ever since.” — Dougie Paton, CrossFit Garden City in Garden City, New York
CrossFit Hanover in Hanover, PA played host to the Special Olympics Adams County Powerlifting team for an in-house weightlifting competition.