“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”- Ernest Hemingway
Adaptive CrossFit Open: What Affiliate Owners, Coaches and Judges Need to Know
This year will mark the first time CrossFit has adaptive divisions for the Open. This is an amazing opportunity to include many CrossFit athletes who previously did not have a way to fairly compete in the Open.
With these new divisions, gym owners and coaches need to be prepared for the new rules in the Adaptive Athlete Policy. Here are some of the most important details and some extra tips to run a smooth Open in your affiliate.
Start with the Adaptive Athlete Policy: Everything you need to know for the adaptive divisions is detailed in the adaptive rulebook, called the Adaptive Athlete Policy.
There are eight adaptive competition divisions for the Open (16 total between men’s and women’s divisions). The divisions are easy to identify, as they are named for the type of condition or athletes in that division.
LIFEAID Beverage Company, the creator of FITAID recovery beverages, announced yesterday that it had renewed its partnership with the CrossFit Games. LIFEAID has been an official partner with CrossFit since 2017. And, Gabi Migala is the newest FITAID Europe brand ambassador.
Annie Thorisdottir was on the Coffee, Pods and Wods podcasta few days ago and talked about maintaining her fitness through pregnancy and her motivation to return to competition post-partum.
Thorisdottir: “I’m not lifting super heavy yet, but I feel like I’m gradually recovering…I hope I’m gonna be ready for this season.”
Shane Orr appeared on the TB12 Sports’ Keep Going podcast this week. On the episode, Orr talks about how he and Tia-Clair Toomey met and his approach to training world champions.
Orr, on his demeanor during competition: “I’ve got to act like I’m in control the entire time, but inside, I’m thinking ‘oh crap, I hope this goes well’….I’m confident, but I still question myself.”
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Washington Gym Fights Charges Filed For Violating Coronavirus Restrictions, Trial Begins Today
Today, Double Down CrossFit in Yakima, WA, is going to trial against the Attorney General’s office of Washington state. Mitchell Pitney, owner of the affiliate, says he will fight charges filed against the gym in June, when he chose to open against regulations laid out in the state’s Safe Start coronavirus plan.
The whole picture: When Pitney decided to reopen in June, his affiliate had been closed for two-and-a-half months.
Pitney said that in April, a group of local community members started working to get gym facilities back open. They met with state representatives and county commissioners, and eventually sent a letter to the Washington state government.
“[Our] effort was just denied and pushed away… so we took the information that we had and interpreted it in the best way that we possibly could,” Pitney explains. When they did not receive a response to the letter, he reopened Double Down on June 11 ensuring social distancing measures and a limited capacity.
On June 24, a group of investigators from the Department of Labor and Industries came to Pitney’s gym.“We weren’t really sure what was going on when they showed up,” he says.
21 Questions with Patrick Vellner: Yogurt Granola Bowls, Dumb and Dumber and the Best Part about Being Canadian
The 30-year-old Canuck is now pegged as one of the successors to retired Mat Fraser’s throne. But how much do we know about one of CrossFit’s most beloved athletes? Vellner, also a part time chiropractor who lives on Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia with his fiancee Michelle, took some time to chat with Morning Chalk Up.
With the 2021 CrossFit Open right around the corner, the reigning champion answered 21 questions in honor of the new season, giving us a window into his likes, and dislikes, both inside and outside of the box (answers have been edited for brevity).
Nominate a Friend, Coach or Athlete for the Chalk Up Community Choice Awards
To celebrate the global CrossFit community during this year’s Open, we have created the Chalk Up Community Choice Awards to recognize one male and one female athlete — nominated by you — who embodies the spirit of the CrossFit community. Maybe they have a story of extraordinary resilience or have made considerable contributions to their local community. Whoever that person is, whatever their story, we want to hear it.
Prizes: Each male and female athlete will receive a feature story on Morningchalkup.com, a $250 Reebok shopping spree and an actual trophy engraved with their names.
Understanding the intent of your workout is super important for everyday athletes. Should you go all out? Is this a conditioning workout or is the stimulus muscular overload, and why does that matter? Get the answer to all these questions on the Misfit Athletics blog and start optimizing your training sessions now.
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