Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition was chalked up while waking up looking like Jenn Dancer. Yesterday came in late. We’re sorry. Your author hasn’t been home for 19 days and he’s a little tired.
The correct answer to yesterday’s trivia question was Richard Gurley Drew, who invented scotch tape, and our hookgrip thumbs thank you for it. Winners, RockTape will be shipping our your tape soon!
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Charity Witt is more than your average strength athlete. She balances being a full-time student – studying to be a Naturopathic Doctor ND – along with excelling in not one, but two strength sports: Powerlifting & Strongwoman.
Charity’s first powerlifting records were in the APC where she competed in the 75kg weight class, and became the first woman in APC history to receive overall best lifter in competition, while setting two American records (deadlift 345 lbs and bench press 170 lbs).
“Yeah. When I first started powerlifting, it wasn’t just society, it was also my family. I had relatives telling me that they didn’t want me to do that, or it was stupid…It was hard, but – it’s the feeling of being empowered, feeling strong, and knowing that I can be good at this – you have to ignore all the other voices.”
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On Tuesday, CrossFit Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, held a memorial WOD in honor of one of their members – Angela Lefler – who died December 9th of a brain aneurysm at age 34.
Six UK athletes are competing in the 24hr AMRAP Challenge, a global competition where competitors will have to complete more than 48,000 reps of any combination of movements within 24 hours. Why you ask? They saw footage of a young boy praying to God asking to live through the night and help him get better from cancer and were compelled to raise money.