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Morning Chalk Up

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A new week starts today, welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. There is some big news today for local gym owners. CrossFit LLC and the Community Gyms Coalition have lobbied Congress in support of the “Health and Fitness Recovery Act,” proposed legislation that aims to provide a $30 billion fund to help gyms affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

 
COMMUNITY
  BREAKING: CrossFit LLC Lobbies for Direct Federal Aid for Local Gyms  

BREAKING: CrossFit LLC Lobbies for Direct Federal Aid for Local Gyms

CrossFit LLC announced this morning that it has joined the Community Gyms Coalition, a group representing more than 15,000 community gyms in the United States, to lobby for the passage of “The Health and Fitness Recovery Act,” legislation that proposes to create a $30 billion fund to provide grants to businesses in the health and fitness industry affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, CrossFit LLC announced that it has joined the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, a trade association whose mission is to “grow, protect, and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with the benefits that will help them be more successful.”

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  Katrin Davidsdottir's Path To The Podium  

Katrin Davidsdottir's Path To The Podium

The 2020 CrossFit Games season has taught us many lessons, one of which is most certainly to never count Katrin Davidsdottir out.

The two-time CrossFIt Games champion has built an all-time great career around her ability to bounce back from adversity and perform at her best when her back is against the wall, and her 2nd place finish at this year’s Games might be one of the most stirring examples of this lesson to date given what transpired throughout the season.

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  Those Who Came Before: Pioneers in Women’s Strength Sports  

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Those Who Came Before: Pioneers in Women’s Strength Sports

In the third event of the 2020 CrossFit Games, the CrossFit Total, Tia-Clair Toomey took first by lifting a total of 890 pounds. At five-foot-four and weighing about 128 pounds, she won the event with a 335 pound back squat, a 140 pound strict press, and a 415 deadlift.

Less than 50 years ago women were not allowed in weight rooms without permission, much less lifting more than the average man. Strength training for women is much more commonplace these days thanks in large part to CrossFit, but before weightlifting for women went mainstream, a few pioneering females defied convention and paved the way for women like Toomey — and all the rest of us who enjoy a heavy barbell.

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  Those Who Came Before: Pioneers in Women’s Strength Sports  

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  Devon Garrett: Healthy and Fit, a “Unicorn” Diabetic  

Devon Garrett: Healthy and Fit, a “Unicorn” Diabetic

It all started when some mysterious marks that looked like bug bites showed up on her body. When they didn’t go away for a number of months, Devon Garrett saw a dermatologist, who shrugged it off and sent her home.

Two years later, in 2017, the bug bites had grown into “one big mark on my leg,” said the 29-year-old who trains at CrossFit BNA in Juliet, TN. Considering Garrett was young and fit, ate well and wasn’t overweight, the dermatologist wasn’t particularly worried about diabetes, but was at a loss, so suggested Garrett have her A1C — average blood glucose levels — tested. Sure enough, Garrett’s A1C was 11.6, well into the diabetic range.

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  24 Hours of Heroes Honors Those Fallen in Service with First-Ever Virtual Event  

24 Hours of Heroes Honors Those Fallen in Service with First-Ever Virtual Event

It all started when some mysterious marks that looked like bug bites showed up on her body. When they didn’t go away for a number of months, Devon Garrett saw a dermatologist, who shrugged it off and sent her home.

Two years later, in 2017, the bug bites had grown into “one big mark on my leg,” said the 29-year-old who trains at CrossFit BNA in Juliet, TN. Considering Garrett was young and fit, ate well and wasn’t overweight, the dermatologist wasn’t particularly worried about diabetes, but was at a loss, so suggested Garrett have her A1C — average blood glucose levels — tested. Sure enough, Garrett’s A1C was 11.6, well into the diabetic range.

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...WATCH

Kari Pearce Break Down Her Atalanta Performance

In case you missed it last week, Justin LoFranco traveled to Las Vegas to sit down with 2020 Third Fittest Woman on Earth, Kari Pearce. Learn more about Kari's performance at the Games, her approach to recovery and nutrition and her plans for next season.

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...LEARN

One Quick Tip to Improve Your Deadlift Setup

The deadlift setup position dictates your bar path and the chances you have for a successful and safe lift. This one quick tip from Misfit Athletics will help you improve your setup position and maximize your ability to pull heavier weights.

SHOULDER OVER WRIST!
     
 

...ATTACK

Your Weaknesses to Get Ready for the Open

The Open is right around the corner and there's no better time then now to start chipping away at your weaknesses. Snag 20% off (no code needed) Brent Fikowski's "Train Your Weakness" Program Bundle and get you'll get access to Brent's double under, handstand push up and ring muscle up programs. Each program is built to be integrated into your regular training and will help you mastering those weaknesses in six weeks.

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Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza

Have you thought about making homemade pizza, but the prospect of shaping your own dough and wrangling a hot pizza stone is intimidating? Give this recipe for Detroit-style pizza a try (yes, it's a thing). It's perfect for beginners because you bake it right in a pan with high sides. The crust stays chewy inside while crisping up all over.

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TRIVIA

Congratulations to Micah C., who was the first to correctly answer besides Tia-Clair Toomey, which other woman did not fall into 5th place at any time during Stage 2 of the 2020 CrossFit Games. The correct answer was Haley Adams.

  • Today’s question: Which country or countries have won the most women’s individual CrossFit Games Championships?

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COMMUNITY

Community Round-Up

In our community round-up this morning, we are featuring two upcoming Veterans Day fundraisers and a quick report on a diabetes fundraiser that brought together more than 20 boxes in Indiana:

  •  Cigar City CrossFit and Team RWB: The veteran nonprofit, Team Red, White and Blue will partner with Yuengling Brewery for a WOD event at Cigar City CrossFit in Tampa, FL on November 11. Yuengling will donate $50,000 to Team RWB, which sponsors physical and social activities for veterans. Doors at Cigar City open at 4:30 PM and the workout starts at 6. The WOD, which includes 11 rounds of five exercises, representing the branches of the service can be completed in-person or virtually.
  • Carry the Load Fundraiser: On Veteran’s Day, two East Dallas, TX veterans are aiming to raise $10,000 for Carry the Load, a non-profit whose mission is to provide an active way to honor and remember the nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families. CrossFit Dallas Central will host the fundraiser, called “Carry it Anywhere,” a twelve-hour event in which participants will row, bike and ski in an attempt to log one million meters. The event was created that CFDC owner Spencer Nix and veteran Cody Bandars who served ten years on SEAL Team TEN. Learn more and register now.
  • Type 1 Takedown: On Saturday, the Type 1 Takedown, a fundraiser to support Diabetes Will’s Way, a nonprofit that helps people cover diabetes expenses, took place across the state of Indiana. It was organized by Joel Godett, a member of Three Kings Athletics in Noblesville, IN, who is also a contributor to the Morning Chalk Up. Godett was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January and wanted to organize an event for the CrossFit community to rally behind. More than 20 boxes across the state joined in.
 
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10/16: Frontline Healthcare Worker Appreciation Day (Asheville, NC)
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10/16: Girls Gone Rx Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, UT)
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10/16: FLxR Street Fight Partner Comp (Carlsbad, CA)
10/16 - 10/17: Tundra Games (Grand Forks, ND)
10/16: REIGN – A Fall Fitness Festival (Marietta, GA)
10/16: Girls Gone Rx Connecticut (Brooklyn, CT)
10/16: Girls Gone Rx New York (Manhasset, NY)
10/16: Shoofly Lift-Off (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
10/16: Quest for the Fittest (Lumberton, NC)
10/16: Mid Atlantic Masters Classic (Abingdon, MD)
10/16: Mid Atlantic Masters Classic (Abingdon, MD)
10/16: Nightmare on Wod Street (Spring Lake, MI)
10/17: Girls Gone Rx Hawaii (Kapolei, HI)
10/23: Trust Athletics Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee (Theodore, AL)
10/23: Festivus Games (Gainesville, FL)
10/23: Black & Brewed Team Competition (Huntsville, AL)
10/23: The Main Thing (Cullman, AL)
10/23: CrossFit Carolina Beach Fitness Classic (Carolina Beach, NC)
10/23: PAINKLLR PAINCAVE Miami (Miami, FL)
10/23: Festivus Games (West Fargo, ND)
10/23: Festivus – CrossFit Loop (Castle Rock, CO)
10/23: Dreamland Games (Portsmouth, OH)
10/23: Festivus Games (Marshalltown, IA)
10/23: SE TEX Masters Fall Classic (Cypress, TX)
10/30: Boo Bash (Cleveland, TN)
10/30: Fright Fest – 6 Person Big Team Comp (Nashua, NH)
10/30: Scream N Clean (Danbury, CT)

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