“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at them.”- David Brinkley
Community Mourns Passing of Masters Athlete Jeff Giosi
The CrossFit community is grieving after the news of the unexpected passing of Jeff Giosi on Saturday morning in Morgantown, WV. According to his wife Sarah, doctors believe a genetic aortic aneurysm, a condition that ran in his family, likely caused his sudden death and that an autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death. He was 40-years old.
A family man and pillar of the community: Giosi leaves behind two young sons, Arlen and Mackie with his wife.
PRVN Fitness launched a new YouTube channel that will feature workouts with elite athletes like Tia-Clair Toomey, Brooke Wells, Alec Smith and Will Moorad, as well as behind-the-scenes action, instructional content, and more.
The South China Morning Postpublished a story last week on the push the International Functional Fitness Federation is making to have CrossFit included in the 2028 Olympics (Paywall).
Gretchen Kittelberger, President of the International Functional Fitness Federation: “Our sport has basically all the qualities the IOC is looking for in new sports,” she said. “We are a youth-oriented sport. We have gender equality across our competitions, including equal prize money for men and women and equal broadcast time and coverage. We don’t require a specific or specialized stadium configuration or complicated equipment in order to do the sport.”
The Ten Thousand launched its first product line for 2021, the “Recover Kit.” It includes pants and shirts that are tailored for your recovery.
Remind me: Nancy Hoshaw, a 73-year-old heart attack and breast cancer survivor competed in the CrossFit Open in 2016. What’s your excuse again?
CrossFit Media Hire Signals Shift In Content Approach
The CrossFit media approach for the 2021 season is slowly coming into focus, as a recent media team hire of a former employee gives clues to a more committed approach to content output coming from CrossFit HQ.
Nikolaj Ronnow, a longtime videographer in the CrossFit space and former contractor and employee for CrossFit starting in 2012announced via Instagram that he has been hired to produce content throughout the season on behalf of the CrossFit Games through the company Hamilton Road Productions.
Why this matters: Hamilton Road Productions is a production company based in Santa Cruz, CA that has been contracted by CrossFit LLC to produce content around the sport for the 2021 season.
The company is owned and run by former HQ employee Charlie Dube, who during his tenure at CrossFit was in charge of producing studio and livestream content surrounding the CrossFit Games including the CrossFit Games Update show, live open announcements, live Regional coverage, and live and post-production coverage of the CrossFit Games on ESPN and CBS.
If you follow Coach Greg Everett and Catalyst Athletics, you've no doubt heard him stress the importance of the leg drive in Olympic lifts. Leg extension in the snatch and clean provides both elevation and direction on the barbell. Learn more about the leg drive and some drills to help develop it in this video.
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Sometimes, on a cold winter day, you just need comfort food, and there's almost nothing as comforting as mac and cheese. This chili mac recipe changes things up a bit and makes this a heftier meal that's very shareable. Make it in the dead of winter to awaken your soul.
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