“A goal is just an awesome way to force growth on yourself.”- Deena Kastor
Finding Passion In Challenge: Joel Godett’s Mission To Help Others With Type 1 Diabetes
In January of this year, Joel Godett was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Godett isn’t what people typically think about when they think of diabetes. He’s a fit guy and an avid CrossFitter who has worked in sports broadcasting and is a contributor to the Morning Chalk Up. But Type 1 Diabetes doesn’t care about all that. It doesn’t care how many miles you can run or what kind of eating habits you choose. It’s simply a draw in the genetic lottery.
One big thing: At 32 years old, Joel found himself coming to terms with what it meant to be a Type 1 Dabetic and the impact it would have on his life. While he considered himself one of the lucky ones with good insurance and low premiums, he soon realized that other people didn’t have the same privilege as him when it came to treating their diabetes. That’s when Joel decided he needed to do something.
Battling MS, Kevin Maijer Learns CrossFit is “More than a Place to Workout”
In January 2020, Kevin Maijer started experiencing pain in his left eye. “It felt like there was something in it all the time,” said the 28-year-old who has been a member of CrossFit Bunschoten in Spakenburg, Netherlands for the last three years. When the pain started waking him up at night, he decided to go see a doctor.
“They thought I had a brain tumour at first,” he said. “Then eventually they realized nothing was wrong with the eye itself. It was the optic nerve that was the problem. There was a lot of inflammation and it was damaged.”
Doctors suspected Maijer had Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, and in Maijer’s case, his eyes.
Find Success with Nick Shaw’s New Book, Fit for Success
Nick Shaw, in his soon-to-be-released book Fit for Success, breaks success down to seven habits.
The co-founder of Renaissance Periodization (RP), a science-based nutrition and training company, places these seven habits — work ethic, internal locus of control, positive mindset, discipline, purpose, failure, and recharge — at the core of the book, drawing what four-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning calls a “roadmap” to finding success.
Save on Reebok with the American Express Business Platinum Card
On top of some already epic deals lately, American Express Platinum Business credit card owners can get an extra 5% back in statement credit when shopping on Reebok.com. The offer was recently added to the American Express offer portal on AmericanExpress.com.
The details: With American Express statement credits, you will receive 5% of the total purchase price refunded on your next month’s statement. But before you purchase, you need to add the offer to your credit card.
Join Shane Farmer and Dark Horse Rowing for some insight into how to use the rower for a thorough cool down. So many of us fail to budget time for a proper cool down, but doing so not only improves recovery but as this video illustrates, also helps improve flexibility as well.
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You've heard the saying "abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym," and while that's partially true (your nutrition will dictate that layer of fat that covers your midsection), these ab hypertrophy exercises will make that washboard pop. And the bast part? All you need is a band.
Yes, we are following up a recipe for pepperoni pan pizza yesterday with a recipe for smoked tofu larb today, what about it?! This meat-free version of the Laotian and Thai dish combines smoked tofu with pops of crunchy sesame seeds and a kick of lime dressing.
WOD for Warriors: The WOD for Warriors event at Cigar City CrossFit has announced more sponsors in addition to Yuengling Brewery. The Vitamin Shoppe, BPI Sports, MuscleTech, Outright, Prosupps, and Redcon1 have all joined in the event taking place to benefit Team RWB and the Wounded Warrior Project. It will take place starting at 4:30 PM on November 9.
Community Gyms Coalition: Announced yesterday, CrossFit LLC has joined with the Community Gyms Coalition to lobby Congress for for legislation to help gyms and fitness centers. The group includes OrangeTheory Fitness, Pure Barre and Anytime Fitness.
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