Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition was chalked up while reading about the inventor of scotch tape who died 36 years ago today. The first 20 readers to email us (or reply to this email) with the inventors name, will get a free roll of RockTapes’ Hookgrip Tape.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Tired? Don’t feel like working out? Too cold outside? Overcome your mindset by challenging yourself to this question…
What would a champion do?” — Robert Kiyosaki
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
CHALK UP READS
“I am not remarkable. I am a not a World Record Holder, I am not a National or International Weightlifting sensation. But what I have done is dedicated thousands of hours, many years, to not only studying, but lifting itself and becoming the best lifter I can.”
Michael Farr’s YouTube introduction says it all. Farr, best known as “Silent Mike”, is a powerlifter, coach, and co-host of Mark Bell’s PowerCast Podcast. And while Farr downplays his accomplishments –which include a 705 lb. deadlift– there’s one thing he doesn’t hesitate to talk about: helping others succeed.
Alethea Boon has been to the CrossFit Games twice. In 2015, Boon finished 20th with some very strong performances – 2nd in Murph and 4th in Pedal to the Metal 1.
After some mid-pack performances on Saturday, 100% was announced for the Tennis Stadium Saturday night. Featuring 40 box jump overs and 20 D-Ball Cleans, 100% tested the athletes in an all-out sprint. To keep up, rebounding on the box jump overs was critical. As we all know, Boon ended up rupturing her Achilles tendon and had to withdraw from the CrossFit Games.
CHALK UP AFFILIATES
CrossFit Spring Hill in Brooksville, FL is holding their first competition for kids, with divisions going up all the way to 15 years old.
Texas Tech University repurposed some of their unused racquetball courts to expand their on-campus CrossFit affiliate.
How do Fort Vancouver boutique fitness owners like Jason Darr of CrossFit 604 keep their doors open amidst growing competition.