“We train so when we find chaos, our instincts take over. We train so we minimize errors when they count.” — Margaux Alvarez
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
How We Would Fix the System
By: Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez, the creators and hosts of the Talking Elite Fitness Podcast. They’ve covered the CrossFit Games and the broader CrossFit community as analysts, hosts, play by play announcers, color commentators, writers, and producers for the past nine seasons.
Broad sweeping changes are almost always met with some sort of backlash. The changes in the 2019 CrossFit Games season (and presumably beyond), were no exception. Every stage of the competition and every division was on the receiving end of large scale adjustments that significantly altered the course of action going forward.
As media personnel within the sport, the burning question we’ve gotten constantly is “how could this format have been better?” Now that we’re seven months into the season, through the Open, and 12 of the 15 sanctioned events, it’s clear that adjustments are needed in the future to make the system sustainable in the Open, Sanctionals, and the Games.
But what if you had control, like, complete control? How would you build a better system assuming we can’t just Hulk Snap our way towards reversing all the original changes in the first place?
In our latest episode of Talking Elite Fitness, we answered that question. Each of us had slightly different takes on how we would run the season, but both in our opinion add value in ways that could greatly benefit the sport going forward. We’ve laid each of our systems out for you below.
CrossFit Shutters Facebook, Instagram Accounts Amid Data Privacy Concerns
On Monday, CrossFit decided to deactivate all Facebook and Instagram pages indefinitely. On a call with Greg Glassman, Morning Chalk Up learned the decision was fueled by growing data and privacy concerns with the social media giant.
As news broke of CrossFit’s exodus from Facebook and Instagram, several copycat accounts began popping up all over the internet. Instagram and Facebook accounts with official sounding titles emerged immediately. Hate to break it to you, but they’re all fake.
This week Reebok unveiled the latest iteration of the Nano, the Nano 9. They’re calling it the “Nano for all” because Reebok worked closely with CrossFit athletes of all levels from around the world for this version of the icnic CrossFit shoe.