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Introducing the Drop-In Doc

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The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” — Arthur C. Clarke

Introducing the Drop-In Doc, the First Full-Service Medical Clinic Located Inside a Box


Dr. Adam Schulte, a Family and Sports Medicine physician in Orange County is opening the first direct primary care medical clinic inside Resolution CrossFit in Yorba Linda, CA.

It all started in Columbus, OH when his coach at Friendship CrossFit shared the story of a recent trip to his doctor, who rolled his eyes and told him that CrossFit would ruin his joints. Schulte, who was in residency training then, asked his coach, “So, you’d rather have a doctor who wasn’t just familiar with CrossFit, but was an affiliate member who worked out side-by-side with you, that you could speak to in a common tongue?”

This time, it was the coach that rolled his eyes, “Yeah, but where are you going to find that?” he asked Schulte.

You’ll find that at the Drop-In Doc, a full-service medical clinic located inside of Resolution CrossFit in Yorba Linda. You can head to the box for a WOD then stay for your kid’s sports physical or your check up on that nagging knee pain. 

“To clarify, this isn’t a physical therapy, chiropractic, or other subspeciality clinic,” Schulte told the Morning Chalk Up. “Can you still get medication for hypertension, hypothyroidism, UTI’s, etc? Absolutely, we’re still going to manage your health issues, but the big emphasis is this is the doctor’s office you come to when you’re healthy, not just when you’re sick.”

Schulte realized years ago that the profession he was studying to enter didn’t seem to have it right. 

Doctors don’t practice healthcare. They practice sickness care. At best, they accomplish a stall, a slowing of deterioration. That is a bastardized version of what healthcare is perceived to be,” he said on a call. 

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WATCH: The Biggest Changes to the 2020 CrossFit Games
Armen Hammer breaks down the most significant changes to the newly released 2020 CrossFit Games rulebook. Some of the biggest changes include events using the Open as a qualifier, the backfilling of national champions, and the ranking of affiliates on leaderbaords.


HEAR: The Ins and Outs of Affiliate Ownership
Ashley Jenkins, Kara Silva and Tyler Cox, owneres of CrossFit Pushin Weight in Powhatan, VA were recent guests on Box Pro Magazine Podcast. Together, the three list the challenges of running a CrossFit gym, what it was like going from one owner to three, and how the gym wows people with popsicles.


GET: A Stronger Body and Mind in 21 Days
The Mindset Fitness Connection eBook is a 21-day fitness and personal development program to strengthen the body and mind. Each day a mindset strategy is provided along with a workout to complete for the day with accompanying explanation videos.


GET: Your New Favorite Jeans from Revtown
What makes Revtown the best jeans of 2019? Mobility, mobility, and…you guessed it, mobility. These super comfortable jeans are made by a few ex Under Armour guys who took everything they knew about performance apparel and applied it to your new favorite jeans.


EAT: Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs
Grilled greek chicken kabobs made with a yummy, zesty greek marinade, red onion, three different types of bell peppers, and served with a homemade greek yogurt tzatziki sauce. An easy meal to make on the grill this week.


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  • SIGN UP FOR VETWOD — VETWOD is an online fitness competition that aims to support military, veterans and first responders dealing with PTSD/ suicide or transitioning to civilian life, all through the power of a supportive community and exercise. VETWOD will take place September 1- 21, with one workout per week. Proceeds benefit GallantFew, an organization that fights to ease the transition from active duty to civilian life.
  • THE MASTERS MOVEMENT — CrossFit Games athlete Helen Harding has set up The Masters Movement, an Instagram page dedicated to sharing news and stories of masters athletes around the world.
  • NEW AFFILIATE OPEN — Enspiren Fitness, home of CrossFit 2370, in Houston, TX is now open.
  • NINE WEEKS WITH RP DIET APP — Our Managing Editor, Jessica Danger, just wrapped up her eighth week on the RP Diet App. Here’s how she did. 

CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES (a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)

Congratulations to Julia Perry on getting her first RX workout on Friday • Happy one-year anniversary to Nicholas and Kaitie NeratkaWes Kitts back squats 650 poundsNathan Clifton back squats 400 pounds for a 3RM PR • Emily P clean and jerks 185 pounds for a PR • Kate Nye cleans 312 pounds for a PR • Chase Knight snatches 280 poundsSherry Xueer Yu back squats 135 pounds for a PR • Djordje Dragin back squats 463 pounds for five • Samantha Huston front squats 275 pounds • Congratulations to our very own Tommy Marquez and his engagement toTiffany Meeks

…and here’s what to do if there’s a running WOD today. 

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Qualifier Dates — The Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge announced their online qualifier dates. The qualifier will kick off Wednesday, January 1st.

Ryan Elrod Has Registered for the Open — Ryan Elrod, who received a two-year sanction after failing a drug test after placing 5th in the 2017 Atlantic Regional in 2017, has registered for the Open.

The Birth of the Mayhem Adaptive Program with Michael Mills — Michael Mills, who directs the Mayhem Adaptive Program, shared how he started the program after meeting a recently paralyzed thirteen-year-old. Mills reached out to long-time friend, Rich Froning, and set up a “Train with Rich” weekend for the girl and her father.

— “After Rich saw how much it was doing for her and how others have benefited from Adaptive CrossFit, he came up with the idea of having an online program for adaptive athletes. He offered me the position to modify the already popular Mayhem Athlete program to be the Mayhem Adaptive Program.”

Bodybuilder Franco Columbu Has Died — Bodybuilder Franco Columbu passed away after a boating incident on Friday. Training partner and best friend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, write a tribute post to him over the weekend.

— “I am devastated today. But I am also so, so grateful for the 54 years of friendship and joy we shared. The pumps, the chess games, the construction work, the meals, the pranks, the life lessons – we did it all together. We grew and we learned and we loved. My life was more fun, more colorful, and more complete because of you.”

Fitness and Service to Your Country — Supervisory Special Agent Gregg Geerdes just took second place in the Mens 50-54 division at the 2019 CrossFit Games. He shares what it is like using fitness to also be a better Special Agent.


“FIRST LOOK: The 2020 CrossFit Games Rulebook and Drug Testing Policy,” by Tommy Marquez, Morning Chalk Up 

The 2020 CrossFit Games Rulebook and Drug Testing Policy will be released later today on the CrossFit Games website. Morning Chalk Up pored through an advanced copy to break down what you need to know regarding changes, the general flow, and logistics for the 2019-2020 Games season.

The rulebook outlines some of the specific dates, deadlines, and format details for competition throughout the season that everyone should be aware of.

The 2020 Open will run five weeks and consist of five workouts, with one workout being released each week starting Thursday, October 10, at 5:00 PM PT. Subsequent workouts will be released on October 17, 24, 31, and November 7 at 5:00 PM PT.
Open Submission Deadline. The submission deadline for Open workouts remains the same as in previous years; the Monday following the release of each workout at 5:00 PM PT. The 2020 Open will officially close Monday, November 11, at 5:00 PM PT.

The AGOQ will begin on Thursday, March 12, at 5:00 PM PT with the release of the qualifier workouts and athletes will have until Monday, March 16, at 5:00 PM PT to submit their scores and/or videos.

Qualifying spots to the Games remain unchanged. The top 20 individual men and women worldwide in the Open, along with the National Champions of each country, will earn a qualifying spot to the 2020 CrossFit Games, just as they did last year.

National Champion spots will now be backfilled, if and only if a National Champion also earns a spot at the CrossFit Games as a member of a team, and elects to compete at the Games on that team (4.02). Athletes who have full intention of competing on a team at the Games can compete in the Open without fear of occupying the National Champion spot of their country and blocking another athlete from taking it. Example: Joe Scali.


9/5 – 9/7: The Iron Games (Cedar City, UT)
9/7: Power Output Challenge 8 (San Antonio, TX)
9/7: Family Fitness Faith Festival (College Station, TX)
9/7: Sirens of September (Smithfield, RI)
9/7: Garden State Open (Berkeley Heights, NJ)
9/7: Hill City Throwdown (Lynchburg VA)
9/7: D.C. Throwdown (Washington, D.C.)
9/7: Midwest Fall Classic (Tulsa, OK)
9/7: OUTWOD Asheville at CrossFit Pisgah (Asheville, NC)
9/7: OUTWOD Brooklyn at Park Slope CrossFit (Brooklyn, NY)
9/7: Double Trouble at Crossfit Unwavering (El Mirage, AZ)
9/7: Girls Gone RX (Virginia Beach, VA)
9/7: WODderfest (Beaufort, SC)
9/7: Primal Parkinson’s Ride (Tampa, FL)
9/7: SE TEX Masters Fall Classic (Cypress, TX)
9/7: The Sugar Skull Showdown (Agawam, MA)
9/7: Power Output Challenge (San Antonio, TX) 
9/7: 5th Annual Iron Maidens Raw Open (Brooklyn, NY)
9/7: Barbells for Boobs 5K and Family Fun Run (Cornelius, NC)
9/7: Rows for Crows (Westborough, MA)
9/8: Wingman (Lincoln, United Kingdom)
9/11: Coffland Hero WOD Challenge at CrossFit Alpha Dog (Lombard, IL)
9/14: Charm City Throwdown (Sparks, MD)
9/14: Stateline Throwdown (McHenry, IL)
9/14: Stealth Fitness Combine (New Brunswick, NJ)
9/14: Coffland Hero Challenge WOD (Vestal, NY)
9/14: OUTWOD Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI)
9/14: 6th Annual Cancer Smash (St. Augustine, FL)
9/14: Project: Uplift 5.0 (Fort Collins CO)
9/14: Warrior Affiliate League Three Amigos (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
​9/14: Mucc Town Throwdown (Winnemucca, NV)
9/14: Reps and Rescues Rumble (Olathe, KS)
9/14: Festivus Games at CrossFit Indestri (Collingwood, ON)
9/14: Granite Games at CrossFit Gallant (Bedford, TX)
9/14: The Dane Games (Mine Hill, NJ)
9/14: Granite games at CrossFit Nola 504 (New Orleans, LA)
9/14: Festivus Games at Gymology Fitness (Tulsa, OK)
9/14: Garage Games Master’s Tour 2019 (Chicago, IL)
9/14: WODktoberfest 2019 (Ottawa, ON)
9/14: Granite Games Throwdown Skyline CrossFit (Houston, TX)
9/14: Festivus Games at J5 CrossFit (Collinsville, IL)
9/14: Festivus Games at Crossfit Mountain Movers (Pikeville, KY)
9/14: Festivus Games at CrossFit Connection (Ontario, CAN)
9/14: Prime Partner Classic (Utica, NY)
9/14: Barbell Brawl V (Kennett Square, PA)
9/14: Festivus games at CrossFit Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
9/14 – 9/15: Gymnastics Seminar with Simon Nieland (Ocala, FL)
9/15: Patriot Throwdown 9/11 Memorial WOD (Simsbury, CT)
9/15: Coffland Hero WOD Challenge at Blue Crab CrossFit (Hanover, MD)
9/20 -9/22: Pensacola Beach Brawl (Pensacola Beach, FL)
9/20 – 9/22: The Dakota Games (Fargo, ND)
9/21: Cry Me a River 2019 (Online)
9/21: 4th Annual CrossFit Co-Ed Classic Competition (East Brunswick, NJ)
9/21: Killswitch Competition (Hutto,TX)
9/21: 7th Annual CFuNKY Throwdown Competition (Florence, KY)
9/21: 4th Annual Battle on the Border (New York, NY)
9/21: Under Armour Turf Games City Series (Los Angeles, CA)
9/21: Fall Jam 2019 (Columbus, OH)
9/21: 2019 GR Games (Grand Rapids, MI)
9/21: Girls Gone RX (Denver, CO)
9/21: The Partner Throwdown (Philadelphia, PA)
9/21: 2019 Arsenal Throwdown (Pittsburgh, PA)
9/21: Barbells for Bullies (Portland, OR)
9/21: Barbells for Bullies (Clearwater, FL)
9/21: Throwdown in the Triangle (Raleigh, NC)
9/21: Rookie Rumble at CrossFit 643 (Washington Township, NJ)
9/21 – 9/22: The Central Regional (Bettendorf, IA)
9/21 – 9/22: Southie Showdown (Boston, MA)
9/21 – 9/22: CrossFit Cascade Classic (Seattle, WA)
9/22: Caffeine & Kilos Invitational (Sacramento, CA)
9/26 – 9/28: Heart of America (Springfield, MO)
9/27 – 9/28: Autumn Games 4 (Albuquerque, NM) 
9/27 – 9/28: Battle at the Banks (Cincinnati, OH)
9/28: 2019 Pound-4-Pound Competition (Denver, CO)
9/28: Masters of the Midway: Individual (Lake in the Hills, IL)
9/28: The Shipwreck 4 at Harbor Park CrossFit (Racine, WI)
9/28: Firewall Frenzy 2019 Partner Comp (Holliston, MA)
9/28: No Mans Land 5 (Painesville, OH)
9/28: Country Tuff Competition (Richfield, UT)
9/28: Can You Dig It Delaware (Delaware, OH)
9/28: Bloodline Barbell Brawl (Lehigh Acres, FL)
9/28: Bring The Heat X (Katy, TX)
9/28: Rookie Rollout 4 (San Diego, CA)
9/28: The Fat Man Little Boy Showdown (Oak Ridge, TN)
9/28: Battle Cancer Competition (Madrid, Spain)
9/28: Fight of the Elements (Gland, Switzerland)
9/28: 4th Annual Kilo CrushFest (Hampton, VA)
9/28 -9/29: Beer City Beatdown (Asheville, NC)
9/28: Masters of the DMV3 (Alexandria, VA)
9/28 – 9/29: CrossFit Krypton Training Camp (Chesapeake, VA)
9/29: Labor Of Love (Newington, CT)

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