Happy Halloween and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today Ava Kitzi takes on a topic not frequently discussed: young men and eating disorders in CrossFit. And, is “mindset” the 11th component of fitness? If you watched the “Ranch Loop” last week, you are probably nodding your head, mindset coaches Emma Hackett and Lauren Tait offer more in an OpEd below.
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Chandler Smith, fresh off the demo team, works out with Rich Froning in Cookeville, TN.
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A Story Less Often Told: Young Men's Eating Disorders and CrossFit
“These demons go beyond one gender!” a commenter on lastarticle, “A Real Triple-Threat: Eating Disorders, Overtraining, and Reproductive Health in CrossFit,” wrote. The article attracted quite a bit of discussion in comment threads on social media and on the Morning Chalk Up website, most from young women who found painful relatability in the article. From Games-level teens sharing their own gut-wrenching stories to concerned boyfriends reminding their significant other that they’re worthy of eating, that along with friends’ accounts of watching someone battle an eating disorder and menstrual cycle loss, the comment section became a powerful catalog of understanding, knowing responses. But a notable amount of comments also mentioned a key flaw in the article: there was no representation of the male counterpart to this issue.
In 2002, CrossFit founder and former CEO Greg Glassman explained his definition of fitness. Glassman wrote in the CrossFit Journal, that “CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains.” They are: “Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.”
Fast forward to 2020 and the final event on day one of the CrossFit Games, “The Ranch Loop,” exposed and beautifully represented that there is actually an 11th component of fitness too: Mindset.
Giving Back To Veterans: CrossFit Invictus Partners With The Honor Foundation For “The Veteran WOD”
The CrossFit Community is well known for its history with the armed forces. In fact, the United States Army has its own functional fitness team.
One big thing: Each year, the CrossFit Community hosts hundreds of workouts and fundraisers honoring service members. However, few of those funds are directed towards helping returning service members adjust to real life. This year, CrossFit Invictus and the Honor Foundation have partnered to change that.
On this episode of the Coffee, Pods, and Wods podcast, Shane Orr talks with host Peter White about the year-long season, coaching the two greatest CrossFit athletes of all time, accepting insecurities and being true to himself.
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Sweet Potato, Egg and Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas
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Olivia Kerstetter back squats 255 pounds for a new 5RM.
Fundraiser for Moss Bluff Family
Tragedy struck the Open Gym Strength and Conditioning community in Lake Charles, LA two days ago. During a class WOD, a drunk driver collided with Jason Webb, a gym member, as he was out running. He was taken to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Both Jason and his wife, Heather Webb are Air Force veterans. The community has started a GoFundMe to help support Jason’s wife, Heather and their four children. As of now, 320 donors have provided $31,277 of a $50,000 goal.
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