Happy Friday and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition was chalked up while watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens to ring in the 30 day countdown until Star Wars: Rogue One hits theaters.
Haven’t seen the newly released trailer yet? Watch it here.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I don’t believe it.” — Luke Skywalker
“That is why you fail.” — Yoda
SO WHAT HAPPENED DOWN IN MEXICO?
Oh, not much. Mattie Rogers went 6 for 6, winning 3 gold medals and setting 3 new American University Records.
SHE’S A FORMER CHEERLEADER, SHE COULDN’T HAVE LIFTED THAT MUCH…
Remember what you learned in school: “you don’t judge a book by its cover.” Yeah she might be a former cheerleader who is short and weighs just under 152 pounds, but it turns out Mattie is pretty darn strong.
She snatched 227 pounds (103kg) and clean and jerked 291 pounds (132kg), which basically means she can out lift just about every athlete at the CrossFit Games last year.
WHERE CAN I WATCH?
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
Smith Station High School’s morning news program spotlighted the story of Hailey Hartzog, a student at Smith Station who’s been doing CrossFit for over a year. “I’ve definitely become a lot stronger and it’s helped me realized that I’m capable of a lot more than I thought I was.”
CHALK UP READS
The elite powerlifter is just nine days out from competing in Australia, a trip filled with seminars that have cemented Smith as one of the most sought-after strength coaches in the world. Today, at his Juggernaut Training Systems gym, tucked away inside a CrossFit box in Laguna Niguel, CA, many of his sponsored athletes are on hand for a camp.
CHALK UP AFFILIATES
Mannequin Challenge shout out to CrossFit Power Valley in Albany, Oregon for having someone pose on the “John.”
CHALK UP TIPS
Brought to You by Weightlifting 101 — Do you have a hard time keeping your elbows high at the bottom of your front squat? By using bands or straps you can help keep your wrists in a less strained position and focus on an upright torso and high elbows.
For Affiliates with CrossFit Kids — Try a little med ball tic-tac-toe as a fun warm-up (or game) for the youngins.