“Everything you've ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.”- George Addair
How to Help: CrossFit Affiliates Launch Fundraising Recovery Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Ida
CrossFit affiliates in the northeastern United States are in need of assistance from the community due to the effects of Tropical Storm Ida. Several affiliates have launched GoFundMe campaigns to raise money to repair damage caused by flooding and replace equipment. Some of these campaigns have a goal of $20,000 while others need over $50,000.
The details: The Category 4 hurricane caused at least $50 billion in damages to several states on the eastern seaboard and claimed the lives of several citizens. CrossFit affiliates primarily had flood-related issues that destroyed equipment and damaged buildings in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other areas.
Hudson River Athletics: A CrossFit affiliate in Hoboken, NJ, suffered flooding due to Hurricane Ida. The “fast-acting coaches” were able to salvage some of the equipment, but the water still flooded in and caused issues at the box.
DEVELOPING: Larissa Cunha, the Brazilian athlete who was notified that she tested positive for a banned substance days before the CrossFit Games, was able to prove that her supplements were, in fact, contaminated after having her supplements tested.
We will have more on this soon.
MUST WATCH: Health panel excerpt from the CrossFit Games featuring Dr. Julie Foucher, Dr. Kelly Starrett, Dr. Amy West, and Dr. Sean Rockett discuss how they discovered CrossFit as medical professionals: “Better movement leads to less injury, not more.”
MUST READ: Annie Thorisdottir, truth talk on failure:
“Today, I failed.”
“We have always been taught to keep up a front, pretend like everything is under control even when it’s not. No matter who you are, you cannot always be in control of what happens around you. We have many obligations daily, work, taking care of our family, taking care of ourselves And many other responsibilities that comes along with being a grown-up.”
Touched down…Jacob Heppner and Josh Bridges have both arrived in Dubai ahead of their scheduled bout on September 18 broadcast live online.
Tia-Clair Toomey has officially kicked off her bobsled season, getting ready for the World Cup in November.
Rogue Record Breakers Qualifiers Offers Chance to Compete at Rogue Invitational and Prize Money
For those athletes who were disappointed that the Rogue Invitational did not hold an online qualifier to compete at one of the premier off-season CrossFit competitions, Rogue has offered an alternative to get a chance to compete at Dell Diamond in Austin, TX on October 29-31. Rogue’s Record Breakers Online Qualifiers offers athletes the opportunity to not only compete in-person at the Invitational but also a cash prize.
The details: The Record Breakers Online Qualifiers was first announced in July with the deadline for submissions on September 19, 8 PM EST. Registration for the qualifier is available on the Rogue Record Breakers website. Launched in 2016, Rogue Record Breakers is a unique strength challenge to showcase amazing accomplishments of modern strength across all disciplines. Past Record Breaker events were held at the Arnold Sports Classic, at the 2019 Rogue Invitational and again live on the 2020 Rogue Invitational broadcast.
Qualifying athletes will receive an invite to compete at the Rogue Invitational for a chance to win cash and a place in the Rogue Record Breakers history books.
Qualifiers will also receive an athlete credential and 2 general admission passes for guests.
Travel and accommodation related expenses are not provided for the competition.
There are eight Rogue Record Breaker events that will be showcased at the Rogue Invitational that athletes can register to qualify for.
Those eight events include Rigoulot One-hand Snatch, Anvil Grip Lift, Women’s Bag Over Bar, Raw Repetition Deadlift, Men’s Rogue Replica Dinnie Stone Hold, Overhead Wooden Log Lift, Women’s Elephant Bar Deadlift and the Women’s Monster Dumbell Press.
Details and rules on the particulars of each event are also available on the Rogue Record Breakers website.
The current Raw Repetition Deadlift record holders have significant ties to CrossFit as the men’s record holder is current Director of US Gym Operations for CrossFit and seven-time Games athlete Austin Malleolo who completed 61 deadlifts at 315 LBs in 2 minutes. On the women’s side three-time Games athlete Carolyne Prevost holds the record with 62 repetitions at 225 LBs. Both records were set at last year’s Arnold Sports Classic.
The bottom line: On the heels of making waves with the largest prize purse for an offseason CrossFit sanctioned event ever, Rogue is once again offering athletes a chance to showcase their strength and skills while making money for their achievements. The inclusion of the Record Breakers competition along with the actual CrossFit competition, Legends division and the Strongman competition makes the Rogue Invitational a spectacle that will provide entertainment for fans of fitness as well as the possibility of witnessing history.
Stretching at night can help you fall asleep faster, relieve muscle tension, and avoid sleep-related pain. Just make sure to stick to gentle stretches like these six. Pulling a hamstring before bed will not help you get your eight hours.
Omega-3s are essential for recovery, reducing inflammation, and increasing muscle growth. But did you know that athletes who perform high-intensity exercise need up to 8g to actually get these effects? Only AquaOmega is designed for CrossFit athletes and provides a truly effective dose of premium oils.
Four Rowing Hacks That Instantly Fix Your Technique
Just sit and pull. It's not that hard, right? It may seem simple, but small changes in technique can save you minutes in a long row and help maximize every stroke in a sprint. Check out these hacks to improve your rowing using everyday items you have around your home.
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This is a step up from the old casserole recipe that gets rolled out at every potluck dinner by your great aunt. Creamy, spicy, and with plenty of hot sauce, this recipe is perfect for kicking you back into gear after a big day of training.
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