There is, however, one minor difference. Mt. Denali is in Alaska and less than 1,000 miles from the Arctic Circle, so it’s colder. Being this far from the equator has the added benefit of making the air thinner, so at 16,000 feet the oxygen level is only half what it is at sea level.
A quick summit temperature comparison between Denali and Everest illustrates my point well.
3:30 PM Gates Open
4:30-10 PM Competition
12-5 PM Competition
10 AM-5 PM Competition and Closing Ceremonies.
The Torian Pro Semifinal event, which will be held in Brisbane, Australia on May 28-30, posted the first individual and team event on Instagram. The first workout is called “Reverse Triathlon“:
Time cap: 48 Minutes
“Reach for the Rings” the film documenting the 2019 iF3 World Championships in Malmo, Sweden in now available for pre-order.
Live Now: Registration for the next Rogue Fitness Challenge, “The Bella Complex,” is open now.
Tommy Tackles the Future of the Masters Division
The 2021 season has all the makings of a banner year for the Masters divisions.
More importantly, there is a distinct opportunity for the product at the Games and the response to put into motion something that the Masters athletes have been clamoring for since the division started in 2010 — more resources and coverage.
A Closed Gym, A Lost Community, and the Toll it Has Taken on Karen Armstrong’s Health
Last week, we reported on a new study based out of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario that illustrated how a lack of access to gyms due to COVID-19 closures has been devastating for mental health.
Today we introduce you to Karen Armstrong, a 10-plus year member at Sled Dog Strength and Conditioning in Thunder Bay, Ontario, a gym that — notwithstanding a short period last summer when they were open for outdoor workouts — has been closed since the first wave of the pandemic hit in March 2020.
Her story: “For me, the gym is my safe place,” 53-year-old Armstrong began. “It’s a piece where I can go and be me…This time belonged to me.”
She continued: “That space and time to myself carried me through some tough times, where I learned to breathe and be strong. I developed my strength, both physical and mentally. It’s a place of my own.”
Fast forward to 2020: Armstrong’s husband retired and she was forced to work from her basement. At the same time, the parents of her two-and-a-half year-old grandson separated.
Did the week get ahead of you and you’re looking to catch up on the top trending stories in CrossFit and the industry? You’ve come to the right place. Each week we will wrap up major news from the week and stories people are talking about inside the box.
With the wrap-up of The Age Group Online Qualifiers, we take a look at who (unofficially) punched their ticket to the Games and which athletes we’ll see compete at Semifinals. Oh…and 17-year-old Emma Carry snatch balances 265 pounds. What are they feeding these teen athletes?!
As the leaderboard becomes final, we’re starting to have an idea of which masters and teens are headed to the Games. But some may be using that as a backup plan in hopes to secure an individual ticket, and there could be a family reunion standing on the podium.
The Importance of Pelvic Floor Health for CrossFitters
Too often the answer to pelvic floor issues is "avoid that exercise" rather than addressing the problem. Hear physiotherapist, CrossFit athlete, and L1 trainer Brittany Klingmann on the BoxJumper Podcast talk about strengthening and treating pelvic floor in athletes.
Upgrade your home gym with this Hero Barbell giveaway. Frustrated by their lack of barbell options, three friends decided to create their own. With finely-tuned spinning collars, precision-cut knurling, and sweet color schemes, the Legend Bar is the barbell made for CrossFitters by CrossFitters.
The back squats evil cousin trips up many athletes with its awkward weight distribution. Five-times CrossFit Games athlete Lukas Hogberg has tips on stance, set up, grip position, and bar path to help you out.
Even before becoming an official CrossFit partner, WHOOP straps were the data tracker of choice for over 50% of athletes at last year's Games, including Katrin Davidsdottir, Noah Olsen, and Kari Pearce. Join the WHOOP team for free with a complimentary WHOOP strap 3.0 and first-month membership below.
Employee? Self-Employed? Subcontractor? Deductibles? Getting your taxes right as a CrossFit coach can be confusing. This guide explains everything you need to know and how to make sure you're getting the most from your return.
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