CrossFit Non-profits Launching a Collaborative Event, 3-2-1 IMPACT!
At the biannual gathering of CrossFit based nonprofit organizations, someone pitched an idea. What if all the nonprofits there came together, in one large fundraising event, to showcase the hard work and generosity of the CrossFit community?
Hours later, after brainstorming and conversations over coffee, 3-2-1 IMPACT! was born.
What is it?
3-2-1 IMPACT! will be 24 hours long from noon on December 7 until noon on December 8. Each nonprofit organization will form teams of nine, and will have 24 hours to accrue as many calories as possible on three ergs. Here’s the kicker: All three machines must be running the entire 24 hours.
Teams will continue raising funds throughout the event and everything raised their nonprofit organization gets to keep. All funds raised after the start of the event — through silent auctions, merch sales, friends donating to chip in during the event — will go into one large pot to be spread across several organizations. The donations matter, you can “earn” extra calories towards your team based on donations.
“We’re already a synergistic thing meeting the needs of the CrossFit community,” Kevin Ogar of the Reveille Project told Morning Chalk Up on a call. “We really want to create a larger impact in the community.”
WATCH: Inside Invictus at the Games, Day Two
Follow the teams and Individuals from CrossFit Invictus as they compete in day two of the 2019 CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. Watch them tackle the ruck event, hear how Armen Hammer felt about the Games this year, and how the athletes did in the heat. BURNIN THEIR HANDS.
HEAR: Why Are You Still Using RX Discussion on Nasty Girls Podcast
Olivia and Amy, hosts of the Nasty Girls Podcast, both of whom are seasoned CrossFit coaches and athletes, give their input on the recent article, Why Are You Still Using RX. The two hash out whether like this idea or not and the psychology of wanting to click that RX button at any cost. THAT RX STRUGGLE.
IMPROVE: Your Gymnastics With Invictus
Everyone can improve their gymnastics. If it’s getting your first muscle-up or stringing 20 toes-to-bar together, we all love to hate to work on gymnastics, right? With the Invictus online Gymnastics program, you get three days a week of supplemental work to improve your gymnastics. BUILD THE BASE.
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EAT: Fudgy Flourless Almond Butter Brownies
These fudgy, flourless almond butter brownies are made with simple ingredients like natural creamy almond butter, pure maple syrup, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Eat them hot from the oven or cold out of the fridge, we won’t judge. IT’S BROWNIE TIME.
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PRO-TIP: SCALING FOR PULL-UPS AND PUSH-UPS — Jason Khalipa offers a way to work the pull-up and push-up that is fast and easy to get in and out of for workouts and is also scalable.
ADAPTIVE TRAINING COURSE — You can take the Adaptive Training Course at the 2019 Winter Classic in Cleveland, OH on Friday, December 6. The Adaptive Training Academy course is a hands-on, interactive single-day course designed to teach coaches, athletes, and medical professionals how to make fitness training accessible and inclusive to the disabled population.
SUPPORTING DORIAN ANIMALS — Iron and Rescue is donating a portion of every purchase to the Humane Society of Grand Bahama and the Abaco Shelter, both of which are in need of assistance after the devastation from Hurricane Dorian.
CROSSFIT FOR DORIAN EVACUEES — CrossFit Rivalry in Columbia, SC is offering free drop-ins for anyone affected by Hurricane Dorian until they are able to return to their homes.
OPEN HOUSE — OpenBox Athletics in Philadelphia, PA is holding an open house on September 28. They will have Kettlebell Kitchen and Ascent Protein on-site with free samples, a free 30-minute class.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES(a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)
…and if you’re going to row with your mom, you better be this cute.
Glenn Pendlay Passes Away — Legendary weightlifting coach Glenn Pendlay passed away yesterday, after an ongoing battle with cancer. He was 48-years-old. Jacob Tsypkin of Anarchos Training Methods, posted a hearfelt tribute to him.
— “The most important legacy any teacher leaves is the lessons their students take with them. Here are four important lessons I learned, as an athlete and a coach, from Glenn Pendlay.
— “Be more interested in finding solutions than in following rules or having the answer. Glenn was always hesitant to say something was the ‘right’ way to do things, always open to new ideas, and always looking to find the most useful path forward – if it worked, it worked, and if it didn’t, he tried something else. If you’ve ever heard me say something like ‘being wrong isn’t a comment on your competence, it’s just information’ — Glenn taught me that lesson.
— “You’re tougher than you think you are. You can handle a lot of volume. You can handle a lot of intensity. Your limits are further away than you believe, and sometimes finding them is the most important thing you can do.”
Keeping Young with CrossFit — Seventy-seven-year-old Paula Braun doesn’t let her age get in the way of building strength and endurance at CrossFit Rails in Aberdeen, SD.
— “A few years ago, Braun said she started to feel unsure of herself when going up stairs or walking across icy surfaces. ‘When you start to get older, you start to lose confidence that you (can) do some of these things,’ she said.
— “Rather than sit at home and get weaker, Braun said she wanted to do something about it. ‘I was just kind of giving up,’ she said. ‘I thought, ‘This isn’t how it should be, I’m not that old yet.'”
Last month, Weight Watchers, now called WW, doubled down on their campaign to promote weight loss in teenagers, announcing a new dietary tracking app for children ages 8 – 17 years old.
The new app — Kurbo — which is based on Stanford University’s pediatric obesity program, last year. The app uses what is called the “Traffic Light Approach” which, according to Allure, “categorizes foods as either red (processed, sugar-laden foods like candy and soda), yellow (lean protein and pasta), and green (veggies and fruits).” It’s also specifically for kids.
Last February, WW was heavily scrutinized over creating a free weight loss program specifically for teenagers, which many felt placed too much emphasis on dieting and weight loss for young teens.
The launch of Kurbo is reigniting a firestorm of criticism.
Children as young as eight-years-old can download the “fun to use” Kurbo app to their smartphone for free. Children thirteen and older do not need parental approval. When they sign up, they enter their name, height, weight and gender. Then they choose a goal and rank them by significance. Goal options listed on Kurbo are, “eat healthier, lose weight, make parents happy, get stronger and fitter, have more energy, boost my confidence or feel better in my clothes.”
The child’s profile page charts their body mass index (BMI), a formula based on their weight and height. Then, these adolescent members track their daily food intake in Kurbo’s free app based on the “traffic light system” of either green (good), red (bad), or yellow (in moderation).
For $69 a month, the child can get a digital coach to accompany the free app, which is strongly encouraged. The adolescent user can watch success stories like eleven-year-old Emilie, who “dropped 25 pounds in five months.”