Congratulations to Patty N. on becoming Athlete of the Month. Patty joined our Team back in January with a runners background and the lack of strength that goes with it. In 6 short months she has gained strength, successfully passed the Level I test, practice Paleo, ran the Pat Tillman, screened Food inc. and more importantly has become an amazing Teammate in class. Thank you for your hard work and dedication Patty.
“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs”
What do you get when you combine 51 kick ass CrossFit Scottsdale Students with a 10 exercise home grown chipper… A WHOLE BOATLOAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!
Today was the largest challenge we have ever hosted, both in terms of participation and exercises. To put on an event like this we needed a whole lotta help so before I go any further, a big thank you to all of our coaches, ambassadors, and volunteers. We would not have been able to put on an event like this without you. A special shout out to Skip for making our brand spankin’ new plyo boxes. Those things are sick… not any easier to jump on after 60 goblet squats, but sick nonetheless!
The morning started off with a bang as our Elite Women rowed, squatted, jumped, sat, pulled, swung… you get the point. Every 5 minutes after that another heat of 3 set off on the rowers ready to conquer the beast. Most succeeded, some puked but all competed.
Heat 5 was one of the more memorable heats of the day. Hallie, Ashley U., and Ashley R. all finished within 7 seconds of each other. Ashley U’s time of 16:10 was the top time of the day for our intermediate women.
The Elite and Advanced men competed in the same heats and were impressive both in their athleticism and in their determination. Heat 13 paired two members of CrossFit Scottsdale’s Affiliate Cup team with Ali A. Brian Gubernick and Matt Blanton went head to head for almost 14 minutes with Matt B posting the best Elite Male time of the day, 13:50.
Finally, thank you to Peter and Sara Houck for all of the great memories. We were so glad you came to share one last Saturday with us. We will miss both of you and we will miss seeing Charlie continue to grow up. You will always be family.
Attention ALL Chipper Challenge Participants be here at 7:30am to get signed in and warmed up for the challenge.
After thorough research and examination we have decided to pull Muscle Milk off of our shelves. With no defining regulation on supplements by the FDA. A new Consumer Reprts issue explains some of the research behind these private tests. Just like anything too much can not only be bad but harmful to your health. The bottom line is if your looking for a protein replacement try our lactose and toxin free egg protein. Drink a 8-12oz glass of milk or hunt, kill and cook an animal. If you would like to try a sample we will be making strawberry and banana smoothies on Saturday during the chipper challenge.
Tests at an outside laboratory of 15 protein drinks, a review of government documents, and interviews with health and fitness experts and consumers. Showed that some protein drinks can even pose health risks, including exposure to potentially harmful heavy metals, if consumed frequently. All drinks in our tests had at least one sample containing one or more of the following contaminants: arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Those metals can have toxic effects on several organs in the body.