In The News, OG All Day, Herald Went Viral, Teens, Too Sensitive?…The Week Ahead 8.31.20

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” Elon Musk

 NEWSWORTHY – Diablo CrossFit made the news on Friday, twice! First, the Channel 2 Zip Trips crew came out to see how gyms are coping during the pandemic. I had a lot I wanted to say, but fortunately, I kept it short and to the point! I think it turned out alright. Check out the full broadcast here.  And, you can catch just the interview here.

Later in the day, Channel 2 News returned to Diablo to talk about Governor Newsom’s new 4-Tier strategy for re-opening and asked about how we’re doing. There were some great shots of our coaches and our gym!  Check out this story and interview here.

OPEN GYM ALL DAY – We finished the work out back and now have room for Open Gym all day (6AM – 7PM)! Please be considerate of our neighbors behind us and keep the volume down: no music and no heavy barbell drops. All Open Gym times MUST be scheduled on your Diablo app before arriving!

 15 MILLION+ VIEWS – COACH HERALD IS VIRAL  Coach Herald bought himself a badass, futuristic drink machine and showed it off on TikTok. And, it went viral with more than 15million (yes, million) views and 2.7million likes. Check it out, you’ll probably want one!

NEW TEEN STRONG  Given the situation with PE (or lack thereof), this class will fill up. It starts Sep 9th (after Labor Day) and runs for 4 weeks MWF at 4:30PM.  More information & registration here.

CROSSFIT GAMES START SEP 18TH!  The CrossFit Games will take place in two stages:

  • Sep 18 – 21: Online, At Home: the top 30 men and 30 women
  • Oct 19 – 25: Aromas, CA: the top 5 men & 5 women on site

THIS WEEK OUTSIDE (check Sugarwod for details) – Theme: Squat Cleans Thrusters..

  • Mon – C&J Progressions, Amrap 5m Squat C&J #110/165
  • Tue – Long metcon: Row, Alt V-Up, DB PPress. Descending reps.
  • Wed – E4MOMx5: Bike, DB Hang Squat Clean, Farmer Carry
  • Thu – 5RFT: DLift (#155/225), HR Push-ups, DUs
  • Fri -. Amrap 20m: Run, DB Thrusters, Renegade Rows, FC Box Step Ups
  • Sat – Snatch work. A/B: K2E & Bike / DB Snatch & Bike
  • Sun – A/B: Bar MU & Row / Burpee Box Jump & Row

CRAIG’S LIST (stuff I’m reading or listening to.. or talking about):

CDC Data Comorbidities – I find this very sad. 94% of CV-19 deaths showed an average of 2.6 co-morbidities, especially chronic metabolic diseases (obesity, diabetes type 2, strokes, heart disease). This pandemic has affected the US so badly primarily due to our nutrition and lack of fitness.

NY Times: Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be. CV-19 testing sensitivity has improved dramatically since the outbreak. Thus, people with very low concentrations of the virus and who are not contagious are likely to test positive with these new tests. Unfortunately, many States, including California, are using positive test data to regulate the opening or closing of businesses.

Coach Andrew Recommendation: Beneath A Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan. This is a true story of Italian teenager, Pino Lella, who Jews escape the Nazis by escorting them over the Alps during WW2. He is then recruited by the Allies to help spy on the Nazis. I’m just getting started and its amazing.