Holiday Hours. Unity. Black Friday Deals. Longevity vs Grip. NSF Sups. TWA 11.22.21

“It is time to shed the burdens of the past year and come up fresh and alive.”  Sadhguru
CROSSFIT, THE UNIFIER?  “Leave your ego (and your politics) at the door.” One of the things I’m most grateful for over the past 21 months, is how well our community has come together and created a near “normal” environment for fitness and socializing. It may appear to people outside of our community that we all share the same politics and opinions about current events, but that is not the case. In fact, our community and staff have diverse opinions and political allegiances, including varying sentiments about Diablo’s approach to the mandates.
But, when we walk under that big, roll-up garage door, we put aside our differences and set our minds upon the task at hand: the workout of the day. And when the workout is over, we take a walk outside together, as teammates who fought side-by-side to overcome a very difficult physical and mental challenge – a battle. We trade workout stories and compliment each other’s performances. We recognize effort, and that is all.
In one hour at Diablo, nothing else matters – not politics, not religion, not social media, nor current events. It is the best hour of the day.
Thank you for your support and trust.
THORNE RESEARCH SUPPLEMENTS  When choosing supplement partners, Yvonne and I consider the quality of the product above all else. It’s not easy to make it onto our shelves at Diablo. We have many suitors, since affiliation with Diablo has value for supplement companies trying to grow their market share within CrossFit. Currently, we make available: Stronger, Faster, Healthier and  Affiliate Supplements (under our brand name), an authorized CrossFit partner.
Now, we’re adding Thorne supplements to our product line. And, I can confidently say, they are absolutely the highest quality supplements in the market. I have known them for more than 6 years -and met their executive team during the Grid days. They are well-known in the medical community and are often the supplement company of choice for hospitals and doctors who may recommend supplementation for patients. Their manufacturing processes are exceptionally clean. As a result, most Thorne supplements have received the “Certified for Sport” designation from NSF – a globally recognized rating agency – certifying that their products are free from contaminants.
We’re kicking things off with a direct-buy website and will be adding some of their products to our shelves soon. I’m a big fan of their Whey Protein, Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin D choices, and especially their extremely high quality Fish Oil. If you make your purchase through our website, you’ll save 15% on all purchases.
Check out Thorne’s Supplements here.

  • Wed: Close at 7:30PM. Last Class: 6:30PM
  • Thu: Closed – Turkey Trot!
  • Fri:  Canceled 5A, 6A, 7A.  First Class: 8AM CrossFit. Last Class: 5:30PM FBB.

TOTALLY UNOFFICIAL TURKEY TROT  Thursday at 8:30AM! Join us at Hidden Lakes Park in Martinez for our 13th annual Turkey Trot – a 2-3km CrossFit challenge trail run. It’s a blast and a great way to start the day. Meet at the soccer field. We’ll have coffee! Family, friends, dogs and strollers are welcome.
DIABLO HOLIDAY PARTY DATE CONFIRMED! Hold the date: Saturday, December 18th at 6:30PM. We’ll be at Diablo for this one with a “Holiday Jammie” theme. We’ll have BBQ & drinks, games, music and fun. And, we’ll be announcing our 2021 Tom Jones Award winner.

100KMC Challenge begins Friday!  The 100KM runs from Nov 26 (Black Friday) until Dec 24th. The challenge is to accrue 100,000 meters on a rower, bike (adjusted), running, ski erg or swimming. You have to register in advance. All of the rules and registration information can be found on their website.  Be sure to join the Diablo CrossFit team! And, you don’t have to be a member of Diablo to participate on our team.
Diablo’s 100KMC Events:

  • Friday Night at the Movies – 7:30PM Main Gym –  12/3, 12/10, 12/17
  • Sunday Rise & Shine – 6:30AM Main Gym – 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
  • Aerobic Capacity – Holiday Class: Tuesdays 8am-9am and 7pm-8pm 11/30 – 12/23

Tweet of the Week:  Cryptocurrency according to my 18yo daughter: “false scarcity, energy wasting, carbon production.”  Me: “but it’s decentralized!”

The week ahead:

CRAIG’S LIST (Stuff I’m Reading, Hearing, Watching, Using or Buying)
Peter Attia on Longevity on The Joe Rogan Podcast #1735 – Love this one! But you can skip the first 30mins or so. Peter Attia is one of my health & fitness favorites. He’s an MD who left his practice to work in the investment industry and returned to focus on longevity. This link will jump to where he discusses the key to longevity: Strength & Fitness. He specifically addresses grip strength as an excellent predictor of lifespan. It is fascinating! The benchmark for a long life: 2 minute dead hang from a pull up bar!
Peter Attia: Game Plan for Healthy Eating During The Holidays – In this blog post, Dr. Attia talks about strategies for healthy eating through the holidays. Best idea: intermittent fasting.
Humble Pie – When Numbers Go Wrong in The Real World  – Cool vacation read on how numbers are often misinterpreted or misapplied in engineering and science with some really scary real-life stories.
Yellowstone Season 4  – Watching this one on Amazon Prime. Kevin Costner is outstanding as the proud patriarch of a huge ranch on the edge of Yellowstone. “Dallas” meets “Sopranos”.

Make it an awesome week!