CrossFit’s Ongoing Efforts in Lockdown

CrossFit’s reality right now can be summarized in a few short key phrases: COVID-19, social distancing, masks, essential businesses, and gym closures. Nothing about it is ideal, and many have found a way to make this into a partisan moment in history. 

Good morning and welcome to the WODDITY podcast for news about CrossFit. We are a daily podcast, Monday through Friday, doing CrossFit news in five minutes or less.

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My name is Ben Garves and today is Friday, the 22nd of May, 2020. Don’t forget, links to all of these stories are in the show notes of your friendly neighborhood podcasting app, as well as on the new

Short episode for you today, because the majority of the news is more gyms closed, more gyms opening illegally, and more people arguing over who is right. So here’s what I’m going to do. Let’s talk about the ways CrossFit is working to continue to make an impact around the world, event with so many public places closed.

What are CrossFit SLIPS?

If you’ve spent any consistent time on CrossFit’s website, you’ve seen them program SLIPS many-a-time in their workout of the day. A lot of people gloss over the skillset, which is an acronym for Scales, L-Sites, Inversion, Planks, and Stretching. While it’s easy to ignore and go directly to the meat of the workout, these are some important skills. But, it’s a long acronym and a long list of activities. So CrossFit shared a video this week breaking SLIPS down into more manageable elements.

How to make a homemade sandbag

What else does CrossFit have going on? Well, they shared a do-it-yourself video from CrossFit Headquarters Seminar Staff member Dan Hollingsworth. Dan is a Level 4 trainer and owner of Kitsap CrossFit. In this video, he shows you how to go about making a homemade sandbag using common household items in just about five minutes.

Dave Castro on the 2020 CrossFit Games Test

And to close things out, CrossFit continues with their efforts to hold an elite individual CrossFit Games competition in Aromas this August. Here, with audio courtesy of CrossFit Inc., are words from Dave Castro on a video titled “The Test”.

By Ben Garves

Ben Garves is a digital product expert, author, entertainer, and activist. His portfolio of thought leadership in digital marketing and web experiences has included major clients like Microsoft, Google, Twitter, eBay, and Facebook. He’s also a freelance health and fitness journalist with over 400 stories written since 2018, a podcaster with 200 episodes to his name, and runs a YouTube channel with over 100 fitness and activism-oriented videos and live streams. Ben has founded the Fitness is for Everyone™ initiative to raise awareness about social injustice in both racial inequality and socioeconomic disparity in access to quality fitness and nutrition options around the globe.

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