ELFIT Athletes to Attack the Pegboard Sunday, Just Sideways

November 11, 2022 by
Photo courtesy of ELFIT CrossFit Championship (@elfit_egypt)
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During athlete check-in, athletes at the ELFIT CrossFit Championship were introduced to a familiar object — the pegboard — but instead of climbing up, they’ll traverse sideways while free-hanging from the pegs.

Where’d it come from?: This is the first time Morning Chalk Up has seen a sideways traverse of the pegboard programmed in a CrossFit competition. However, the idea isn’t brand new. It was inspired by an obstacle course race in Giza, Egypt that used the pegboard traverse three years ago. 

  • The event is called Epic Ruya and it was part of the US-based Epic Series. 
  • ELFIT’s organizer Adam Elzoghby said he saw the movement at the event three years ago. Due to safety, budget and “doing something different” they decided to implement this movement instead of the vertical one. 
  • Ensuring all athletes’ safety on a vertical pegboard would have required crash mats, a taller rig and a mounting board for athletes’ feet, all of which would have required significant additional expenses. 
  • Athletes were able to freely practice the sideways traverse to familiarize themselves with the new movement. 
  • Dozens of athletes took advantage to practice and it proved difficult for many. 

Event details: The new movement is a part of event 7, “Jingle Bells,” which takes place on Saturday, the final day of competition. Athletes will be required to complete three lengths (left to right equals one rep). 

  • “Jingle Bells”
    For Time
    10 Double Kettlebell Hang Clean & Jerk
    3x Rope Climb
    10 Double Kettlebell Hang Clean & Jerk
    2x Legless Rope Climb
    10 Double Kettlebell Hang Clean & Jerk
    3x Horizontal Pegboard
    Time Cap: 10 min

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  • For a full list of announced workouts so far, visit our ELFIT competition hub
  • Tickets: To see the action live, grab a ticket (available in single-day and three-day passes). 
  • Eager for more? There’s no live stream available to watch online, however, ELFIT is a Morning Chalk Up partner event, so we’ll be bringing you updates throughout the three days of action.

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