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2021 Season Detail? What We Know So Far

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Happy Veterans Day and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. The Army Warrior Fitness Team is undergoing a transition, learn more below. And, we are starting to get some more details about the 2021 CrossFit Games season.

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“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” - Abraham Lincoln

  US Army Warrior Fitness Team Looks to Reload After Successful Two-Year Run  

US Army Warrior Fitness Team Looks to Reload After Successful Two-Year Run

Two years ago U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Glenn Grabs was front and center when the Army gave him permission to start a functional fitness and Strongman team to expand the Army’s recruiting into the ever-growing fitness world. An innovative idea that matched the Army’s direction in changing their antiquated physical training methodology to that of modernized and functional fitness that matched the physical demands soldiers saw in combat.

One big thing: The main effort of the Warrior Fitness Team is to showcase and share their individual Army stories, highlighting the different job and lifestyle opportunities the United States Army provides. The members of the team did this by attending and competing at various fitness competitions including Sanctionals. This assignment was a welcome change for the soldiers of the team, many of whom are combat veterans with multiple deployments. A two-year assignment for soldiers who were selected to the team, many of those soldiers are coming to the end of their assignments with many successful achievements to look back on.

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  Early Season Report: How the 2021 CrossFit Games Season is Shaping Up  

Early Season Report: How the 2021 CrossFit Games Season is Shaping Up

It’s only been a few weeks since the 2019-2020 CrossFit Games season wrapped up, but we’re already seeing early details emerging for how the next season will be structured.

One big thing: All of these details, while not yet set in stone and still subject to change, have been confirmed by nearly a dozen sources with direct knowledge of internal deliberations going on at HQ. They also represent more sweeping changes to a competitive season and calendar that hasn’t stopped changing since we first announced the new season format in August 2018.

The Open: Starting on February 18, 2021, the CrossFit Open will return to its original starting position of mid-to-late February and run for five weeks.

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  Seven Key Takeaways From Our Coffee Break Conversation With Kelly and Juliet Starrett  


Seven Key Takeaways From Our Coffee Break Conversation With Kelly and Juliet Starrett

On November 15th, San Francisco CrossFit, one of the oldest CrossFit gyms in the world, will close its doors after fifteen years. On November 6th, they sat down with Morning Chalkup’s Editor-in-Chief, Justin LoFranco to answer your questions.

Here are Seven Key Takeaways

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  Seven Key Takeaways From Our Coffee Break Conversation With Kelly and Juliet Starrett  

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  Fourth Ever Affiliate, CrossFit San Jose, Goes 100% Virtual Indefinitely  

Fourth Ever Affiliate, CrossFit San Jose, Goes 100% Virtual Indefinitely

CrossFit San Jose has gone 100% virtual. Indefinitely.

The gym has been around since 2004 and is the fourth to have ever affiliated. Lance Miller has owned it from the start. He said at one time they boasted 11,000 square feet and over 300 members.

Then COVID-19 hit California.

When the gym reopened briefly over the summer before being shut down again two days later, only 27 people came back in person. Nearly 70 stayed online.

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How Linda Bowers Uses CrossFit to Fight Depression

Linda Bowers, a 78-year-old Texan, struggles with bouts of depression. However, 12 years ago she was introduced to CrossFit and has found that, while she doesn't actually enjoy exercise, she appreciates the feeling she has after. Learn more about her life and how CrossFit has helped her become more mentally healthy in this short video from CrossFit LLC.



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A New Way to Target Your Hamstrings

We live in a "quad dominant" world, so it's a constant struggle to build bigger, stronger hamstrings. Try this variation on the Nordic Curl to target hamstring stimulus without the knee discomfort that's often caused by the traditional version. Learn more about it in this brief article at T-Nation.


Congratulations to James R., who was the first to correctly answer which country or countries have won the most women’s individual CrossFit Games Championships. The correct answer was Australia, Iceland, and the United States of America. Each country has won four championships.

  • Today’s question: How many current or former military members competed in Stage 1 of the 2020 CrossFit Games?

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Community Round-Up

Our community round-up today features three more fundraisers across the affiliate community aimed at helping individuals and organizations that offer life-saving services:

  • Battling Veteran Suicide: CrossFit River Raisin, located in the Mall of Monroe in Monroe, MI is teaming up with Task Force 20, a group of veterans who came together to combat veteran suicide for a fundraiser on November 14 at 8 AM. The requested donation is $30 and includes a Task Force 20 t-shirt. Learn more and get involved.
  • Fundraiser for Jacob Bukoski: Kauai CrossFit in Lihu’e, HI is hosting a fundraiser on November 21in honor of one of their youngest members, an 11-year-old boy named Jacob Bukoski. In August, he was diagnosed with “Idiopathic Aplastic Anemia,” a blood disorder and has been on immunosuppressant therapy ever since. Learn more about the fundraiser and donate now.
  • Wildland Open: At Wildland CrossFit in Dalton Springs, ID, the community has taken on a four-week partner competition to help raise money for Borah Elementary School as part of the Coeur d’Alene School District’s Adopt a Classroom program, which builds classroom libraries where students have immediate access to books.
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