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“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” — Secretary Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. 

Collins Confirmed, Multiple Athletes Likely Getting 20.5 Penalties

 

Four-time CrossFit Games athlete Logan Collins has received a major penalty on 20.5 for “Frequent failure to reach a position of support on top of the rings.” His penalty will result in a 45-second reduction in overall time, knocking him down to 11:44 for the workout from 10:59. Collins is appealing the ruling.

  • Collins is still in a qualification spot sitting in 28th overall.
  • You can watch his full video here.

Worth noting: Collins actually won the 30 muscle-ups for time workout at the 2018 CrossFit Games with a time of 1:46. In that workout, he used a similar muscle-ups style of falling away while locking out the arms. In the second photo below you can see a screenshot of his arms fully locked out while “falling away.”

  • According to the movement standards: “A rep is credited when the elbows are fully locked out in the support position.”

It appears that others are also getting hit with penalties based on changes on the leaderboard, though it’s unclear exactly what the penalties are for. These are still pending official announcement rom CrossFit HQ.

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How Your Box Can Get Involved When Battle Cancer Comes to the States

 

Battle Cancer has been busy. In May, they toured Los Angeles for 20 days, dropping in at boxes to WOD and raise funds for the American Cancer Society before the main Battle Cancer LA event. Just last month, Battle Cancer London took place with Almost 1400 athletes and 2,500 spectators and a Battle Cancer team competed in the Elite divisions at CrossFit Filthy 150 over the weekend.

And now they’re coming back to the States, launching their 2020 Battle Cancer campaign from Wodapalooza then Houston, San Diego, Los Angeles, and finishing in San Francisco.

How you can help.

Attend Wodapalooza with the Battle Cancer Lift for Life challenge. Participants can donate $5 to lift some weights to try and accumulate 609,000 KG, that’s 1342615 pounds, spread across the event, representing one KG for every life lost in the US each year to cancer.

After Wodapalooza, the 2020 Battle Cancer tour hits the road, taking on two fundraising class takeovers each day in boxes in the area. If you’d like your box to be one of the affiliates Battle Cancer takes over, reach out and let them know. Having Battle Cancer in your box is easy. Because each 45-minute long class is designed for even total beginners, there’s a ton of fun but no equipment, and a fully insured and trained staff.

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WATCH: Meet the ROMWOD Meat Squad
Tommy Marquez caught up with the ROMWOD Meat Squad at the CrossFit Filthy 150 in Dublin, Ireland after they took first place in the Team Division. Members Brooke Haas, Christian Harris and Kelly Baker share what they learned and what the rest of the season looks like.
NOW THEY CAN REST.

 

HEAR: A Fresh Cup of Fitness on Body Image 
In Episode 8, co-hosts Jessica Danger and Brittany Marsh share their experience with body image in all its varying forms, from weight to age to strength. If you take just one thing from this episode, let it be this: How do you know what you know about your body image?
YES, WE GO THERE.

 

GET STARTED ON: Black Friday Shopping
If you’re looking for something to do while the pie is settling, get a head start on your Black Friday shopping with our guide to the Ultimate CrossFitters Black Friday Sales. No matter what CrossFit items you’re looking for we’ve got you covered with the best Black Friday deals that will keep you wodding strong this year.
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EAT: Spicy Kabocha Pumpkin Hummus
If you’re still looking for something to bring to dinner tonight (what up slackers) try this macro-friendly kabocha squash. This rich and creamy dip has all the hallmarks of hummus, but without loads of olive oil and carb-heavy chickpeas.
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Chalk Up Community

 
  • FOOD BANK DONATIONS — The Warren County Emergency Food Bank was recently presented with a check from Highland Rim CrossFit in McMinnville, TN for $2,000 that they raised during the third annual Battle of the Badges and fundraiser on Saturday, November 16.
  • THE WODCAST ULTRA — Eddie Ifft, host of the WODcast Podcast, Hunter McIntyre and Tommy Hackenbruck ran the entire 68 miles of the Backbone Trail across the Santa Monica Mountains in CA on Friday, November 22. The trail is 80% single track over 16,000 feet of elevation. They finished in 19 hrs and 51 minutes. The run was called the WODcast Ultra and it raised over $10,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
  • CROSSFIT FIF CLOSING DOWN — CrossFit FIF in Kansas CIty, MO is closing their doors after serving their community for four years. 

CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES (a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)

Corinne Tindal Cook benches 140 pounds for a PR • David Garcia front squats 507 poundsSol Sigurdardottir snatches 176 pounds • Jenn Dancer power cleans 215 poundsTommy Vinas snatches 6×2 at 235 poundsKate Nye jerks 315 pounds • Happy three-year anniversary to Adam and Shea KlinkHampton Morris back squats 419 pounds for two.

Pandaland CrossFit Challenge — The Pandaland CrossFit Challenge, which takes place December 6 – 8, is arranging group tours of the Chengdu Giant Panda Base for competitors and their companions.

— “When? December 6 (Day before competition) & December 9 (day after competition)

— “If you would like to take part in the tour, please contact us at [email protected] with your name and desired date.”

Confirmed for Pandaland CrossFit Challenge — Khan Porter and Allison Scudds are both confirmed for Pandaland CrossFit Challenge. 

— The Pandaland CrossFit Challenge also released the schedule for the weekend. 

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“From England to Dublin, to Miami,” by Tommy Marquez, Morning Chalk Up 

Woody Allen famously stated that “eighty percent of success is showing up.” For CrossFit Exe – the winners of the teams-of-4 community competition at the Filthy 150 – this may be true, but the other twenty percent falls squarely on the shoulders of their Irish box mate.

Shoot your shot: When registration opened for the competition, teams from all over Ireland and Europe rushed to get a spot for a chance to compete for a trip to Wodapalooza, and entry into the elite team division at the 2020 CrossFit Filthy 150. The one team that didn’t immediately jump at the opportunity was the crew from CrossFit Exe.

Jamie McCauley, a native of Ireland and a member of the affiliate based in Exeter, England, thought the event sounded like a great opportunity for his gym.
McCauley: “I’m an Irish guy who moved to Exeter in England four years ago and joined a box to try and make some friends in a new country. Fast forward 4 years and I’m feeling a bit homesick and in need of a weekend at home. I convinced our entire box to enter the ballot.”

When the gym gained a single entry into the competition, the CrossFit Exe squad selected their team, and booked the short trip over from the U.K. Even though he wasn’t competing, McCauley showed his support by making the journey to cheer on his crew in Ireland.

Gameday players: The single-day competition included four workouts over the course of Saturday morning. With 119 teams competing, the size of the field meant that expectations were tempered.

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CHALK UP CALENDAR

12/6 – 12/8: SouthFit Challenge (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
12/7: New Wods on the Block (Lubbock, TX)
12/7: Granite Games Winter Throwdown (Lubbock, TX)
12/7: Warrior Affiliate League Battle Royale (Whittier, CA)
12/7: Game of Rowers (Norwood, MA)
12/7: 2019 Local RIVals Series (Colchester, CT)
12/7: Granite Games Throwdown at Slate CrossFit (Seattle, WA)
12/7: 4th Annual Reindeer Games (Bismarck, ND)
12/7: Granite Games Throwdown at Snake River CrossFit (Nampa ID)
12/7: Granite Games at Crossfit North Charleston (Charleston, NC)
12/7 – 12/8: Pandaland CrossFit Challenge (Chengdu, China)
12/7 – 12/8: CrossFit Winter Classic (Cleveland, OH)
12/11 – 12/14: Dubai CrossFit Championship (Dubai, UAE)
12/15: Strong New York (New York, NY)
12/15: Syndicate Vault (Columbia, MD) 
12/18: 2nd Über Belles and Balls (Bandera, TX)

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