Your Coffee is ready.

Bridges and Heppner Square off Tomorrow

 
Morning Chalk Up

September 17   |   POWERED BY

Vuori_1586644955 (1)

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • PushPress acquires Ignite, launching client-facing expansion.
  • Bridges and Heppner square off tomorrow.
  • CrossFit has a new Instagram?
  • 10 Questions with Adam Klink.
  • Josh Bridges’ workout of the week.
 
QUOTE OF THE DAY + Send us a Quote

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” - Steve Furtick

 
COMMUNITY
  PushPress Acquires Heppner’s Ignite, Launching Client-Facing Solutions for Gym Owners  

PushPress Acquires Heppner’s Ignite, Launching Client-Facing Solutions for Gym Owners

In a call with Jacob Heppner and PushPress CEO Dan Uyemura, they revealed that Ignite has been acquired by PushPress in a cash and stock deal. The acquisition began taking place in late July and will be launched on October 1 as Train by PushPress.

Why it matters: Currently a leading gym management software used by gyms to manage members, reserve classes, update payment information and more, PushPress doesn’t currently have a client-facing app that allows members to log their WOD times and scores, and check upcoming WODs.

  • Until now, PushPress has relied on a suite of third-party integrations with consumer apps like SugarWOD and BTWB to allow gyms to offer client-facing options.
  • This acquisition will give PushPress the ability to be an all-in-one app for gym owners and gym members.

One big thing: PushPress is committed to keeping an open infrastructure so that gym owners can choose which client-facing apps they want to use. Integrating Ignite will be an option, but not mandatory, according to CEO Dan Uyemura.

  • Uyemura: “We believe in an open infrastructure. Gyms can still use other front-end options. We’re going to let owners decide what’s best for them. We’re not disconnecting any existing integrations.”

The rollout: A standalone application will be available October 1 for download, and will be fully integrated into the core PushPress app by early Q1 of 2022.

  • All three original founders of Ignite, Heppner, Mike Baglio and Jim Crowell, will be coming over to work in various capacities at PushPress.
  • Heppner specifically will be helping to manage the transition and integration, then will transition into a part-time product manager for Train by PushPress.
  • You can get notified when it’s released by signing-up.
 
SPONSORED Vuori_1586644955 (1)
Every Day Feels Like Sunday

Every Day Feels Like Sunday

A Morning Chalk Up favorite, the Sunday Performance Jogger is a fresh take on athleisure with premium technical knit fabric and a tailored modern fit, making it super versatile and perfect for hardcore workouts or lounging in the house.

The smallest things make the biggest difference in The Sunday Performance Joggers:

  • The shorter inseam means there’s no bulk around your ankles.
  • The innovative fabric stretches four different directions so you can move freely.
  • And, the unbeatable moisture-wicking material keeps you feeling fresh all day long.

Make every day feel like a lazy Sunday with 20% off your first purchase at Vuori.

 
SPEED READS

Set your reminders: This Saturday night, Jacob Heppner and Josh Bridges square off as the second to last fight on the Thor vs Larratt boxing ticket. The two will be fighting a 6 round fight with 16oz gloves and knockouts allowed. Neither will be wearing headgear.

  • Watch live for $9.99.
  • The fight is scheduled to start at 12:20 PM PT (11:20 PM Local).

CrossFit’s got a new Instagram account? CrossFit Sport

Brooke Wells injury update: We are making PROGRESS, people!!!”

  • “My extension & flexion have taken a lot, a lot of hard work but my range of motion is getting much better. We’re almost there!! PT every single day for about 2+ hours, and still looking forward to it every time.”
  • “I won’t be able to do anything on my right arm outside of PT for another 7-8 weeks & then I’ll be able to slowly start building back to the CrossFit movements.”

Opening Wednesday (9/22): Applications to volunteer for Wodapalooza Fitness Festival January 13 – 16, 2022 in Miami, FL.

DEVELOPING: Annie Thorisdittor is now an investor in new beverage upstart Yerbaé. “I am so passionate about this company and their initiative that as of today I am now an investor in Yerbaé,” Thorisdottir said in an Instagram post.

  • Yerbaé was a major sponsor at both the Granite Games and West Coast Classic Semifinals this year. More on this to come.

Vuori signs LSU gymnastOlivia Dunne and her 1.3 million followers to the Vuori Family. “Olivia exemplifies a new era of Vuori – her athletic prowess, determination and positivity perfectly represents what we stand for at Vuori.”

Travis Mayer signs with UCAN supplement company: “Since using UCAN, I have noticed significant increases in my energy during workouts as well as during the day,” Mayer said.

 
COMMUNITY
  Josh Bridges' Workout of the Week  

Josh Bridges' Workout of the Week

Every Friday, we’re bringing you an exclusive workout challenge programmed by a CrossFit Games athlete or coach that you can take on at home or the gym. You can post your times or scores in the comment section.

Today’s workout of the week is programmed by six-time Games veteran and legend Josh Bridges. His workout comes straight from his “Pay Him 30 Full Workout” program. Bridges will be taking on fellow CrossFit Games legend Jacob Heppner in a boxing match on Sept. 18.

All nine fights on the card are available on Pay-Per-View for just $9.99.

Warm-Up (0:00-5:00)

3 Rounds:
50′ Bear Crawl
5 Inch Worm + Push Up
5 Burpee with HIGH Jump
50′ Duck Walk

Setup workout/Use Bathroom/Drink Water (5:00-10:00)

Workout (10:00-25:00)
For Time:
21-15-9
Bar Facing Burpee
Power Cleans (95/65) or DB’s (50/35) per arm
400m Run

Time cap: 15 minutes

Cool Down (25:00-30:00)
2 Rounds:
1 Minute of:
Child’s Pose
:30 Pigeon Stretch/side

Some advice from Josh: “Breathe on the burpees, hang on to big sets on the cleans/go unbroken, recover your grip on the run.”

To inquire about submitting an upcoming workout of the week, shoot us a note.

 
THINGS TO...
 

...PREP

Grilled Chili Cilantro Lime Chicken

This easy grilled chili lime chicken is easy to make, healthy, spicy, and delicious. Perfect to prep ahead of time and then throw on salads, rice, or burritos and wraps for a delicious quick dinner.

SAY NO TO BORING CHICKEN.
     

SPONSORED

...SNAG

25% off VersaLifts Heel Lift Inserts

Lifting, climbing, and running? Hybrid training presents a footwear challenge. Lifters help you squat, but aren’t for climbing and running. Minimalist shoes are great for plyos, but aren’t ideal for the Olympic lifts. Enter: VersaLifts. The ultimate training accessory. Save 25% off today with code "MCU25".

LITTLE LIFT, BIG DIFFERENCE.
     
 

...FIX

All Your Jerk Problems In One Movement

Take care of pretty much every jerk problem imaginable with this single exercise...as long as you do it right. Add this movement into your regular training to fix all your issues but not lose touch with the dip and drive rhythm.

START BEING A GOOD JERK.
     
 

...SNAG

A Free WHOOP Strap 4.0

Start tracking your body's performance with a free WHOOP Strap 4.0. WHOOP measures your body's data over 100 times a second to provide personalized feedback on your recovery, strain, and sleep. Giving you the data you need for your top performance.

JOIN THE WHOOP GANG.
     
 

...WATCH

CrossFit Coach Panel Discuss Foundation Movements

If you don't know the basics, what do you know? If you're a coach, you can't hope to cue and correct your athletes if you don’t know what to look for. Check out this CrossFit Coach panel about the nine foundational movements and the role they play in development.

FUN-DAMENTALS.
 
COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Celebrating a PR, hosting a fundraiser, this, that, or otherwise. Send us a tip.

  • 🎂 Happy birthday Hillary Froning.
  • 🎂 Happy birthday Patrick Clark (Morning Chalk Up).
  • 15-year-old Olivia Kerstetter and winner of the teen girls 14-15 division, hits a 250 pound/113kg jerk PR and also a 355 pound/161kg deadlift PR.
  • Adam Davidson hits a 573 pound/260kg deadlift.
  • Logan Aldridge, third in the Upper Extremity division at the 2021 Games, hits a 160 pound/73kg 1 rep max thruster PR.
  • 🤯🤯🤯 So Sam Briggs climbed a rope upside down. Now we have officially seen it all.
 
LOCAL COMPETITIONS + Submit an Event
10/30: Fright Fest – 6 Person Big Team Comp (Nashua, NH)
10/30: Scream N Clean (Danbury, CT)
10/30: Boo Bash (Cleveland, TN)
11/6 - 11/7: The Force Wars (Pines, FL)
11/6 - 11/7: Desert City SLAM (Mesa, AZ)
11/6: Survival Of The Fittest (West End, NC)
11/6: Best Of The Wurst (New Braunfels, TX)
11/6 - 11/7: Battle of Mossy Creek (Jefferson City, TN)
11/6: Rumble At The Ranch (Azle, TX)
11/11 - 11/14: WheelWOD Games (Raleigh, NC)
11/13: Northshore Games (Slidell, LA)
11/13 - 11/14: MACC FEST (West Friendship, MD)
11/13: 8th Annual Turkey Throwdown (Limestone, TN)
11/13: Garage Games Master’s Tour (Columbia, SC)
11/13: Full Throttle’s Fall Brawl (Altus, OK)
11/13: Girls Gone Rx Mesa (Mesa, AZ)
11/13: Girls Gone Rx Northern Virginia (Warrenton, VA)
11/13: Girls Gone Rx Dallas (Dallas, TX)
11/13: Girls Gone Rx Houston (Houston, TX)
11/13: Cactus Classic 2021 (Phoenix, AZ)
11/13 - 11/14: New State Brouhaha (Laurel, MS)
11/13: Top of The Roc (Rochester, NY)
11/13: Hammer and Chisel (Stafford, TX)

See all upcoming events

Your Coffee is ready.