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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • Athlete Spotlight: Anikha Greer looking to make rookie Games debut in 2022.
  • Emily Rolfe’s workout of the week is 🤮. 10 out of 10 recommend if you like pain.
  • How top athletes lay a foundation for years of success.
  • Brooke Wells opens up about road to recovery.
 
QUOTE OF THE DAY + Send us a Quote

“I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.” - Serena Williams

 
VIDEO
   

Anikha Greer Breaks Through at Wodapalooza After Winning Event 6, Looking to Make Rookie Appearance at 2022 CrossFit Games

Under the lights and in front of a crowd for the first time, 18-year-old Anikha Greer heard her name projected over the stadium loudspeakers in Miami, Florida. After falling short of qualifying for the 2021 CrossFit Games by just five seconds, Event 6 at Wodapalooza was an event that let sports fans know she’s a name you’ll want to remember this season.

“That’s when I realized how much I loved competing. This was the first time I really experienced this atmosphere, and I don’t even remember feeling pain during that workout. It was just every time he said [the announcer] my name, I got another boost of energy.”

Greer had an incredible first-place finish during Wodapalooza’s Celebrate 10 event, a first-ever event win for the young Canadian. Last season, she placed 6th at the Atlas Games Semifinal, missing the 2021 Games by just one spot and then took 22nd in the Last Chance Qualifier. Since both of those events were virtual, Wodapalooza was the first major in-person competition Greer has ever competed in – creating a learning curve that Greer says she was lucky to experience before the next season.

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SPEED READS

…27 days until the 2022 CrossFit Open kicks off. Register today.

  • Get ready for the Open with 50% off Reebok Nano X and 40% off Nano X1s with code “NANOSTEAL.”

The Fittest Experience kicks off today in Austin, TX featuring elite athletes like Luke Parker from Mayhem, Matt Dlugos and Kyra Milligan from Underdogs Athletics, Josh Woodhull, Kels Kiel, and Rebecca Fuselier.

Registration for the European Championship is now open. The competition, which will take place in Nottingham, UK will feature both individual and a team category, and goes after the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games, from August 19-21.

Noah Ohlsen and Chandler Smith have some of the coolest bro moments out there: “Go faster!” 🤣

Poor Peleton. Apparently, people may not actually like biking and running in the comfort of their living rooms after all? 🤔

  • Peloton has essentially guessed wrong about how many people would be buying its products, after so much demand was pulled forward during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s now left with thousands of cycles and treadmills sitting in warehouses or on cargo ships, and it needs to reset its inventory levels,” wrote a CNBC article.
 
WORKOUT
  Emily Rolfe’s Workout of the Week  

Emily Rolfe’s 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 is programmed by two-time CrossFit Games individual athlete Emily Rolfe. The Canadian is coming off her second top-20 finish at the 2021 Games with a career-best 15th place highlighted by her second career event win.

It has been a busy four months for the full-time medical professional, she is the only athlete to compete in all three major off-season competitions as an individual. She placed 16th at the Rogue Invitational, 8th at the Dubai CrossFit Championship and 9th at this month’s Wodapalooza Fitness Festival.

  • RX:
    For Time
    500 meter Ski
    10 Toes-to-bar
    500 meter Row
    20 Chest-to-bar Pull-ups
    1,000 meter Bike
    30 Toes-to-bar
  • SCALING OPTION:
    Toe-to-bar = V-ups or Leg Lifts to parallel
    Chest-to0bar = Regular Pull-ups
    Time Cap: 10 minutes

Some advice from Emily: “​​Acid bath….with a sprinkle of fun! Smooth is fast. Go hard on the Ergs but not too hard that the gymnastics suffers. You will lose more time staring at the pull-up bar then slowing down the erg. Elites aim for sub 8 mins!”

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

 
PROFILE
  In Sports There’s No Such Thing as Luck: How Top Athletes Lay a Foundation Years Before Success  

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In Sports There’s No Such Thing as Luck: How Top Athletes Lay a Foundation Years Before Success

Every few years, and potentially more frequently as of late, an athlete seems to come out of the woodwork and blow away events or competitions despite being relatively unknown. Tia-Clair Toomey did this in 2015. Similar timeline for Mat Fraser. Laura Horvath had a mind-blowing rookie season in 2018 and is making a resurgence now. And there is a growing collection of teenage athletes who seem to be knocking on the door of greatness.

When you go back and watch the 2015 CrossFit Games documentary, Toomey gets very little coverage. That is how much of a surprise she was and it was a slightly different time in the sport from now, but these surprises still happen. Remember Jason Hopper at MACC last year?

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PROFILE
  Brooke Wells Talks ‘Traumatizing’ Elbow Injury, Rehabilitation and the 2022 Season  

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Brooke Wells Talks ‘Traumatizing’ Elbow Injury, Rehabilitation and the 2022 Season

Locking out the 175-pound snatch at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games, Brooke Wells sensed something was off. Her elbow felt a little unstable.

Maybe it was because the pegboard event she did before lit her elbows up she thought, or maybe, it was nothing to worry about.

Wells quickly brushed it off. After all, this was the CrossFit Games, and she had a great chance of being in the top three on a max snatch event. Moments later, Wells hit 180 pounds on her second snatch attempt and then made 185 look easy, securing herself a top 10 finish in the process.

What happened next still feels like yesterday, she said.

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CROSSFIT GAMES
  Equipment List for the 2022 CrossFit Open  

Equipment List for the 2022 CrossFit Open

The 11th iteration of the CrossFit Open kicks off February 24 for three weeks of competition. For most of us, the largest community fitness event in the world is the final stop in the CrossFit Games season calendar, but for the most elite athletes, the Open is just the beginning.

Regardless of your fitness level, CrossFit has released a complete equipment list so athletes and affiliates can prepare for what they’ll need to take on the Open.

Key Links for the CrossFit Open

The 2022 CrossFit Games Season Calendar

  • Feb 24 – 28 – Open week 1
  • Mar 3 – 7 – Open week 2
  • Mar 10 – 14 – Open week 3

Below is a specific list of equipment needs for each division.

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Doing Some FUNctional Core Training

It's Friday, you made it. Celebrate by throwing some of these unconventional core movements into the finisher that are sure to give you a solid workout, and provide some laughs at the same time. There are 30 to try out.

FUNDAMENTAL FUNCTIONAL FUNDATIONS.
 
HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • 🎂 Happy birthday Orion Melehan, co-founder of LIFEAID Beverage Co.
  • 🎂 Happy birthday Synne Krokstad.
  • Sean Sweeney takes on the 60 second L Sit Challenge, holding it for 55 seconds. “If you can hold over 30 sec and send me the video – I’ll hook up up with a free month of @cowboywayathlete programming!”
  • Tiffany Beaupré from Aspire Athletic Performance in Westford, MA hits a 242 pound/110kg split jerk.
  • Congratulations Jeremy S. from Queens, NY on the 200 pound/91kg push press PR.
  • James Townsend posted a throwback to his One Ton Challenge: Move 2000 pounds in any weight combination of CrossFit Super Total as fast as you can. Townsend completed the challenge in 37 seconds.
  • Congratulations to Cole Martinez from Tennessee on placing first in his weight class at the 2022 Nashville Weightlifting New Year’s Open.
  • Congratulations CrossFit Oconee in Oconee County, GA on your new location.
 
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6/25: Mayhem & Massacre @ CrossFit Muster Station (Sanford, FL)
7/9: Rex Rumble at CrossFit zoo (Ocala, FL)
7/9 - 7/10: Rex Rumble 11 Double Down (Ocala, FL)
7/16: Girls Gone Rx Fayetteville (Spring Lake, NC)
7/16: Girls Gone Rx San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
7/16: Girls Gone Rx West Texas (Snyder, YX)
7/16: Girls Gone Rx South Sound (Puyallup, WA)
7/16: Girls Gone Rx Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
7/17: Warrior Affiliate League Summer Classic (Whittier, CA)
7/23: Palm City CrossFit Fairgrounds Throwdown (Stuart, FL)

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