Gabriela MIgala (234) | Elliot Simmonds (234) | Team Finland (360)
Sara Sigmundsdottir (232) | Jason Smith (221) | CrossFit YAS (331)
WATCH: Jacob Heppner Tries Roller Derby
This week, Jacob Heppner joins the Kansas City Roller Derby Warriors to see how he does on roller skates. Watch self-named “Han Rolo” get savage on Episode 4 of Jacob of All Trades. IT GETS SAVAGE.
HEAR: Amanda Hardeman on a Fresh Cup of Fitness
In Episode 10, hosts Jessica Danger and Brittany Marsh welcome Sanctional athlete Amanda Hardeman who, after qualifying for several Sanctionals this season, shares how she is training and eating, and her hopes for the rest of the season. If you take just one thing from this episode: When surrounded by life changes, stronger athletes, and experienced competitors you can either step up or step aside. SHE CHOSE TO STEP UP.
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EAT: No Bake Apple Tart With Oatmeal Crust
This recipe from Working Against Gravity is a cross between apple pie, oatmeal cookies, and cheesecake and is surprisingly macro-friendly. It’s ready in less than an hour which keeps both the stress, and your macros, down for the day. WE’LL BRING DESSERT.
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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE — On Saturday, February 1, CrossFit West Tech, a non-profit box at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, NV, is hosting a 35+ masters competition called Masters of the Universe. Students from the academy will be volunteering at this event and 100% of the proceeds are going to the CrossFit program at their high school.
CROSSFIT KRYPTON CAMP — CrossFit Krypton in Chesapeake, VA is holding their Training Camp V.2 on January 18 and19 with Ben Smith and Adam Klink. There are no skill requirements or pre-requisites to attend, any and all skill levels are welcome.
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How to Get That Elusive Spark — If watching the Dubai CrossFit Championship has you fired up for some gains of your own, take some advice from Jesse Irizarry’s latest article in Breaking Muscle, How to Get That Elusive Spark.
— “Walls in training are the imaginary barriers we create and pit ourselves against that keep us from our potential and aim. We aren’t discussing what keeps us from doing the work, but instead what keeps us from pushing to the limit of our strength capacity.
— “These walls can show up in a competition, or during a training session where you planned to lift to a new max. It makes little difference.
— “The wall is made up of subtle influences that restrain our effort. You maxed out. You said aloud—and you know you could lift a more substantial weight—but you didn’t show them you could. What happened?”
The second sanctioned year kicks off today for the Dubai CrossFit Championship (DCC), and the five day competition will play host to a collection of some of the best CrossFit athletes in the world. Touting one of the biggest prize purses in the sport, the DCC led off the season last year and quickly became one of the premiere events in the new system. This season Dubai will close out competition for 2019, before the season reloads in 2020, but there are a ton of good storylines to chew on this week in the desert.
Top Athlete Tune-up: Even though most of the biggest names in the field already have a spot to the Games secured through the Open, there’s a great opportunity for them to use this weekend as a measuring stick against a very talented field.
For the men, Patrick Vellner, Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson, Travis Mayer, and Willy Georges all have unofficially qualified, but are Games contenders who could gain some valuable insight, and a decent payday this weekend.
On the women’s side Sara Sigmundsdottir, Katrin Davidsdottir, and Jamie Greene have all stood on the CrossFit Games podium and will have a nice battle on their hands knowing they have a Games spot and this weekend can build some momentum going into 2020.