Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition is brought to you by Jones Dairy Farm.
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Attendees at the CrossFit Games also appreciated the simple ingredient statement, no sugar recipe, paleo and gluten-free certifications, and superior nutritionals that Jones Chicken Sausage delivers. For example, three Jones Chicken Sausage Links provide 10 grams of lean protein.
Fraser and Toomey Expand their Games Career Resumes Together
After the 2018 CrossFit Games, both Tia-Clair Toomey and Mathew Fraser moved to Cookeville, Tennessee to train together at CrossFit Mayhem alongside Rich Froning, the Mayhem Freedom Team, and all of the other top CrossFitters that pass through the Mayhem doors during the season.
On an unstoppable train: The two bellwethers are setting records left and right. Their training partnership and competitive rivalry are paying dividends for both in 2019.
Competing head-to-head in Miami for the Open 19.5 announcement, Fraser beats Toomey and sets the world record for 19.5, only the second time that has been done during an Open announcement.(Samantha Briggs set the world record in the Open 14.5 announcement.)
They both won the Rogue Invitational. And in their informal competition, Fraser beat Toomey with 712 points to her 696 points. But Toomey had four event wins to Fraser’s three.
At the 2019 CrossFit Games, both won the championship with Toomey earning 1071 points to Fraser’s 984 points. But Fraser this time had more events wins with six to Toomey’s five. Click here for more details on their 2019 CrossFit Games performances.
Nearly identical careers: In their CrossFit Games careers, Toomey is just one year behind with Fraser’s first Games in 2015 to Toomey’s first in 2016. Ironically career stat-wise, Toomey right now is practically in the same position that Fraser was in at the end of the 2018 Games as illustrated in the chart below.
WATCH: Buttery Bros Behind the Scenes Part One
The Buttery Bros just dropped part one of their behind the scenes videos from the 2019 CrossFit Games where they camped at the Alliant Energy Center. You get plenty of Games athletes, kiddie pools and inflatable toys, powdery donuts, and poking fun at poor Janet’s shrubs. ROLL THE FOOTAGE.
HEAR: Fitness with Friends Welcomes Kristin Holte
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez talk with Kristin Holte fresh off her second place finish at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. Kristin talks about why she is so often overlooked in competition, what it was like growing up with an Olympian as a father, and how she developed her strong mental game that helped her become the second Fittest Woman on Earth. CONSTANT QUIET IMPROVEMENT.
IMPROVE: Your Gymnastics Before the Open
Now that we know the dates of the next Open, what better time to start improving your weaknesses than now. With the Invictus Gymnastics program, you get specialized training plans to help you improve your gymnastics movements, even muscle-ups and handstand walks. BE BETTER AT GYMNASTICS.
GET: Kari Pearce’s New PowerAbs Book for Free!
Now’s your chance to get your free copy of Kari Pearce’s new abs book, “Power Abs – The Book; 10 Minutes A Day To The Abs You’ve Always Wanted”! This online book is a complete package of 10 new high-intensity abs workouts to teach you how to work your ab muscles while burning fat at the same time. It’s a 2 for 1 workout! GET YOUR FREE COPY TODAY.
EAT: Spiced Sweet Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Gluten-free sweet potato cake packed with zucchini and cozy spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. This healthy sweet potato cake is naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and frosted with an orange and cinnamon infused cream cheese frosting that’s easily dairy free. Don’t forget the delicious almond butter caramel glaze either. SAVE US A SLICE.
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PRO-TIP: IMPROVE YOUR FRONT RACK POSITION — Breaking Muscle offers a series of drills and accessory work to help improve your front rack position.
ULTIMATE HAWAIIAN TRAIL RUN — The Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run is September 14 in Koloa, HI. All proceeds go to the Keala Foundation, a nonprofit that is dedicated to building communities that support the youth of Hawaii.
OREGON DISTRICT 9 — On Saturday, August 17 CrossFit Involve in Dayton, OH is hosting a memorial WOD and fundraiser called the Oregon District 9, a workout to honor those lost on the August 4 mass shooting.
NEW AFFILIATE — Fliptastic CrossFit is now open in Lawton, OK, inside of Fliptastic Gymnastics. They are holding an open house from August 26-30.
BEN SMITH TRAINING CAMP — Ben Smith will be holding a CrossFit training camp at CrossFit Krypton in Chesapeake, VA on September 28 and 29.
SOCAL GAME OF LIFTS — SoCal Weightlifting Club is hosting the Game of Lifts this Saturday to help raise funds for two of their athletes, Joziah and Chris, to get to Ecuador for Youth Pan Ams. Teams of two will lift to score points. The team with the most points combined wins prizes, with beer and grilling to follow.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES(a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)
CanWest Games Drops a Hint — CanWest Games, a Sanctional in the 2019-2020 CrossFit season, dropped a hint on their Instagram account for their upcoming qualifiers.
First WOD of the IOQ Announced — Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier announced their first WOD Monday night, which is also the first WOD of the International Online Qualifier that will serve as serve as a single online qualifier four events at once: CrossFit Filthy 150, Wodapalooza, SouthFit and the CrossFit Atlas Games.
— Not so fast: The official start date is August 21. Get those shoulders ready.
Making a Rogue Barbell — Ever wondered how a Rogue barbell is made? Here’s a super cool video showing each step.
Breaking the Murph World Record — This Memorial Day, Philip Weigel is attempting to break the record of 13 Murphs in 24 hours. As if that isn’t already enough, he’s about 80 days into a year of doing Murph everyday.
— “I seek to challenge my perception of what my body is capable of, to prepare my mind to handle monotony effortlessly, to embrace discomfort before, during and after each effort. I will push my limits, prime my mind and become more!”
Battling cancer is one of the most challenging fights a person can face. But for Chino CrossFit’s Matthew Olson, the fight — and the victory– were just the beginning.
After a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Olson successfully beat cancer and went into remission in July 2018. But once the battle was won, Olson struggled with what to do next. “There was a point I felt lost after I was told I was in remission. My biggest struggle was finding who I am — after,” says Olson. “Because you put everything into going through the fight. Every ounce of energy is just put into never ever giving up. But now you’re done. What do you do next?”
Inspired by the support he received during his own cancer journey, Olson wanted to find a way to give back to others who are struggling — and he called upon his CrossFit community to help him pay it forward with the 24-Hour Kettlebell Challenge.
The 24-Hour Kettlebell Challenge was a fundraiser the NEGU Jessie Rees Foundation, an organization that provides support for children and families struggling with pediatric cancer. Their mission is “helping every kid fighting cancer to never, ever give up” — which is inspired by their founder, Jessie Rees.
Jessie Rees passed away from a brain tumor in 2012 — but before she passed, she helped thousands of children battling cancer with her JoyJars, specialized care packages to help children with pediatric cancer feel loved, supported, and less alone. Today, Jessie’s legacy lives on through her organization– which, to date, has sent over 260,000 JoyJars to children and hospitals.