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How to Watch TYR Wodapalooza

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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • The 2023 TYR Wodapalooza is here and we’ve got you covered with our spectator’s guide
  • Alcohol and CrossFit? WHOOP and Athletic Brewing looking into drinking’s impact
  • Exclusive interview with Sara Sigmundsdottir on a yacht in Miami
  • How to watch TYR Wodapalooza
  • Programming analysis for the team division at TYR Wodapalooza
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  Spectator's Guide to the 2023 TYR Wodapalooza  

Spectator's Guide to the 2023 TYR Wodapalooza

It’s the 11th year of the biggest beach party in Florida and thousands of CrossFitters have descended upon Miami to compete, volunteer, spectate and celebrate all weekend long. With three competition floors (Flagler, Bayside and Tina Hills) across Bayfront Park, tons of exhibitors, continuous live interviews on the podcast stage, dozens of spectator experiences, hourly community workouts and more keeping everyone involved, it’s sure to be an action-packed four days of fitness.

For fans who made it to Miami, we’ve got you covered with everything you need before, during and after the athletes throw down. Check out:

On the competition-side of things, catch up with who we’ve picked to finish on the podium, a look at the adaptive and scaled divisions, a total breakdown of all the events and more on our TYR Wodapalooza competition hub.

Before you hit Vendor Village, take a look at the vast list of industry-leading brands that will be on-site (many with exclusive WZA merch and discounts), grab a map of the venue and take a peek at the schedule so don’t miss a thing.

Pro tip: Download the official TYR WZA 2023 app (iOS or Android) which makes it super easy to stay up to date with heat times, sign-up for spectator experiences and buy tickets. And, don’t forget that Thursday is free admission to anyone and everyone!

If you weren’t able to make the trip, we’ve got everything you need to feel like you’re a part of the magic. As an official partner event, Morning Chalk Up will be bringing you on-the-ground coverage, exclusive interviews, updates and more all weekend long. Bookmark our TYR Wodapalooza competition hubsubscribe on YouTube and follow along on Instagram to not miss a beat.

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Miami baby!: TYR Wodapalooza is here and we have boots on the ground for the entire event and will be publishing newsletters throughout the competition. Keep an eye glued to our competition hub, our YouTube and our Instagram for everything and anything related to the event. 😎

WZA breakdown: Morning Chalk Up’s CrossFit analyst Joey Adduci has you covered and he’s broken down the TYR Wodapalooza showpiece into two pieces: events 1-3 and 4-6.

Cup of joe?: Tune in Friday for a special Coffee Break Conversation, hosted by Preslie Hirsch, with Corey Berger, TYR’s Director of CrossFit and Sport. They’ll be chatting live from the ground at TYR Wodapalooza about how the brand has made a bold entrance into the world of CrossFit.

Nice: Scotland now has its very own CrossFit licensed event, WOD on the Loch, that will take place July and we’re already super pumped for this one.

Eating right: Check out our 2023 New Year Nutrition Guide for how you can dial in your food.

Reppin’ MCU: Our very own Preslie Hirsch was recently on a podcast called Just Get Started about how to get started in CrossFit and we’re super pumped about this one too.

Athlete signing: Anikha Greer now has some cool shades as she has inked a deal with Blenders Eyewear.

  WHOOP and Athletic Brewing to Study Effects of Alcohol on Fitness, Sleep and Recovery  


WHOOP and Athletic Brewing to Study Effects of Alcohol on Fitness, Sleep and Recovery

WHOOP and Athletic Brewing Company, two major brands with ties to the fitness world, are joining forces for a unique purpose. They want to study the effects of alcohol on fitness, sleep, and recovery.

One big thing: WHOOP issued a press release and provided more details about the partnership. The two brands will encourage people to wear the WHOOP 4.0 during the month of January as part of their Give Dry a Try initiative.

  • The goal is to have all of the users log their drinking habits during the month of January. WHOOP will then examine all of the data points to provide more details about the effects of alcohol consumption on the body.
  • Some of the key data points tracked through this challenge include sleep duration, time spent in different sleep stages, heart rate variability (HRV), and resting heart rate (RHR).
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  WHOOP and Athletic Brewing to Study Effects of Alcohol on Fitness, Sleep and Recovery  

EXCLUSIVE: Sara Sigmundsdottir Talks 2023 Comeback Ahead of her WZA Debut

After failing to qualify for the 2022 CrossFit Games by just one spot at the Lowlands Throwdown Semifinal, Sara Sigmundsdottir is back and ready to make another run at the Games.

Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil sits down with Sigmundsdottir for an exclusive interview during a Spacer Mobility (who sponsors the Icelandic athlete) Yacht tour in Miami ahead of TYR Wodapalooza, where she’ll compete both individually and on a team. She’ll also talk about lessons she learned from last season, and even engage in some fun rapid-fire questions from Kalil and the audience.

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  How to Watch 2023 TYR Wodapalooza and Schedule of Events  

How to Watch 2023 TYR Wodapalooza and Schedule of Events

The 11th celebration of community and fitness at Bayfront Park kicks off today and we have everything you need to know to catch the action, whether you’re tuning in from home or in-person under the Miami sun.

How to watch: The live stream will be available on Loud and Live’s YouTube page each day of competition, January 12-15th.

Who’s competing: Here’s the full roster of elite athletes throwing down this weekend; 23 of which (12 women and 11 men) who are competing in both team and individual — the inaugural year that they’re able to do so.

Schedule of events: We have all the elite team and individual workouts and start times (in your local time zone) on our TYR Wodapalooza competition hub, and the schedule for all of the divisions is posted on the TYR Wodapalooza website.

Stay in the loop: The Morning Chalk Up team will be providing onsite coverage in Miami of the competition, including exclusive athlete interviews, highlights, photos and daily recaps on our YouTube channel and Instagram page.

  Breaking Down the Team Events for TYR Wodapalooza  

Breaking Down the Team Events for TYR Wodapalooza

All of the team events have been released for the 2023 TYR Wodapalooza and there’s a mix of classic synchro teamwork, along with work-to-rest ratios that will force athletes to move at extremely high intensities. Both the men’s and women’s team divisions are bringing some of the biggest names in the sport to the competition floor this weekend, today we’re breaking down each event and giving you teams to watch based on the programming.

Event 1: Start Fast, Finish Faster 

Complete for time, in relay style:

Round 1

Athlete 1 – 42 HSPU/420ft Shuttle Run
Athlete 2 – 42 Pistols/420ft Shuttle Run
Athlete 3 – 42 C2B/420ft Shuttle Run

Round 2

Athlete 1 – 42 HSPU/240m Row
Athlete 2 – 42 Pistols/240m Row
Athlete 3 – 42 C2B/240m Row

Time Cap: 13 Minutes

What to expect: It appears that this workout will allow teams to play to their strengths, with each individual being assigned a gymnastics movement followed by a shuttle run in round one and a row in round two. This workout will be an all-out sprint, with the top teams doing their gymnastics movement unbroken and then getting through the monostructural movement as quickly as possible. Expect to see some exciting races with “Start Fast, Finish Faster.”

Women’s teams to watch:

  • A.K.A Humble Killers (Alex Gazan, Kari Pearce, Arielle Lowen)
  • The Dottirs ft. MOB (Annie Thorisdottir, Mallory O’Brien, Katrin Davidsdottir)
  • The Girls (Alexis Raptis, Feeroozeh Saghafi, Christine Kolenbrander)

Men’s teams to watch: 

  • The Boyz (Chandler Smith, Noah Ohlsen, Travis Mayer)
  • King B.K & Friends (Tola Morakinyo, Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson, Khan Porter)
  • Team GOWOD (Willy Georges, Roman Khrennikov, Jay Crouch)
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