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CROSSFIT QUARTERFINALS 2021
Here are the first two CrossFit Team Quarterfinals Tests:
For total time:
2 rounds each of:
15 strict handstand push-ups
15 dumbbell hang power cleans 50/35
100 double-undersMale athlete 1 completes 1 round, then male athlete 2 completes 1 round. Repeat.Then immediately into 2 rounds each of:15 kipping handstand push-ups
Male athlete 1 completes 1 round, then male athlete 2 completes 1 round. Repeat.
After the men have finished, the women complete the same sequence.
50-lb. dumbbells / 35-lb. dumbbells
Time cap: 30 min.
M/F pair 1:70 synchro GHD sit-ups
14 rope climbs, one 15-ft. rope, switch as needed
70 synchro alternating single leg squats
50 synchro GHD sit-ups
10 rope climbs, one 15-ft. rope, switch as needed
50 synchro alternating single leg squatsWhen M/F pair 1 finishes, M/F pair 2 completes the sequence.
Time cap: 25 min.
Score submissions are due in three separate blocks. The first score submission deadline, for tests 1 and 2 are due by 12:00 PM PT on Friday, April 23; the second score submission deadline, for tests 3 and 4 are due by 12:00 PM PT on Saturday, April 24, the final score submission is due by 12:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 25.
Here are the floor plans for all five workouts and the updated equipment list.
The Quarterfinals leaderboard will be updated after each submission deadline at the Morning Chalk Up.
Official Invitations to the 2021 Age Group Qualifiers will be sent on Monday, April 26.
Here are a few more Speed Reads:
Underdog Athletics, coach Justin Cotler’s programming and coaching company launches on May 3, but athletes interested in competitors’ programming can pre-register now.
The Granite Games, one of CrossFit Games Semifinals, announced it is going forward with a live event on June 4-6 at the Viking Lakes TCO Stadium in Eagan, MN. Tickets will be available soon.
O2 is hiring multiple positionsincluding Director of Brand Marketing and two Fitness Market Development Specialists.
To celebrate Earth Day yesterday, O2 announced that it is officially carbon-neutral. The company also announced a goal of being 100% plastic-free by 2022 and pledged to donate to wildlife conservation, carbon emissions removal, and renewable energy causes.
The Burpee Hour returns on June 5. Created last summer by 12 Labours CrossFit in Annapolis and Columbia, MD to help locally-owned restaurants struggling in the early days of the pandemic. The workout is simply one hour of burpees followed by ordering a big recovery meal from your favorite locally-owned restaurant. More details about this year’s event will be released soon.
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Multiple Semifinal organizers confirmed that prize purses for their upcoming events would be set by CrossFit and uniform across the board. Additionally, Semifinals said they also wouldn’t be responsible for supplying the money for the prize purses.
One big thing: The change from the previous two CrossFit Games seasons where individual events had discretion over their prize purses does two things automatically:
Removes the burden on cash-strapped Semifinals to come up with bigger and bigger purses.
Standardizes prize payouts across the board. Since athletes can neither compete in more than one Semifinal event nor select their own events, inconsistent payouts would unfairly favor athletes competing at one event over another.
It’s also worth noting that standardizing payouts has the potential to curtail top-end payouts. During the two years of Sanctionals, organizers pushed payouts levels to $50,000 for first place, not including individual event wins. Higher earning incentives played a significant factor in deciding where to compete, and allowed both Patrick Vellner and Sara Sigmundsdottir to earn the second highest last season even without significant Games payouts.
Don’t think of a white bear. Avoid all thoughts of a white bear for the duration of this article. Don’t you do it. Think of anything but a white bear. A brown bear will do. Just not white.
The word “diet” has two important definitions, although one tends to dominate our concept of the term. It is fundamentally the kind of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. When post people hear the word “diet” the second definition comes to mind, which is a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.
Get Stronger and Reduce Anxiety, Suggests New Research
New research from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA suggests that greater physical strength might be correlated with reduced levels of anxiety.
The details: The April 2 article, “Physical Strength Partly Explains Sex Differences in Trait Anxiety in Young Americans,” published in the academic journal, Psychological Science, measured grip strength and self-perceived physical formidability, and discovered that both greater grip strength, as well as perceived strength, was associated with lower levels of anxiety in both men and women, explained Dr. Damian Murray, a social psychologist and one of the study’s researchers.
The impetus of the study came from the well-established finding in personality psychology that women tend to be more anxious than men. “So we wanted to look at whether this is at least in part attributable to physical capacity,” Murray explained.
The research was broken into two studies. The first included 374 Tulane University students, while the second included 504 participants.
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 Regan Huckaby.
Five sets for time of:
6 Bar Muscle-Ups
12 Strict Handstand Push-Ups
24 Wall Balls (20/14 pounds or 9/6 kgs)
6 Squat Cleans (185/135 pounds or 84/61 kgs)
Rest 2 minutes
Some advice from Regan: “When I look at this workout, I automatically think “sprint sets.” I would tackle each set by trying to push my pace and make everything unbroken!! GET ITTT!!”
To inquire about submitting an upcoming workout of the week, shoot us a note.
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