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May 11   |   POWERED BY


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • Momentous is the new Supplement and Sports Nutrition sponsor of the CrossFit Games
  • At 13 years old, Trenna Gessell may be the youngest Games qualifier ever
  • Todd Meleney offers his fairwell from NOBULL
  • Ommyx can help you unscramble your fitness
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  CrossFit Inks Multi-Year Deal With Momentous, a New Supplement Partner  

CrossFit Inks Multi-Year Deal With Momentous, a New Supplement Partner

CrossFit has made a significant move ahead of the start of Semifinals. HQ has signed a multi-year deal naming Momentous the Official Supplements and Sports Nutrition Partner of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, a press release today read.

Remind me: Based in Park City, Momentous is a major brand in the athletic field with a focus on improving human performance. Its list of products includes items focused on muscle growth, endurance, joint and bone strength, immune support, gut health, and many other “pain points” that people experience in everyday life.

  • Momentous has ties to four major American sports leagues, which include the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Momentous also works with key figures in Lacrosse, surfing, skiing, running, cycling, rock climbing, college sports, and CrossFit.
  • The partnership with the NFL is fitting considering that CEO Jeff Byers, a former center, played in the NFL from 2010 until 2014 while suiting up for multiple teams.
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Not sure what to get your mom or wife for Mother’s Day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our Shopping Guide for Fit Mamas.

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🚨🚨🚨 Flash Sale!: We are doing a bit of spring cleaning at the Morning Chalk Up, and right now all apparel and patches are on sale. While supplies last.

ICYMI: Sara Sigmundsdottir is the newest LSKD athlete.

  13-Year-Old Trenna Gessell Qualifies for CrossFit Games  


13-Year-Old Trenna Gessell Qualifies for CrossFit Games

On July 4, 2009, “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the number one song in America. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince debuted that month, and swine flu was big news in the United States. On that same day, Trenna Gessell was born.

Now, at 13-years-old, Gessell has qualified for the CrossFit Games, possibly the youngest to ever do so.

As a child, Gessell had done hockey and gymnastics, but was looking for “more” during the early days of COVID and found CrossFit through her mother, who already attended classes. She quickly got into Olympic Weightlifting, since a large group of kids her own age at her gym did it, and hasn’t looked back since.

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  Todd Meleney Shares His Thoughts on Departure From NOBULL  

Todd Meleney Shares His Thoughts on Departure From NOBULL

NOBULL Chief Marketing Officer Todd Meleney has resigned from his position at the company and put out a statement reflecting on the move and what his next steps might be.

Remind me: Morning Chalk Up reported over the weekend that Meleney would be resigning. Meleney was the most public-facing employee of NOBULL and helped the company grow as one of the original team members back in 2013.

  • “Over the last year, I’ve reflected a lot on what matters most to me and what I want out of the next chapter of my career and life. It became clear to me that it’s time to make changes,” said Meleney, in a statement to Morning Chalk Up.
  • “While this news may be surprising to some, it didn’t happen overnight. I’m proud of how I got to this moment. I’m grateful for the opportunity I received back then. But I’m ready to focus my energy on all the amazing people and opportunities around me.”
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  How Ommyx Unscrambles the Chaos and Becomes the “Second Brain for your Health”  

How Ommyx Unscrambles the Chaos and Becomes the “Second Brain for your Health”

We all know that person who is always the first one to hop on the newest gear and gadgets, but still struggles to improve their performance, sleep, stress levels.

Maybe that person is even you?

You’re tracking your macros on one app, your sleep on another, your steps on a third and your workouts on a fourth. So why isn’t it translating to the results you want?

Here’s the thing: You might be tracking everything, but if your data from all your various apps and wearables isn’t working together, your path to improvement can be a challenging one to navigate. Maybe you’re even getting contradictory information because your apps aren’t looking at the big picture.

For better results, when it comes to health and fitness, you need to look at as many aspects of your life as you can to determine what the most impactful changes you can make really are. And often this is far too complex for the human brain, or even a spreadsheet, to compute.

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Shop for Mom

Looking for something to get your Mom or your special lady for Mother’s Day? If she’s a CrossFitter, then we’ve got some ideas for you! Check out the Mother’s Day Shopping Guide for Fit Mamas to find a gift while you still have time!




How To Improve GPP for Gymnastics With Power Monkey Training

Do you skip the programming when you see gymnastics movements in the workout? Download the Power Monkey Training app to gain confidence in your gymnastics skills. The Monkey Method program includes all levels of training, offers a comprehensive approach to building strength, shape, & dynamic foundations for gymnastics.



The Burgener Clean Warm-Up

Do you want to be the best athlete you can be? That means drilling the basics and practicing your skills daily, like with this clean warm-up.



Soft (Like, Next Level Soft) Joggers

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The Different Types of Deadlifts

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between RDLs and traditional deadlifts? Us too! Watch this video to learn more.


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

  • 🎂 Happy birthday, Meg Reardon and the Morning Chalk Up’s own Maggie Weaver.
  • 😱 Congratulations to Sally from Redefined Fitness in Spring, TX on the 200 pound/90.7kg deadlift at 75 years old.
  • Ioannis Papadopoulos snatched 341.7 pounds/155kg in the 2023 Athens Throwdown this past weekend, and went on to win the Men’s 35+ division.
  • Biel Believe from Porão CrossFit in Fortaleza, Brazil takes “beach bod” to a whole new level as he reps out strict bar muscle-ups in his wheelchair.
  • Travis Mayer and CrossFit UNTD celebrated member Terry McDonald‘s 6 year heart attack survivor anniversary this past weekend with a WOD they call “TMac’s Revenge“.

👼 Maverick CrossFit in Melbourne, FL is hosting a fundraiser WOD on July 8th from 10am-3pm to honor members Clint and Laura’s infant daughter, Myla, who passed away from Sudden Infant Death (SIDS). All proceeds will go to Emma’s Footprints, a nonprofit organization that supports parents through pregnancy and infant loss with therapy, burial services, and more.

  • Event shirts are available for purchase here. Donations can be made here.
  • “Myla”
    Buy-in: 2022m Row
    4 Rounds of:
    8 Bar Muscle-ups
    24 Double-unders
    10 Deadlifts (225/155)
    27 Burpees
    Buy-out: 2022m Run
3/2: The LKW Games (Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina)
3/9: The Valkyrie Fitness Competition (Tampa, FL)
3/16: Upper Hunter Strongest Novice (Muswellbrook, Australia)
3/16: Oceanside CrossFit 1st Annual Shamwod & Shenanigains (Oceanside, Ca)
3/16: Shamwod & Shenanigains (Oceanside, Ca)
3/16: Shamwod & Shenanigains (oceanside, ca)
3/23 - 3/24: Beach Brawl (Spring) (Pensacola Beach, FL)
3/23: Masters Distinguished Games (Fort Wright, KY)
3/23: CFL Teen Take Over (Lorton, VA)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Minnesota (Austin, Minnesota)
4/6 - 4/7: SeaDog Summer Showdown (Jupiter, Florida)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Kentucky (Richmond, Kentucky)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Ohio (Lancaster, Ohio)
4/6: Best Babes Decatur (Decatur, Alabama)
4/6: Best Babes 608 (Janesville, Wisconsin)
4/6: Best Babes South Carolina (Beufort, South Carolina)
4/6: Best Babes Houston (Houston, Texas)
4/6: Best Babes Wyoming (Cheyene, Wyoming)
4/6: War Off I-4 (Deland, FL)
4/6 - 4/7: No Pain No Game (Legnano, Italy)
4/6 - 4/7: Shack Team Edition (Rome, Italy)
4/6: Best Babes South Carolina (Beaufort, SC)
4/6: Best Babes Decatur (Decatur, AL)
4/6 - 4/7: Landifornian Battle (Seignosse, France)
4/6: Two Peas in a Pod: Mixed Gender Partner Comp (Burlington, MA)
4/6: Best Babes Tampa (Tampa, Florida)
4/13: Queens of Oly Rockledge (Rockledge, FL)
4/13: Queens of Oly East Tennessee (Bulls Gap, TN)
4/13: Fittest on Main (Boaz, AL)
4/19 - 4/21: Crash Crescendo (Spartanburg, SC)
4/20: First EVER Adaptive Festivus Games Competition (Waterford, United States)
4/20: Barbells For Bullies: Community Workout Savannah (Savnnah, Georgia, US)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Masiphumelele (Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa)
4/20: Festivus Games (Goderich, Canada)
4/20: Festivus Games (Clermont, FL)
4/20: Festivus Games @ The Gym – CrossFit Kilo (Cedar Falls, IA)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CBM Sirens (Caledonia, MS)
4/20: Festivus Games @ Coyote Valley (San Jose, CA)
4/20 - 4/21: Okanagan Valley Throwdown (Penticton, British Columbia)
4/20: The Fittest 4 (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
4/20: Embrace the Challenge (Mentor, Ohio)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Pagosa (Pagosa Springs, CO)
4/20: Festivus Games (WAUKESHA, WI)
4/20 - 4/21: BGR Contest Spring Edition (Bergerac, France)
4/20 - 4/21: Okanagan Valley Throwdown (Penticton, British Columbia, Canada)
4/26 - 4/28: Crash Crescendo (Spartanburg, SC)
4/27: Cap Crown Throwdown (Gladstone, Australia)
4/28: 249 Spring Throwdown (Sittingbourne, Kent, England)

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