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Rocking in the UAE: The Dubai Fitness Championship is upon us and Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil and Preslie Hirsch are both in the United Arab Emirates. They will be giving us on the ground coverage from Dec. 2-4 on our website, social media and YouTube so stayed glue for regular updates throughout. 🇦🇪
Also, in case you missed it: Kalil spoke to sports analyst Joey Adduci and emcee Bella Martin to reveal their podium picks for the elite women’s field in Dubai.
Dream sponsorship: Two-time reigning CrossFit Games champion Justin Medeiros now has a deal with Chipotle and we’re not sure we could get anymore jealous of this one.
Programming Strongman Workouts “Critical” Says CrossFit Games Athlete Rob Orlando
Strongman implements have been a mainstay in elite CrossFit competitions.
From pig flips and snail pushes to Yoke carries and sled pushes and pulls, but it feels like, at least for strict strength elements, Strongman has taken a front seat. The 2022 CrossFit Games featured a sandbag ladder, while the 2022 Rogue Invitational featured a log press.
It seems like the Strongman modality is being featured in CrossFit like never before. And for those mere mortals hitting class at local affiliates, Strongman experts say it’s time they start implementing it into their weekly training too.
“It’s not just necessary, it’s as important and critical as everything else that you do across the gym,” says Rob Orlando, a fixture in the sport of CrossFit and owner and head coach of Hybrid Athletics, a CrossFit Strongman gym with locations in Bridgeport and Stamford, CT.
“Any gym owner or programmer who is not, whether it’s intentional or not intentional, plugging this stuff into their program it’s a huge missed opportunity,” he continued.
Athletes to Watch Beyond the Podium: Dubai Fitness Championship
Ahead of the kick-off to the 10th annual Dubai Fitness Championship, we’re now looking at athletes that will potentially be just outside the podium to watch. Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil brought on sports analyst Joey Adduci to give an inside look at which men and women athletes he’ll be keeping an eye on to make a breakthrough in Dubai.
Various stereotypes surrounding Dubai are typically tied to the weather, religion, and riches. And while the emirate boasts beautiful skylines including the tallest building in the world and pristine ocean-front views, there are still major misconceptions surrounding life in Dubai, including for fitness professionals and the fitness community.
Between watching Netflix’s Dubai Bling and scrolling through Google’s responses for Life In Dubai, anyone who hasn’t visited the emirate would be dreadfully confused about what to expect.
Real Dubai life is somewhere between those two extremes. This might not show much during a competition like Dubai Fitness Championship, but hopefully, some of these highlights will help.
The tenth annual Dubai Fitness Championship kicks off tomorrow and we’ve got everything you need to know to stay up to date on the action all weekend long. Across three days of workouts programmed by HWPO, 40 athletes in total (20 men, 20 women) from 17 countries will take the competition floor in Dubai, UAE for a chance at some serious prize money.
Who to watch: Competitors from around the world have made the trek to the City of Gold for their chance to earn some shiny hardware on their own to take home. We’ve done a deep dive into the roster:
Schedule: The events, which have not been announced yet at the time of publishing, will be live streamed on YouTube and Dubai Sports TV. As the workouts are released, you can find the details and schedule of events in your local time zone on our Dubai Fitness Championship competition hub.
We do know that Friday is off-site in the morning, but no other information is available at this time
Saturday and Sunday will take place in the afternoon at Coca-Cola arena
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