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Singapore’s Elderly Turn to CrossFit to Stay Healthy

 
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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • Who got the biggest Instagram bump from the Dubai Fitness Championship?
  • CrossFit helping elderly population in Singapore as they age
  • Rory McKernan previews the 2022 Legends Championship
  • Recapping Hope in the Desert
  • How to watch the 2022 Legends Championship
 
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COMPETITION
  Who Got the Most Instagram Followers from the Dubai Fitness Championship? 

Who Got the Most Instagram Followers from the Dubai Fitness Championship?

Outside of the CrossFit Games season, three competitions stand out as major off-season opportunities for CrossFit athletes to gain experience, exposure, and prize money—October’s Rogue Invitational, December’s Dubai Fitness Championship, and January’s TYR Wodapalooza. This past Sunday, December 4, competition wrapped up at the Dubai Fitness Championship, hosted in the largest city in the United Arab Emirates.

Two weeks prior to the competition, we logged the follower count of each of the 40 athletes competing. On Monday, December 5, we logged again. Here is a summary of the results.

Nine athletes went into the competition with over 40,000 followers on Instagram.

Instagram Followers Pre-DFC:

  1. Brent Fikowski topped the field with 654,687 Instagram followers
  2. Jamie Simmonds – 226,507
  3. Khan Porter – 193,836
  4. Aimee Cringle – 183,269
  5. Ella Wunger – 100,546
  6. Jonne Koski – 75,379
  7. Tayla Howe – 62,546
  8. Emily Rolfe – 54,787
  9. Matilde Garnes – 41,590
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SPEED READS

In case you missed it: Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil caught up with Freya Moosbrugger’s mom to discuss all the emotions that go into watching your daughter compete.

Grab a cup of joe and tune in: This Friday at 1pm CT, Morning Chalk Up’s Preslie Hirsch will be chatting with the founder of Dark Horse rowing, Shane Farmer. They’ll be talking tips you can apply today to improve your rowing technique, how you should be utilizing the damper, rowing drills you can do in a class setting and more (Rx only). ☕️

Get your rope out: RPM’s 10,000 Double Under Fundraiser is on again.

Another one: You can add Brooke Wells, Amanda Barnhart and Kristie O’Connell to the ever growing list of super teams that will be competing at this year’s TYR Wodapalooza.

Spice up your life: Could spicing up your meals make for a healthier gut?

 
LIFESTYLE
  Can CrossFit Help Singapore’s Aging Population? 

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Can CrossFit Help Singapore’s Aging Population?

Nearly one in five people in Singapore are aged 55 or over. The Southeast Asian country is approaching the growing elderly population with the introduction of new legislation to incentivize wellness. Healthier SG 2023 is a government initiative aiming to shift medical focus from “sick care” to preventative care.

Gyms like CrossFit Innervate and Actualize CrossFit are utilizing functional fitness for aging adults through their masters programs. These classes highlight the power of community among the typically isolated or overlooked aging population and show the positive impact of preventative care.

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COMPETITION
  Can CrossFit Help Singapore’s Aging Population? 

2022 Legends Championship Preview with Rory McKernan

The 2022 Legends Championship, one of the few masters-only CrossFit events, will for the first time commence at CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, Tennessee. Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil caught up with Rory McKernan to chat about what goes into planning this premier event for the Master’s athletes and even gives us a look into programming for the division.

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COMPETITION
  Recapping the First Hope in the Desert Competition 

Recapping the First Hope in the Desert Competition

Last weekend fitness enthusiasts around the world joined together for one common cause: to support women’s safe access to sports in Jericho.

Hope in the Desert, a partner workout programmed via a free competition December 2-4, was a product of the non-profit organization Athletes’ Table, who aims to bring exercise to communities globally around in a way that’s “SIMPLE”: safe, inclusive, mentored, public, local and equitable.

During the first Hope in the Desert challenge, teams of two completed the chipper-style workout in Belgium, the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK and more. The wide reach speaks volumes according to co-founder and Athletes’ Table President, Jonah German, who said “It truly represents that uniting power of sport that we are working to bring to every community on the planet.”

We caught up with a couple of the participants who did the workout throughout the weekend, and they told us that it was powerful to push through a grueling metcon that had a deeper meaning associated with it — largely the intention of the competition.

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COMPETITION
  How to Watch the 2022 Legends Championship 

How to Watch the 2022 Legends Championship

The 2022 Legends Championship, presented by Mayhem Athlete, is set to kick off this week at the world-renowned CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, Tennessee. As a Morning Chalk Up Partner Event, we’ll be helping to bring you all the action throughout the four days of competition.

  • Check out the Legends Championship hub on our site for workout updates, a schedule of events in your local time zone (once available), the most up-to-date leaderboard and more
  • Two of the four days will be streamed on Mayhem’s YouTube page

If you haven’t already, get up to speed with the importance of this master’s event, as well as Lauren Kalil’s live YouTube interview with Rory McKernan.

Competition breakdown: There will be seven different age divisions, with 168 total competitors participating in the live event.

  • 35-39: 32 male and female
  • 40-44: 32 male and female
  • 45-49: 32 male and female
  • 50-54: 24 male and female
  • 55-59: 24 male and female
  • 60-64: 16 male and female
  • 65+: 8 male and female
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HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • 🤯 Ray Fleser, Co-Owner and Head Coach of Ocean State CrossFit in Cranston, RI, completes a 155-pound/70.5kg single-arm squat snatch.
  • Congratulations to Mary Theisen-Lappen from Bloomington, IN on her first place finish and 582-pound/264kg total at the 2022 USA Weightlifting North American Open Finals.
  • CrossFit Games veteran Josh Bridges and his son spend some quality time together in the gym.
  • Physical therapist and CrossFit athlete Jessi Smith demonstrates literal “functional fitness” for her patients.
  • Zelos Games competitor Kimi Boutilier calls out her own no-rep in Workout 1.2. Note: Be like Kimi.
 
 
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