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“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” - Leymah Gbowee

  WODProof’s AI Update Bionic Introduces New Motion Analysis Technology  

WODProof’s AI Update Bionic Introduces New Motion Analysis Technology

WODProof launched a new program to help Pro members improve their mobility and range of motion while becoming better overall athletes. WODProof Bionic tracks and analyzes movement in real time with the goal of providing unique mobility plans for each user.

The details: Bionic uses the WODProof app and the camera on mobile devices to assess mobility through a series of seven tests. Bionic recognizes each joint and compares the positions to a Gold Standard, which WODProof based on CrossFit Games competitor Thuri Helgadottir.

  • Bionic will take this information and create a personalized plan for each user to improve their mobility and range of motion. There will also be check-ins every 30 days to track progress.
  • WODProof Bionic began development after a Tel Aviv-based tech company, Sency, acquired WODProof. The AI technology provided the opportunity to track and analyze movements during workouts. There is no estimate about range of motion. The angles provide exact details to make the plan more accurate.
  • WODProof spent seven months perfecting the technology after the acquisition instead of immediately launching Bionic. The company learned from millions of data points and focused on creating the best tests to examine mobility.

WODProof Bionic is only available to Pro members of the WODProof app. Users can activate a free trial in order to test their mobility and range of motion for free, but they will need to subscribe for $9.99 per month or $83.99 per year.

Adam Grinker, Founder and CEO of WODProof: “Athletes no longer need to navigate and pay subscriptions to so many platforms. WODProof is now positioned as a super premium product that makes our PRO members use it as they are ‘wearing a Bionic fitness suit’ including everything they need to become better than ever before, not just as a slogan.”

Grinker actually teased this release back in March 2021: “If I can give you a small hint, I can say that WODProof is now the go-to tool of most of the CrossFit community athletes,” Grinker told the Morning Chalk Up at the time. “In 2021, WODProof will be the most efficient and powerful tool for the everyday routine. It won’t only be for workouts.”

The bottom line: WODProof already offered a robust assortment of workout programs for Pro members, ranging from specific rowing courses to at-home fitness and weightlifting options. The integration with Concept2 machines and the timer overlays for recorded videos made the app the go-to place for the CrossFit Open and other competitions. Adding in the personalized mobility plans through Bionic only removed the need for multiple subscriptions and extra fitness apps.

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ICYMI: “CrossFit Games Employees Warned of E. coli in Lake Monona By Public Health Officials, Athletes Got Sick, One Required IV”

The 2022 CrossFit Health Virtual Conference kicks off tomorrow: January 21 – 22.

  • Healthcare Professionals, Physicians and CF-L3 Trainers can now earn up to 8.5 CME or 8 CEU.
  • Cost is $69 to register. 

Wodapalooza vows to improve communication after severe weather delays caused confusion and cancelation of some events, in an email to staff and volunteers:

  • “We are extremely apologetic that you were in the dark about what was happening or didn’t get the information in time. We want you to know that we will be working to correct these issues for next year, so that all communications happen in a timely, accurate, and convenient way.”
  • “While we cannot change the fact that there was extreme weather that forced a stop to competition, we know that quicker, more accurate communication with all of you would have changed your Sunday experience significantly.”

The European CrossFit Masters Championship has been postponed due to COVID-19 indefinitely.

  The Nate WOD Challenge Returns in 2022 to Benefit One Summit  

The Nate WOD Challenge Returns in 2022 to Benefit One Summit

The details: The 2022 Nate WOD Challenge will take place from February 4 until March 4 at CrossFit boxes across the country. Participants can register online as either an individual or as a team while those unable to complete the workout can opt to make a donation.

  • The Nate WOD honor brothers Nate and Josh Hardy. Nate was a Navy SEAL and Purple Heart recipient who lost his life in action on February 4, 2008. Josh lost his battle to childhood cancer.
  • 2022 marks the second year in which the Nate WOD Challenge lasts one full month. One Summit made this change in 2021 to work around COVID restrictions at CrossFit boxes.


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2 Muscle-Ups
4 Handstand Push-Ups
8 Kettlebell Swings (2/1.5 pood)

The 2021 version of the Nate WOD Challenge raised more than $19,000 for One Summit. Organizers have set a new goal for 2022. They hope to raise $25,000 during the month-long challenge.

The prizes: Once again, participants in the Nate WOD Challenge will have the opportunity to compete for prizes, courtesy of NOBULL. Prizes will go to the gym with the most rounds completed, the person with the highest individual score, and the gym that raises the most money.

  • Individuals are only eligible for prizes if they fundraise $75. Teams will be eligible for prizes if they fundraise $500. Participants will also be eligible for a 20% discount at RokFit, a company that creates athletic streetwear.
  • NOBULL donated $2,000 in gift cards as prizes. $600 will go to the gym with the most completed rounds, $100 will go to the highest-scoring male and female participants, and $1,200 will go to the gym that raises the most money.

A new supporter: While NOBULL will make its return to the Nate WOD Challenge, a new company will join and lend significant support. Podium Nutrition, the creation of CrossFit darlings Mat Fraser, Heber Cannon, Marston Sawyers, and industry veterans Paul Haverland and Jeremy Osborne, will send Podium Hydro & Salt and Podium Fuse to the participating CrossFit boxes.

  The Nate WOD Challenge Returns in 2022 to Benefit One Summit  

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Your Concept 2 From Your Assault Rower

Underheard truth in CrossFit competition? Equipment matters. And changing up rowers, barbells, or boxes can affect how you should approach a workout. Check out this clip of Chris Hinshaw explaining the difference between rowing on a Concept 2 and the Assault Rower used at Wodapalooza.




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How Retiring From Competition Changes Your Physique

Marcus Filly may have retired from competition in 2016...but that doesn't mean he's retired from being one fit guy. See why training less doesn't have to mean piling on the pounds, and how training (and eating) for life is different than for competition.



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A Comedian Crushing Fran

The latest Buttery Bros video dropped yesterday and it's the mash-up you never knew you needed. Comedian Bryan Callen joined the guys for a beginning of the year benchmark we all love to hate...Fran.


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  • Becca Voigt completed a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 ring muscle-up workout in unbroken sets.
  • Congratulations to Grace Guzman from CrossFit UNTD in Alpharetta, GA on the 135 pound/61kg squat clean PR.
  • 👀 16-year-old Olivia Kersetter did the WZA OC Remix workout from Wodapalooza at home in 7:25. This score would have earned her 6th place in the elite division.
  • Elijah “EZ” Muhammad gets a lifting session in with his son. #startthemyoung
  • Congratulations to Joshua Hong from CrossFit Five Plus in Beverly, MA on the Bayside Chipper event win in the Rx Men’s Division at Wodapalooza, with a time of 7:07.

🗓 The National High School Strength and Conditioning Association (NHSSCA) is hosting a #Family Day Strength and Conditioning Clinic in Topeka, KS on Saturday, February 5th, 2022. Registration is free and open to the public. The event is intended to provide continued education for coaches and other individuals working with high school athletes.

3/1 - 3/31: Sit Ups For Pups (Everywhere, Anywhere Online)
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 Ohio (Lancaster, Ohio)
4/6 - 4/7: SeaDog Summer Showdown (Jupiter, Florida)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Minnesota (Austin, Minnesota)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Kentucky (Richmond, Kentucky)
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: 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: First EVER Adaptive Festivus Games Competition (Waterford, United States)
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)

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