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FIRST LOOK: The 2020 CrossFit Games Rulebook and Drug Testing Policy
The 2020 CrossFit Games Rulebook and Drug Testing Policy will be released later today on the CrossFit Games website. Morning Chalk Up poured through an advanced copy to break down what you need to know regarding changes, the general flow, and logistics for the 2019-2020 Games season.
Important Dates: The rulebook outlines some of the specific dates, deadlines, and format details for competition throughout the season that everyone should be aware of.
The Open. The 2020 Open will run five weeks and consist of five workouts, with one workout being released each week starting Thursday, October 10, at 5:00 PM PT. Subsequent workouts will be released on October 17, 24, 31, and November 7 at 5:00 PM PT.
Open Submission Deadline. The submission deadline for Open workouts remains the same as in previous years; the Monday following the release of each workout at 5:00 PM PT. The 2020 Open will officially close Monday, November 11, at 5:00 PM PT.
The Age Group Online Qualifier (AGOQ). The AGOQ will begin on Thursday, March 12, at 5:00 PM PT with the release of the qualifier workouts and athletes will have until Monday, March 16, at 5:00 PM PT to submit their scores and/or videos.
Note: rules and regulations that are entirely new to this season will be noted.
Qualifying spots to the Games remain unchanged. The top 20 individual men and women worldwide in the Open, along with the National Champions of each country, will earn a qualifying spot to the 2020 CrossFit Games, just as they did last year.
(NEW) National Champion spots will now be backfilled,if and only if a National Champion also earns a spot at the CrossFit Games as a member of a team, and elects to compete at the Games on that team (4.02). Athletes who have full intention of competing on a team at the Games can compete in the Open without fear of occupying the National Champion spot of their country and blocking another athlete from taking it. Example: Joe Scali.
WATCH: May the Games Begin with BK Gudmundsson
Take an inside look a look at VIRUS Team athlete BK Gudmundsson during Event 2 and Event 3 of the 2019 CrossFit Games. This year’s CrossFit Games was one to be remembered as Gudmundsson raced to make the cuts and went head-to-head with CrossFit Games Champion Matt Fraser. A RACE TO THE TOP.
HEAR: What it Takes to Get Lean
On this week’s episode of the Working Against Gravity podcast, hosts Michael and Adee Cazayoux break down the A to B model for achieving your goal of getting lean. They explain how to know when the things that used to work for you aren’t working anymore and show how thinking through the A to B model can help you make progress toward your goals. GET LEAN.
DISCOVER: What’s on the Shelves at Invictus
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EAT: No Bake Chocolate Chip Protein Balls
Whip a batch of these gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chip protein balls up and stick them in the freezer for guilt free treats all weekend. And, you can mix in dark or milk chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips, or even dried cranberries or cherries for a variety of flavors. FROZEN PROTEIN TREATS.
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WIN JACOB HEPPNER’S GAMES BELT — You can bid on Jacob Heppner’s signed Winston the Corgi 2Pood belt from the CrossFit Games. All proceeds will go towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY — Alison Scudds and Nikki Pettel, Israel’s national champion, go head-to-head in today’s workout of the day powered by RPM Training.
GRAND OPENING — IRB CrossFit in Indian Rocks Beach, FL is having their grand opening August 31. There will be a beach WOD with paddle boarding, a food truck, DJ, and local businesses setting up booths in the gym.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES(a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)
…and we hope you stay as cool asTommy Vinas this weekend.
The Open Registration is Live — Registration for the Open is now live. The Open begins October 10.
Wodapalooza and IOQ Workout Four — Yesterday, Workout 4 of the Wodapalooza Online Qualifier and International Online Qualifier was announced. Registered athletes have until Monday, September 2 at 5:00 PM PT to submit their scores.
150 Wallballs (20/14 pounds)
Perform in any order, until completion of total work.
Registration for the 2020 Italian Showdown — Yesterday, organizers announced registration for the 2020 Italian Showdown will open in November.
— If you enjoyed the cuts in Madison, then the 2020 Italian Showdown is up your alley. 1,500 slots will be available for Individuals, Teams and Age Groups and will be filled on a first-registered first-admitted basis regardless of category or age division.
— All the registrants will participate on the first day of the competition on April 24, 2020, narrowing the field through three days of competition. The best man, woman and team will be awarded with the invitation to the CrossFit Games.
James Hobart on Getting His Hands Dirty — James Hobart posted a message on Instagram about always being willing to do hard work.
— “Don’t be above any job. I think that as we grow, as our businesses, roles, and responsibilities grow we won’t be able to do every job, sometimes your resources and skills are needed elsewhere.
— “But damn…don’t be above any job. Some of the most interesting and important successful people I have learned from are still willing to grab a mop, take out the trash, and wash dishes with the new hire. This isn’t the only thing needed for success, but its hard not to want to emulate it when you see it in others.”
Finding CrossFit After a Terrible Injury — Brett Holt was involved in a involved in an accident, causing severe injuries to his neck followed by surgery to place pins in his spine. Eight months after starting CrossFit at Vanguard Fitness in New South Wales, Holt completed his first competition over the weekend.
–“I feel I have a different perception on things definitely. After being so close to being a quadriplegic or nearly dying, you really start to appreciate what you have and the smaller things in life which we all take for granted way too much. But being able to move, is a reminder of just how lucky I am so I’ll continue to do so while I can, cause that’s what we were made to do!!”
Angie, Barbara, Chelsea, Diane, Elizabeth and Fran – to anyone in the non-CrossFit speaking world these names hold little weight but to us, they’re almost biblical – “The Girls” – or original benchmarks.
Since 2003, their roll call has expanded, but if you ask Coach Greg Glassman the intent has always been the same.
“I thought that anything that left you flat on your back looking up at the sky, asking what the f*** happened to me deserved a female’s name.”
Turns out when we started digging, the origins of some of ‘The Girls’ are a little more poetic.
In lieu of several benchmarks popping up on mainsite of late (and even testing athletes at the 2019 Games) we thought it was time to become better acquainted.
Kelly. Back in the early days of CrossFit.com, the scores of Kelly Moore were almost unattainable and provided the ultimate benchmark.
The story goes after smashing another one of the daily workouts, she attributed yet another impressive performance to the fact there was no running, wall balls or box jumps in said workout. Not long after, “Kelly” was born.