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The CrossFit Black Friday Shopping Guide

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition is powered by The Ready State.

Give yourself something you REALLY want for the holidays…

…more PRs!

Virtual Mobility Coach gives you customized daily mobility videos, curated by Dr. Kelly Starrett.

These are the same mobilizations he uses with Olympic gold medalists, pro athletes, and CrossFit Games champions. And with better range-of-motion, you can move more weight with less effort. So your PRs don’t stand a chance.

Sign up for a risk-free trial of Virtual Mobility Coach now. Gift memberships also available!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“In spite of warnings, nothing much happens until the status quo becomes more painful than change.” — Peter J. Lawrence

Ben Bergeron Urges Everyone to Compete in Life at His First TED Talk

 

The entire auditorium is dark, except for the running lights on the floor. Music is blaring throughout, and there’s a spotlight on the stage, a circle in red marked in the center. There are four minutes left until the event begins.

The audience is littered with CompTrain shirts, wearing NOBULLS, Rogue fanny packs, and most of them are carry the physique of someone who has been doing CrossFit for a few years.

Ben Bergeron walks out, stopping mid-stage for photos as the emcee announces him, and walks out onto the red circle amidst an uproar of applause.

Except this isn’t a CrossFit event. This is Ben Bergeron’s first TED talk.

“It’s late August of 1994 just a few days before the start of my senior year of High School,” Bergeron begins. “At a pre-season football practice, my coach breaks out the team into two lines for our first tackling drill of the season.”

He continues, sharing a story of the first time he realized he was being attacked by his own mind, standing there in front of Joey, the biggest guy on the football team, forced to go head-to-head with him in practice. “I was completely unable to compete, because my mind had been hijacked,” he shared.

“Since that day, I have become completely obsessed with how our minds affect our performance,” Bergeron continued.

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The Ultimate CrossFit Black Friday Cyber Monday Shopping Guide

 

It’s officially holiday shopping season and no matter what CrossFit items you’re looking for we’ve got you covered with the best Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals that will keep you wodding strong this year.

Happy hunting.

Apparel and Shoes

WIT Fitness
Up to 70% off sitewide
Sign up to beat the line for Black Friday (11/26 – 11/28)

Shop WIT Fitness

The WOD Life
10% off sitewide

Shop The WOD Life

Rogue 
Matte Black November (ends 12/1): Hot Deals, MBF Exclusives, HundoPricing and 5 Items Ship for $5. All deals are while supplies last.

Shop Rogue

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Things To…

 

WATCH: Meet Games Bound Athlete Andrea Solberg
Tommy Marquez caught up with Andrea Solberg who, after finishing behind three Games veterans, was able to punch her ticket to the CrossFit Games by beating out the rest of the field at the CrossFit Filthy 150. Solberg tells Marquez of the changes she made to get there, including take a break from her studies to train with Kristin Holte.
IT’S STILL SURREAL.

 

HEAR: Loud and Live With Mat Fraser
Mat Fraser the 4x Fittest Man on Earth along with Patrick Vellner visit the Loud and Live Headquarters in Miami, FL to launch the very first Episode of Loud and Live Sports Podcast. Hear from them on their friendship story, competing alongside each other, and how they performed on 20.2 going head to head.
THEY’RE LOUD AND LIVE.

 
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WIN: A Trip to Wodapalooza
Introducing beam blends, created especially for the doers, dreamers, thinkers, and creators. Two different blends — Clarity and Dream — one to fuel your focus to tackle the days toughest challenge and the other to recover for a night of deep sleep. All orders from 11/22 until 11/28 will be entered in a giveaway to win a trip to Wodapalooza and a workout with Mat Fraser.
WOD WITH MAT.

 

EAT: Roasted Apple Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing
Simple is elegant, simple is cost effective, and simple is easy so take this super simple recipe for stuffing and dress it up a bit with fresh apples, cranberries and pecans. No one at Thanksgiving will ever know it took you ten minutes to prep.
SIMPLE IS GOOD.

 

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Give yourself something you REALLY want for the holidays…

…more PRs!

Virtual Mobility Coach gives you customized daily mobility videos, curated by Dr. Kelly Starrett.

These are the same mobilizations he uses with Olympic gold medalists, pro athletes, and CrossFit Games champions. And with better range-of-motion, you can move more weight with less effort. So your PRs don’t stand a chance.

Sign up for a risk-free trial of Virtual Mobility Coach now. Gift memberships also available!

Chalk Up Community

 
  • PRE-WORKOUT LAUNCH — NOOMA has just launched their new line of pre-workout made from organic, real ingredients, with electrolytes, no added sugar and only 15 calories. You can get a 2-pack promo for $1.99 and then 25% with a code: “PREWORKOUTLAUNCH”.
  • THIS IS US AND CROSSFIT TOBY — Morning Chalk Up’s Jessica Danger was a guest on the WODDITY podcast yesterday where she gave her take on the This Is Us CrossFit Toby discussion. 
  • INVICTUS FUNDRAISER FOR FIREFIGHTERS — On Saturday, December 7, Invictus CrossFit in San Diego, CA is holding a fundraiser for 555 Fitness, who purchases fitness equipment for in need fire departments.  Organized by Justin Herzogg this event will pair each participant with a first responder.

CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES (a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)

James Sprague cleans 315 poundsLeslie does a 441 pound sled push • Games athlete and CrossFit OC3 Coach Taylor Williamson has joined P10 Performance • The Kandace Chestee was on the cover of Muscle and Fitness MagazineWill Beck deadlifted 365 pounds.

…and this is one team training WOD that requires skill, for sure. 

Sara Sigmundsdottir On CrossFit Filthy 150 — Sara Sigmundsdottir posted about her experience taking first place in Ireland on her Instagram. 

— “Oooo what a weekend!! Filthy 150 you definitely did not disappoint!! Such a big thank you to: Snorri Baron for being a coach, manager, bag carrier, body guard, runner… All the amazing competitors. Biggest thank you to the volunteers. Oo and did I mention how AMAZING the crowd was!!”

Justin Medeiros On CrossFit Filthy 150 — Justin Medeiros, who just took first at the CrossFit Filthy 150, shared his thoughts on the event.

— “It’s been freaking hard to try to describe this weekend and put it into words but I will just try to use one, AWESOME! Super thankful I was able to do it with literally the best support group in the whole world here and at home! Y’all are freaking awesome!”

Confirmed for Rogue Invitational — Bethany Shadburne is confirmed for the Rogue Invitational. BK Gudmundsson is confirmed too. 

SouthFIt CrossFit Challenge — Zeke Grove is confirmed for the SouthFit CrossFit Challenge. 

CrossFit Italian Showdown — Pre-sale spectator tickets are now available for the CrossFit Italian Showdown, a Sanctional taking place in April. 

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“Sigmundsdottir, Medeiros, and ROMWOD Win the Filthy 150, Solberg Earns Invite,” by Tommy Marquez, Morning Chalk Up 

Three days of competition have just wrapped up as the CrossFit Filthy 150 has come to a close, crowning it’s champions and officially awarding one man, one woman, and one team the first Sanctional invite to the 2020 CrossFit Games. The Punchestown Racecourse played host to nine events for individuals and teams, and the occasional rainfall and chilly temperature was no match for the heated competition and droves of dedicated fans.

Despite entering the day in third overall – 26 points back from first – there wasn’t a hotter team than the ROMWOD meat squad. After a stumble out of the Gates in event 1, the crew of Brooke Haas, Christian Harris, Kelly Baker, and Dex Hopkins finished the next five events in 2nd place or better. The opening event of day three wasn’t any different, with ROMWOD cruising through the box jump overs, and final set of strict presses to win the event ahead of team Nation to snag the overall lead.

Both teams ROMWOD was chasing to start the day – The Athlete Program and The Program – had their worst event finishes of the weekend on day three, and it was enough to give ROMWOD breathing room in the final two events and they cruised to a pair of third place finishes to close the weekend and seal the deal on their invite to the Games.

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CHALK UP CALENDAR

12/6 – 12/8: SouthFit Challenge (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
12/7: New Wods on the Block (Lubbock, TX)
12/7: Granite Games Winter Throwdown (Lubbock, TX)
12/7: Warrior Affiliate League Battle Royale (Whittier, CA)
12/7: Game of Rowers (Norwood, MA)
12/7: 2019 Local RIVals Series (Colchester, CT)
12/7: Granite Games Throwdown at Slate CrossFit (Seattle, WA)
12/7: 4th Annual Reindeer Games (Bismarck, ND)
12/7: Granite Games Throwdown at Snake River CrossFit (Nampa ID)
12/7: Granite Games at Crossfit North Charleston (Charleston, NC)
12/7: 555 Fitness Fundriser at CrossFit Invictus (San Diego, CA)
12/7: Coffland Hero WOD Challenge (Columbia, MD)
12/7 – 12/8: Pandaland CrossFit Challenge (Chengdu, China)
12/7 – 12/8: CrossFit Winter Classic (Cleveland, OH)
12/11 – 12/14: Dubai CrossFit Championship (Dubai, UAE)
12/14: Battle Buddy Mixed Pairs Team Competition (Santa Cruz, CA)
12/15: Strong New York (New York, NY)
12/15: Syndicate Vault (Columbia, MD) 
12/18: 2nd Über Belles and Balls (Bandera, TX)

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