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Morning Chalk Up

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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • The 2022 CrossFit Open begins today!
  • Is there a movement away from caffeine as a pre-workout?
  • Mayhem is bringing some serious firepower to the 2022 CrossFit Games
  • So, who is going to win the CrossFit Open?
 
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SPEED READS

The 2022 CrossFit Open is here! 🥳

  • How to watch? Morning Chalk Up has you covered for all of your Open needs.

Massive Giveaway: Born Primitive has teamed up with Assault Fitness to celebrate the 2022 OPEN with a massive giveaway! You’re not going to want to miss out—they are giving away Born Primitive Gift Cards, Assault Fitness Equipment, AND a trip to the 2022 CrossFit Games! PLUS, every single person who enters will receive a $20 Born Primitive gift voucher on us! Enter here.

NYPD vs. FDNY: Who’s the Fittest in the City? Police officers and firefighters will be battling for bragging rights to kick off the Open today. The video of the competiton will be posted on CrossFit’s YouTube.

In case you missed it, Lauren Kalil, the host of The Bottom Line, chatted with Emma Lawson and her thoughts on leaving the age group divisions behind.

  • “The end goal has always been to be able to compete against the elite athletes, or just trying to make it into that division as a teenager. Even though I was 9th place in Dubai, I felt way more accomplished than I did after winning the teenage division.”

The Torian Pro will be using the three CrossFit Open workouts for its online qualifier, talk about two birds with one stone.

Gabriala Migala, who came in sixth at the 2021 CrossFit Games, is joining the latest trend and dropping a documentary about herself as she makes her way towards the 2022 Games.

Rogue is hiring a whole bunch of positions for people to work at its Columbus, Ohio office, including safety trainers and summer interns.

Wodapalooza is seriously ready for 2023, how ready? They’ve already announced the dates, Jan. 12-15. 🤩

 
LIFESTYLE
  The Movement Away from Caffeine as a Pre-Workout  

The Movement Away from Caffeine as a Pre-Workout

You’ve got an hour before your workout of the day, and let’s face it, you’re tired, sore and the last thing you want to do is attack some wall balls or sell your soul on a Rogue Echo Bike. Enter the stimulant we all hate to love and love to hate: caffeine.

Remind me: The Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health states caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive stimulant in North America where they estimate that more than 80 percent of adults regularly consume it in some form. The average consumption per person is estimated to be 210 to 238 mg per day.

Caffeine is a “stimulant that speeds up the central nervous system,” states the CAMH. “It stimulates the brain, elevates the mood and postpones fatigue.”

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PROFILE
  Strongest Mayhem Team Ever Part of Four Team Offering for 2022  

Strongest Mayhem Team Ever Part of Four Team Offering for 2022

In 2014 when Rich Froning announced his retirement from the individual side of competitive CrossFit and made the switch to the team division, few would have been able to foresee that his team career would eventually surpass his individual career in terms of accomplishments.

Heading into 2022 his teams have won five of the last six team competitions at the CrossFit Games dating back to 2015 (there was no team competition in 2020), and their only blemish came in the form of a runner-up finish in 2017. In addition to that, their second team, CrossFit Mayhem Independence placed fourth in 2018.

Inconsistency of their teams: Despite the fact the Mayhem teams have consistently been the team to beat year after year, their roster has changed every season, and it’s changing again for 2022. Here’s a breakdown of their roster year by year:

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CROSSFIT GAMES
  Who are the Teams to Watch this Season?  

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Who are the Teams to Watch this Season?

One of the most difficult things for fans at any level of the sport is tracking and identifying the team rosters throughout the early parts of the season. We’ve done what we can in the past month leading into the Open to try and assemble a list of prominent teams to keep an eye on this year. We haven’t heard back from every team we reached out to, and some teams have given us some, but not all the information about their team for this year. However, this should give us a pretty good start at least.

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CROSSFIT GAMES
  Who are the Teams to Watch this Season?  

VIDEO: Contenders to Win the CrossFit Open

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The Shoulder Switch Challenge

Grab yourself a dowel and give this stability challenge a try. Testing your core, your shoulders, and your coordination, then tag us in your attempt on Instagram (especially if you fail spectacularly).

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HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • 🎂 Happy birthday, Marcus Wilson.
  • Congratulations to Jonah Lisbon from Pennsylvania on standing up a 345 pound/156.5kg front squat.
  • Davide Ruíu of Tokyo, Japan hit an in-competition snatch of 280 pounds/127kg.
  • Elijah (EZ) Mohammed pulls a 335 pounds/152kg block clean.
  • Congratulations Lucy Saltmarsh from CrossFit Resurgens in Atlanta, GA on improving your snatch by 55 pounds in 18 months for a new max of 120 pound/54.5kg.
  • 🔥 Christine Middleton from CrossFit Milford in Milford, CT hit a PR squat clean at 300 pounds/136kg.

Panama City CrossFit in Panama City, FL hosted a fundraiser workout on Saturday for Change Unchained, a nonprofit organization striving to help trafficked children get back to their families. Proceeds from the workout are going to a tiny home village where families of survivors can stay temporarily while recovering from traumas of trafficking.

 
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