Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. We were among the only analysts to suggest that Samuel Kwant was a podium threat this year, Tommy Marquez breaks down why. And, San Francisco CrossFit closes its doors after 15 years due to the pressures of COVID restrictions.
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“Honestly the whole time I expected I would get on the podium but I would say after day two of the games I knew I could get on the podium, I just had to hang in there.”- Samuel Kwant
The Curious Case Of Samuel Kwant
Samuel Kwant is the 2nd fittest man on the planet.
Not Noah Ohlsen, not Patrick Vellner, nor any of the previous runner-ups to Mat Fraser during his now five year reign at the top.
Let’s be very clear on this, that is not a dig at any of those athletes whatsoever, but given the choice prior to stage one of the CrossFit Games and money on the line, 99.9% of the community would have chosen one of those athletes over Kwant to take home the silver medal.
The Best No-Chalk Grips On The Market: The Element 26 IsoGrips
Are you “that guy”… the chalk addict who starts every set of pull-ups with a fresh batch of that powdery goodness? With the current COVID-19 situation, we’re seeing chalk bans across the board. It’s time embrace 2020 with the latest in grip technology. Introducing the Element 26 IsoGrips.
Made from a unique and insanely grippy Isoprene Polymer (similar to a hot car tire on fresh asphalt) they will help you get a better grip on the bar better than chalk ever could, without the mess and unsanitary powder.
After the 2020 WheelWOD Games were cancelled due to the global COVID pandemic, it’s back, and the qualification process for the 2021 Games kicks off at the end of November.
Remind me: The WheelWOD Games is the pinnacle competition for adaptive athletes. Qualification happens through the WheelWOD Open, an online competition. The ultimate goal of the event that started in 2016 is to find the fittest adaptive athletes in the world.
During the 2020 CrossFit Games, 2008 Champ, Jason Khalipa sat down with Sevan Matossian on his new podcast to discuss his career and accomplishments, as well as Rich Froning's and Mat Fraser's place in CrossFit Games history.
Yesterday, Reebok released a new Nano X colorway as part of the Wonder Woman collaboration. The training shoe features red and gold details, blue and white stars and a comic book illustration sock liner. Check it out and order now, the rest of the collection will be available on November 16.
Brent Fikowski and his team of CrossFit Games regulars (Patrick Vellner, Cole Sager, Chandler Smith, and more) want to help you learn how to move better during all your CrossFit WODs (yes -- even if they are at home). Start your movement journey with a free 7-day trial of The Professor Project.
Side-to-side exercises help to strengthen smaller, stabilizer muscles, which will translate to a stronger squat overall. Give this exercise a try, it's an elevated goblet hold, lateral squat. The key here is to get really strong in the bottom position.
In today’s community round-up, we have some affiliate milestones to celebrate and registration opens for the 2021 Tough Mudder season:
Grand Re-Opening:CrossFit Brookhaven in Brookhaven, GA is hosting a Grand Re-Opening on November 7, 9 AM to 1 PM with free workouts starting every hour. Join them in their COVID-safe environment and get 50% off your first month. Learn more.
Nine-Year Anniversary:Naptown Fitness, the first CrossFit gym in downtown Indianapolis is celebrating its ninth anniversary this week. And event though COVID-19 shut them down, 90% of the members returned.
2021 Tough Mudder Registration: The registration for the 2021 Tough Mudder season is now open. Now through November first time participants can use discount code “BRAND91B8649” to save 20% off registration of a 5K, Full or World’s Toughest. After December 1st, the code can be used for $10 off the 5K and Full.
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