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Day 1 Events
Team Event 1
30 Hang Power Snatches 75lb
30 Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
20 Power Snatches 155lb
20 Bar Muscle-Ups
10 Synchro Squat Snatches 185 / 125lb
10 Synchro Ring Muscle-Ups
Time Cap: 12 minutes
Individual Event 1
3 Rounds For time:
18/15 Cal Row
12 Hang Snatches (135/95)
Time Cap: 12 Minutes
Team Event 2
50 ft. Handstand Walk
1/1/1/1/1 Clean and Jerk
Men: 205-225-245-265-285 lb.
Women: 125-145-165-175-185 lb.
Time Cap: 18 minutes
Individual Event 2
3 attempts for max load of:
3 cleans + 2 front squats + 1 jerk (shoulder-to-overhead)
Time Cap: 15 Minutes
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Quest For a Championship: The second episode of the Yerbae docuseries following CrossFit Reykjavik drops today. Go behind the scenes as the team book their Games ticket at the Lowlands Throwdown and cause a little “Mayhem” along the way.
In case you missed it: Lauren Kalil, the host of The Bottom Line, spoke to Chance Ingraham and Meredith Root about whether or not they think Iceland’s Sara Sigmundsdottir is past her prime? 🤔
Fit and Fraser?: The one and only Mat Fraser will be at the FITLAND Fitness Festival this August 12-15 in Bogota, Colombia for a meet and greet. 🇨🇴
Froning and friends: CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, TN will be hosting the 2022 Legends Championship Presented by Mayhem Athlete, December 8-11
Improve Your Sleep Performance with Tips from Top Sleepers in the Morning Chalk Up Community
In true competitive fashion, the Morning Chalk Up team on WHOOP won the Sleep May-Nia challenge, after duking it out for zzz’s all month long against CrossFit Mayhem, The Buttery Bros and Talking Elite Fitness.
Remind me: At the beginning of May, we partnered up with WHOOP to encourage members on any of the respective teams to show up and power down. Statistically speaking, May and June are the two worst months on average for sleep, so it served as a great opportunity to motivate the community with prizes to win. The 25 members with the best sleep performance over the course of the month scored a free WHOOP kit, the top five of those cashed in on three free months of WHOOP membership, and five random members from the team won a six-month membership.
Meet Breakout North Carolina Team CrossFit Shoofly Storm Squadron
“Let’s finish what we started.”
This was breakout team CrossFit Shoofly Storm Squadron’s mentality as they looked on to day three of the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge. Standing behind only CrossFit Mayhem Independence, the affiliate’s third qualified team, the North Carolinian team had a standout performance last weekend. The team put up a consistent and strong performance all weekend from the very beginning, starting with an impressive total of 930lbs in Event 1, which locked up second place.
With a chance to put his own choice of weight on the bar after clearing the first ten bars of Event 1’s snatch ladder, team member Jaylond Franklin loaded 290lbs, which tied him with CrossFit Mayhem Independence’s Luke Parker for the highest weight all day. The 290 looked smooth, how much heavier could he have gone? “305 would’ve went up,” said Franklin.
Week 3 of the North American Semifinals brings us to Eagan, MN for the 11th iteration of the Granite Games. Just like last year, the Minnesota Vikings Training Center, will play host to this storied event where athletes will compete in an outdoor venue throughout the weekend for their opportunity to qualify for the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games.
Last year’s individual and team champions were seeded into different Semifinals, so Granite Games will crown new winners in all three divisions; let’s take a look at the field overview:
Games Experience: In the men’s field there are seven individual CrossFit Games veterans, five of whom have multiple years of Games experience: Brent Fikowski (6), Travis Mayer (6), Tim Paulson (5), Sam Kwant (4), Chandler Smith (3)
Colten Mertens qualified from the Granite Games last year for his rookie Games appearance.
Zachary Buntin made the Games in 2019 but did not advance past the First Cut
Only five women have previous individual CrossFit Games experience:
Amanda Barnhart (with 4) is the most experienced Games athlete in the field.
Dani Speegle has three Games qualifications, but has only completed a total of 13 workouts over those three years, seven of which were online in 2020. She has never finished a full live CrossFit Games.
Emily Rolfe has two trips to the Games and has finishes of 15th (2021) and 18th (2019).
Mallory O’Brien came in second at the Granite Games last year and 7th at the Games earning rookie of the year.
Lastly, Fee Saghafi qualified in 2019 and placed 24th.
The team division has some heavy-hitting team lineups near the top of the Quarterfinals qualification spots, and then a significant drop off in terms of name recognition that will leave the door wide open for a team or two to sneak into the final qualifying spots.
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Let’s face it, we have a different relationship with dumbbells compared to other gym goers. Whether it's dropping them from overhead, or swinging them in devil's presses...they take a beating compared to your average bicep curl. Never fear though, here are our top picks for dumbbells that will stand up to the harshest of tests.
Every team competing in the Semifinals takes on two standardized workouts. In week one, CrossFit Mayhem Freedom and CrossFit Reykjavik posted the best scores in their semifinals. Watch this side-by-side comparison and see which team comes out on top.
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Happy birthday to Morning Chalk Up’s own, John Newby (Wednesday).
James Townsend completed the CrossFit Semifinals Barbell Complex at 355 pounds/161kg.
Travis Mead from Iron Valley CrossFit in Clackamas, ORis attempting another massive fitness feat— 1000 Hero WODs for time, with a one-year time cap.
A heavy jerk at 342 pounds/155kg …and a curtsy from Olympic weightlifter Mattie Rogers.
James Sprague is focused and ready to work— Sprague’s 6th place finish at the Syndicate Crown qualified him for the Last Chance Qualifier June 29-July 1, where two men and two women will advance to the CrossFit Games.
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