FIT AS FU*K

FIT AS FU*K CrossFit Challenge – Event 3

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STARTING TIME: 14.00

WOD: “CROSSFIT TOTAL II” : 1 RM CLEAN ANYHOW, 1 RM OVERHEAD SQUAT,  1 RM BENCH PRESS

The athletes have 9 min to establish a 1 RM in the 3 lifts. 3 attempts are allowed on each lift. Warm up must be done prior to the start of event.

A FAILED LIFT WILL ALSO BE COUNTED AS AN ATTEMPT.

HEATS/ ATHLETES :  

BEST PLACED: 62 MEN / 8 MASTERS / 20 WOMEN ADVANCE TO EVENT 3

9 ATHLETES / HEAT = 10 heats in total.

2 min break between heats.

SCORING:

NOTE! ALL POINTS FROM EVENT 1 + 2 ARE ERASED BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF EVENT 3!

HIGHEST TOTAL = 1 POINT, 2ND HIGHEST TOTAL 2 POINTS ETC. IN CASE OF TIE, JUDGES WILL LOOK AT SCORES IN EVENT 2.

STANDARDS

Overhead squat: The load is taken from rack, any way and hight the athlete wishes. The squats must be below parallel. The load must be controlled in the top position.

OK – good rep:

Fail – drop before full extension:

Fail – not below 90 degrees:

Clean: This can be either squat clean or power clean. The barbell must be controlled and the athlete must stand fully up, before the barbell is dropped.

OK – good reps:

Fail – drop:

Bench press: The barbell must touch the chest in the bottom position. The judge will help the athlete get the barbell out of the rack and to return it to the rack when the lift is completed.

The athletes decide in what order they wish to lift and are responsible for loading the bar and adjusting the rack for the different lifts.

OK – good rep:

OK – good rep:

LOCATION:

GYM (1ST FLOOR)

SCORECARDS:

ONE JUDGE WRITES DOWN ALL ATTEMPTS FOR ONE ATHLETE AND CIRKELS THE BEST LIFTS.

SCORE CARDS ARE COLLECTED AFTER EACH ROUND.

JUDGES

27 TOTAL (ONE WILL JUDGE, AND TWO WILL HELP RESET THE STATION IN BETWEEN HEATS) + head judge Mads Jacobsen

EVENT RESPONSIBLEASGER FRØSIG

Tentative program for the day – see here.

Scoring system and cut offs – se here.

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14 thoughts on “FIT AS FU*K CrossFit Challenge – Event 3

  1. I got two questions:

    Will it be allowed to wear a weight-belt in this event?

    When you overhead squat, does your rep count if you perform the lift below 90 degree and all, but at the top let the weight drop in FRONT of you, instead of racking it?

    (I assume that if you drop the weight BEHIND you that no matter how good your lift was, it wount count?)

  2. Eguipment: Belt + weightlifting shoes are allowed + neopren support. But no lifting suits or lifting straps….

    OHS: you can drop the bar from the top and in front of you (you need to controle it though) instead of racking it. BUT no judges will help you putting it back into the rack, if that’s needed!

    Drops: need to be controlled. A drop behind is NOT controlled.

    Athletes will strand close to each other, so all drops need to be controlled and within the athlete’s lifting area!

    Sarah

  3. sorry to jump to another wod, regarding the skill wod ( number one ) you mention that friday you will release standards.
    since most of us will be travelling to denmark on that day i was wondering if you could antcipate to thrursday evening

    thanks

  4. Is a ok rep if your ass don’t touch the bench in the benchpress ?

  5. “The athletes decide in what order they wish to lift” does that allow for any permutation of the (maximum) 9 lifts?

    In other words, can I do 1 Clean, then 1 OHS, then 1 Bench-press and continue that way until I’ve done all my 9 lifts or the time runs out?

  6. Why is the scoring for event 1 and 2 erased?

  7. Instead of “erasing” points it’s better to think of it as qualifying for the next event. In reality, the points won’t be erased as the results from previous events may be used to break ties in later events. The goal of every CrossFit scoring system is to reward the “generalist” and some what punish “specialists”. This scoring system is no different since it forces every athlete to qualify for the next event and does not allow athletes to build a “cushion” or “lead” which may allow them to continue advancing further in the competition even when they “bomb” one event. Every WOD in the competition is a fair test of the athletes fitness level and therefore is an equally valid way to differentiate between the athletes abilities. No scoring system is perfect but now that the scoring system has been released, plan accordingly. Good Luck.

    • Does this system really reward the generalist? To me it seems like it rewards the strong guy. How?

      In the first 2 events there will be A LOT of people. Many of these are doing this competition “for fun” and have no intention to make it all the way or even to event 3 or 4. They just want a good experience and want to try a CrossFit competition for the first time.

      The result of that is that even if your “weakness” is skills and short-metcons you can still make it to event 3 if you just above the average (top 60).. But you’ll have to be top 30 to make it to event 4! With an erasing of points that will depend purely on “CFT 2”. In other words, strength will be the most important thing to ensure you make it to event 4. So in my opinion you are rewarding the strong ones, even if they are just above average in skills and short-metcons. (at least when it comes to qualifying to event 4)..

      That said, I think the best one will win overall with this scoring system. BUT I also think that the “top 30” (qualifying to event 4) will not represent the “true top 30”, rather a strength-biased set.

      -my 2 cents

      • Christer, you raise a valid point. If we extend your argument though, to qualify for event 4 you must possess just above average strength compared to those competitors that are in the competition for more than just “fun”. At least to me that doesn’t seem unreasonable.

        In all likelihood though, the scoring system will only affect those athletes “on the bubble” for qualifying for the next event. For these athletes, who advances and who doesn’t is pretty much solely dependent on the scoring system no matter the scoring system. In terms of advancing to event 4 the scoring system does favour athletes who are strong, explosive and possess good balance and flexibility. Other than endurance there’s not many characteristics of fitness that WOD 3 doesn’t test/incorporate.

        Kyle

  8. I agree with Christer – event 3 rewards the strong athlete. Now, that’s not nescesarily a problem though, since the strong athlete should be rewarded – However, not ONLY the strong athlete should be rewarded. That’s where the problem lies…

    In WOD 3, quite a few, will qualify for WOD 4…. so not ONLY the strongest will pass through. For this reason, I believe the setup is acceptable – but in WOD 4 it’s completely different.

    I find it very troubleing that WOD 4, more or less solely defines who makes it to the final. Each of the other “cutoffs” are designed to remove the unfit athlete, rather than reward the fit athlete. The majority of the participants or +50% will go on to the next round.

    However, in WOD 4… the scoring is designed to reward the fit athlete only. But based on the workout, sadly… it will be quite a specialised athlete. Especially since WOD 3, already contained several of the same movements (clean, squat, holding a bar overhead etc).

    I have done WOD 4, and if anyone claims that it’s particularily intensive or cardio’ish… they either haven’t done it, or have terrible cardio 🙂

    Furthermore, I find Kyles comment regarding the WODs favouring the “strong, explosive, balanced, flexible athlete” quite odd. I mean, I agree with the words, BUT looking at the entire competition, I’m finding the lack of INTENSITY surprising. Only one of 4 events, seem to successfully incorporate this KEY characteristic – and that is what really defines CrossFit to me.

    I’d like to see the admission to the final, being a total score of event 2+4… that could correct parts of the broken scoring 🙂

    No offence y’all 🙂 Think it’s an awesome event you’ve build up :))

  9. Peter, I look forward to seeing you beast WOD 4. Sarah and Ditte got a lot of feedback from a wide range of crossfitters about WOD 4, and most considered it to be pretty challenging. The only movement in common between WOD 3 and 4 is the clean. Furthermore, the fact that WOD 3 and 4 may share some of the same exercises is irrelevant since the WOD’s incorporate them differently. WOD 3 being a 1 rep max and WOD 4 being a barbell complex that will test the athletes ability to perform the exercises repeatedly with ever increasing weight which again I’m looking forward to seeing you beast WOD 4. How similar a front/back/overhead squat are is also up for debate. The movements in the barbell complex are not very “specialzed”. In fact every movement involved in the barbell complex for WOD 4 is a crossfit staple so all athletes should be very familiar with them. WOD 4 is a well rounded test of an athlete’s fitness which is why we felt comfortable with basing the cut-off for the final on its outcome. Although in the case of a tie the results from previous events will be used to see who advances so in some sense the results from previous WOD’s may be a factor.

    As far as your comments regarding intensity. I think we have a fundamental difference in what “INTENSITY” is. From your post you said that only 1 of the first four events incorporates the KEY characteristic of intensity. First off, I don’t think INTENSITY is a characteristic of a WOD. I believe INTENSITY is what you bring and put forth in a WOD. Any workout can be made to be more or less intense depending on the effort an athlete puts forth. With that in mind, even WOD 1 will have some moments of high intensity.

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