DIVISION DETAILS

ELITE DIVISION:
The Elite division for the 2017 Battle of the Barbells is designed with the Region’s top athletes in mind. Athletes can expect to be tested by a variety of high skill and high load movements across broad time and modal domains. In order to be considered for this division, athletes should meet the following criteria :
– Male – Top 500 in the 2017 CrossFit Games Open (in your region)
– Females – Top 300 in the 2017 CrossFit Games Open (in your region)
– Athletes that have competed individually or on a team at the CrossFit Regionals or CrossFit Games in the last 2 years

Didn’t do the open this year? Or fall outside of the qualification but think you have what it takes to compete at this level? Email jessica@battleofthebarbells.com and tell us why we should consider you for our Elite division, please include relevant competition experience. Athletes who meet the criteria, decided by our staff, will be invited to compete in this division.

RX DIVISION:
The RX division for the 2017 Battle of the Barbells will be the same level of competition as in previous years. Athletes will be tested on movements and WODs similar to Regionals, however weights will be moderate and gymnastics movements will be similar to the past four years of our competition.

SCALED DIVISION:
Athletes competing in the Scaled Division for the 2017 Battle of the Barbells can expect the same level of competition as the past two years. Weights will be light to moderate and most gymnastics movements will be scalable. This division is also perfect for first time competitors.


DIVISION MOVEMENTS

ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE MOVEMENTS MAY NOT BE USED IN THE COMPETITION, PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE WEIGHTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS THE HEAVIEST WORKING WEIGHT IN A WORKOUT.

ELITE:

Any movement/load/gymnastics that has been tested at the Regional level, be prepared for ANYTHING.

RX Men/Women:

Overhead Squats 135/95
Front Squats 185/125
Deadlifts 225/155
Cleans 185/125
Snatches 155/105
Shoulder to Overhead 185/125
Thrusters 135/95
Kettlebell Swings 70/53

*Full ROM for all body weight movements. Ability to perform advanced gymnastic movements (EX: chest-to-bar pull ups, handstand push ups, toes-to-bar, bar/ring muscle ups, pistols, etc.)

SCALED Men/Women:

Overhead Squats 95/65
Front Squats 115/75
Cleans 115/75
Deadlifts 155/105
Shoulder to Overhead 115/75
Snatches 95/65
Kettlebell Swings 53/35
Chin over bar pullups *(may be further scaled)

*Ability to perform movements that have been in the CrossFit Games Open scaled division. Additional scaling of the pull-ups will place that athlete lower than athletes who do not scale.

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WOD DETAILS

"DOWN & BACK"

TIME CAP - 8 minutes

ELITE/RX

This event begins with the athlete on the starting opposite the rig. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will advance to the designated area and complete 24 alternating pistols. Upon completion of the pistols, the athlete will then advance to his/her barbell and complete 12 hang cleans. The athlete will then move to the rings and complete his/her required number of muscle-ups (15 elite/ 8 RX). Upon completion of the muscle-ups, the athlete will return to his/her barbell and complete 12 hang cleans. After completion of the hang cleans, the athlete will return to his/her designated spot and complete 24 alternating pistols. Upon completion of the pistols, the athlete will run to their assigned mat they started on, opposite the rig.

The athlete’s score is the total time it takes for them to complete the event. Time will not stop until the athlete reaches their assigned mat.

SCALED

This event begins with the athlete on the starting mat opposite the rig. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will advance to the designated area and complete 50 air squats. Upon completion of the air squats, the athlete will then advance to his/her barbell and complete 12 hang cleans. The athlete will then move to the rings and complete his/her required number of ring rows (15 men/10 women). Upon completion of the ring rows, the athlete will return to his/her barbell and complete 12 hang cleans. After completion of the hang cleans, the athlete will return to his/her designated spot and complete 50 air squats. Upon completion of the air squats, the athlete will run to their assigned mat they started on, opposite the rig.

The athlete’s score is the total time it takes for them to complete the event. Time will not stop until the athlete reaches their assigned mat.

MOVEMENT STANDARDS

PISTOL

The repetition begins with the athlete standing tall with the hips open and knees fully locked out. At the bottom of the repetition, the hip crease must pass below parallel. The opposite foot cannot touch the ground until the repetition is complete, hips are open, knee is locked out, and athlete is standing in control. The athlete must alternate legs, if a rep is failed, the athlete must successfully repeat the rep on the same leg before they can switch legs. The non working leg must be in front of the body during the repetition. The athlete may hold the foot of the non working leg if they so choose.

AIR SQUAT

The repetition begins with the athlete standing tall with hips open and knees fully locked out. At the bottom of the repetition, the hip crease must pass below parallel. The rep is complete when the athlete returns to the start position, standing tall with hips open and knees fully locked out. The athlete may not use their hands to push off of their legs at any point during the repetition.

HANG CLEAN

The athlete must first stand all the way up to full hip and knee extension before starting the first repetition. At the top of the rep, the hips and knees must be fully extended with feet in line and the elbows in front of the bar. Any style of clean is allowed, but the barbell must start in the hang position.

MUSCLE-UP

These are RING muscle-ups. The athlete must begin with, or pass through, a hang below the rings with arms fully extended and the feet off the ground. At the top of the repetition, the elbows must be fully locked out while the athlete supports him or herself above the rings. If consecutive kipping muscle-ups are performed, a change of direction below the rings is required. The heels may not rise above the bottom of the rings during the kip.

RING ROWS

The repetition will start with the athlete in a hanging plank position below the rings with arms fully extended and feet elevated on a box. At the top of the rep, the chest must touch the rings.

SATURDAY

WOD DETAILS

WORKOUT DESCRIPTION:

Elite/RX

This event begins with the athlete on the start mat. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will move to the barbell and complete 30 deadlifts. They will then proceed to his/her box and complete 30 box jumps. They will then proceed to his/her rower and complete 30/21 calories. Once completed, they will move to the rig and perform 30 toes to bar. After the toes to bar, the athlete will return to his/her deadlift bar and begin the sequence again. The athlete will continue this rotation until the 15 min time cap expires.

The athlete’s score is the total number of reps completed in the 15 min time period.

Scaled

This event begins with the athlete on the start mat. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will move to the barbell and complete 30 deadlifts. They will then proceed to his/her box and complete 30 box jumps (step ups). They will then proceed to his/her rower and complete 30/21 calories. Once completed, they will move to the rig and perform 30 knees to chest. After the knees to chest, the athlete will return to his/her deadlift bar and begin the sequence again. The athlete will continue this rotation until the 15 min time cap expires.

MOVEMENT STANDARDS:

Deadlift

This is a traditional deadlift with hands outside the knees. Starting at the floor, the barbell is lifted until hips and knees reach full extension with the head and shoulders behind the bar. The arms must be straight throughout. No bouncing.

Box Jumps

Every rep begins with both feet on the floor. The athlete must use a two foot take-off and jump on top of the box. The rep finishes with both feet on top of the box and with the hips and knees fully open while in control on top of the box. The athlete may choose to jump or step down as long as both feet start on the ground for the next repetition.

Step ups

Every rep begins with both feet on the floor. The rep finishes with both feet on top of the box with the hips and knees fully open while in control on top of the box.

Row

The monitor on the rower will be set to zero at the beginning of each row. The athlete or judge may reset the monitor. The athlete must stay seated on the rower until the monitor reads 30 calories for men, 21 calories for women.


Toes to Bar

The athlete must go from a full hang to having the toes touch the pull-up bar. At the start of each rep, the arms must be fully extended and the feet must be brought back behind the bar and the body. At the top of each rep, both feet must come in contact with the bar at the same time, inside the hands.

Knees to Chest

The athlete must go from a full hang to the having the heels higher than the bottom of their butt. At the start of each rep, the arms must be fully extended and the feet must be brought back behind the bar and the body. At the top of each rep, the athlete must raise their heels higher than the bottom of their butt.

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SUNDAY

WOD DETAILS

TIME CAPS:

ELITE - 15:00 minutes
RX - 10:00 minutes
Scaled - 10:00 minutes

WORKOUT DESCRIPTION:

ELITE
This event begins with the athlete on the starting mat behind the rig. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will complete one legless rope climb and then proceed to his/her barbell for the bear complex. Upon completion of the bear complex, the athlete will begin their legless rope climbs. When the athlete completes the final bear complex, they will run to their assigned mat opposite the rig.

The athlete's score is the total time it takes for them to complete the event. Time will not stop until the athlete reaches their assigned mat.

RX
This event begins with the athlete on the starting mat behind the rig. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will complete one rope climb and then proceed to his/her barbell for the bear complex. Upon completion of the bear complex, the athlete will begin their rope climbs. When the athlete completes the final bear complex, they will run to their assigned mat opposite the rig.

The athlete's score is the total time it takes for them to complete the event. Time will not stop until the athlete reaches their assigned mat.

SCALED
This event begins with the athlete on the starting mat behind the rig. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will complete three pull-ups and then proceed to his/her barbell for the bear complex. Upon completion of the bear complex, the athlete will begin the next round of their pull-ups. When the athlete completes the final bear complex, they will run to their assigned mat opposite the rig.

The athlete's score is the total time it takes for them to complete the event. Time will not stop until the athlete reaches their assigned mat.

MOVEMENT STANDARDS:

ROPE CLIMBS
In the rope climb, the athlete ascends the rope to touch the crossbeam at the top. Jumping up to begin each ascent is NOT permitted. On the descent, the athlete must show control and may not drop from the rope until their hands touch below the designated tape mark.

PULL-UPS
This is a standard chin over bar pull-up. Strict, kipping, or butterfly pull-ups are allowed as long as all requirements are met. The arms must be fully extended at the bottom, with both feet off the ground.

BEAR COMPLEX
The Bear Complex is a barbell movement in which the athlete performs 1 Power Clean + 1 Front Squat + 1 Shoulder to Overhead + 1 Back Squat + 1 Shoulder to Overhead. Complete all 5 movements without letting go of the bar (or resting it on the ground) for 1 repetition of the complex. You may start each repetition from the ground. You may also combine the Power Clean + Front Squat + 1 Shoulder to Overhead into a Squat Clean + Shoulder to Overhead or a Thruster.

SUNDAY

WOD DETAILS

AMRAP: 6 MINUTES

WORKOUT DESCRIPTION:

ELITE/RX
This event begins with the athlete on the starting mat. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will perform 30 Double Unders. Upon completion of the DUs, the athlete will proceed to his/her barbell and complete 3 Overhead Squats. The athlete will then move back to their rope and complete 30 DUs. Upon completion of the DUs, the athlete will perform 6 OHS. This rotation will continue until 6 minutes has expired. The DUs will remain at 30 reps for each round but the OHS will increase by 3 reps each round.

The athlete's score is the total number of reps they complete in the 6 minute time period.

SCALED
This event begins with the athlete on the starting mat at the far end of the floor, opposite the rig. At 3-2-1 GO, the athlete will perform 30 Single Unders. Upon completion of the singles, the athlete will proceed to his/her barbell and complete 3 Overhead Squats. The athlete will then move back to their rope and complete 30 DUs. Upon completion of the singles, the athlete will perform 6 OHS. This rotation will continue until 6 minutes has expired. The singles will remain at 30 reps for each round but the OHS will increase by 3 reps each round.

The athlete's score is the total of reps they complete in the 6 minute time period.

NOTE: EVERY scaled athlete will perform single unders (even if you can do DUs). We are following CrossFit’s Open movements for their scaled workouts.

MOVEMENT STANDARDS:

DOUBLE UNDERS:
This is a standard double-under in which the rope passes completely under the feet twice for each jump. The rope must spin forward for the rep to count.

SINGLE UNDERS:
This is a standard single-under in which the rope passes completely under the feet once for each jump. The rope must spin forward for the rep to count.

OVERHEAD SQUATS:
To start, athletes may get their barbell overhead any way they choose. At the bottom, the hip crease must be below the top of the knees, with the barbell held overhead. A full squat snatch is permitted, but not required, to start the movement if standard depth is achieved.

At the top, the barbell must come to full lockout overhead, with the hips, knees and arms fully extended, and the weight directly over the middle of the body.

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WOD DETAILS

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ABOUT US

The Battle of the Barbells is a functional fitness event company based in Middle Tennessee. We have held successful 1 day/2 day/Individual/Team competitions since 2013. Since that time, our events have grown from 67 athletes to over 300 athletes. Our competitors consisted of CrossFit Games, Regional, GRID athletes as well as athletes new to the functional fitness community.