THROWDOWN FOR CROHN’S AND COLITIS

Battle of Barbells, Throwdowns.com, 7five Apparel, and Middle TN Spine and Joint Center are proud to partner up with #projecvisible to bring you this online event.

This online competition will have three WODs that will be completed within a 35 minute running clock. You will have the opportunity to enter your scores anytime between Monday April 10th through Saturday April 15th.

All proceeds will benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

To find out more information on #projectvisible please visit their website.

Information about the competition from the #projectvisible facebook page

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The following changes have been made

VIDEO SUBMISSION:
– Video submissions will now be OPTIONAL. However, video submissions will be required if you want to compete for a podium spot. The highest overall placing an athlete can place who does not submit videos is 4th in their respective division. Video submission rules will announced this week but will be very similar to the Open and other online qualifiers.

PRIZES:
– As stated above, only athletes who submit videos will be eligible for the podium and prizes. However, ALL registered athletes, will be entered in a raffle and will still have the ability to win some prizes from our sponsors.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
– All athletes MUST be registered by 11:00pm on Friday January 1st. If we do not hit our minimum number of registrations, then unfortunately we will have to cancel this online challenge.

Register now at www.battleofthebarbells.com

2nd WOD Announced 

This is WOD 2 of 3 that we are announcing. At the 2015 Battle of the Barbells, there will be 7 scored events for everyone and an 8th final event for the top 6 male/female in Elite and RX.

Also, we still have a 4 women’s elite spots available. To register for those spots or to register to volunteer go to our website www.battleofthebarbells.com. #barbells2015 @crossfitmurfreesboro @photofyapp

2015 Battle of the Barbells Sponsors:
@nutrishop_murfreesboro
@barbellvoodoo
@smoothisfastapparel
@warriormassage
@wodlife1
@7fiveclothing
@climbyourrock
@assaultairbike
@atlaspowerwraps
@barbellshruggedpodcast
@theblvd615
@caffeineandkilos
@crossoversymmetry
@fit.lifehq
@fitaid
@fleetfeetmurfreesboro
@trainhylete
@iamprojectx
#lululemonfranklin
@mutesportsequipment
@thenaturalgrip
@oso_barbell
@paleoworks
@qaloring
@questnutrition
@rocktape

WOD announcement 

2015 Battle of the Barbells Sponsors
Ok so we decided to post our first WOD anyway. Here it is…. Note: the burpees are bar facing. 
Also, we still have a few women’s spots available. To register for those spots or to register to volunteer go to our website www.battleofthebarbells.com. #barbells2015 @crossfitmurfreesboro 
2015 Battle of the Barbells Sponsors:

@climbyourrock
@assaultairbike
@atlaspowerwraps
@barbellshruggedpodcast
@barbellvoodoo
@caffeineandkilos
@crossoversymmetry
@fit.lifehq
@fitaid
@fleetfeetmurfreesboro
@trainhylete
@iamprojectx
#lululemonfranklin
@mutesportsequipment
@thenaturalgrip
@oso_barbell
@paleoworks
@qaloring
@questnutrition
@rocktape
@smoothisfastapparel
@warriormassage
@wodlife1

Early Registration now open!

Early Registration for the 2015 Battle of the Barbells is now open!! Elite (limited), RX, And Scaled divisions are available. Price increases on September 6th. Note: Volunteer Registration is also open! Contact us at info@battleofthebarbells.com if you have any questions. 

@barbellvoodoo @mutesportsequipment @trainhylete @climbyourrock @rxsmartgear @qaloring @atlaspowerwraps @iamprojectx @rocktape @paleoworks @oso_barbell @warriormassage @thenaturalgrip #crossfit #grid #gridleague

MINIMUM MOVEMENT CRITERIA

Many questions have been asked as to what division athletes should compete in. Below are the minimum movements. Take a look and be ready for Early Registration went it opens on August 30th. (August 27th for Past competitors)

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

RX Men/Women:

  • Kettlebell swings 70/53
  • Box jumps 30″/24″
  • Thrusters 135/95
  • Toes to bar
  • Chest to bar pull-ups
  • Double Unders
  • Shoulder to overhead 165/115
  • Snatch 135/95

SCALED Men/Women:

  • Kettlebell swings 53/35
  • Thrusters 95/55
  • Chin over bar pull-ups (may be scaled)*
  • Shoulder to overhead 115/65
  • Snatch 95/55

*additional scaling of the pull-ups will place that athlete lower than athletes who do not scale. 

REGISTRATION DATES:

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about registration for our Elite division. We will be sending out email invites to athletes that we have contact information for that finished in the Top 120 in the 2015 CrossFit Open (Region) on August 19. 
Our second wave of registration will be early registration for past competitors, beginning on August 27, anyone who meets the criteria for Elite in this group will have the option to register Elite at this time. 
Lastly, registration will open to the general public on August 30, anyone else who meets the criteria or would like to apply for consideration can register then, provided there are spots remaining. Feel free to contact us (info@battleofthebarbells.com) if you have any further questions. 

Details on Elite, RX, Scaled, and TEAM

At Battle of the Barbells, we are determined to provide a top notch, high quality experience for the athletes, volunteers, and spectators. We heard your feedback and are happy to announce that we made a few changes. More details to come but here are the highlights.

The format will still be an individual only 2 day competition, however we have added a third division, as well a team concept.

ELITE DIVISION:
The Elite division for the 2015 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 2015 Crossfit Games Open
– Females – Top 300 in the 2015 Crossfit Games Open
– Athletes that have competed individually or on a team at the Crossfit Games Regionals 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 2015 Battle of the Barbells will be the same level of competition as the previous two 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 two years of our competition.

SCALED DIVISION:
Athletes competing in the Scaled Division for the 2015 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.

TEAM:
Even though this is not a true team division, each gym has the ability to compete for our new “FITTEST BOX” award. Each gym will earn points based off of their athletes performance during the two days. The higher your athletes place, the more points your gym earns. (Gyms must have a minimum of 5 athletes competing in order to be eligible) NOTE: RX placings will be worth more points than Scaled placings.