no images were foundWe’re going to take a brief interlude from my series on the 10 General Physical Skills so that I can give you some important information about what’s going to be happening today. As I promised, we’re going to do the first WOD from the Reebok CrossFit Games Open, and even though it’s only a 10-minute AMRAP, reports from everyone today are that it is a killer. If you’re not registered to participate in the Open, then you’ll come in and do the workout as usual. If you are registered, however, there are some things you’ll need to know.
First off, read the rules for participation at CFMC I put up last week.
Next, watch the video, “Guidelines For Being A Judge At The CrossFit Games Open.” This video is geared toward both judges and athletes, and if you’re registered to compete in the Open, you need to watch it.
Then, watch the video, “First Week’s Workout Description.” Even if you already know how to do double-unders and power snatches, watch it to the end.
We will be going over the movement standards in detail before the workout begins. Be sure to listen carefully and make sure you understand them. If you have a question, ask. The judges will not be explaining movement standards during the workout.
There will only be a few people judging, and they have specific instructions to handle judging exactly as described in the video above. If the double-under isn’t successful, then it won’t count. If you don’t lock out the bar according to the standards in the workout description, it won’t count no matter how “close” it was. Do yourself a favor and perform the movements in such a way that no one can possibly dispute their validity. If you do that then you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Lastly, if you ever argue with your judge you will be immediately disqualified from that workout and will need to find another affiliate to validate your score. Please, for the love of God, don’t make me enforce this.