CrossFit Chicago is giving you the chance to showcase your skills in Olympic Lifting. We’ll be hosting an in-house throwdown where you’ll get to compete with fellow CFC’ers in the snatch and clean and jerk. Since the Olympic Lifts are a high focus of ours in the technique and the volume programs, this will be a good opportunity for you to show what you’ve been working on during your time at CrossFit Chicago.
When? TODAY! Registration and weigh-ins will begin at 8:00 am or Friday with a CrossFit Chicago coach. First lifts will begin at 8:30.
Who? Any and all members of CrossFit Chicago. You will be placed in the meet by the weights you’re lifting. We’ll then determine upon conclusion the winners of each weight classes.
What are the weight classes?
Men’s classes are:
56 kg (123 lb)
62 kg (137 lb)
69 kg (152 lb)
77 kg (170 lb)
85 kg (187 lb)
94 kg (207 lb)
105 kg (231 lb)
and over 105 kg (231 lb)
And the women’s are:
48 kg (106 lb)
53 kg (117 lb)
58 kg (128 lb)
63 kg (139 lb)
69 kg (152 lb)
75 kg (165 lb)
and over 75 kg (165 lb)
How long will the meet last? That part depends on you. We’ll be running a men’s and women’s platform throughout the meet. Depending on how many of you sign up, we’re hopeful for as many of you as possible.
Will we still be running regular class on Saturday? This will take place of all classes that occur on Saturday. The meet will consist of three attempts at a max snatch, and three attempts at a max clean and jerk. The back room will be used as a warm-up area.
We will also be looking for volunteers for judging, weigh-ins, weight changers, set-up and tear-down. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in volunteering. Please post any questions to the blog!
And in the PM!!! Party Time!!!
In-House Olympic Meet FAQ’s
- What time do I have to arrive? If you weigh in on Friday, then you can arrive around 8:15 – 8:30 depending on how much warm-up time you need. If you choose to weigh-in Saturday morning, we recommend you arrive closer to 8:00.
- Why do I have to weigh-in? Your weight will not be a determining factor as to when you lift, but it will allow us to find winners in each weight class, and determine our overall winner. Only myself and Jonny will know your weight for the meet.
- How many lifts do I get? You get three attempts in the snatch, and three attempts in the clean and jerk. The order of lifters will be based off of your weightlifting attempts. If you miss a lift, that will count as an attempt. If you miss a lift you can NOT go back down in weight.
- How should I plan my lifts? I would recommend opening with a safe weight. Something 5-10 pounds under your PR. If you fail all three attempts, you get a score of 0 for that lift. Getting a successful lift to start is very helpful mentally as well. Depending on how the first lift felt, I would go either just below a PR or shoot for a new PR. If the 2nd lift is successful, go for that 5-10 pound PR depending on how the lifts have felt. Remember, we do have fractional plates, so a 1 pound PR is still a PR!
- How long will the meet last? That is all dependent on how many participants we get. I’m hopeful that we can get at least 50 of you to join for the meet. If that is the case, it should last 1.5-3 hours. We will have a men’s and women’s platform running at the same time to save on total time.
- Will there be a programmed workout for Saturday other than the meet? Yes, it is far from the most creative workout we’ve designed, but there will be a workout for you to complete in the warm-up room. Both of the these options will not go toward your weekly attendance. Again, we highly encourage the meet, and you can still complete the alternate workout after if you so desire.
Please post or email me any other questions or concerns you have.