Prior to starting this workout, each athlete will need to mark a starting point on the floor, measure out 25 feet and make another mark on the floor at the turnaround point. Additionally, intermediate marks must be made at every 5-foot interval, each of which represents 1 rep of the lunge. This workout begins with the dumbbells resting on the floor and the athlete standing tall. At the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the athlete will lift the dumbbells to the shoulders and lunge forward with them for 25 feet, turn around and lunge back 25 feet. They then will perform 16 toes-to-bars and will finish the round with 8 dumbbell power cleans. Round 2 will be performed in the same fashion. For rounds 3 and 4, 16 bar muscle-ups will be performed in place of the toes-to-bars. Rounds 5 and 6 will go back to toes-to-bars, rounds 7 and 8 to bar muscle-ups, etc.
The athlete’s score will be the total number of repetitions completed before the 12-minute time cap.
The scoring for this workout includes a tiebreak. At the end of each round (after the eighth power clean), time should be marked. When you submit your final result, your score will be the number of reps completed. There will be another field in which you will enter the elapsed time at which you completed your last full round. In the case where two athletes have the same score (total number of reps), the athlete with the lower tiebreak time will be ranked higher.
Note: All tiebreak times must be reported in elapsed time, not in time remaining. If you are using a countdown timer, you must convert to elapsed time before reporting your score. For this reason, it is recommended you set your clock to count up.
• Dumbbells of appropriate weight for your division*†
• Pull-up bar
• Measuring tape
• Tape or chalk to mark lunge area
* Kilogram dumbbells cannot be used by athletes competing in the U.S. or Canada. If you are using adjustable dumbbells, the largest plates allowed are standard-sized 10-lb. (5 kg) metal change plates (9 inches in diameter). When the dumbbell is at rest, the bottom of the handle cannot be more than 4 inches off the ground. Any athlete using an unconventional or unmarked dumbbell will need to confirm the weight of the dumbbell on a scale and clearly show the height of the handle with a ruler or measuring tape in their video submission. Kettlebells, fat bells or other non-traditional dumbbells are not allowed.
†The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms are 22.5 kg (50 lb.), 15 kg (35 lb.), 10 kg (20 lb.) and 5 kg (10 lb.).
If gym space is limited and a 25-foot lunge area is not available, athletes will be permitted to lunge back and forth in a smaller area so long as the 5-foot intervals still can be seen clearly. For each workout, be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete all the movements. Clear the area of all extra equipment, people or other obstructions.
Any athlete who in any way alters the equipment or movements described in this document or shown in the workout standards video may be disqualified from the competition.
VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS
Prior to starting, film the dumbbells to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. Also film the measurement of the 25-foot lunge area and the 5-foot intermediate segments. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A clock or timer, with the running workout time clearly visible, should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards. Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected due to the visual distortion these lenses cause.