This workout begins with the athlete standing under the pull-up bar. At the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the athlete will have 8 minutes to perform 3 rounds of 6 chest-to-bar pull-ups and 6 squat snatches, AND 3 rounds of 7 chest-to-bar pull-ups and 5 squat snatches. If all 72 repetitions are not completed within 8 minutes, the athlete’s workout is over, and they will stop and record their score.
If all 72 repetitions are completed within the 8-minute window, the athlete will earn an additional 4 minutes to continue with the couplet. If all 108 reps (36 from rounds 1-3, 36 from rounds 4-6 and 36 from rounds 7-9) are completed by the 12-minute mark, the time will once again be extended by 4 minutes. Throughout the workout, after every 3 complete rounds, the reps of the pull-up will increase, the reps of the snatch will decrease, and the barbell will get heavier. Once a 3-round section is completed, the athlete may immediately begin their next section. They do not need to wait for the 4-minute window to expire before moving on to the next section. This pattern will continue for up to 24 minutes, as long as 3 rounds of the couplet are completed before each cutoff.
This workout is over when the athlete completes all the required work prior to 24 minutes or fails to complete all the repetitions within the cutoff time for a section. The athlete’s score is their time if they complete the workout or the number of repetitions completed up to their cutoff time.
In this workout, another person may assist the athlete in changing the plates on the barbell during the workout, or multiple barbells may be used.
If all 216 reps are completed prior to the 24-minute time cap, your score will be your total time and there will be no tiebreaker. However, if you are not able to complete the entire workout in the allotted time, a tiebreaker will be factored into your final score. During the workout, be sure to note your time at the end of each 3-round section. When you submit your score, there will be a space for your final rep count and an additional field for you to enter the elapsed time at which you completed your last full 3-round section. 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.
• Pull-up bar
• Standard bumper plates (18 inches in diameter) to load to the appropriate weight for your division
*The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms are 15 kg (35 lb.), 20 kg (45 lb.), 25 kg (55 lb.), 29 kg (65 lb.), 34 kg (75 lb.), 43 kg (95 lb.), 47 kg (105 lb.), 52 kg (115 lb.), 61 kg (135 lb.), 70 kg (155 lb.), 79 kg (175 lb.), 83 kg (185 lb.), 93 kg (205 lb.), 102 kg (225 lb.), 111 kg (245 lb.) and 120 kg (265 lb.).
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.