Attention all CrossFit Kingston/Foundry Athletics athletes!!!

Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting Exhibition

Date: Saturday April 13/13

This will be an open event, which means everyone is welcome to lift regardless of strength level. There will be a men’s and a women’s division. We will be using a formula, Wilks formula, to determine winners for men and women in Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting categories. The formula takes into account an individual’s weight.

Here is an example:

Lifter A (200 lbs): Snatch - 180; Clean & Jerk - 235 -- Wilks = 119.684
Squat - 325; Bench - 250; Deadlift - 380 -- Wilks = 275.417
Total = 395.101

Lifter B (165 lbs): Snatch - 165; Clean & Jerk - 210 -- Wilks = 117.382
Squat - 300; Bench - 210; Deadlift - 365 -- Wilks = 283.224
Total = 400.606

Lifter C (120 lbs): Snatch - 120; Clean & Jerk - 180 -- Wilks = 127.410
Squat - 170; Bench - 135; Deadlift - 210 -- Wilks = 218.720
Total = 346.130

As you can see, the lightest lifter would win the Olympic lifting portion of the event but finish 3rd overall. The middle lifter would win the powerlifting portion of the event (and the entire event) even though he/she lifted less total weight than the heavier person.

Belts, knee sleeves (not wraps), wrist wraps, elbow sleeves, singlets, regular running shoes (including Chuck's) and weightlifting shoes are permitted. Anything not listed here is not permitted.

The format will be as follows:

Weigh-in starting at 07:30

Standards for Olympic lifts explained


Olympic lifting (snatch then clean and jerk) starting at 09:00

1.5 – 2 hour break

Standards for powerlifting lifts explained


Powerlifting (squat, bench press, and deadlift)

Awards ceremony

We will also require volunteers to help load and unload weights, act as spotters, and people to cheer the athletes on. Please come out and support your friends and co-athletes!

There will be a sign-up sheet at the gym and you can leave your name in the comments section below expressing you're interest and what role you want to take. Competitor or volunteer.


Anonymous said...

Sammy M - In as a competitor. which one of you has a goal to come in second cause this MF'er is coming in first! ;) Hope to see you all there this will be a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Good thing there isnt a 1000M row in there or you would be toast Sammy...somthing tells me that Mr. Wilkes may come in to haunt ya on this one


Anonymous said...

LOL you might be right on that one but it will still be a great time.


Anonymous said...

If I can't lift then I'll help out!

Steph B said...

I would like to help out.

Anonymous said...

I can sweep the dog hair


Anonymous said...

Didnt reply officialy but Im in for sure

SamuraiMark said...

I signed up to compete but it turns out my macroecon final is the same day. I'd rather be lifting but I gotta do what gotta be done.

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