You may notice that your fellow CFCC’ers are sporting some epic facial hair this month - why, you ask? Each November, men across the world celebrate MOVEMBER by growing moustaches (Mo’s) to support a great cause - raising both awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
Participants become walking, talking billboards for the month of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
At the end of the month we're celebrating as only CFCC can - with a truly epic partner competition that celebrates all the strength and magnificence that comes with the appreciation of a good 'Stache. Sign up right here with a partner and JOIN US in the evening on Wednesday, 11/28.
All proceeds from the event go directly to support the Movember initiative of men's health awareness.
SIGNUPS ABSOLUTELY CLOSE ON MONDAY, 11/26, NO EXCEPTIONS. Heat assignments will be posted Tuesday evening (11/27).
Same gender teams only, please.
Oh, and some form of moustache or beard is required to participate - we'll leave it up to you to figure out how you want to make that work.
The event will consist of three events - two will be detailed below and the third will be an event-day surprise (but a cut will be made to participate in event 3.
EVENT 1: GET UP, STAND UP!
EACH TEAM HAS 7 MINUTES TOTAL TO FIND A 1RM BARBELL TURKISH GETUP.
The score is the combined weight of each partner's best successful attempt.
EXAMPLE: If Partner 1 stands up successfully with 65 pounds and Partner 2 stands up successfully with 45 pounds, the team score is 110.
A successful lift means that the weight must be overhead in one arm (either arm may be used), under control - take this to mean that judges will be looking for a full 2 second count for the time that you are holding the barbell in a completely locked out position.
You may use both hands to stabilize the barbell before beginning the lift, but your other hand may not touch the bar during the rest of the attempt. As soon as your shoulder blades leave the ground, you may not use your opposite arm to stabilize.
Once the weight is overhead and the judge has called whether or not it's successful, you may drop the bar.
A certain number of plates will be allotted to each team, and each team is responsible for loading their own bar.
EVENT 2: DRAG AND DON'T DROP!
EACH TEAM MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FOR AS MANY ROUNDS AS POSSIBLE IN 7 MINUTES.
WEIGHTED SLED DRAG (100 POUNDS), 20 FEET (2 PASSES, EACH PARTNER MUST COMPLETE ONE PASS)
BUDDY CARRY, 20 FEET (2 PASSES, EACH PARTNER MUST COMPLETE ONE PASS)
*one back and forth sled drag + one back and forth buddy carry = 4 points / 1 round.
Incomplete rounds will be counted towards your final score.
EXAMPLE: Erin and Sammy are partners.
1. Erin drags the 100# sled for 20 feet to the finish line = 1 point
2. Sammy drags the sled 20 feet back to the starting line = 1 point
3. Erin buddy carries Sammy 20 feet to the finish line = 1 point
4. Sammy buddy carries Erin 20 feet back to the starting line = 1 point
THAT'S ONE ROUND. They repeat until time is called. If they do this 3 times and both Erin and Sammy complete a sled drag on round 4, they will record a score of 14 points for this event (3 full rounds plus 2 points).
When & Where
Crossfit Center City
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