CrossFit Total is the sum total of Back Squat, Shoulder Press, and Deadlift. Each athlete has 3 attempts to reach their 1 rep max of the day in each lift. The sum of those three heaviest lifts then equates to their “Total”.
Age Groups for this event are:
A. Junior: Under 19 years of age on the day of the competition. Divisions are 12-15 and 15-19.
B. Open: Over 19 C. Masters: 40 and over. Divisions are 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.
Weight classes for the event are:
A. Men: up to 114 lbs, up to 123 lbs, up to 132 lbs, up to 147 lbs, up to 163 lbs, up to 180 lbs, up to 198 lbs, up to 220 lbs, up to 242 lbs, up to 275 lbs, over 275 lbs
B. Women: up to 96 lbs, up to 105 lbs, up to 114 lbs, up to 124 lbs, up to 135 lbs, up to 148 lbs, up to 163 lbs, up to 180 lbs, up to 198 lbs, over 198 lbs
*1st place awards will be presented for each weight class.
Weigh-in for each session shall start two hours before the scheduled start of the session. Athletes shall present themselves for weigh-in promptly at that time, but shall have as many opportunities as needed during the time allotted to make weight within their weight class, after which they shall not be permitted to weigh in again. Athletes who do not weigh within the limits of the class in which they entered the competition are permitted to compete in the weight class appropriate to their weight at weigh-in, unless qualifying total requirements prevent this accommodation.
Competitors must weigh in according to the numerical order of their lot number, assigned according to the order in which their entry was received for the competition. Athletes must present identification at weigh-in, and must be weighed in by a sex-appropriate official on an accurate and precise scale.
Upon completing weigh-in, each athlete must give the official an opening attempt for each of the three lifts being contested.
Conduct of the Competition
The competition shall be conducted using the simple progression system of bar loading. The lightest attempt in each session starts each lift and the heaviest finishes it. At no time during normal competition does the bar reduce to a lighter weight after it has been loaded, and at no time can the weight on the bar be lowered after the weight has been announced as loaded.
Once the bar is loaded and announced as such, the official charged with timekeeping starts the meet clock, and the lifter has one minute to initiate the lift. In the event that the 9 lifter’s next attempt is in succession, the time allotted after the weight is announced shall be two minutes. An announcement at the point where thirty seconds remain in the allotted time may be made by the announcer.
Unit of Measure
The meet shall be conducted in pounds. Increases in weight shall be in multiples of two pounds. If no weight for next attempt is received from the lifter or the lifter’s coach, it shall be assumed that the next attempt is a two-pound increase.
Awards are based on the total of the heaviest completed attempts of the three lifts. In the event of a tie, the lighter lifter wins. If both lifters weigh the same upon re-weigh, they share the award.
What to Wear
A. The lifter’s costume shall consist of a collarless t-shirt and shorts of a stretch-type material. The shirt sleeves cannot cover the elbows and the shorts cannot cover the knees. Both garments must be clean and free of graphics of a nature that the average spectator would find offensive. The t-shirt shall always be worn neatly tucked into the shorts.
B. Both garments must fit snugly to facilitate the judging of depth and lockout positions. Both must be constructed of normal commercially available materials, and absolutely cannot be supportive in any way. T-shirts constructed of 7 oz. or lighter material and tightly-fitted shorts are the recommended costume, but all garments are subject to the review and approval of the judges. Only one shirt and one pair of shorts may be worn at any time. Women may wear one bra of any type desired.
C. No singlets may be worn in competition.
D. Sweat pants or tights may be worn in the deadlift only, for the sole purpose of facilitating the slide of the bar against the legs. They must be of light construction, designed only as warm-up garments. They must be worn either over the shorts or in place of the shorts.
E. Any type of shoe may be worn, provided that it is in good repair and clean. Shoes must be worn on the platform at all times. Shoes with cleats or metal spikes are not permitted.
F. No billed caps or brimmed hats are permitted to be worn on the platform.
A. A belt may be worn during all three lifts. It may be of any type, provided that when worn it only overlaps itself one time at any point along its circumference, and that it does not exceed four inches in width at any point along its length.
B. Knee wraps or knee sleeves may be worn. If worn, they must be placed on the knee or knees before the start of the athlete’s warm-up and left in place until the conclusion of the third attempt. Except for minor adjustments in position, they may not be removed during this time. Only one knee sleeve per knee may be worn. Any knee wraps or sleeves must be worn over the sweats or tights in the deadlift.
C. Wrist wraps may be worn. Any bandages worn on the hands must be shown to the judges prior to the start of the lift. Any ankle or knee bandages must be approved by the judges prior to the start of the lift in which they are worn.
D. No wraps of any kind may be worn on the elbows, or on any part of the body other than the wrists and knees. No supportive undergarments of any type may be worn.
E. No lubricants of any type, whether fluids, powders, or solids, may be used anywhere on the competition venue or any areas adjacent to the competition venue. Chalk is not considered a lubricant. Use of any lubricants at all constitutes cause for immediate disqualification.
F. The use of counter-irritants is permitted on areas of the skin that do not come in contact with the bar. If there is any uncertainty about whether this use may constitute a use-of lubricants infraction, the judges should be consulted prior to their application.
G. No foreign substances of any type except the chalk provided by the competition may be used on either the platform equipment or the lifter’s personal equipment. No rosin, spray sticky, or any other substance designed to enhance the friction of hands against bar or shoes against floor may be used.