The Fittest Yooper 2018

Online Competition for Individuals

Event description

Fittest Yooper

Online Fitness Competition for Residents of the U.P.


Email questions to organizer@fittestyooper.com

One workout per month for 12 months - first workout is released

January 8, 2018


Besides fun, there are two main purposes of this competition:


  1. To provide an ongoing incentive to improve.  There will be no surprises and all workouts will allow the majority of athletes to at least start the workout (will not start with muscle ups or 250 lb clean and jerks).  Furthermore, the inclusion of any of the higher skill/load movements (e.g., double unders, muscle ups, handstand push ups, heavier snatch, etc) will be announced 30 days prior to the release of the workout.

  2. To provide another level of ongoing feedback for the athletes.  We all know where we stand in our gym and many of us participate in the CrossFit Open.  But the Open is only once a year and our gyms have a limited competition pool.  This competition provides a larger pool and provides ongoing training feedback.


Price - $35

Fee will be prorated on a per month basis for athletes registering during the year.


Full-time college students - register with your .edu school email address and use promo code "BROKEASS" for a $10 discount.

All proceeds after expenses will be donated to a local charity.


No Refunds - consider it charitable donation.


Workouts

Workouts are released on the second Monday of every month at 8 pm Eastern time.


The March workout will be the CrossFit Open workout that corresponds most closely to our timeframe (no duplication of effort during your run for the Games).


There will be a scaled version of every workout.


Athletes will have 14 days to submit their score.

(This provides quite a bit of time to accommodate vacations, illness, and plenty of redos while not interfering with other competitions.)


This is about improvement - so we are telling you now that, at some point in the year, Rx workouts will include: handstand push ups, ring muscle ups, bar muscle ups, double unders, handstand walks, pistols (why haven't those been in the Open yet???).


Divisions

Male

Female


If we get enough participants, we will create a Men's and Women's 35+ division.


In the event such a Master's division isn't warranted, you will still be able to filter the leaderboard by age group to see how you stand.


Note - use the highest age bracket that you will reach at any point during the year.


Rx v. Scaled

Just like the CrossFit Open, you can choose to scale on a workout by workout basis. And, just like the Open, the lowest Rx score will always rank higher than the highest Scaled score.


As stated earlier, there will be no surprises and all workouts will allow the majority of athletes to at least start the workout (will not open with muscle ups or 250 lb clean and jerks).  Furthermore, the inclusion of any of the higher skill/load movements (double unders, muscle ups, handstand push ups, heavier snatch, etc) will be announced 30 days prior to the release of the workout.


Prizes
Every registered athlete gets a t-shirt.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Men and Women will receive a one of a kind t-shirt indicating their place on the podium.

Judging

Every workout must be recorded and uploaded to YouTube.


It’s far better to get a no rep while you are doing the workout than to get no reps during the video evaluation. So, you need to have someone judge your workout as it is impossible to determine whether or not you are achieving the standards on all repetitions.

Choose a judge that will not hesitate to no rep you!


Videos of the top 5 in each division for each workout will be evaluated by panel of judges.


Workout and Judging Committee

Each year, a committee of three will be selected to produce and evaluate the workouts and judge video submissions.


Equipment

Over the course of the 2018 year, the following equipment will be utilized:

Barbell & Plates

Dumbbells (25 lbs and up)

Medicine Balls (12 lbs up to 30 lbs)

Plyo boxes (20” and 24”)

Pull up bars

Concept 2 Rowers

Gymnastic Rings

Jump rope


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