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“FTD Qualifier 12.2”


2012 French Throwdown Qualifier WOD #2

1.7K 5
  • For Load
  • 1 Rep Max Deadlift
  • 1 Rep Max Back Squat
  • 1 Rep Max Shoulder-to-Overhead
  • Time Cap: 9 minutes

The training starts in standing position, the athlete will use the same bar for the 3 movements, he will have to execute the 3 movements in the order (Raised of ground / Squat / Thrown).

The athlete can manage the 9 minutes as it suits him (example: 2 min of deadlift, 3 min of back squat, 4 min of thrown), he can do as many tests as he wants as the movements are respected and that the time limit is respected.

Only the athlete can touch his bar to load or unload, at the start of the training the bar must be unloaded. The use of a rack is allowed.

The athlete can warm up as he wishes before starting the training.

Deadlift: The movement is a classic deadlift with hands on the outside of the knees, the sumo-style deadlift is not allowed. The hips and knees are fully extended and the shoulders are behind the bar in the up position. The arms must be stretched all along the movement, you can not deliberately bounce the bar. Drop the bar once full repetition is allowed

Back Squat: The bar should be held behind the back of the neck on the athlete’s shoulders. In the low position, the hips should pass under the top of the knees, in the high position, the hips and knees should be fully extended.

Shoulder to overhead: Each repetition starts with the bar on the shoulders and finished with the bar over the head and arms outstretched. All styles of throwing are allowed (strict press, thrown force, thrown power, thrown standing, thrown slit …), as long as the elbows, shoulders, hips and knees are in full extension and with the bar they are aligned above the heels with feet together. 

Score: The sum of the heaviest loads on each movement in kilograms.

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Background: This is the 1st Edition of the French Throwdown sponsored by Reebok. 1000 athletes battled it out to discover who were the fittest men and women in 2013. This second qualifier was announced on April 21, 2013.

In 2018 the French Throwdown became one of the official CrossFit Games sanctioned events, meaning winners get a ticket to compete in the next CrossFit Games.

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