“Regionals 13.2”

2013 CrossFit Games Regionals WOD

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  • For Load
  • 3 Overhead Squats
  • Time Cap: 7 minutes

For this event, the athlete will have 7 minutes to perform 3 overhead squats at increasing weights to the highest weight possible. Each athlete will begin with a barbell loaded to one of four starting weights of their choice (see below) and a stack of plates. It will be the athlete’s responsibility to load the bar to the correct weight each lift. Once the event begins, the barbell may not get lighter throughout the 7 minutes. The men must make increases in 10-pound increments, while the women must make increases in 5-pound increments.

Athletes will not have a rack, but may get the barbell into the overhead position using any technique they choose. If the athlete uses a full squat snatch to get the weight overhead that will count as the first repetition, as long as all the overhead squat requirements are met.  After a squat snatch, the athlete must perform two additional overhead squats to complete the set.

Men’s starting weights (pounds):  135, 185, 225, 255
Women’s starting weights (pounds):  85, 125, 155, 175

After the 7 minutes is up, athletes will have 2 minutes to transition to the muscle-up rings before the start of Event 3.

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By 2013, the CrossFit Open had become a favorite tradition in many CrossFit affiliates, complete with parties and year-round anticipation. Participation doubled from 2012 with more than 138,000 registered competitors. One change in 2013 switched up the competition — just 48 men and 48 women, down from 60 in previous years, automatically qualified for Regionals from each Region. Nonetheless, in some regions where many top-48 individual athletes decided to compete on a team or declined the invitation, CrossFit invited the next closest athletes from the Open.

Even as the CrossFit Games became a big-time sport, with ESPN coverage, stadium workouts and brand name sponsors, the CrossFit Games season preserved the spirit of Aromas in the early years. “Regional competitor” began to carry the same aura that “Games athlete” did just a few years earlier. CrossFitters of Asia, Australia and 15 other regions gathered to watch their area’s fittest fight to make it to the CrossFit Games.

The second of 7 total workouts for the 2013 CrossFit Games Regionals (aka: "Regionals 13.2") was announced on May 6, 2013.
Movements : Overhead Squat
Equipment : Barbell
Scoring : For Load
Category : Qualifiers