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“WZA 2019 Circus Act”


Wodapalooza 2019, Individual WOD #6

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  • For Time
  • 20 feet Obstacle Handstand Walk
  • 5 Snatches (205/130 lb)
  • 20 feet Obstacle Handstand Walk
  • 3 Snatches (225/145 lb)
  • 20 feet Obstacle Handstand Walk
  • 1 Snatches (245/155 lb)
  • Time Cap: 6 minutes

This workout will be performed for time, in chipper style. On go, athletes will head from the starting mat and perform the handstand walk (or overhead carry, for scaled) from the required line to line. Once complete, they’ll head to their pre-loaded barbell to complete 5 snatches. Each set of handstand walk (or overhead carry) and snatch must be completed within a 2:00 window in order to earn the next two minutes. If the athlete completes it in under 2:00, they’ll begin their second set of carries, and then add weight to the barbell and perform their set of 3 snatches. If performed under the 4:00 mark, they’ll perform their last set of handstand walk, and then 1 snatch at the final weight. Once complete, they’ll sprint to the finish mat where the judge will record their time.

Obstacle Handstand Walk: Entire hand must start behind the line, denoting the beginning of the attempted segment. The athlete must then complete the entirety of each 20ft segment unbroken. Standing on the line or falling before hands cross the next line will not count as a successful repetition.

Snatch: The athlete will start with the pre-loaded barbell on the floor and in one swift motion, will lift the barbell overhead. While power, squat, or split is acceptable, hang, pause, floating or halting is not permitted.  If the barbells vertical trajectory stops at any time, that repetition will not be counted. The repetition is successful when the athlete is holding the bar over the athlete’s center of mass, hips, knees, and arms fully extended.

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Background: The 2019 Wodapalooza fitness festival in Miami announced this as their 6th workout for individuals: "WZA 2019 Circus Act". Weights shown here are for the Rx division (there are also Elite, Intermediate, Scaled and other divisions in the competition).

What began as a grassroots 1-day fitness competition with 145 athletes and 500 spectators in 2012, Wodapalooza (WZA) has since established itself as the world’s premier Functional Fitness Festival. The Wodapalooza descends on Miami’s Bayfront Park for 4-days each January and brings together thousands of athletes, spectators and fitness fanatics to celebrate fitness, community, and life.
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