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“WZAOC Qualifier 18.4”


2018 Wodapalooza Online Qualifier WOD #4

5.3K 125
  • AMRAP in 16 minutes
  • 2 Devil Presses (50/35 lb)
  • 2 Alternating Dumbbell Box Step-Ups
  • 4 Devil Presses (50/35 lb)
  • 4 Alternating Dumbbell Box Step-Ups
  • 6 Devil Presses (50/35 lb)
  • 6 Alternating Dumbbell Box Step-Ups


35, 20 lbs & 1 DB for Step-ups (carry anyway)


Workout 4 is a 16min AMRAP, with the score being the total number of repetitions performed.

Athletes will begin standing tall, with their dumbbells resting on the ground. At the start of the clock, the athlete will begin with the set of two (2) devil presses (explained below.) Once the athlete completes the two devil presses, they will continue to the plyometric box set to the specific height, where they will perform two total alternating dumbbell step-ups with the same weight. For the first set of two, that includes one step-up with the right leg, and one step-up with the left leg, totaling two (2.)

Upon completion of the set of two step-ups, the athlete will perform four (4) devil presses. Then, they’ll complete four (4) alternating DB step-ups (2 L & 2 R.)

Upon the completion of the round of 8/8, the athlete and/or judge should note the time, as this will be used as the tie-breaker in the case of a tie.

They’ll continue in this fashion, increasing the reps of each movement by two repetitions, until the end of the 16 minute clock.

This workout is scored as the total number of repetitions completed within the 16 minute cap.

Movement Standards

Devil Press: The Devil Press is a movement featuring two dumbbells of the same weight, and is essentially a combination of a dumbbell burpee, and a double dumbbell snatch.

Athletes will start each repetition with the dumbbells on the ground. Then, with the athlete’s hands on the dumbbell, they’ll perform a burpee, with chest making contact with the floor. From here, the athlete will jump to their feet, never taking their hands from the dumbbells. Next, the athlete shall snatch or swing both dumbbells from the floor simultaneously, and finish with both locked out overhead, with hips, knees, shoulders, and arms at full extension. This shall indicate a completed repetition.

Please note, the athlete may “swing” the dumbbells between their legs to help to build momentum to get them overhead, but the athlete may NOT pause at the shoulders and press the dumbbells.

Alt. Dumbbell Step-Up: Next is the dumbbell step-up. For this movement, the athlete must start with the dumbbells in their hands at the athlete’s sides, with both feet in contact with the ground. The athlete will then, leading with one leg, step onto the box. A repetition is complete when both feet are on top of the box, dumbbells in hand, with hips and knees at full extension. Before beginning the next repetition, both feet must come back in contact with the ground.

Each repetition must alternate which foot is leading.

The athlete must also refrain from using their hand or the dumbbell in contact with the box to assist them with their step-up.

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Background: The WZA Online Challenge and Qualifier (WZAOC) is a two-part series where athletes from all over the world come together for this one of a kind online challenge. The WZAOC brings the party to your gym! Participants can expect challenging workouts, fun prizes and memories to last a lifetime.
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