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The first day of the Rocky Mountain Regional Qualifier went well, with amazing performances throughout the day- male, and female. They were tested with some grueling workouts. Sunday's WOD is sure to continue in that fashion.

Skip Miller of Front Range CrossFit revealed the workout after the final Men's Heat. The WOD gives each competitor a choice in how they would like to complete it.

For Men, they must lift a barbell Ground to Overhead, in any way they wish, for 7000lbs.

The athletes are able to choose which weight they would like. Their options:
155 x 46 reps
135 x 52 reps
95 x 74 reps
75 x 94 reps

For Women, they must lift a barbell Ground to Overhead, in any way they wish, 5000lbs.

For the women, their choices break down to the following:
100 x 50 reps
85 x 59 reps
65 x 77 reps
55 x 91 reps

No matter which option the athlete chooses, they will all be trying to get the weight overhead, using Clean & Jerk, Snatch, Press, or Thruster. It will certainly be a challenging and exciting event. For more information, check out the CrossFit Front Range site.

14 comments on this entry.

1. Jeremy Stecker wrote...

May 16, 2009 8:05 PM

Wow. Amazing. I love how this one is set up. Going to be a fun one, make sure to get plenty of video footage - I can't wait to see it.

Also, have the web editor enable scrolling in the html code; I might be wrong or it might just be my computer but i can just see the top of these pictures when I blow them up.

2. COS wrote...

May 16, 2009 8:14 PM

I like this idea a lot. I was thinking of something similar for a workout recently that involved lifting X amount of weight total, but also carrying it X amount of feet, and you could break it up however you'd like. I'm interested to see how this turns out.

My guess is that most men stick with 135#. Seems like 155 is too heavy for only 6 less reps. No?

3. Ryan wrote...

May 16, 2009 8:16 PM

This looks cool.

Jeremy, it's just your computer, because it's fine on mine. What usually happens is that your monitor can't handle the size of the picture and part of it goes off your screen, or it gets shrunk. On my 22" it fills the screen but looks fine.

4. Zach M wrote...

May 16, 2009 9:17 PM


I would personally go lighter than the 135 probably. I feel like I could make up those extra reps with the 95# easily. 135# is still heavy enough that you can reach muscle failure. 95# seems light enough that you should be able to keep that bar moving the whole time. I may have to give this one a try.

5. Matt Solomon wrote...

May 16, 2009 9:32 PM

Great idea for a workout!

6. randy wrote...

May 16, 2009 9:34 PM

alot of the top men are actually going with only 75#!!!! they plan on doing the wod "randy" style and power snatching it as fast as possible! seems like a good idea as that is the most efficient way to get the weight overhead. they had some heavy lifting in the first two wods, with 300# deads and 165# front squats (from the ground)will definately be a fun finish!!!

7. randy wrote...

May 16, 2009 9:49 PM

midwest region had just 9 women completed the first days wod rxd(of 26 total)
rocky mountain region had 54 women complete the first days wod rxd (of 80 total)
yet the midwest will be sending 6 of them to the games and we are only sending 5 ???? to me this makes no sense at all.

May 16, 2009 10:11 PM

randy, you think that's crazy...the nw qualifiers had a max deadlift and max press account for 50% of the overall score, and the way they scored the whole event margin of victory in the second wod counted for nothing. I pressed 188 and deadlifted 462 which was good enough for 19th place. then I won the second wod in 9:13. second place 10:05 and third 10:55. The overall winner was over over 3 minutes behind me in the wod. I finished 6th. If I had lifted 35 lbs. more I would have finished 3rd, but winning the wod by a landslide meant nothing. to me this makes no sense at all, but I'm going to do everything I can to get to the games, send in a video or whatever. I guess there are always going to be a few people that maybe shouldn't be there but the way it's set up I think HQ is making sure everybody who should be there is there. At least that's what I'm hoping for. ****Any Firebreathers out there please do our NW WOD: 5 rounds, 3 muscle ups, 30 wall balls (20lb), 6 SDHP's (135 lb.) Let me know how it goes for you and if 9:13 is a good time.*** Now that I have everything off my chest I do think Dave Werner put on a great event as far as organization, judging, and equipment. Thank you to level4 CrossFit in Seattle.
Thanks Tommy Hackenbruck (trying not to sound too bitter)

9. Austin@Unlimited wrote...

May 16, 2009 11:17 PM

Looking at it, I think I'd go with 75# and I'm sure the majority will opt for the lightest weight. Technically the lightest total weight lifted for men would be 95# or 135#(7030#). Sure is interesting and should make for a cool event. Good job.

10. Rich V. wrote...

May 17, 2009 4:30 AM

Absolutely love that final WOD. It's not just going hard at what's thrown at you but actually using some strategy. It also allows the smaller guys (like me) to have an opportunity to get gassed the same way the bigger guys will with the bigger weights.

11. Ryan wrote...

May 17, 2009 11:07 AM

Randy, compare the WOD #1 Rockies vs. Midwest, and the reason for the low completion number becomes very clear.

12. Brandon replied to comment from randy...

May 17, 2009 11:47 AM

Randy -
The number of slots is based on the number of affiliates, not the number of people registered. Midwest has more affiliates than the RM region therefore it gets 6 male/female and RM only gets 5. I also agree with Ryan that the Midwest KB thruster WOD is a crushing workout and that should account for some of the reason why a low percentage of women completed it!

13. christin street wrote...

May 18, 2009 3:21 AM

What a brilliant final WOD!

14. Karin wrote...

May 19, 2009 3:06 PM

I would love to know what the top 10 did for weight in this WOD...