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Olympic Lifting Competition & September Social

By September 6, 2017 No Comments

The good weather’s pretty much gone, the nights are drawing in and summer is all but over. But all is not lost, there’s still much to look forward to at CFL.
Put Saturday 30th September in your diary; CrossFit London is hosting it’s latest in-house competition followed by the September social.

The Olympic Lifting Competition

From 13:30 onwards on Sat 30th we will be holding an Olympic Lifting Competition in 9 Malcolm Place, open to all CFL members and all levels of ability. Whether you’re an Olympic Lifting or Heavy Metal Club mainstay, a Level 2 regular or CrossFit London newbie, get involved.
The competition will start at 12:30, when you will be weighed in (in private) and then asked for your opening lifts. The back room of 9MP will be your warm up area, with first lifts will be at 13:30. You will have 3 attempts at the Snatch then 3 attempts at Clean and Jerk taking your highest total out of the 3 of each and adding together to be given a ‘total’.
IMG_5042Example:
Snatch: 60/65/67x
Clean & Jerk: 85/95x/95
The best Snatch was 65kg and the best Clean & Jerk was 95kg after missing it once. Total: 160kg.
It will be scored on the Sinclair Coefficient, which is an equation taking bodyweight into account before giving you your final score. We will also adjust scores for Masters aged 35 and over (yep, sorry you’re a “master”).
Lifts will be judged to weightlifting standards, so no ‘CrossFit lifts’ (e.g. no press outs). However, power cleans and power snatches will be fine, so don’t worry if you struggle to hit that perfect squat snatch; catch it with straight arms and you’ll get 3 white lights.
 
Who can participate: any current CrossFit London or CrossFit SE11 members
Date: Saturday 30th September 2017
Time: Warm up from 12.30. First lift 13:30. Finish around 15:30
Place: 9 Malcolm place
Book in: You can book your spot just like a normal class on MBO.
Email joe@crossfitlondonuk.com if you have any further questions.
Anyone who wants to get involved, but doesn’t want to compete, I’ll need volunteers on the day to film lifts, take pictures and to load the bars. Let me know if you’d like to help out.

The Social

IMG_2598The social will officially start at the same time as the competition at 12:30; competing can be nerve-wracking so we want as many supportive faces and cheering squads as possible.
But if you can’t make it for lift-off at 13:30, come down at any time. Alcohol will be provided like last time (although you should probably bring your own).
I suspect, like last time, when the alcohol runs out we’ll find a suitable establishment to move on to.

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