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Old 01-24-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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CFF: Can someone translate "5 Reps Locked Overhead (anyway possible)"?

Hey guys,

I'm trying to decipher tomorrow's CrossFit Football WOD and the first item is:
5 Reps Locked Overhead (anyway possible) 185 lbs

Can someone explain what that means?

Thanks!

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Old 01-24-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: CFF: Can someone translate "5 Reps Locked Overhead (anyway possible)"?

I assume it means anyway you can get the weight over your head and your arms/elbows/shoulders locked out overhead. You can clean and jerk it, snatch, whatever. Just get it up there.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re: CFF: Can someone translate "5 Reps Locked Overhead (anyway possible)"?

My guess would be that it means that you have to get the weight from the ground to locked overhead any way you want/are able. (clean and jerk, snatch, clean and push press, power clean and push jerk, etc)
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
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Re: CFF: Can someone translate "5 Reps Locked Overhead (anyway possible)"?

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My guess would be that it means that you have to get the weight from the ground to locked overhead any way you want/are able. (clean and jerk, snatch, clean and push press, power clean and push jerk, etc)
Ah, ok. Thanks for the replies, guys!

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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Re: CFF: Can someone translate "5 Reps Locked Overhead (anyway possible)"?

No.

It's shoulder to overhead anyhow (press, push jerk, whatever).

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Confirmed in the CFFB comments:
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Shoulder to overhead. You can use a rack or clean it up, push press, push jerk, rack jerk. Whatever works.

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:31 PM   #6
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Re: CFF: Can someone translate "5 Reps Locked Overhead (anyway possible)"?

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No.

It's shoulder to overhead anyhow (press, push jerk, whatever).
This is correct. I checked the comments for the workout and #2 was clarification from John saying:

"Shoulder to overhead. You can use a rack or clean it up, push press, push jerk, rack jerk. Whatever works.
Comment by John — January 24, 2010 at 8:40am"

Check the comments for FAQs as often they are addressed there.

I definitely like the prescription of "overhead anyhow" as it makes it work centered instead of technique centered. If you don't need to push jerk it or don't like jerks, don't. If you want to, go for it. I like the flexibility.
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