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Old 01-11-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
Brian E. Moore
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Can you still compete if you are unable to do a particular movement in the 2012 Open?

How is it handled if an individual is unable to perform a particular movement, such as a muscle up, or is unable to handle the Rx'd weight on a lift in the Open Competition? Can you still compete in the Open in these circumstances? If so, how is the individual judged and ranked? (Obviously, I'm not talking here about someone who thinks they can get to the Regionals.) Thanks, B.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Re: Can you still compete if you are unable to do a particular movement in the 2012 O

Short and sweet answer: No.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: Can you still compete if you are unable to do a particular movement in the 2012 O

I think last year it meant you were DQ'd. The reason had more to do with what could be submitted than an actual rule, so this could change.

Basically, I think it didn't allow you to enter "0" for a number of reps, rounds, ect. So if you could do only one rep of the C&J event at 165 you could continue, but if 165 was above your 1RM you were out. Same for the event with the DL & double-unders, I think you had to finish the first round to move on. On the other hand, the event with the muscle-up and OHS was counted by number of reps only, and burpees were first, so even if you couldn't do a single OHS or muscle-up rep you were ok because you'd get a score just from the burpees. a LOT of the competitors didn't finish the first round of that one.

Really though, if you're in danger of DNFing an event you're obviously doing it for fun, so why not do the workouts anyway? Who cares if it's posted to a board somewhere?
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Re: Can you still compete if you are unable to do a particular movement in the 2012 O

Define "compete."

Can you still do the workout? Yes, obviously. You can do whatever workout you want.

Will your score "count" in the Open? Maybe. As Jared pointed out, different workouts handled this kind of issue differently. But who cares, since if you're scaling the workouts you're not going to be in the top places anyway.

On the other hand, some boxes build local competitions around the Open workouts as well. In that context, you might find all sorts of options for ranking scaled workouts, designed to fit the members of that individual box.

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Old 01-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Re: Can you still compete if you are unable to do a particular movement in the 2012 O

Good answers. Thanks everyone for the quick replies.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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Re: Can you still compete if you are unable to do a particular movement in the 2012 O

I thought you just had to enter 0 reps for that particular WOD but I could be mistaken. If you want to do everything prescribed to see how you stack up, do your best to get some reps so you can post a score. Additionally, MU last year were at the end of the Workout so everyone could still score decently....those with MU scoring higher, as they should.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Re: Can you still compete if you are unable to do a particular movement in the 2012 O

Katherine - that's exactly what our box is doing

We'll have an Rx'd class (m / w) a non-rx class (m / w) and a beginner class ( m / w ).

We have maybe a few guys who can do most of the wods prescribed and potentially get a good score.

But most of our clients would do much better with a scaled / subbed version - we want it to be an event our entire gym can partake in, have fun, party, and give out prizes.
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