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Old 01-16-2013, 07:46 AM   #1
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Olympic Lifting (CF Style) in Toronto - Sunday February 3rd

Olympic Lifting (CF Style) - Sunday February 3rd

Olympic Lifting (CF Style) registration is open and the early bird pricing ends on Sunday January 27th. We would like to thank the 14 CrossFit Boxes that made our Ladies Night a huge success!

WEBSITE: http://gtacfleague.com/olympic-lifti...-february-3rd/

DATE: February 3rd, 2013 (Sunday), 9AM-1PM Competition

COST: $35 Early Bird Registration for Individual Event ($50 Regular Price)/$70 Early Bird Registration for 2 Person Team Event ($90 Regular Price)

Early Bird pricing until Sunday January 27, 2013

WODs: There will be 4 WODs. Two of the WODs will be the 2 Olympic Lifts (Snatch, and Clean and Jerk). To make the scoring fair for these 2 WODs, your score wonít be the amount of weight you lift as that is a disadvantage to lighter competitors. Your score will be the lift amount divided by your weight. For example, if you weigh 100lbs and snatch 130lbs, your score would be 130/100 which is 1.3. The remaining 2 WODs will be regular CrossFit type WODs.

DIVISIONS: Scaled and Elite Divisions (more info on Divisions see http://gtacfleague.com/divisions/)

LOCATION: CF Top Shape - http://crossfittopshape.com/ in Mississauga

QUESTIONS: Email us @ info@gtacfleague.com

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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Re: Olympic Lifting (CF Style) in Toronto - Sunday February 3rd

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Two of the WODs will be the 2 Olympic Lifts (Snatch, and Clean and Jerk). To make the scoring fair for these 2 WODs, your score wonít be the amount of weight you lift as that is a disadvantage to lighter competitors. Your score will be the lift amount divided by your weight. For example, if you weigh 100lbs and snatch 130lbs, your score would be 130/100 which is 1.3.
That scoring system isn't going to be anymore fair. Smaller lifters almost invariably have a greater strength to weight ratio. By doing a straight strength:weight scoring system, you're not balancing the scale, you're tipping it in the other direction. You should consider using the Wilks Formula. The Wilks Formula is used in Powerlifting to determine the best overall lifter in a meet; it's designed to account for the greater strength to weight ratio of smaller athletes.

I'll give you an example. Using the strength:weight scoring system, a 200lb athlete who puts up a 250lb snatch could be beaten by a 150lb athlete who puts up 190lb. That's not very fair. Using the Wilks Formula, the 150lb athlete would have to put up at least 210lb to beat the 200lb athletes score of 250lb. That's a little more fair.

If you look at competitive Olympic lifting. The big guys aren't putting up that much more than the little guys. Top men in the 62kg class (~135lb) are snatching 300lbs and clean and jerking 400lbs. That's more than 2x bodyweight on the snatch and more than 3x on the clean and jerk. Find me the 250lb lifter who's snatching 500lb and clean and jerking 750lb; he doesn't exist.

The Wilks Formula is a little complicated, but there are some good online calculators. wilkscalculator.com is a good one, and they have both kg and lb options.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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Re: Olympic Lifting (CF Style) in Toronto - Sunday February 3rd

The Sinclair formula is what is used in weightlifting to compare results from different bodyweight classes.
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The Sinclair formula is what is used in weightlifting to compare results from different bodyweight classes.
Even better! I recommended Wilks, because I'm more familiar with the workings of powerlifting comps. It looks like there are a few Sinclair calculators on-line as well; although, they are only metric.

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Even better! I recommended Wilks, because I'm more familiar with the workings of powerlifting comps. It looks like there are a few Sinclair calculators on-line as well; although, they are only metric.
Thank you for the advice.
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