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Over 100 teams will compete in the Battle of the Gyms! These four-person teams will stop at nothing to claim their place on the podium…

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New for 2019 is the introduction of both Rx and Scaled options!

So, get training with your buddy’s, represent your gym and dominate the podium! In this team event, it’s as much about strategy as it is about strength – choose your teams wisely…

Teams

Date: 10/11/2019

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2019 Workouts

2 In 2 Out

This is a relay race whereby the team must choose one leg for each member to complete.

Each teams finishing time will be recorded once all four legs of the workout have been completed and all team members are within the transition area.

Each leg will start and finish at Shark Net Beach.

Rx Athletes

300M SWIM

650M BEACH/PATH RUN

300M SWIM

650M BEACH/PATH RUN

Scaled Athletes

100M SWIM

400M BEACH/PATH RUN

100M SWIM

400M BEACH/PATH RUN

  • The run sections for all athletes will include concrete path, sand, gravel, grass, and wet rocks
  • Footwear is not mandatory for the designated runners from each team but is highly recommended
  • Wetsuits CANNOT be worn
Rx Time Cap 24 MinsScaled Time Cap 15 Mins

Further Details

Each team will be assigned a transition area at the start of the race.

Each team member must be within that area throughout the race, other than when they are completing their leg.

The inbound athlete will enter the transition area and tag their teammate who will then start their leg.

 

Entwined

This event will start and finish at Shark Net Beach

Time Cap: 16 Minutes

This event calls for each member of the team to complete a Surf Rescue board paddle whilst their teammates complete a 100 metre beach run with one member of the team being carried the entire way.

Rx paddle = 500 metres ea.

Scaled paddle = 300 metres ea.

Movement Standards

Surf Rescue Board: The board must be carried/dragged into the water by the pilot athlete. It must then be paddled out and around the designated marker buoy and back before being carried/dragged out of the water by the same pilot athlete and placed onto the sand past a designed line where the next team member will be tagged.

Athlete Carry: All three, none paddling team members must complete each 100 metre run. A team member MUST be off the ground entirely for the whole run i.e. you cannot change the team member during one of the 100 metre runs.  Each team member must take a turn in being carried during the 4 runs. How each teammate is carried is up to the team, the above video of the test team simply give a few ideas – have fun!

Note: Extra points could be awarded for any successful attempts at the Dirty Dancing’esque, over the head swan dive that our test team so epically failed 😉

Section 61

AMRAP: 8 Minutes

Each team member must complete the required sandbag work in a relay-style format. Once each athlete has completed their sandbag circuit, they can then start accumulating calories on the Assault Bike.

As each athlete completes their sandbag circuit, they can join their other team members, who have also completed the sandbag work, in accumulating calories on the Assault Bike. These athletes can take turns and share these calories however they like.

Sandbags: Rx 30/35. Scaled 20/25

  • 10m Sandbag Carry
  • 10 Right Shoulder Sandbag Squats
  • 10 Left Shoulder Sandbag Squats
  • 10 Sandbag Thrusters
  • 20m Sandbag Carry

The sandbag must be placed on the ground, after the start/finish line by each athlete, ready for the next team member. The sandbag cannot be handed to the next team member

Assuming all four athletes complete their sandbag circuit, this will total 120 reps. This number will be added to the total number of Calories achieved

Once all four team members have completed the sandbag circuit, that time will be recorded and used as a tiebreaker

Movement Standards

Sandbag Carry

The sandbag can be moved from A to B in whatever form the athlete likes, however, there is to be no assistance from other teammates in picking the sandbag up and getting it down.

Right & Left Side Sandbag Squats

The sandbag must start on the ground, and then moved to the right shoulder where the athlete begins their squats. At the bottom of the squat, the crease of the hips must pass below the height of the kneecap. At the top, the knees and hips must be completely open with the barbell in control. The athlete must complete all 10 squats on the right side before moving to the left side. The sandbag does not have to move to the ground in between.

Sandbag Thrusters

The sandbag must start in the front rack position (the athlete is free to move to this position after the last left squat i.e. the sandbag does not need to go to ground to be lifted again, but the athlete can do so if they wish). Each thruster starts in the front rack standing position and moves to the front squat position and then from the bottom of the front squat to full lockout of the athlete’s hips, elbows and shoulders overhead. The hip crease must clearly pass below the top of the knees in the bottom position.

All In

This is a relay race whereby each team member must complete the following ‘Buy-In’ barbell complex for the chance to record max reps in the sprints.

Time Cap: 10 Minutes

Buy-In

1 x 20m Sprint

5 x Power Cleans

6 x Front Squats

7 x Hang Cleans

8 x Back Squats

1 x 20m Sprint

Rx Athletes: 50/70

Scaled Athletes: 30/50

Then, once all team members have completed their Buy-In, it’s an all-out relay for max. number of sprints (relay style) in the remaining time available.

  • The Buy-In: The first athlete must complete the 20-metre sprint and then the barbell complex before the second team member is tagged and begins
  • Once all four team members have completed the Buy-In, that time will be recorded and used as a tiebreaker
  • The time remaining must be used to complete as many additional 20-metre sprints (no barbell complex) as possible. Each completed 20-metre sprint will be counted as 1 Rep
  • The 20-metre sprint relay must be completed by all athletes in the same order as the Buy-In

Note #1: For Mixed Teams, it is the responsibility of the team members to change the weights when switching between male and female athletes, or vice versa

Note #2: This is optional. Team members are permitted to assist the transition of the barbell from Hang Clean to Back Squat, and back again. In the event that you choose to assist a teammate, the Athlete must lower the barbell to the ground after the last Hang Clean before teammates can touch the barbell. Once the barbell is in the back squat position, no other teammates can be in contact with the barbell before the first back squat starts. After the last back squat (as confirmed by your Judge), teammates are permitted to assist with lowering the barbell to the ground (must not be dropped) – don’t worry we’ll demonstrate it on the day!

Movement Standards

POWER CLEAN: The barbell must start on the ground, with both of the athlete’s hands on the on it. The top of the clean is reached when the barbell is in the rack position, with the elbows in front of the bar and the knees and hips fully extended.

FRONT SQUAT: In the front squat, the barbell must be held in the front rack position. At the bottom of the squat, the crease of the hips must pass below the height of the kneecap. At the top, the knees and hips must be completely open with the barbell in control.

HANG CLEAN: Each repetition must start from the hanging position, both arms straight, barbell in hands and in the standing position. For repetitions starting from the ground you must first achieve a deadlift lockout (hips and knees fully extended, shoulders behind the barbell) before re-dipping to initiate the hang clean. Cleaning the barbell from the ground in one continuous motion is not permitted.

The barbell cannot pass below the top of the knee for it to be classed as a hang clean. Each repetition finishes with the bar racked on the shoulders and the elbows clearly in front of the bar with the hips and knees fully extended.

BACK SQUAT: In the back squat, the barbell must be held behind the neck on the athlete’s shoulders or back. At the bottom, the crease of the hips must pass below the height of the kneecap. At the top, the knees and hips must be completely open with the barbell in control.

You may drop the bar from behind once completing your reps before tagging the next athlete.

Note: No outside assistance is permitted (inc. your team members) to help get the bar up for your back squats.

 

Mystery Workout (Rx Only)

Oh c’mon… as if we’re going to publish the mystery workout on here…

Scoring

  • These events will be timed, teams will line up in each heat in relay formats
  • Events will be worth up to 100 points, and teams earn points based on their finishing time
  • The Team with the most points is the winner. Teams who tie receive the same number of points

Terms & Conditions

  • Battle of the Gyms consists of 4 person teams, each person must be aged 16 years or older
  • There are 3 categories of teams; all female, all male and mixed (2 x girls/2 x guys)
  • It will be a combination of land and water-based workouts – swimming will be involved
  • All equipment will be provided
  • Every team will have their own judge to ensure reps and changeovers are completed correctly
  • The overall winner of ‘Battle of the Gyms’ (Rx) and Scaled (Sc) podium finishers will receive True Protein Prize packs valued at over $1,000