I dropped the ball on covering ANY of the CrossFit Team Series. Whoops. Well, HQ is at it again with another auxiliary ‘event’ to run as comp season kicks off and regional wannabes begin to buckle down in their training. The Open always comes faster than progress seems to, so it’s never too early to set your sights on some 2016 goals.
Anyhow, the latest incarnation of something to do in the off-season comes in the form of the CrossFit Liftoff, a online weightlifting competition that tests your max C&J, snatch and includes a test of GPP (general physical preparedness)… whatever that ends up meaning.
Rogue is in on the deal, and while it’s absolutely NOWHERE near what the Games champs win, there is ca$h money up for grabs.
2015 CrossFit Liftoff Prizes
Heaviest Snatch – US$3,000
Heaviest Clean and Jerk – US$3,000
Largest Weightlifting Total – US$3,000 (1st), $2,000 (2nd), $1,000 (3rd).
Largest Overall Total – US$3,000, plus custom Rogue bearing bar, full set of competition bumper plates, metal change plates, Oso collars, engraved weight belt
I should mention… this whole shebang begins tomorrow. It’s $10 to sign up, and you can still get in on the fun here. If you’ve competed in the Open, use your login credentials that you used earlier this year. If not, you’ll have to create an account.
As with any Open announcement, the WOD to measure your GPP level by HQ’s standards will be released at 5pm PT / 8pm ET Thursday 11/5/15, and you’ve got until Monday at the same time in your respective time zone to submit your score (which needs to be validated by your affiliate).
Is anyone out there participating? Having been injured for the entire summer (and then some) I consider some sloppy 135lb hang cleans from last week to be a win in my book, which definitely won’t make a ripple in the pool of participants who are bound to participate in the Liftoff.
I’m curious to see what kind of numbers get put up this weekend, and if any Games athletes come out on top. This is definitely a chance to essentially throw cardio by the wayside and show who’s got pure brute strength. For those of you who completed sandbagged 15.1A so you could shine on 15.1B – it’s time to show us what you’ve got.