CrossFit Liftoff: Event 1–Snatch

For Event 1 of the 2015 CrossFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue, athletes will be performing a 1-rep-max snatch. Prior to the lift, the athlete must state the password and weight to be lifted to the camera. Password is Houston, this is an attempt at 235. For the snatch, the athlete must bring the bar from the ground to the overhead position in one smooth motion. This is not a ground-to-overhead anyhow. A clean and jerk, where the bar is lifted to the shoulders and then lifted overhead is a no rep. We need to see the arms, hips and knees fully locked out with the bar clearly over the profile of the athlete’s body. Once the athlete has reached lockout, the repetition will count. The athlete may choose to do a split-style snatch, however, both feet must return back under the athlete’s body while lockout is maintained before the repetition will count. If the athlete does not reach full extension of the hips, that rep will not count. Athletes may start with the barbell loaded and ready for the lift. The minimum weight increase allowed is 1 pound. Clips must be used. For the weigh-in procedure, shoes, weight belts and knee sleeves may be removed prior to recording body weight. Place the scale on a hard even surface. Zoom in to show that the scale—whether digital or analog—is set to zero. Keeping the scale in the frame, zoom out so that both the athlete and scale are completely visible. With the entire athlete and scale visible in the frame, have the athlete stand on the scale. With the athlete standing on the scale, the videographer moves close to the scale so that the numbers can clearly be seen on the video. 189.6 The videoing of the weights used and the athlete weigh-in may be done before or after the lift, depending upon the athlete’s preference. However, the entire procedure including stating the password, performing the lift, recording the weights used and the athlete weigh-in must be done in one continuous take. Edited or cut videos will not be accepted. Review the video to make sure everything is clearly viewable.

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