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TYM IX: WOD Videos and Updates Now Available

New for this year, video walkthroughs of all WODs are available on our YouTube channel! You can also read the WOD descriptions here.

Please give this important info a look! NOTE: We’ve reformulated the Team “Lead” WOD (same movements organized slightly differently) and have been adding clarifications for points on which we received questions. Thanks to our demo team and our questioners for helping us improve!

Test Your Metal IX: 2019 Standards of Movement & FAQ

The following table will help you decide whether your team should be in the Rx or Scaled division (or, for partners, Masters). If you can do multiple reps at Rx weights, you should register for the Rx division. Still got questions? Look at the FAQ below! 

Test Your Metal IX – 2019
Standards of Movement
Rx and
Masters 40-44
Scaled and
Masters 45-49
Masters 50+
Men Women Men Women Men Women
Box jumps 24″ box jump 20″ box jump 24″ step up 20″ step up 24″ step up 20″ step up
Clean, any kind, or
front squat from the ground
225 lbs 135 lbs 135 lbs 95 lbs 115 lbs 75 lbs
Deadlift 315 lbs 225 lbs 225 lbs 155 lbs 205 lbs 135 lbs
Devil’s press 55 lbs 35 lbs 35 lbs 25 lbs 30 lbs 20 lbs
Double-unders Yes Yes Single unders Single unders Single unders Single unders
Dumbbell box step-ups 45 lb 24″ box 35 lb 20″ box 35 lb 24″ box 20 lb 20″ box 30 lb 24″ box 15 lb 20″ box
Goblet squats 2 pood 1.5 pood 1 pood 25 lbs 30 lbs 20 lbs
Handstand push-ups Yes Yes Hand release Hand release Hand release Hand release
Handstand walk Yes Yes No No No No
Kettlebell swings 2 pood 1.5 pood 1.5 pood 1 pood 1 pood 25 lbs
Overhead squats or overhead lunges 95 lbs 65 lbs 65 lbs 45 lbs 45 lbs 35 lbs
Pistols (at least 1 athlete) Yes Yes No No No No
Chin over bar pull-up Yes Yes Ring row Ring row Ring row Ring row
Rope climbs Yes Yes Down-ups Down-ups Down-ups Down-ups
Sandbags (carry or throw over shoulder) 150 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs 65 lbs 65 lbs 40 lbs
Shoulder to overhead 135 lbs 95 lbs 115 lbs 65 lbs 95 lbs 45 lbs
Sled pushes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Snatch, any kind 135 lbs 95 lbs 95 lbs 65 lbs 75 lbs 45 lbs
Thrusters 135 lbs 95 lbs 95 lbs 65 lbs 75 lbs 45 lbs
Toes to bar Yes Yes Hanging knee raises Hanging knee raises Hanging knee raises
Hanging knee raises
Wall balls 20 lbs to 10′ 14 lbs to 9′ 20 lbs to 9′ 10 lbs to 9′ 14 lbs to 9′ 10 lbs to 9′

 

What if we want to compete but we can’t do the scaled weights? Or what if we aren’t the prescribed set of men / women?
Any configuration of athletes can compete, and can drop below prescribed weights. We want you to have fun and compete safely! Either of these actions will remove that team from medal contention, though. So, for instance, if you need to drop below the weights for your division, that’s fine – you just won’t be able to win a division. Same deal if you aren’t a same-sex pair, or your team isn’t 2 men and 2 women.

I have questions about age groups!
Teens: Athletes ages 14-17 are welcome to compete on either Saturday or Sunday. They will compete in the scaled division unless we get enough teens to warrant a separate division.
Masters: On Saturday, masters pairs will compete for one masters podium, but requirements will be adjusted for each of these age groups: 40-44, 45-49, 50+. On Sunday, masters athletes can be part of either Rx or scaled teams.
Your age group is based on your age on the day of competition.

Did you pull these standards out of your…
Standards are based on those used in the CrossFit Open and in previous Test Your Metal competitions.

Wait, we have to do all of these things??
The standards are just a guide to help you choose your appropriate division. Not all of these movements will be used. Conversely, it’s possible that a WOD could include a movement not listed here. Again: this list is just a guide.

Can we drop weights instead of controlling them to the ground?
You will be allowed to drop the barbell only if that permission is explicitly stated in the WOD descriptions and in the athlete’s meeting on the morning of the competition. Otherwise, a dropped bar will be a “no rep” for safety reasons.

What about the final WODs?
In the finals, all bets are off and anything goes.

What about…?
Movements like running or burpees, and equipment like the Concept2 rower? Yes, you should be able to do those.

How do we register?
Register here!

When will the WODs be released?
Soon.

More questions?
Message us at Test Your Metal on Facebook, or testyourmetalcompetition at gmail.

Breaking News

Test Your Metal VIII: Team WOD Revised

Breaking news, Team athletes! We’ve listened to your feedback and revised one WOD. The revised WOD is below, followed by the original version so you can compare. Don’t worry: all movements remain the same. Also, you can review all of the WODs here and check our Frequently Asked Questions here.

NEW VERSION OF TEAM LEAD: 8:00 AMRAP. Increasing rounds of pull-ups, hand-release push-ups, and air squats, separated by a 100m team run:

  • 20 pull-ups, 40 push-ups, 60 air squats
  • 100 m team run
  • 25 pull-ups, 50 push-ups, 75 air squats
  • 100 m team run
  • 30 pull-ups, 60 push-ups, 90 air squats
  • 100 m team run
  • 35 pull-ups, 70 push-ups, 105 air squats
  • 100 m team run
  • Etc.

Weights: Rx: chin over bar pull-ups. Scaled: ring rows.
Score: Total reps of movements. Each team run counts as 2 reps (out and back).

Notes:

  • All four athletes run together, single file, holding a rope.
  • After the run, work can begin once the last athlete re-enters the team’s designated area.
  • During the pull-up/push-up/squat portion, only one athlete works at a time. Teams can divide reps as desired. The working athlete must tag in the next athlete.

OLD VERSION OF TEAM LEAD: 8:00 AMRAP. 100m run, 5 pull-ups, 10 hand-release push-ups (Rx and scaled), 15 air squats (RX and scaled) – done in this order:

  • Athlete 1 runs, does 5 pull-ups, tags athlete 2.
  • Athlete 2 runs, does 5 pull-ups, tags athlete 3.
  • Athlete 3 runs, does 5 pull-ups, tags athlete 4.
  • Athlete 4 runs, does 5 pull-ups, tags athlete 1.
  • Athlete 1 runs, does 10 push-ups, tags athlete 2.
  • Athlete 2 runs, does 10 push-ups, tags athlete 3….

Weights: Rx: chin over bar. Scaled: ring rows.
Score: Total reps. Each run counts as one rep.
Tiebreak: Time when the team completes a full round – that is, when the fourth athlete completes 15 air squats.

Notes:             

  • Only one athlete works at a time.
  • Athletes must tag the next athlete in, or that next athlete must start their run and reps over.

Test Your Metal VIII: 2018 Standards of Movement

How do we choose a division?
The following table will help you decide whether your team should be in the Rx or Scaled division (or, for partners, Masters). If you can do multiple reps at Rx weights, you should register for the Rx division.

What if we want to compete but we can’t do the scaled weights? Or what if we aren’t the prescribed set of men / women?
Any configuration of athletes can compete, as well as drop below prescribed weights. We want you to have fun and compete safely! Either of these actions will remove that team from medal contention, though. So, for instance, if you need to drop below the weights for your division, that’s fine – you just won’t be able to win an award. Same deal if you aren’t a same-sex pair, or your team isn’t 2 men and 2 women.

I have questions about age groups!
Teens: Athletes ages 14-17 are welcome to compete on either Saturday or Sunday. They will compete in the scaled division unless we get enough teens to warrant a separate division.
Masters: On Saturday, masters pairs will compete for one masters podium, but requirements will be adjusted for each of these age groups: 40-44, 45-49, 50+. On Sunday, masters athletes can be part of either Rx or scaled teams.
Your age group is based on your age on the day of competition.

Did you pull these standards out of your…
Standards are based on those used in the CrossFit Open and in previous Test Your Metal competitions.

Wait, we have to do all of these things??
The standards below are just a guide to help you choose your appropriate division. Not all of these movements will be used. Conversely, it’s possible that a WOD could include a movement not listed here. Again: this list is just a guide.

Can we drop weights instead of controlling them to the ground?
You will be allowed to drop the barbell only if that permission is explicitly stated in the WOD descriptions and in the athlete’s meeting on the morning of the competition. Otherwise, a dropped bar will be a “no rep” for safety reasons.

What about the final WODs?
In the finals, all bets are off and anything goes.

What about…
Movements like running or burpees, and equipment like the Concept2 rower or the Assault AirBike? Yes, you should be able to do those.

How do we register?
Coming soon!

More questions?
Message us at Test Your Metal on Facebook, or testyourmetalcompetition at gmail.

  Rx Scaled Masters
  Men Women Men Women Men Women
Box jumps 24″ 20″ 24″ step-up 20″ step-up 24″ 20″
Clean, any kind, or
front squat from the ground
225 lbs 135 lbs 135 lbs 95 lbs 165 lbs 115 lbs
Deadlift 315 lbs 225 lbs 225 lbs 155 lbs 255 lbs 165lbs
Double-unders Yes Yes Singles Singles Yes Yes
Goblet squats 2 pd 1.5 pd 1 pd 25 lbs  1.5 pd 1 pd
Handstand push-ups Yes Yes Hand release push-ups Hand release push-ups  Yes Yes
Handstand walk Yes Yes No No No No
Jerks 135 lbs 95 lbs 115 lbs 65 lbs 115 lbs 65 lbs
Kettlebell swings 2 pd 1.5 pd 1.5 pd 1 pd 1.5 pd 1 pd
Overhead squats or OH lunges 95 lbs 65 lbs 45 lbs 35 lbs 65 lbs 45 lbs
Pistols (at least 1 team member) Yes Yes No No  No No
Pull-up Chin over bar Chin over bar Jumping 6″ chin over bar Jumping 6″ chin over bar Chin over bar Chin over bar
Sandbags (carry or throw over shoulder) 150 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs 50 lbs  NA NA
Snatch, any kind 135 lbs 95 lbs 95 lbs 65 lbs 115 lbs 75 lbs
Thrusters 115 lbs 75 lbs 85 lbs 60 lbs 85 lbs 60 lbs
Toes to bar Yes Yes Hanging knee raises Hanging knee raises Yes Yes
Wall balls 20 lbs to 10′ 14 lbs to 9′ 20 lbs to 9′ 10 lbs to 9′ 20 lbs to 9′ 10 lbs to 9′

Reminders for This Weekend!

Athletes, we can’t wait to see you in a few days at Test Your Metal 2017! If you have any friends still waiting to join you, registration is open until 5 pm Wednesday July 12!

Just about everything you need to know is either in the Frequently Asked Questions section or in the WOD descriptions for Partner day and Team day. Definitely reread them: we’ve been adding clarifications for points on which we received questions. (If you were a questioner, thanks for helping us improve!)
Don’t forget:
  • Partners, you must bring your own jump ropes! There won’t be any for sale this year.
  • Pack lunch, water, sunblock, and maybe an umbrella – TYM is rain or shine!
  • Bring $ for clothing, food, and other vendors.
  • Tag @testyourmetal and hashtag #testyourmetal so we can repost you!
  • Download the Conquest Events app for the live leaderboard.
Both days, check-in begins at 7 am, athletes’ meeting is at 8:30, and heats begin at 9. You’ll get your heat assignments when you check in. See you soon!
– The Test Your Metal team from CrossFit Advanced

Test Your Metal 2017: Standards of Movement and Q&A

How do we choose a division?
The following table will help you decide whether your team should be in the Rx or Scaled division (or, for partners, Masters). If you can do multiple reps at Rx weights, you should register for the Rx division.

What if we want to compete but we can’t do the scaled weights? Or what if we aren’t the prescribed set of men / women?
Any configuration of athletes can compete, as well as drop below prescribed weights. We want you to have fun and compete safely! Either of these actions will remove that team from medal contention, though. So, for instance, if you need to drop below the weights for your division, that’s fine – you just won’t be able to win an award. Same deal if you aren’t a same-sex pair, or your team isn’t 2 men and 2 women.

I have questions about age groups!
Teens: Athletes ages 14-17 are welcome to compete on either Saturday or Sunday. They will compete in the scaled division unless we get enough teens to warrant a separate division.
Masters: On Saturday, masters pairs will compete for one masters podium, but requirements will be adjusted for each of these age groups: 40-44, 45-49, 50+. On Sunday, masters athletes can be part of either Rx or scaled teams.
Your age group is based on your age on the day of competition.

Did you pull these standards out of your…
Standards are based on those used in the CrossFit Open and in previous Test Your Metal competitions.

Wait, we’ll have to do all of these things??
The standards below are just a guide to help you choose your appropriate division. Not all of these movements will be used. Conversely, it’s possible that a WOD could include a movement not listed here. Again: this list is just a guide.

Can we drop weights instead of controlling them to the ground?
You will be allowed to drop the barbell only if that permission is explicitly stated in the WOD descriptions and in the athlete’s meeting on the morning of the competition. Otherwise, a dropped bar will be a “no rep” for safety reasons.

What about the final WODs?
In the finals, all bets are off and anything goes.

What about…
Movements like running or burpees, and equipment like the Concept2 rower or the Assault AirBike? Yes, you should be able to do those.

How do we register?
To register for the partner competition Saturday July 15, click here.
To register for the team competiton Sunday July 15, click here.

More questions?
Message us at Test Your Metal on Facebook, or testyourmetalcompetition at gmail.

  Rx Scaled Masters
  Men Women Men Women Men Women
Box jumps 24″ 20″ 24″ step-up 20″ step-up 24″ 20″
Clean, any kind, or
front squat from the ground
225 lbs 135 lbs 135 lbs 95 lbs 165 lbs 115 lbs
Deadlift 315 lbs 225 lbs 225 lbs 155 lbs 255 lbs 165lbs
Double-unders Yes Yes Singles Singles Yes Yes
Goblet squats 2 pd 1.5 pd 1 pd 25 lbs  1.5 pd 1 pd
Handstand push-ups Yes Yes Hand release push-ups Hand release push-ups  Yes Yes
Handstand walk Yes Yes No No No No
Jerks 135 lbs 95 lbs 115 lbs 65 lbs 115 lbs 65 lbs
Kettlebell swings 2 pd 1.5 pd 1.5 pd 1 pd 1.5 pd 1 pd
Overhead squats or OH lunges 95 lbs 65 lbs 45 lbs 35 lbs 65 lbs 45 lbs
Pistols (at least 1 team member) Yes Yes No No  No No
Pull-up Chin over bar Chin over bar Jumping 6″ chin over bar Jumping 6″ chin over bar Chin over bar Chin over bar
Sandbags (carry or throw over shoulder) (team only) 150 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs 50 lbs  NA NA
Snatch, any kind 135 lbs 95 lbs 95 lbs 65 lbs 115 lbs 75 lbs
Thrusters 115 lbs 75 lbs 85 lbs 60 lbs 85 lbs 60 lbs
Toes to bar Yes Yes Hanging knee raises Hanging knee raises Yes Yes
Wall balls 20 lbs to 10′ 14 lbs to 9′ 20 lbs to 9′ 10 lbs to 9′ 20 lbs to 9′ 10 lbs to 9′

Changes for 2017

We are so excited to announce a ton of firsts for the 7th annual Test Your Metal, we can’t wait any longer to tell you. Check it out below: changes, prizes, discounts and REGISTRATION!

  • In response to your demand, Saturday will be a PARTNER competition for same-gender pairs. (Sunday will remain a team competition for four athletes – two men and two women.)
  • Thousands of dollars in CASH PRIZES will be awarded to first-place winners in all divisions on both days!
  • Early-bird DISCOUNTS will be available – $20 off the partner competition, and $40 off the team competition.
  • And registration is opening earlier than ever… in fact, it’s open RIGHT NOW!

Register now for the partner competition on Saturday, July 15 and get $20 off 

Register now for the team competition on Sunday, July 16 and get $40 off