Test Your Metal 2016: Standards of Movement and Q&A

How do I choose a division?
The following table of movement standards will help you decide whether to compete in the Rx or Scaled division (or, for individuals, Masters).

Scaled is for those who can’t do reps at Rx weight. If you can do multiple reps at Rx weights, you should register for the Rx division.

Masters division only applies in individual competition. For teams, age is irrelevant: all teams are either Rx or Scaled.

What if I want to compete but can’t do the Scaled weight?
Scaled athletes who can’t complete multiple reps can choose whatever weight they need to compete safely. Dropping below prescribed weights will remove an athlete from medal contention.

By design, the team competition is for 2 men and 2 women. However, any configuration of athletes can compete, as well as drop below prescribed weights, to compete safely. Either of these will remove that team from medal contention.

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

Wait, we’ll have to do all of this??
These standards are just a guide to help you choose the 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 a guide only.

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 during the WOD descriptions and in the athlete’s meeting on the morning of the competition. Otherwise, a dropped bar will be a “no rep.”

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

What about…
Movements like running, push-ups, burpees or rowing? Yes, you have to be able to do those.

More questions?
Ask 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
Up to 225 lbs Up to 135 lbs Up to 135 lbs Up to 95 lbs Up to 165 lbs Up to 115 lbs
Deadlift Up to 315 lbs Up to 225 lbs Up to 225 lbs Up to 155 lbs Up to 255 lbs Up to 165lbs
Double-unders Yes Yes Singles Singles Yes Yes
Goblet squats 2 pood 1.5 pood 1 pood 25 lbs  1.5 pood 1 pood
Handstand walk Yes Yes No No No No
Jerks Up to 135 lbs Up to 95 lbs Up to 115 lbs Up to 65 lbs Up to 115 lbs Up to 65 lbs
Kettlebell swings Up to 2 pd Up to 1.5 pd Up to 1.5 pd Up to 1 pd Up to 1.5 pd Up to 1 pd
Overhead squats or OH lunges Up to 96 lbs Up to 65 lbs Up to 45 lbs Up to 35 lbs Up to 65 lbs Up to 45 lbs
Pistols (at least 1 team member) Yes Yes No No  No No
Pull-up Chest to bar Chest to bar Jumping chin over bar Jumping chin over bar Chin over bar Chin over bar
Snatch, any kind Up to 135 lbs Up to 95 lbs Up to 95 lbs Up to 65 lbs Up to 115 lbs Up to 75 lbs
Thrusters Up to 115 lbs Up to 75 lbs Up to 85 lbs Up to 60 lbs Up to 85 lbs Up to 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′