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.