Mar 20th, 2009
By Mike Minium
Due to some schedule conflicts this weekend, we’re postponing the Team Fran competition until Saturday, March 28. The first heat will be running at 11am.
This is our version of March Madness. Here’s how it will go down.
There will be two divisions: male and female.
The workout will be Fran:
Thrusters @ 95#/65#
We’re looking for sixteen men and at least eight women, but will accept more if there are enough people interested. We’ll then draw a pair of names randomly from a hat. This draw will determine a few things at once: the teams, which teams will be facing off against each other, and when they’re going.
In order to be a part of the competition, we’re asking that you be able to do Fran as prescribed. That means you should be able to do at least one thruster at 95# (65# for women) and one chest-to-bar pull-up (clavicle or lower comes into contact with the bar).
And here’s the twist that makes it interesting: the competition is not time-based, but rather match-up-based. Two teams will be going head-to-head in each heat, and whoever finishes first advances to the next round (doesn’t matter if it takes 2 minutes or 20 minutes, whoever comes out on top goes to the next round). Additionally, if a team loses in the first round, they are still in the competition. They move down to the losers’ bracket, where they have a chance to move on and can still win the whole thing.
The competition will continue on, round by round, the winners of the previous round facing off against each other until there’s just one team left standing.
Please note: there are no rules for how many reps someone has to do. You can divide up the reps however you see fit.
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