What is the Clash of the Amazons?

Clash of the Amazons is South Carolina’s first all-women’s fitness competition hosted by CrossFit Abyss.  The competition is a one day fitness festival that will test your overall fitness level across the three modal domains during three different workouts.  The competition is set for Saturday, June 28th 2014.

The focus of fitness events is almost always on the high performance male divisions, which foreshadowes all the potential and true performance that females are capable of.  This event allowes females a chance to demonstrate their true fitness where they are able to celebrate their achievements and be rewarded for their performance.  And most importantly, they will have 100% attention at the event.

How/When do I register?

Registration will open on April 10th and run through June 21st.  Registration through May 20th will be $50 per competitor.  After May 20th, the registration fee will be $70 per competitor.  To register, click here to go to the registration site.

Who can compete?

Any athletic female that is 15 and up can compete.  There are several divisions so you can compete in the one that more closely matches your fitness level.  Prior CrossFit experience is helpful, but not a must.  You can always stop by CrossFit Abyss for a free class and to ask questions before the competition.

What is the registration cap?

We are capping the registration at 100 athletes across all divisions.  Once the cap has been reached registration will be closed.  If you still wish to compete, please contact us to be placed on the waiting list.

How does the event work?

Each athlete will compete in 3 different workouts in their division.  Prior to each workout there will be a briefing that goes over the movement standards and what will and won’t count.  You will have plenty of time between each workout to prepare for the next workout.  After all the athletes have completed all the workouts there will be an awards ceremony announcing the winners of each division.

How do I know what division to register for?

Read through the list below and to determine which division you should register for.  This is not a list of the workouts it is just the minimum standards you must be able to meet to compete in that division.

RX Division:
Power Clean 95lbs
Shoulder to Overhead 95lbs
Deadlift 200lbs
Snatch 75lbs
Front Squat 105lbs
WallBalls 14lbs
Box Jumps (24in)
Toes to bar
Double Unders
Row (2000m without stopping)

Power Clean 65lbs
Shoulder to Overhead 65lbs
Deadlift 150lbs
Snatch 55lbs
Front Squat 85lbs
WallBalls 12lbs
Box Jumps (20in)
Knees to elbows
Single Unders
Row (1000m without stopping)

Masters 40+:
Power Clean 55lbs
Shoulder to Overhead 55lbs
Deadlift 135lbs
Snatch 45lbs
Front Squat 75lbs
WallBalls 12lbs
Box Jumps (20in-may step up)
Knees to elbows
Burpees (may step in/out)
Single Unders
Row (1000m without stopping)

Scale as needed to complete workout.

Winners in the RX, Scaled, and Masters Divisions will receive prize packages (value to be determined).  All competitors in all divisions will receive an athlete package that includes a t-shirt, valuable coupons, and other items donated by our sponsors.

What if I can’t complete a WOD the day of the event?

If you cannot complete (safely complete) a workout as prescribed for your division you will be scaled to a level that allows you to complete the workout.  This will automatically move you to the Non-Scored Division in the competition.

How do I prepare for the competition?

Prepare for the competition by becoming familiar with CrossFit (if not already) and paying attention to the standards of the movements.  Spend the weeks leading up to the competition making sure you meet the movement standards in your daily workouts (i.e. hip crease below parallel in squats).  Pay close attention to your nutrition and how you feel after a workout.  If you feel completely wiped hours after a normal daily workout chances are you are not properly fueling your body and will not fare well doing 3 workouts in one day.