Overhead Squat + Max Snatch – presented by Max Muscle


On a running clock (12 minutes), athletes will have 3 minutes to complete as many overhead squats as possible, with only one athlete working at a time. (135/95/65)

At the 3 minute mark, athletes will then have 9 additional minutes to find each athlete’s 1RM Snatch.

Scoring: Two scores will be recorded for this WOD; one for the number of completed OHS reps and one for the TOTAL of both athlete’s 1RM snatch. Each team’s OHS reps will be ranked against all other teams in the division. Each team’s 1RM Snatch total will be ranked against all other teams in the division. These two rankings will then be added together and ranked against the other teams’ totals to give the team their final ranking for this WOD. This final ranking will count as one quarter of the overall scoring for the Tango event.

Overhead Squat:  A full squat snatch is permitted, but not required, to start the movement, and an OHS squat rep will be given for the squat snatch as long as the proper squat depth is achieved. The hip crease must be below the knee at the bottom of the squat with the bar overhead. The hips and knees must fully open at the top (full hip extension) with the barbell overhead. The judges will be particularly strict about ensuring the hip fully opens at the top of the squat (no leaning forward). The barbell may not touch the head at anytime during the movement. Only one athlete is permitted to have contact with the barbell at all times. (You may not help your teammate put the bar on his/her back.) For mixed teams, you will have two barbells at the respective weights, but only one barbell is in play at a time. (Non-working athlete must wait until working athlete has dropped the bar before he/she may touch his/her barbell.)

1RM Snatch: The athlete may squat, power, or split snatch the weight overhead. The bar must come from the ground to full lockout overhead with the hips, knees, and elbows fully extended. If split snatching, the feet must be brought back underneath the athlete’s hips to complete the movement. The bar may not pause at the hang position or at the chest. The athlete must show control of the weight at the top, locked out position and must do so on the designated mat. Stepping off the mat with any part of either foot will not be counted as a successful lift. Same gender teams will have one bar while mixed teams will have two bars. Athletes may make attempts however they see fit and may change weight on the bar as needed. Mixed teams will be permitted to load weight on the non-working bar while the other athlete is working, but only one athlete may make an attempt at a time, as there is only one judge assigned to each team. Each team will have 9 minutes for the judge to record each athlete’s heaviest successful lift.