The Online Qualifier Tests have been released! Deadline to Submit your Scores is June 18th. Registration is still open at http://usaffqualifier2018.boxpeak.com 

Tests

Test 1 & 2 Aerobic Capacity and Strength

Note: Tests 1 and 2 are performed on a 16 minutes running clock.

Test 1

For Time:

Row 500 meters

Rest 90 seconds

Row 500 meters

Rest 90 seconds

Row 500 meters

Rest 90 seconds

Row 500m

Time for test 1 is calculated based on your combined time for all four (4) 500 meter rows WITHOUT the rest. You will use the time shown on your rower monitor as your time for this event. Please set up your rower as indicated in the images in the test flow instructions below.

Immediately upon the completion of Test 1 the athlete may immediately begin Test 2.

Test 2

3 repetition max Squat Clean Thruster in remaining time.

Test 1 & 2 Flow

Necessary Equipment:

  • Concept 2 Rowing Machine
  • Barbell
  • Weight Plates
  • Clips
  • Clock

Test 1 Flow, Movement Standards, and Special Regulations

Athlete begins Test 1 seated on the rower with the Concept 2 rower set to 500 meter intervals with 90 seconds of rest between intervals. On the call of Go, athlete will begin rowing 500 meters. Upon completion of 500 meters, athlete will rest for 1 minute and 30 seconds (90 seconds). The athlete will repeat this pattern until four (4) 500 meter rows are completed. Upon completion of the 4th 500 meter row the athlete may begin Test 2. The time for Test 1 will be calculated by adding the total time for each 500 meter row WITHOUT including the rest time. A Concept 2 Rower must be used and the rower must be set to intervals for distance during this test. The athlete’s time will be automatically calculated by the Concept 2 rower when the rower is set for intervals. The time on the Concept 2 monitor will be the time submitted for this event, NOT the time on the clock. Please see pictures below for step by step instructions on setting up your rower for this test.

Note: The instructions for setting up your rower vary slightly if using a rower with a PM5 monitor. However, they are generally the same steps.

From the main menu press “Select Workout”

On the next screen select “New Workout”

On the next screen select “Intervals: Distance”

Adjust the Distance to read 500 and the rest time to read 1:30 by using the + and – signs to increase or decrease the number and the right and left arrows to move from number to number on the screen. Press the Check box when finished.

At the Call of Go Complete Test 1

When you are finished with your final interval, press the Menu/Back button.

From the main menu press “More Options”

On the next screen Select “Memory”

On the next screen use the up and down arrows to select the workout you just did (4 x 500m/1:30r) and press the magnifying glass button

Your time for this workout is your total time for the 2000 meters (4 x 500 meters) NOT including the rest. That number is located in the red circle in the picture above. That is the number you should submit as your time for Test 1. Do not use the time from a second clock or timing device. Use the time as calculated by the rower.

Test 1 Movement Standards

For complete movement standards please see the entry titled “Rowing” in the International Functional Fitness Federation’s Movement Standards Document located at: https://functionalfitnessfederation.org/sport/2017-movement-standards/ which requires the athlete to remain seated while rowing for the entirety of the specified distance.

Test 1 Special Regulations

  • The athlete’s hands must be off the handle until the call of GO, and must remain off the handle during the rest period and until the start of rows number 2, 3, and 4.
  • The handle shall start in the catch position and remain in the catch position during the rest period.
  • The athlete does not have to stay seated on the rower during the rest periods. However, the athlete should stay in the video frame.
  • The athlete must stay seated while rowing
  • Abnormally long pauses at the end of row stroke (longer than 6 seconds) intended to cause glitches in the rower’s output measuring system is grounds for score disqualification on this event.
  • The athlete cannot perform a recovery row during the rest period
  • At the conclusion of the last 500 meter row the athlete may immediately start Test 2

Test 2 Flow, Movement Standards, and Special Regulations

The athlete may begin Test 2 immediately upon completion of Test 1. The athlete will have the reminder of the time after completing Test 1 to complete Test 2. For example, if the athlete takes 7 minutes to complete Test 1, the athlete has 9 minutes to complete Test 2. The athlete may start with a pre-loaded bar for Test 2. The athlete will perform three “touch and go” squat clean thrusters. The athlete can take as many attempts as desired to hit their heaviest 3 repetition maximum effort. Only the heaviest completed set of 3 will count as the athlete’s score. Athlete’s may use no smaller than 1/2 pound plates on their barbell, and scores for this event will be recorded in pounds.

Test 2 Movement Standards

For complete movement standards please see “Squat Clean Thruster” in the International Functional Fitness Federation’s Movement Standards Document located at: https://functionalfitnessfederation.org/sport/2017-movement-standards/. For convenience the following abbreviated standards are outlined below:

The squat clean thruster is performed similarly to the thruster, except the bar must come from the ground each time. The athlete supports a barbell or other object in the front-rack position, descends to the bottom of the squat with the crease of the hips below the knees, then elevates the object to a position directly overhead while standing to full vertical extension of the hips, knees, and elbows. A jerk-type press ( dropping under the bar during the elevation phase) is not allowed.

Test 2 Special Regulations

  • The repetitions must be touch and go. This means that resting on the floor longer than a “tap” of the barbell on the ground is NOT allowed.
  • The barbell MAY start pre-loaded with the athlete’s opening attempt.
  • Each repetition must be performed in one smooth motion. A deadlift + a hang squat clean thruster is not allowed nor is a pause between the clean and the overhead pressing portion of the lift.
  • The athlete may not “Thruster Jerk” the repetitions, meaning a drop or press under the barbell during the overhead pressing phase of the movement is not allowed.
  • The athlete MAY rest with the barbell locked out overhead
  • The athlete MAY rest with the barbell in the front rack position
  • The athlete MAY NOT put the barbell in the back rack position to rest
  • The athlete MAY NOT remove their hands from the barbell at any time during the 3 repetitions, otherwise that attempt will not count. For clarity, this means if the athlete chooses to trap the bar in their hips to rest, they MAY NOT remove their hands from the barbell while in this position.

Test 1 and 2 Video Recording Instructions

Athletes must video their performance in Tests 1 and 2.

Your video should:

  • Include your entire body in the frame for the entire Test
  • Include a clock in the frame for the entire test (remember even though you are using the time on your rower as your time for Test 1 you will still need a running 16 min clock for this test)
  • Record the Entire Test
  • Show your Equipment including the weight of each weight plate and barbell used on your heaviest counting lift for Test 2
  • Show Your Rower screen up close before the workout begins to show it is properly set up to record intervals
  • Show Your Rower screen up close at the conclusion of Test 1 so that your total time can be seen by the camera (Screen Should look like the final picture in the rower set up instructions above)
  • For Test 2, Film at an angle where depth of the squat can be ascertained and lock out at the top of the rep can be seen

Test 3 Bodyweight Endurance

Test 3

For Time: (10 min time cap)
100 Double Unders
Then perform
2 rounds of
50 foot handstand walk
30 alternating pistols
After 2 rounds have been completed perform
100 Double Unders

Test 3 Flow

The athlete will begin this test with their jump rope in hand. On the call of Go, the athlete will begin and perform 100 Double Unders. After 100 Double Unders, the athlete will complete 2 rounds of a 50 foot handstand walk and 30 alternating pistols. The handstand walk must be performed in no smaller than 5 foot segments, and no longer than 25 foot segments. The athlete may pirouette at the 25 foot mark and continue walking back toward the start line without coming down to complete their 50 feet, but the athlete may only go a maximum of 25 feet in one direction before turning. After completing two (2) full rounds of handstand walk and pistols the athlete will return to their rope and perform 100 double unders. Time will be called at the completion of the final double under.

Test 3 Movement Standards:

For complete movement standards please see the entries for “Double Under” and “Handstand Walk” and “Pistol” and in the International Functional Fitness Federation’s Movement Standards Document located at: https://functionalfitnessfederation.org/sport/2017-movement-standards/. For convenience the following abbreviated standards are outlined below:

For Double Unders the rope must pass under the athlete’s feet twice per jump.

For the Handstand Walk

  • Athlete’s hands start behind the starting line;
  • Both hands cross the finish line and contact the ground before the athlete’s feet return to the floor;
  • Only the hands are used to complete the walk;
  • Feet remain above the hips and head during the walk

For the Pistols the athlete must keep one foot elevated off the ground and in front of the athlete throughout the movement. The hands

may be used to hold the non-supporting leg. The crease of the hips must descend past the knee at the bottom of the repetition. Before the non-supporting leg can be placed back on the ground,
the supporting knee and hip must reach full extension. Athletes must alternate legs.

Test 3 Special Regulations

  • The handstand walk is divided into 5 foot sections, with the athlete able to perform a maximum of 5 of these 5 foot segments before having to turn around and head back to where they started. If the athlete fails to complete a 5 foot segment they must return to the start of the previous 5 foot segment and try again.
  • Hands must start behind the line.
  • After completing 25 feet of the handstand walk, the athlete may come down turn around and start their handstand walk back towards where they started, or the athlete may elect to stay on their hands, pirouette, and start back towards where they started.
  • The rope must rotate in a forward direction on double unders

Test 3 Video Instructions

Athletes must video their performance in Test 3.

Your video should:

  • Include your entire body in the frame for the entire Test
  • Include a clock in the frame for the entire test
  • Record the Entire Test
  • Show that the length of your handstand walk path is 25 feet broken into five (5) segments which are each five (5) feet long
  • Filmed at an angle where depth at the bottom and hop extension at the top of the pistol can be ascertained
  • Filmed so that the entire length of the handstand walk can be seen in the frame

Test 4 Mixed Modal

Test 4

7 rounds for time (8 min time cap)

15 Deadlifts (155#/115#)

10 Shoulder to Overhead (155#/115#)

Test 4 Flow

On the call of Go! the athlete will grab the barbell and perform 15 Deadlifts. After the completion of 15 deadlifts, the athlete will bring the bar to the shoulder and perform ten (10) Shoulder to Overhead. After completing the 10 shoulder to overhead the athlete will return the barbell to the ground and begin the cycle again. Repeating for a total of 6 more rounds. When the athlete completes the last shoulder to overhead in the 7th round, time is called and recorded. Athlete’s will receive a one second penalty for every repetition not completed within the 8 minute time cap.

Test 4 Movement Standards

For complete movement standards please see the entries for “Deadlift (Conventional)” and “Shoulder to Overhead” in the International Functional Fitness Federation’s Movement Standards Document located at: https://functionalfitnessfederation.org/sport/2017-movement-standards/. For convenience the following abbreviated standards are outlined below:

For the conventional Deadlift, the athlete must elevate the barbell from the ground while on both feet by standing to a fully upright position with the arms oriented downward from the shoulders. At the top of the repetition, the lower body achieves full extension with the hips open, the knees locked out and shoulders behind the vertical plane of the barbell. The repetition is counted when the athlete achieves all 3 points of performance simultaneously. Athletes may not bounce the weight to gain momentum when completing tandem lifts. Standards that must be met include Full extension of the lower body at the top of the repetition; Bar touches the floor between reps; Hands and arms are outside of the knees; Shoulders are behind the vertical plane of the barbell at the top of the repetition.
Shoulder-to-Overhead barbell movements involve elevating a barbell from a static position at the shoulder to a static position overhead.
Standards that must be met: Static control of the barbell in the front rack position at the beginning of the repetition; Arms overhead supporting the barbell in a controlled fashion at the top of the repetition; full vertical alignment of the elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles, with feet not wider than the outer planes of the shoulders. A strict press, push press, push jerk, or split jerk are all acceptable variations of the Shoulder to Overhead movement.

Test 4 Special Regulations

  • Athletes must start standing tall with hands off the barbell until the Go signal
  • A power clean will NOT count as a Deadlift. You cannot do a power clean from the floor on your 15th deadlift and go right into the shoulder to overhead. You MAY do a deadlift, pause at the top of the deadlift on the 15th rep, perform a hang clean, and then proceed into your shoulder to overhead.

Test 4 Video Instructions

Athletes must video their performance in Test 4.

Your video should:

  • Include your entire body in the frame for the entire Test
  • Include a clock in the frame for the entire test
  • Record the Entire Test
  • Filmed from the side so that lock out on the deadlift and shoulder to overhead can be seen

Test 5 Bodyweight Skill

For Time (9 min time cap):

6-5-4-3-2-1 Bar Muscle ups

After each set complete 7 box jump overs (30″/24″) (including after the final set)

Test 5 Flow

At the call of go the athlete will jump onto the pull up bar and perform 6 bar muscle ups. After the 6th repetition, the athlete will dismount the bar and perform 7 box jump overs. The athlete will continue this pattern, completing rounds of 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 Bar Muscle Ups and 5 additional sets of 7 box jump overs. A one second penalty will be added to the athlete’s score for each repetition not completed in the time cap.

Test 5 Movement Standards

For complete movement standards please see the entries for “Bar Muscle Up” and “Box Jump Over” in the International Functional Fitness Federation’s Movement Standards Document located at: https://functionalfitnessfederation.org/sport/2017-movement-standards/. For convenience the following abbreviated standards are outlined below:

For the Bar Muscle-up the athlete hangs vertically from a suspended horizontal bar using both hands at the
bottom of the repetition with both arms fully extended. The athlete must elevate his or her bodyweight until
reaching a position of support with shoulders above the bar, arms fully extended and vertical. Any sort of kip may be utilized. The athlete
may not wrap any portion of the body below the hips around the bar to assist in getting to the top of the
repetition. A Pull-over will not count as a Bar Muscle-up.
Standards that must be met:
Full extension of the arms at the bottom of each repetition;
Full extension of the arms at the top of each repetition with arms fully extended and vertical.

For Box Jump Overs the athlete must leave the ground with 2 feet at the same time and complete the repetition by jumping over the box. The athlete may but does not have to make contact with the top of the box.

Test 5 Special Regulations

  • The athlete may face towards the box or parallel to the box for the box jump overs. Jumping laterally over the box is allowed
  • The athlete may but is not required to make contact with the top of the box.

Test 5 Video Instructions

Athletes must video their performance in Test 5.

Your video should:

  • Include your entire body in the frame for the entire Test
  • Include a clock in the frame for the entire test
  • Record the Entire Test
  • Be Filmed from the side so that the take off from both sides of the box jump over are visible and the lock out on bottom and top of the bar for the Bar Muscle Up is visible

Test 6 Power

Test 6

For Time: (4 minute cap)

Row 250 meter row

20 Bar Facing Burpees

10 Power Snatch (155#/105#)

Test 6 Flow

The athlete will begin seated on the Concept 2 Rower with hands off the handle. At the call of Go, the athlete will grab the handle and complete a 250 meter row. After the monitor reads 250 meters, the athlete can exit the rower and begin 20 Bar Facing Burpees. Upon the completion of 20 repetitions, the athlete will perform 10 Power Snatches. After the lock out on the 10th snatch, time will be called.

Test 6 Movement Standards

For complete movement standards please see the entries for “Rowing” and “Target Facing Burpee” and “Power Snatch” in the International Functional Fitness Federation’s Movement Standards Document located at: https://functionalfitnessfederation.org/sport/2017-movement-standards/. For convenience the following abbreviated standards are outlined below:

Athlete must remain seated while Rowing.

For the Bar Facing Burpee, the athlete’s body must be facing and perpendicular to the bar at the bottom of the repetition. Athlete must be prone while making chest contact with the ground at the bottom of the burpee repetition. The athlete must jump with two feet over the bar. Full extension of the hips is NOT required on top of the box. The repetition is counted when the athlete lands on the opposite side of the bar from where they started.

For the Power Snatch the athlete may use actually use any variety of Snatch they choose. Each repetition starts on the ground. The repetition finishes with the barbell locked out overhead over the midline of the athletes’ body, with the athletes’ knees, hips, and elbows all in full extension with the feet in line with each other. The athlete may not allow the barbell to pause after it has been lifted off the ground until lockout has been achieved overhead.

Test 6 Special Regulations

  • The athlete may not exit the rower before the monitor reads 250 meters.
  • Hang Snatch varieties are not acceptable
  • A power snatch, squat snatch, or split snatch are all acceptable variations of a snatch for this test
  • Press outs are allowed and will not be considered no reps
  • A pause at the shoulders or an attempt to clean and jerk the weight is not allowed for the snatch

Test 6 Video Instructions

Athletes must video their performance in Test 6.

Your video should:

  • Include your entire body in the frame for the entire Test
  • Include a clock in the frame for the entire test
  • Record the Entire Test
  • Be Filmed from the side so that the take off from both sides of the bar facing burpee are visible and the lock out on top of the snatch is visible.

 

General Qualifier Details

The USAFF Online Qualifier will be held from June 7th-June 18th 2018. Register at http://usaffqualifier2018.boxpeak.com/. Athletes will have all 12 days to complete all tests and submit their scores online. Athletes may perform the tests at any facility of their choosing but must use equipment that meets the minimum weight requirements and other standards released in the test descriptions. All athletes must submit a video of each test completed at the time of score submission for USAFF review.

The top 30 men and top 30 women in the Online Qualifier will earn the right to compete for a spot on the USAFF National Team at the National Championships August 25-26th in Glen Jean, WV.

The top 3 men and top 3 women finishers at the National Championship will earn a spot on the National Team and a trip to London, England to compete and represent the USA at the International Functional Fitness World Championships October 5-7th. Two additional men and two additional women who compete at Nationals will also be added to the National Team and earn the right to compete at the World Championships and represent the USA. These two additional athletes will be selected from all participants by the USAFF coaching staff based on perceived ability to help the USA earn a podium finish at Worlds

Please see below for additional details about the online qualifier.

 

Details

What

Online Qualifier to USAFF Nationals

When

June 7-June 18th (Registration opens May 1)  

Who

Any US citizen. You must register as a USAFF member in order to compete. USAFF membership is an annual membership, costs $25 for the year and includes individual supplemental accident insurance coverage during participation at USAFF sanctioned events.

Register

Register at usaffqualifier2018.boxpeak.com

Scoring

There will be anywhere from 4 to 6 scoring opportunities in this qualifier.

Cost

$5 (Must be a USAFF Member to participate. USAFF Membership is a $25 annual fee and includes insurance).

Qualification

Top 30 men and top 30 women will earn an invite to compete at the USAFF National Championships on August 25th and 26th, 2018 to earn a spot on the National Team and a trip to London to compete in the iF3 World Championships and represent the USA.