MTS SPRING THROWDOWN
World Wide Event
The MTS “Unknown and Unknowable” With a Twist
We will release a list of workouts prior to each Throwdown. Athletes will have the option to register for an upcoming MTS competition prior to AND after the release of potential workouts. This will give athletes, who so desire, the opportunity to review the movements and loads required for each division. For example, a list of 10-12 workouts may be considered for any given Throwdown but only 4-6 of them may be used.
For those athletes who are sometimes hesitant to register for Rx because of technical lifts, load, or gymnastic skill requirements you will see the variables beforehand. The surprise will be which workouts are selected.
The Main Event: The WODS
A detailed list of movement standards and requirements will accompany each MTS competition WOD. Full descriptions will be available in both text and video.
Upon release of the competition WODS, athletes will be provided with a timeline to complete the workouts. Workouts will vary per competition, but you can plan on at least 5 different WOD’s. Each MTS event will offer a unique competition format. However, athletes will know the format of each MTS event prior to registration.
For example, we may release 5 workouts all at once and require competition and submission of results in 5 days after the release. We may release 6 -8 WOD’s over a two week period, releasing 4 and 4 and requiring scores at the end of that two week period. Athletes may redo any of the workout prior the designated deadline.
Workouts will be constantly varied to test a broad range of skills and work capacity. For competitive athletes, the majority of these workouts will fall between the 8- 14 minute time domain.
What are the age categories?
Men and Women ages 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+.
How many workouts?
Workouts will vary per competition but you can plan on at least 5 different WOD’s.
Are they released one at a time or all at once?
Again, this will vary on the competition. You will know the format prior to registration. For example, we may release 5 workouts all at once and require competition and submission of results in 5 days after the release, or we may run 6 -8 WOD’s over a 2 week period releasing 4 and 4.
How much time to complete each workout?
This will be clearly defined in the event debrief.
Is there a deadline by which time a specific WOD must be completed or can you enter in scores at any time during competition?
You can enter scores any time between the release of the workouts and the set deadline.
Can you redo workout and enter a new score?
Who should judge the athlete?
Preferably a coach or fellow athlete. Someone you trust has a good eye for movement and understands performance points. The worst thing that can happen is that your score is removed for not meeting the movement standards.
Does it need to be videotaped? If so, then what? Do you upload it?
If you feel that you could have a top finish in any one workout or a top 10 overal finish within your respective category you will need to provide video submissions. You will then need to upload it to YouTube and upload the embed code with your results.
How does scoring work?
We use an online scoring company that has the workouts preloaded and uploaded to our site. All you have to do is log in under your profile and submit results. Our coaches will review scores and video’s to ensure competition standards and integrity.
Are scores available in “real time” or only at the end of the competition?
Scores will be available as they are submitted.
When will you release the WODS?
We will release the potential workouts after registration begins. It will work a little something like this; Up to 12 WOD’s will be considered for any competition but only a handful will be selected. For those athletes who are sometimes hesitant to register for Rx because of technical lifts, load, or gymnastic skill requirements you will see the variables beforehand. The surprise will be which workouts are selected.
Will there be a video available with movements/standards?
Tell me a little bit about the format of the WODs – how long will they be (typically) will they fit into the frame of a video camera etc.
Workouts are constantly varied to test a broad range of skills and work capacity. The majority of these workouts will fall between the 8-14min time domain for top performers.
When is the first competition?
Our first MTS competition will begin the 3rd week of may.