FREE – Festivus Games – 2023 Holiday WOD
What: Online Competition
Divisions: Novice, Intermediate, RX, and Masters
When: December 10 – 23, 2023
Novice & Masters WOD
For Time – 20 Minute Cap
12-23-23 Reps of:
For Time – 20 Minute Cap
12-23-20-23 Reps of:
For Time – 20 Minute Cap
2 Rounds: 12-23-20-23 Reps of:
Score is Time. If all work is not completed before the 20 minute time cap, add 1 second for each incomplete rep.
At 3-2-1 Go! Athlete will start with 12 burpees, then 12 air squats, then 12 sit-ups, and then 12 jumping jacks. Continueing until they have completed all reps or until the time cap.
The The athlete begins the first burpee by standing upright, knees and hips fully extended. The burpee is standard, requiring the athlete to get the entire front of their body flat to the floor including the chest. The athlete then pushes up from the floor and returns the feet toward the hands. The athlete must then stand upright with full knee and hip extension and jump, clapping their hands above their head. The athlete may walk their feet back while getting the front of their body to the floor. The athlete may walk their feet forward when getting up off the floor.
The athlete starts fully upright with the knees and hips fully extended. The athlete lowers the hip crease to below the knee and then stands back up to a fully-upright, hips and knees extended position for each rep.
Sit-ups begin with the athlete lying on the back with their hands touching the floor above the head. The athlete then curls up until the hands touch the TOES. An AbMat is allowed but not required. If used the AbMat must be positioned at the lumbar spine.
The athlete begins by standing with their legs straight and arms at their sides. The athlete jumps up and spreads their feet beyond hip-width apart while bringing their arms above the head and touching the hands together above the head. The athlete then jumps again, lowering the arms and bringing the legs together, returning to a starting position.
WOD Standards Video
UNCOMMON MOVEMENT CLAUSE
We don’t state every possible scenario that might be possible or allowed for our movements. We try to clearly state the minimums required for reps to be accepted. If we don’t explicitly state whether you can or can’t do something then the final step you should take is to consider the “Uncommon Movement Clause.”
Any movement deemed uncommon or out of the ordinary, or used to amend, shorten, or change the accepted movement standard or range of motion, including line of action, of any event movement can and will be disallowed. It is the responsibility of the athlete to notify the judge and Festivus Games, LLC of any questionable movement before the workout.
There will be no FINALS WOD for this event. The top three Teams after all the WODs above are complete, in each division, are podium champs.
We will provide standards videos at least 8 weeks before the event. We reserve the right to tweak certain movement standards between now and then. Keep checking back here for modifications.
Ties are automatically calculated so they don’t take up extra time with an extra tie-breaker WOD at the event.
If two Athletes/Teams are tied, the scoring system/leaderboard will look to see which Athlete/Team had the most, highest placements. If Athlete/Team A place 1, 1, 1, 6 and Athlete/Team B placed 2, 2, 2, 3 then Athlete/Team A wins the tie breaker. If both Athletes/Teams had the same best placings then the Athlete/Team who won WOD 1 is the tie breaker. It continues in this manner until it finds the overall better Athlete/Team.
ADAPTIVE OR PARTICIPATION VS. COMPETING
Adaptive athletes, or those who are uninjured and otherwise healthy, but who have a limitation that prevents them from performing any of our event movements according to standards, are welcome and may still register to PARTICIPATE rather than COMPETE. However, any rep or movement sequence not performed according to our WOD standards will not count or be added to the score. Festivus Games is feats of strength for the rest of us, but it is a competition. Therefore, it’s important that any rep and WOD sequence scores be according to uniform standards when COMPETING for a podium spot. Adaptive or otherwise healthy but limited-movement athletes should contact their specific Host directly to confirm accommodations that may be needed to facilitate PARTICIPATION. Also, athletes PARTICIPATING rather than COMPETING for podium should communicate with their judge for any WOD where additional scaling will occur so judges aren’t verbally calling “No Rep!” even though they will not be counting the reps not done to standard.
Q: What equipment can be worn?
A: Gloves, wrist wraps, belt, elbow/knee sleeves, “lifter” shoes.
Q: Can I wear deadlift straps? (anything that wraps around the bar that reduces a need to grip)
A: No, deadlift straps are NOT allowed. No Versa Gripps!
Q: Can we bring our own rope?
A: Yes and your own rope is the only equipment of your own that you can use during the competition.
Q: This maybe a dumb question but are ammonia packets allowed?
A: Ask your Host when you get to the event, however, we’d advise against it as it’ll take time you are not likely to have to spare.