"beat your best to beat the rest!"
% Format - its pretty cool!!
Athletes compete with each other on % of personal record instead of absolute weight. This means if i was to register 101% of my PR and you got 102% - you win! This levels the playing field and allows people who don't have massive lifts to compete with people that do. UPSHOT IS YOU DON'T NEED TO LIFT "BIG" WEIGHTS IN ORDER TO BE COMPETITIVE!! A 55kg woman lifting 50kg can beat a 100kg man lifting 100kg's on this format >>>WEIGHTLIFTING FOR EVERYONE
We often get competitions where the winners and runners-up are seperated by just 1 or 2 percent and so with this format we also often get clifhanger results.
In the heat of the competition, the scoreboard gives you a weight that you need (under "lifter needs") to do in order to win, look at the scoreboard below!
other cool stuff
- most events will have 4 people lifting at the same time, but wod events can have up to 30 people lifting at a time. You don't lift alone;
- you have a pre-determined amount of time to do your lifts, for events this can be 5 minutes and for wods can be up to 20 minutes;
- you can have as many attempts as you want during that time period;
- you can move up and down in weight.
detailed explanation presented in the youtube video below: