Thank you to everyone that has registered for the 2018/19 London Box Battles! We’ve received a great response from affiliates and some really helpful feedback.
We’ve taken all of your comments on board and made some further changes to the way the 2018/19 series will run.
– Athletes will now register and compete in teams of 4 (2 male, 2 female) within the A, B and C categories.
– Teams will compete in 3 qualifiers throughout July, October and January for a place in the final.
– Qualification heats will be held “in house” eliminating logistical travel issues and the administrative burden around arranging catering.
– The registration fee will be £60 per team, per event (£15 per athlete) with proceeds going towards the final.
– Teams will be able to register in the month leading up to each event with registration closing before each qualification round is released.
– Boxes will be given a two week window to host their in house qualifier and submit scores for their teams.
– The top 3 teams in each category will battle it out in the final in April/May for guaranteed prizes.
The changes to the format of the 2018/19 series mean that there is still time to register your affiliate. If logistical issues were a concern, now you can get involved!
Team registration will open later this week with Round 1 being released in the first couple of weeks of July.

Download Individual LBB2017 Round 3 Score Cards here

2017.3_LBB_WOD1-PART A.

Groups A, B, & C: 6min to establish:
2RM Front Squat – from the rack

SCORE: The largest weight lifted for 2RM Front Squat?

Rest 2min before starting PART B.

FRONT SQUAT –  The hip crease must be below the top of the knee at the bottom of the squat.  The bar will be taken from the rack. The front squat starts at the top position and finishes at the top position, the rep is complete when the athlete’s hips and knees are fully extended, and the bar is resting on the shoulders in the front rack position with the elbows in front of the bar. Continue reading

Download Individual LBB2017 Round 2 Score Cards here

2017.2_LBB_WOD1-PART A.

Groups A and B: 6min to establish:
3RM Touch-and-Go Power Clean
Max Strength: Athletes choose the weight on the bar and aim to find max 3RM

Groups C: 6min to establish:
3RM Hang Power Clean
Max Strength: Athletes choose the weight on the bar and aim to find max 3RM –

TOUCH-AND-GO POWER CLEAN – Athletes must take the bar from the floor and get it to their shoulder height with the knees and hips fully extended for three touch-and-go repetitions. The athlete must catch the bar with the hips above the height of the knee and then stand to full extension for the repetition to be considered a power clean.
Athletes may hold the bar in the front rack position, or in a hang position as long as they like. If the athlete drops the bar before the completion of the third repetition, this is a failed attempt.
Touch-and-go means touch-and-go, the bar should not spend any time on the floor. As soon as the bar touches the floor, the athlete must take the bar to shoulder height in one movement. Athletes can not perform a hang variation in groups A and B.

HANG POWER CLEAN – Athletes must take the bar from the floor to hang position. They must then power clean the bar to their shoulder height with the knees and hips fully extended for three repetitions. The athlete must catch the bar with the hips above the height of the knee and then stand to full extension for the repetition to be considered a power clean.
Athletes may hold the bar in the front rack position, or in a hang position as long as they like. If the athlete drops the bar before the completion of the third repetition, this is a failed attempt. Continue reading

The London Box Battles 2017 | Round 1 Movement Standards

Individual scorecards can be download here LBB2017 Round 1 Individual Score Cards

2017.1_LBB_WOD1-PART A.

All Groups
6min to establish 1RM Thruster
Max Strength: Athletes choose the weight on the bar and aim to find max

THRUSTER – This is a standard barbell thruster in which the barbell moves from the bottom of a front squat to full lockout overhead. The hip crease must pass below the knees. The barbell must come to a full lockout overhead with the hips, knee’s and arms fully extended, and the bar directly over the body.  Athletes can choose to squat clean into thruster or power clean and then perform the thruster as long as the depth and full extension is achieved. 

2017.1_LBB_WOD1-PART B.

Athletes have 6min to perform as many thrusters as possible. At the start of the workout athletes in group A and B must complete a set of pull-ups before starting their thrusters. Every minute on the minute after that, athletes must stop performing thrusters and return to the pull-ups. Athletes in group C will complete burpees instead of pull-ups. Continue reading

The London Box Battles 2016 | Round 3 Movement Standards

WOD1 Part A –

Part A. Individuals have 6 Mins to find Max weight Squat Clean

The movement standards are: Athletes will start with an empty bar.  The workout will start with the bar on the floor, the athlete must add the desired weight and commence their 1RM’s.

The movement standards are as follows;

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The London Box Battles 2016 | Round 2 Movement Standards

12256646_943083609071443_1801152577_nWOD1 Part A –

Part A. Teams have 8mins to find max weight;
1 Clean
+ 3 Front Squats
+ 1 STOH

The movement standards are: Athletes will start with an empty bar.  The workout will start with the bar on the floor, the athlete must add the desired weight and commence their movement. The bar must not touch the floor between the three movements. Athletes must share one bar.

The movement standards are as follows;

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The London Box Battles 2016 | Round 1 Movement Standards

WOD1 Part A –

Part A. Max output: Athletes choose the weight on the bar for each movement and aim to shift as much weight as possible

:60 STOH
:60 Rest
:60 Hang Power Cleans
:60 Rest
:60 Deadlift

The movement standards are: Athletes will load the bar with their selected STOH weight before the workout starts.  The workout will start with the bar on the floor, the athlete must clean the bar and then commence their STOH.

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