SAVE THE DATE! 12/3!! A huge tradition at the Cove is our annual in-house competition, Clash at the Cove. After a long hiatus due to COVID, we are SO EXCITED to be bringing it back!
“Competition fever” has been hitting the community hard (with a record number of people signing up for AND supporting athletes at comps), but this is a very different type of competition. While we will all work hard and test our limits that day, the focus is on HAVING FUN and bonding with your fellow Covies. And there is no better experience than Clash at the Cove to deliver on this. Although we will indeed crown a champion at this event, do not let the word “competition” deter you from participating!
This event is meant for EVERYBODY at the gym and is a FUN and INCLUSIVE way for people to dip their toes into the “competition” space. This year we will be having an RX and a Scaled division that will feature Male/Male or Female/Female teams. Just like our Partner WODs, team formats can help push you, but also provide comfort in the fact that you can lean on your partner to help round out your weaknesses. It’s a win-win!
Again, the competition is for EVERYBODY in the gym, literally EVERYBODY!!!! If you aren’t convinced that you can do this event AND have a great time (please talk to us so we can convince you) you can still participate as a spectator or volunteer. We will take all the help we can get and we will be in need of judges, scorekeepers, and equipment managers. Non-members and family are welcome to come and cheer everyone on too. It’s such a fun experience that you want to share with others. We are looking for 100% participation in one form or another!
The event will be on Saturday, December 3rd, and typically goes from 9 AM to 2:30 PM. All you need to do is sign up at the whiteboard by the front Wodify station or you can just email us at email@example.com. We, as a coaching staff, will be deciding on teams and will release that information live on “Facebook live” (that is a really fun event in itself!).
We know many of you are going to wonder what division to choose and to help you with that decision, we are posting general standards below. But PLEASE talk to us if you are undecided or don’t know what division to choose!
In order to select which division is right for you, we have developed some ‘division standards’ as guidance. The weights listed should be “working weights”, meaning you should be able to perform 4-6 reps (not necessarily unbroken) for each of the movements below. It does not mean these movements will appear in the workouts, rather it is to help you judge your own individual capacity vs. the load demands of the two divisions. Also understand that you will be paired with a teammate so if a particular movement is a challenge for you, that’s when you lean on your teammate to help you out. It’s part of the fun of a TEAM competition in a safe and supportive environment.
Clean and Jerk 95/65
Jumping Pull Ups
Knees to Waist
Clean and Jerk 155/105
Toes 2 Bar
Again, if you are uncertain about competing or are deciding between the various divisions, please just talk to us. We promise we will steer you in the right direction! Let’s get that white board filled NOW!