The Fittest Experience

2016 Qualifier One Workout

Workout 16Q.1 (All Divisions)

1-rep-max Snatch
5-minute time cap


This workout begins with an unloaded barbell. Each athlete will have 5 minutes to establish a 1-Rep Max effort Snatch. Clearly show all your weights in the video before the start of the workouts.

Your score for Qualifier 1 will be the weight (in pounds) that you successfully snatch.

Video submission is required for all Pro Division athletes and those athletes battling for cash and prizes. If you win first place but do not submit a video, you will not win the cash. If the first place winner does not submit a video, the cash will not be awarded to the second place finisher. For more details on score submission click here.


In the snatch, the barbell goes directly from the ground to overhead in one motion without stopping at the shoulders or touching the body anywhere above the hips. This can be a muscle snatch, power snatch, squat snatch or a split snatch.

The barbell must come to full lockout overhead with the hips, knees and arms fully extended, bar directly over the heels, and the feet within the hips. A press from overhead will be allowed as long as the bar does not come in contact with the athlete’s head or shoulders.

If you begin with an empty barbell, or a barbell that only has plates smaller than standard bumper plates, each repetition must begin with the barbell clearly below the knees.


The athlete must start with an empty barbell. The athlete must load their own barbell and may not receive assistance. Prior to each lift you must state what weight you are about to attempt. Plates smaller than 1⁄2 lb. may not be used. There is no limit to the number of attempts within the 5-minute time limit.


  • Barbell
  • Collars
  • Plates to load for your snatch (no smaller than ½ lb.)


Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

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