8 minutes to find 1RM of shoulder press.
Athletes will be given 8 minutes to find 1 rep max of shoulder press. Racks will be used. Athletes can warm up however they would like before the 8 minutes begins with the following exception: they cannot use a loaded barbell for any overhead barbell movements. Empty bar is allowed for warming up, as are dumbbells and any body weight movements. The athlete’s bar must be empty when beginning the WOD. Athletes will begin in front of their racks with hands on the bar. After 3, 2, 1 GO! the athlete may start loading weights. Trainer must validate all scored lifts. The athlete can get the trainer to validate as many lifts as desired during the 8 minute time cap. The full lift must be completed before time expires for a last second lift to count. Any athlete that wishes to turn in an official score for this WOD will not be allowed to do any overhead movements with a loaded barbell prior to completing the affiliate WOD for score. This WOD is not just about strength, but about knowing your capabilities, using a log book or PR sheet, and working quickly under pressure.
Range of Motion Standards: If knees or hips move during the lift, then it is a missed rep. Arms must come to full extension at the top of the lift and a portion of the ear must be visible in front of the arm.
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