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Hell’s Half Acre: The South Central Men by Various - CrossFit Journal

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June 13, 2010

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The aptly named Hell’s Half Acre was the site of at the South Central Regional held May 29-30 in Fort Worth, Texas. The men competing in the event had to battle not only each other but also the extreme heat as they competed for one of four qualifying spots in Los Angeles.

They were tested by four WODs:

Snatch/overhead squat ladder:
1 squat snatch + 2 OHS or 1 power snatch + 3 OHS
Men’s bars: 135-225 lb.

AMRAP in 10 minutes of:
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 squats
(all athletes wear 20-lb. vest)

100 double-unders
3 rounds of:
10 deadlifts (275 lb.)

1 sandbag run (75 lb.
Then row 1K

10 muscle-ups
15 handstand push-ups
20 squat cleans (155 lb.)
Run 550 meters

For complete results, click here.

13min 47sec

Additional video: The Complete 2009 CrossFit Games, published December 2009-January 2010.

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3 Comments on “Hell’s Half Acre: The South Central Men”


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Not to be a video snob but the Flash player video link opens quicktime instead.


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I wanted to take a second to address the pushup form issue. It was brought up in the comments of the womens' south central video, but I feel like it got glossed over a little. It seems to me that the standards for the push ups in the weight vest, half cindy were some what lacking. I was wondering if anyone who competed or was involved in the design of this workout could comment on the reasoning for going with these standards for this event.
Anthony Salomon


replied to comment from Anthony Salomon

I agree, I'd like to hear more about it because what is shown on the video is anything but a push-up. It's not an issue for the competitors if that was the standard for everyone, but why not enforce the real CF standard? Come on Tuck! :)

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