The BIG 3 lifts - Bench Press, Back Squat and Deadlift.
This event will only have 4 weight divisions as outlined below. Each weight division will be given a relative strength score (RSS) based on total weight from the 3 lifts, divided by the lifters bodyweight. This calculated relative strength score will determine winners in each of the 4 divisions.
ONLY 15 slots are open per division!!!
1. MALE 200 Pounds and Over
2. MALE Under 200 Pounds
3. FEMALE 150 Pounds and Over
4. FEMALE Under 150 Pounds
We have 2 Division 1 lifters
Lifter 1 at 256 lbs. bodyweight.
Bench Press – 250
Back Squat – 399
Deadlift – 525
Total = 1,174 lbs. lifted / 256 (lifters bodyweight) = 4.585
Lifter 2 at 201 lbs. bodyweight.
Bench Press – 240
Back Squat – 301
Deadlift – 475
Total = 1,016 lbs. lifted / 201 (lifters bodyweight) = 5.054
Lifter 2 would win.
Top 3 lifters in each division with the highest combined relative strength score will podium. All three lifts must be completed in one lifting session, and the lifts must be monitored by a judge.
Weight lifting belts
Olympic Lifting Shoes
LIFTING RULES & STANDARDS
Power arch is permitted, but participant’s hips and upper back/shoulders MUST stay in contact with the bench at all times. Feet must remain stationary throughout the lift. Spotter may assist participant in liftoff, but not during lift. Participant gives “READY” signal to spotter. The coach will look for a “SHOW OF CONTROL” in which the bar and the body must be completely still. Weight bar must come down, so the elbows reach a minimum of 90 degrees. The bar may touch the chest, but no bounce is permitted. Full extension must be reached before re-racking the bar. Bad lifts include: extreme instability of the bar Extreme body movement (I.e. feet leave the floor).
Participant must have full control and stability during entire movement. Thighs must be parallel, or close to parallel, to the ground during completion of squat. Bad lifts include: uneven, or excessive, leaning towards one side, rounding of your lower back, extreme instability of the bar, or taking steps during lift.
The lift must start from the ground. Participant must maintain straight or slightly arched posture. Hip and knees must move evenly during lift. The body must reach full extension before lowering weight. Bad lifts include uneven or excessive leaning towards one side, extreme Instability of the bar, or rounded back posture. Sumo deadlifts are accepted.
Awards and Prizes
T-shirts for all pre-registered athletes.
A cash award will be given out to the top 3 lifters male, female and in each division. 1 top male and one top female with the highest total weight lifted will receive the coveted "Louisville Slugger" baseball bat with their name engraved. A 2x3 "1000 Pound Club" patch for ALL lifters meeting the criteria for the following totals:
500lb (women only)
750lb (women only)
1st Prize - $200
2nd Prize - $150
3rd Prize - $100