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Salubrious Spring Strength Skirmish! May 26th-June 9th, 2014

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It's that time of year again, time for the second virtual competition of the year: The Salubrious Spring Strength Skirmish! It will run from May 26th until June 9th 11:59pm Central time.
 
Awhile back, forum member Andy Gates came up with the idea that we do a virtual power lifting meet where everyone tests their 1 rep maxes in the big 3, and we compete for bragging rights. It was such fun that we decided to make in an official Nerd Fitness forum activity that we do every 4 months or so.

The competition will be held from May 26 until June 9th. During this time, test your 1RM in the Big 3, which consists of squat, bench press, and dead lift. Historically, there has also been interest to test the Super Total (Big 3 + snatch + clean & jerk) as well as to test the Big 4 (Big 3 + OHP). The sheet has columns for adding those in as well for those who want to do them, but the contest is for the Big 3.

Here's the spreadsheet for this meet: Google Sheets Y'all!
 
We're using kg, so just multiply by .454 if pounds are your arbitrary mass measurement unit of choice. The sheet includes calculations using the Wilks Formula so we can judge across sex as well as weight. The person with the highest Wilks Score totalled from the Big 3 lifts will be the Nerd Fitness Powerlifting Champion.

Everyone is welcome here, of all abilities and levels of fitness. This is all for fun and the major reason we track it is so we have a record that you can come back and check your progress against later (ok, and bragging rights). Reporting is all on the honor system, but videos are encouraged!
 
The Prizes:

  • The person with the highest Wilks Total will receive
    • The forum title "NF Power Lifting Champion". This title will have to be defended at the next virtual meet in order to be kept.
    • A t-shirt or tank top from the NF store.
    • The defending champion is Chairohkey
  • The person with the highest Wilks Squat will receive
    • The forum title "NF Squat Champion". This title will have to be defended at the next virtual meet in order to be kept.
    • The defending champion is Chairohkey
  • The person with the highest Wilks Bench Press will receive
    • The forum title "NF Bench Press Champion". This title will have to be defended at the next virtual meet in order to be kept.
    • The defending champion is Flex Luthor
  • The person with the highest Wilks Deadlift will receive
    • The forum title "NF Deadlift Champion". This title will have to be defended at the next virtual meet in order to be kept.
    • The defending champion is Spezzy

 
The Rules:

You get three attempts in squat, three attempts in bench press, and three attempts in dead lift, in that order. Standards are page 17-20 of this, but minus the judge participation. You must do all 9 attempts within the same workout. You're doing this on your own, so you're expected to judge yourself. Add the press and the olympic lifts onto the end should you so choose, but the official contest is for the Big 3, so do them first.

The best result from each of the 3 lifts is added to your total. If someone squats 240, 260, and 280, only the 280 is added to their powerlifting total.

 

You may compete in any of the individiual lifts and not do others if desired, but you're BIG 3 total will be 0. There must be at least one succesful lift in each of the Big 3 in order to have a qualifying total.

Weigh in on the morning of your lifts. This is the weight you use for the competition.
 
Generally the rules details would be IPF RAW, which means no squat or bench suits, no knee wraps; belts and wrist wraps are fine.

 
Tips & FAQ: This will be updated as questions are asked

  • USE A SPOTTER AND OTHER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS- We don't want anyone getting hurt. Use a spotter, preferably 2 (one on the each end of the bar) and safety bars on squats and a spotter on bench.
  • Take long breaks between attempts of the same lift so that you take each lift fresh.
  • Lift order is squat attempt 1, squat attempt 2, squat attempt 3, bench attempt 1, bench attempt 2, bench attempt 3, DL attempt 1, DL attempt 2, DL attempt 3
  • Take a weight on the 1st attempt on each lift as something you know you can get, such as what you can typically do for 3. and go from there to ensure you post a total.
  • Especially if this is your first time, chose weights you are confident in and try to complete all 9 attempts. This will help build confidence for future lifts and competitions.
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Generally the rules details would be IPF RAW, which means no squat or bench suits, no knee wraps; belts and wrist wraps are fine.

 

 

Neoprene knee sleeves are acceptable however based on IPF RAW rules, such as the Rehbands.

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Me, too. I just want to see how much better I do than the last one.

 

My sucky deadlifts mean I'll never win a comp, but I know I can do better than the last time I competed on NF.

 

Neoprene knee sleeves are acceptable however based on IPF RAW rules, such as the Rehbands.

 

I really need a pair of knee sleeves!

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My sucky deadlifts mean I'll never win a comp, but I know I can do better than the last time I competed on NF.

 

 

I really need a pair of knee sleeves!

 

I wear my Rehband blue knee sleeves whenever I'm pushing around the 85%+ of my 1RM on squat or deadlift.  They don't do anything more than help keep things warm and squishy and give me a little bit of mental comfort - but I'll take it.

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I wear my Rehband blue knee sleeves whenever I'm pushing around the 85%+ of my 1RM on squat or deadlift.  They don't do anything more than help keep things warm and squishy and give me a little bit of mental comfort - but I'll take it.

 

It was more that I keep intending to get some because I have sucky knees rather than thinking they'll help my deadlift.

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While I haven't been around much due to life things, I am lurking now and again. I should be able to find some time to run trhough some attempts.

 

While I know I can't win - I'm in anyway.  I like competition.

 

Me either. The current bench and DL champs have me beaten soundly. I'm in spitting distance of squat and total though, but it'll be a bit before I catch Chairohkey still. It's fun just to test your 1RMs once in awhile for your own motivation.

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On the off-chance that I do heavy squats in the next few weeks I'll throw my number in for that but won't be benching or deadlifting anytime soon :(

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On the off-chance that I do heavy squats in the next few weeks I'll throw my number in for that but won't be benching or deadlifting anytime soon :(

 

You can still fire up your numbers for C&J and snatch. No?

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I've actually never done my 1RM so this will be fun! Just test anytime before the 9th?

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Anytime between 26May and 09June I do believe...

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Bush league- they pushed my powerlifting meet back from June 8th to July- so I'll don't know that I can play these games.  

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