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Fall Brawl for it All 2014!

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It's that time of year again, time for the third and final virtual competition of the year: The Fall Brawl for it All! Due to a few competitions verious nerds will be competing in taking place close to this event, this time we are running it for three weeks instead of the typical two. The competition will run from September 19th until October 5th


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 September 19th until October 5th. 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

 

Before you do your attempts, you may enter your name, gender, and a estimate of your body weight in order to sign up and declare your intent to compete. Do not enter any poundages for any lifts until you do them! This sheet is for results, not planning purposes. Also, enter the 3 attempts in the attempts columns, not the "best" columns. The sheet will do the rest of the work.

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 classes, 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 Flex Luthor
  • 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 Gainsdalf
  • 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. You can also take a video of the attempts and post them here for us to judge (I did this last time to an extent). 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.

 

Weight on the bar can not go down for a given lift, only up. I can not attempt 280, fail, then attempt 240. So pick a weight you know you can do for the first attempt on each lift.

 

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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I really want to participate, and improve from my first attempts in the spring event. Unfortunately, my bum knee may prevent me from doing so. Still here to watch the awesome though! Good luck everyone.

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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.

 

Has anyone seen Andy lately? 

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Well, I've been struggling to get my numbers up but I know I haven't gotten weaker - so time to see where I land this time around. :)

 

I listed my name and weight estimate, as a declaration of intent to compete against my previous numbers. ;)

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Oct 5th makes it a little over two full weeks (covers three weekends). The 10th would make it three full weeks Friday to Friday. Either way, I'll figure something out. If I have to max out twice relatively quickly to get numbers in here and to establish (hopefully) better maxes for the next cycle it won't be the silliest thing I've ever done.

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Oh, I'm not talking about your case specifically. Talking after the last one with people, there was a request to extend it a week in one direction or the other, but the dates I put up is the typical 2 weeks with the weekends includced on both ends. Gotta go review the SSS thread.

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Weighed in at 61.0kg.

Squat: 110/115/120 Wilks: 132.09

Bench: 60/65/70x Wilks: 71.55

Deadlift: 110/120/125x Wilks: 132.09

Total: 305kg Wilks: 335.73

I'll try to update the spreadsheet, but can't promise it'll play ball with my phone

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Any way, at the powerlifting comp at Camp.


 


Squat 385/405/415 (PR)


Bench 275/315/325 (PR since injury)


Deadlift 385/405/430 (Matched PR from 14 months ago)


 


Some new folks showed up who were very strong.  Including Anthony Michael who is going to give Bigm a run for the deadlift if he wants to.  6'3", 210#, 550# deadlift and it looked easy.  Oh, and a 345# front squat (cause he doesn't back squat).


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Great lifting, Wildross! Glad to hear the Camp NF meet was successful!

Are front squats being allowed within competition rules?

for that day. Not for this competition.

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Weighed in at 61.0kg.

 

Squat: 110/115/120 Wilks: 132.09

Bench: 60/65/70x Wilks: 71.55

Deadlift: 110/120/125x Wilks: 132.09

 

Total: 305kg Wilks: 335.73

 

I'll try to update the spreadsheet, but can't promise it'll play ball with my phone

 

 

Any way, at the powerlifting comp at Camp.

 

Squat 385/405/415 (PR)

Bench 275/315/325 (PR since injury)

Deadlift 385/405/430 (Matched PR from 14 months ago)

 

Some new folks showed up who were very strong.  Including Anthony Michael who is going to give Bigm a run for the deadlift if he wants to.  6'3", 210#, 550# deadlift and it looked easy.  Oh, and a 345# front squat (cause he doesn't back squat).

 

Nice work guys!

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