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The Sizzling Summer Summit of Swole 2015

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It's time for the second virtual competition of the year: The Sizzling Summer Summit of Swole!

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 June 13th until June 28th. During this time, test your 1RM in the powerlifting lifts (squat/bench/deadlift) and/or in the Olympic lifts (snatch/clean and jerk) and post them in the Spreadsheet/Scoreboard. The highest individual and total powerlifting Wilks scores and the highest individual and total Olympic Sinclair scores will receive championship titles to be defended during the next virtual competition . The powerlifting and weightlifting lifts may be done on different days so that people who want to participate in both can put their best foot forward each time, but all powerlifting lifts need to be done in a single sessions and all weightlifting lifts in a single session according to the rules below.

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 for the powerlifting section, so we can judge across sex as well as weight. The intent of the Sinclair score the way we are using it is the same, but for weightlifting.

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:

  • Each individual with the highest individual lift scores will receive a forum title declaring them as the champion of that lift, which must be defended at the next virtual meet in order to be kept.
  • The individuals with the highest weightlifting and powerlifting totals will also receive titles, as well as 1 t-shirt from the NF store.

The Defending Champions are:

  • NF Power Lifting Champion- Tankweazel
  • NF Squat Champion- Tankweazel
  • NF Bench Press Champion- Tankweazel
  • NF Deadlift Champion- Tankweazel
  • NF Weightlifting Champion- msuroo
  • NF Snatch Champion- msuroo
  • NF Clean & Jerk Champion- msuroo

Powerlifting 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 usually do).

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 individual lifts and not do others if desired, but you're BIG 3 total will be 0. There must be at least one successful 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.

Weightlifting Rules

Weightlifting competition runs in the same fashion as a powerlifting competition. You get three attempts to establish a max snatch then three attempts to establish a max clean & jerk. Again similar to powerlifting, the weight on the bar can not decrease but you can repeat a weight after a missed first or second attempt.

All lifts must be performed from the ground - no hang or blocks - and the lifter must demonstrate control with the barbell fixed motionless overhead before safely dropping the barbell. Some of the other rules directly correlate to executing the lifts safely so here's a few automatic "red lights".

  • No part of the lifter, other than their feet, can come into contact with the platform at any time.
  • The bar can not make any contact with the head or neck (other than the front rack during the clean). See also: no egregious press outs.
  • During the clean the elbows may not contact the lifters knees or legs.

Costume rules should follow the raw powerlifting guidelines.

Complete weightlifting rules can be found HERE.

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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Are we continuing the rule that if you're going for a top spot that you have to pause bench and keep feet flat on the floor, head and arse on the bench?

Ditto for no hitching the deadlifts or double recovery on squat (for the top spots).

I'm going to aim to be in.

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Are we continuing the rule that if you're going for a top spot that you have to pause bench and keep feet flat on the floor, head and arse on the bench?

Ditto for no hitching the deadlifts or double recovery on squat (for the top spots).

I'm going to aim to be in.

 

Yep, these are all IPF rules so you have to do them if you want a title. Novices don't have to worry about it if they don't already do it, especialy if this is one of their first few times maxing out.

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Yep, these are all IPF rules so you have to do them if you want a title. Novices don't have to worry about it if they don't already do it, especialy if this is one of their first few times maxing out.

Well aware that they are IPF rules, just checking that they are to be kept to.

Although we're ditching the kit list, right?

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I will compete in this.  It will be a nicely timed dry run 

 

Male, 40, 116kg 

 

 

Is the spreadsheet locked?  I wasnt able to enter anything into it

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Well aware that they are IPF rules, just checking that they are to be kept to.

Although we're ditching the kit list, right?

 

Was saying the IPF part for everyone else. Yes, don't worry about apparel/brands/etc. Don't have to perform in a singlet, can use any belt, wrist wrap, or shoes you want.

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Ha, you will beat me easily. I'm finally starting to make progress though, so I may yet catch you someday. :)

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Oh snap. I may have to break out of the funk and attempt to keep the WL titles in house. No idea if I can out Sinclair Angela at this point but what kind of person would I be if I didn't try.

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Oh snap. I may have to break out of the funk and attempt to keep the WL titles in house. No idea if I can out Sinclair Angela at this point but what kind of person would I be if I didn't try.

 

Yes, jdanger vs ang vs msuroo!

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Oh snap. I may have to break out of the funk and attempt to keep the WL titles in house. No idea if I can out Sinclair Angela at this point but what kind of person would I be if I didn't try.

 

 

Yes, jdanger vs ang vs msuroo!

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HA! My sinclair is preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetty close to my actual numbers because I'm a super-superheavyweight, so you can more than likely beat me on sinclair. :) But I'm excited to have some competition for the titles.

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Benching with flat foot forces your feet to be in a more foreword position instead of tucked underneath. If you're allowed to be on your toes it allows for a larger arch.

 

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Benching with flat foot forces your feet to be in a more foreword position instead of tucked underneath. If you're allowed to be on your toes it allows for a larger arch.

 

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I know the mechanics of it and the advantage offered by being up on the toes, but that doesn't actually answer the question given that the decision could have been made to use any federation's rules (including ones who allow benching on the toes).

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Benching with flat foot forces your feet to be in a more foreword position instead of tucked underneath. If you're allowed to be on your toes it allows for a larger arch.

 

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BRAHWEH HAS SPOKEN!

 

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Benching with flat foot forces your feet to be in a more foreword position instead of tucked underneath. If you're allowed to be on your toes it allows for a larger arch.

 

bench-style-comparison.png

So, what you're saying is, you want to use your belly like a trampoline?

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I know the mechanics of it and the advantage offered by being up on the toes, but that doesn't actually answer the question given that the decision could have been made to use any federation's rules (including ones who allow benching on the toes).

 

There was no real thought put into which fed's rules to use when we first started this virtual comp. The IPF was chosen by Andy (I think) out of convenience because it was the most well known. The fact of the matter is this is an unofficial, unsanctioned, make believe, for fun meet with a bunch of online friends. I don't care and neither should anyone else if those competing don't adhere to the circle jerk IPF lift standards. Small hitch in your deadlift? Did you get the weight up? Ok then three virtual white lights from me. Cut a squat a little high? Was it close? I'm not going to hate, three whites. Its all kind of silly to me how serious some peeps take these comps.

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