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Gainsdalf the Whey

Sweltering Swoleful Summer of Swolestice: Get in touch with your inner swole

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Lifting Competition #2, The Sweltering Swoleful Summer of Swolestice!

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 18th  through July 3rd. 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 session 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 an 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. Just enter the 3 attempts in the attempts columns, not the "best" columns, placing an "x" next to any lifts you fail

. 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 for their gender 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 best weightlifting (PTE, explained here) and best powerlifting (highest Wilks) across genders totals a t-shirt from the NF store, once it reopens, in addition to titles.

 

The Defending Champions are:

 

NF Powerlifting Champions:

  • NF Women's Power Lifting Champion- SpecialSundae [338.3]
  • NF Women's Squat Champion- SpecialSundae [123.5]
  • NF Women's Bench Press Champion- SpecialSundae [83.2]
  • NF Women's Deadlift Champion- SpecialSundae [131.5] 
  • NF Men's Power Lifting Champion- NatetheStrong [382.7]
  • NF Men's Squat Champion- NatetheStrong [136.2]
  • NF Men's Bench Press Champion- Wildross [95.2]
  • NF Men's Deadlift Champion- NatetheStrong [156.3]

 

NF Weightlifting Champions:

  • NF Women's Weightlifting Champion- KB Girl [112.8]
  • NF Women's Snatch Champion- KB Girl [70.5]
  • NF Women's Clean & Jerk Champion- KB Girl [42.2]
  • NF Men's Weightlifting Champion- Niccolo [203.6]
  • NF Men's Snatch Champion- Niccolo [115.5]
  • NF Men's Clean & Jerk Champion- Niccolo [88.0]

 

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 for powerlifting 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
  • Lift order for weightlifting is snatch 1, snatch 2, snatch 3, clean & jerk 1, clean & jerk 2, clean & jerk 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.
  • If you participate in an organized competition within 2 weeks of either end of the competition dates, we will generally let you count those weights for this competition.

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7 hours ago, evabo said:

Oh dear, not sure now. My next competition is on July 16th, not going to max out before then but that's probably too late to use the results?

Not at all, organized competition results within two weeks of the beginning or end of the virtual comp will be accepted so the virtual comp doesn't interfere with those, but you can compete in both.

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1 hour ago, Gainsdalf the Whey said:

Not at all, organized competition results within two weeks of the beginning or end of the virtual comp will be accepted so the virtual comp doesn't interfere with those, but you can compete in both.

Thank you! I now realise that you've explained this to me before, sorry about that.

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I'm in and have already competed (subject to the usual terms and conditions on competitions within 2 weeks either side).

 

Numbers:

  • Squat: 125/130/135 (146.93 Wilks)

  • Bench: 70/75/77.5x (81.63 Wilks)

  • Deadlift: 130/140/142.5x (152.38 Wilks)

  • Total: 350 (380.94 Wilks)

  • BW: 61.9

    • All kg

Video evidence:

 

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I'm in and have already competed (subject to the usual terms and conditions on competitions within 2 weeks either side).

 

Numbers:

  • Squat: 125/130/135 (146.93 Wilks)
  • Bench: 70/75/77.5x (81.63 Wilks)
  • Deadlift: 130/140/142.5x (152.38 Wilks)
  • Total: 350 (380.94 Wilks)
  • BW: 61.9
    • All kg
Video evidence:

 

(To be added when I have access to YouTube... i.e. not at my desk.)

Damn! The Wilks keep moving along at a good pace. Very well done.

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On 6/16/2016 at 9:36 AM, Gainsdalf the Whey said:

Not at all, organized competition results within two weeks of the beginning or end of the virtual comp will be accepted so the virtual comp doesn't interfere with those, but you can compete in both.

ah...So my Orlando Open stuff on July 24 ain't gonna work.  Guess I'll throw at least a bench number up there on Wednesday of this week in case I don't get access to a good gym on my vacation.

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Star of the North Games

St. Cloud, MN

June 18, 2016

 

Weigh-in: 92.20 kg

Snatch: 60 / 65x / 65x kg

Clean and Jerk: 85 / 90 / 95 kg

 

Total: 155 kg

 

Videos are on my phone and I might post them up here later, but not tonight.

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Just posting to declare myself in. I'll probably wait until the last weekend to attempt the lifts though. I think that'll sink with my current program (and try not to injure myself this time :P  )

 

So, Male and 67.5kg

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On ‎15‎/‎06‎/‎2016 at 7:42 PM, Gainsdalf the Whey said:


The Prizes:

  • Each individual with the highest individual lift scores for their gender 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 best weightlifting (PTE, explained here) and best powerlifting (highest Wilks) across genders totals a t-shirt from the NF store, once it reopens, in addition to titles.

 

 

Does this mean that I'm due a t-shirt from last time (once the store reopens)? :D 

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8 hours ago, SpecialSundae said:

 

Does this mean that I'm due a t-shirt from last time (once the store reopens)? :D 

Inquiring minds must know!

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