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Lifting Competition #3, Fall Festivous of Fantastical Feats!

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 SEP 22nd  through OCT 8th. 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 SCORING SPREADSHEET. 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 theWilks 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 [380.96]
  • NF Women's Squat Champion- SpecialSundae [146.94]
  • NF Women's Bench Press Champion- SpecialSundae [81.63]
  • NF Women's Deadlift Champion- SpecialSundae [152.38] 
  • NF Men's Power Lifting Champion- NatetheStrong [400.33]
  • NF Men's Squat Champion- NatetheStrong [142.78]
  • NF Men's Bench Press Champion- NatetheStrong [94.74]
  • NF Men's Deadlift Champion- NatetheStrong [162.80]


NF Weightlifting Champions:

  • NF Women's Weightlifting Champion-
  • NF Women's Snatch Champion-
  • NF Women's Clean & Jerk Champion-
  • NF Men's Weightlifting Champion- msuroo [214.1]
  • NF Men's Snatch Champion- msuroo [96.76]
  • NF Men's Clean & Jerk Champion- Why not? [123.49]


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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Hmm, previous competitions seem to have been (2) weeks.  The dates for this competition would allow for (2) weeks accept that (2) days had already passed prior to posting.  Also, wouldn't the NFC meet count under the (2) week plus or minus rule for organized competitions?  My only point being it might make sense to extend the back end of the competition a couple days to give a full (2) week period for people participating.

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13 hours ago, spezzy said:

edited - changed the dates to allow for the Camp NF PL comp to count and added a scoring spreadsheet!


I assume we are entering CNF results ourselves.

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I posted the exception to these dates in the previous comp thread, I'll bring them over here at lunch. Need to get to work for now though. In the case of Camp numbers, I'm including those under the sanctioned meet exceptions. Nerd Fitness Overpowering Federation! NFPF.

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22 minutes ago, SpecialSundae said:

Any Nerds coming along next weekend are welcome to do their virtual comp lifts at the lifting session on Saturday afternoon. You'll have good kit, great spotters and even a qualified referee. ;) 


At first I read "kilt."  I cannot imagine lifting in a kilt. :D

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On 9/26/2016 at 4:49 PM, Br0din said:

SEP 22nd  through OCT 8th


Noted that my WL meet is on October 23, one day outside the two-week window.  It is no big deal because my programming is all about hitting maxes and it will be easy enough to turn October 8 into a virtual meet.


40 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

I don't remember my weight from CNF comp.


A. Easily back-calculated from the posted results.




Weigh-in: 93.8 kg #willstripforwilks

Squat: 151.9 / 161.0 / 170.0 kg

Bench Press: 83.9 / 93.0 / 102.0 kg

Deadlift: 215.4 / 224.5 / 229.0 kg


Total: 501 kg


313.4 Wilks

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Just now, SpecialSundae said:



When you're above 450 wilks you stop caring about gender segregation and want that stupid men's bench record because having a girl lifting that much with lower natty test is just not right.

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Just now, Tankweazel said:

When you're above 450 wilks you stop caring about gender segregation and want that stupid men's bench record because having a girl lifting that much with lower natty test is just not right.


But, but, but, must protect the boys! They need their egos stroked at all times!

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