2017 Bench Press and Deadlift Competition
Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Norfolk Family YMCA
- Event Details
2017 RAW Bench Press and Deadlift Competition!
Come show and test your strength!
We know you've been hitting the gym and weightroom hard! Now all you have to do is register for our event!
Saturday, March 18th
Friday, March 17th 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday, March 18th 6:30am - 7:30am
Mandatory Pre-lift Meeting at 7:45am
Competition starts at 8:00am
- $20 Bench Press
- $20 Deadlift
- $35 Both
Weight Classes: (in pounds)
- -Lifters get 3 attempts.
- -Lifter must wear proper RAW meet clothing.
- -Lifter must keep 3 points of contact at all time during the lift (feet, shoulders and butt).
- -Lifting belts are allowed, but not required.
Deadlift Rules of performance:
- The lifter shall face the front of the platform with the bar laid horizontally in front of the lifter’s feet, gripped with an optional grip in both hands and lifted until the lifter is standing erect. There is no signal from the Chief Referee to start the lift.
- On completion of the lift, the knees shall be locked in a straight position and the shoulders held in an erect position.
- The Chief Referee’s signal shall consist of a downward movement of the arm and the audible command “down”. The signal will not be given until the bar is held motionless and the lifter is in the apparent finished position. If the bar is shaking when at the knee area, this is not cause for failure.
- Any raising of the bar or any deliberate attempt to do so will count as an attempt. Only one attempt is permitted. Once the attempt has begun no downward movement is allowed until the lifter reaches the erect position with the knees locked. Settling at the shoulders at the end of the lift is not cause for failure.
Bench Press Rules of performance:
- The bench shall be placed on the platform with the head facing the front or angled up to 45 degrees.
- The lifter must lie on his back with the head, shoulders and buttocks in contact with the bench surface. The sole and heel of his shoes must be in contact with the floor or blocks. His hands and fingers must grip the bar positioned in the rack stands with thumbs around grip of the bar. The back of the lifter’s head must be in contact with the bench surface throughout the lift. This body position shall be maintained throughout the lift. Raising the head is not permitted.
- Not more than 3 nor fewer than 2 spotter/loaders shall be on the platform at any time. After correctly positioning himself, the lifter may enlist the help of the spotter/loader in removing the bar from the racks. The liftoff must be at arm’s length. The hand off may be from the center of the bar or from the ends of the bar.
- The spacing of the hands shall not exceed 81 cm (31 7/8 inches) measured between the index/forefingers (both forefingers must be within the 81 cm machined marks on the bar). If in the case of an injury or anatomically the lifter is unable to grip the bar equally with both hands, the lifter must inform the platform referees prior to the liftoff for each attempt. The Chief referee will then verify that the offset hand spacing does not exceed the 81 cm overall limit. This shall be done prior to the Chief referee giving the Start command. The primary method of verifying the offset grip will be the visual verification made by the Chief referee. Optionally, the bar may be marked accordingly for that lifter.
- After receiving the bar at arm’s length the lifter shall await the referee’s “Start” command. The lifter shall then lower the bar to the chest and await the “Press” command. The “Press” command shall be given when the bar is motionless on the chest. If the lifter has a hearing defect, the referee may use an agreed upon signal such as a touch of the hand to the lifter for the “Start”, “Press” and “Rack” commands. For reasons of safety the lifter will be required to “rack” the bar if after a period of five seconds he is not in the correct position to begin the lift. The signal by the Chief referee to return the bar to the rack shall be the audible “Rack” com-mand.
- After the press command has been given, the bar is pressed upward to arm's length, elbows locked out, and held motionless until the audible command "RACK" is given. No excessive/immoderate uneven extension of the arms is permitted and lock out of both arms must be simultaneously together. The bar is allowed to stop during the upward movement but is not allowed any downward movement. Downward movement refers to that portion of the bar between the hands only, and not to that portion between the outside edge of the hand and the end or the bar.
- If anatomically, the arms cannot be fully extended the lifter shall inform the referees prior to each attempt.
Register by Wednesday, March 15th 12:00PM to receive an event t-shirt. Registration will be taken after March 15th until 7:00 PM on Friday, March 17th, however; event shirt WILL NOT be given.
For more information contact Nicole, Health and Wellness Director at 402-371-9770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.