OVERVIEW

  1. The hosting facility will choose 9 of the tests below. The 10th test will always be the same, the Hyperwear Steelbell Suicide. Tests MAY change from qualifying event to event. Event SCORE will determine who gets invited to the Championships Finals at the end of the year.
  2. Weigh-ins will take place the day of the event.
  3. You will have 60mins to complete the first 9 tests. Afterwards, everyone will go through the 10th test.

STRENGTH

Rules

Facing the front of the platform, the lifter grasps the bar laid horizontally at their feet with an optional grip in both hands and lifts upward in one movement until the lifter is standing erect. The bar is allowed to stop, but no downward movement is allowed. There is no start command for the deadlift.

Upon completion of the lift, the lifter shall be standing erect with hips and knees locked. The shoulders must be square and are not required to be thrust back past the erect position. If they are thrust back and all other criteria is acceptable, the lift will still be considered good.

The lifter shall stay in this erect position with shoulders back and hips and knees locked until the center referee’s signal consisting of a downward motion of the hand and the verbal command “DOWN”. The signal will not be given until the bar is held under control and the lifter is in the finished position. The “DOWN” command will be given regardless if the lift is good or not; or prior to the completion of the lock out if an obvious infraction has been committed in an effort to save the energy of the lifter for any remaining attempts.

Any raising of the bar or deliberate bona fide attempt to break contact between the floor and the weights will be considered an attempt.

  • NO lifting straps or gloves.
  • Belts are permitted.

Equipment

  1. Pre-approved Competition Bench Press
  2. Pre-approved Olympic plates
  3. You may wear wrist wraps

Rules of the Bench Press

  1. The lifter assumes a starting position on their back with upper body and buttocks in contact with the flat bench surface. Head movement is allowed including turning or raising the head. The buttocks must remain in contact with the flat bench surface during the entire range of motion. Any portion of the foot must be in contact with the floor and may move in any direction without penalty (i.e., slide or slip), but must stay in contact with the floor. The feet may not come in contact with the bench support for leverage or anchoring. Anchoring is also not allowed by means of strapping or tying a lifter to the bench. Objects may not be placed between the surface of the bench pad and the lifter, the only exception is a t-shirt, cloth or towel, laid completely flat in the instances of excessive sweating.
  2. To achieve firm footing, the lifter may use plates or blocks (not exceeding 45 cm. x 45 cm.) to build up the surface of the platform. However, some part of the foot must remain in contact with the surface.
  3. The spacing of the hands shall not exceed 81 cm. (or 32 inches), measured between the forefingers. A reverse grip is permissible, providing the distance between the little fingers does not exceed 81 cm. A false/thumbless grip is permissible, providing the distance between the forefingers does not exceed 81 cm.
  4. Should the lifter choose to use a false/thumbless grip the lifter assumes all responsibility of any liability to him/herself or anyone on the platform as a result of using this grip. If the lifter cannot show safe control of the bar with a false/thumbless grip, they will be notified by any platform judge to change grip for any remaining attempts. If the lifter refuses to change grip from a false/thumbless grip to standard or reverse grip, they will forfeit any remaining attempts.
  5. The lifter may enlist the help of the spotter/loaders in removing the bar from the racks. The lift-off must be released at arms length and NOT while moving down to the chest. If the lifter so wishes, he may utilize his own hand-off person. Once letting go of the bar the hand-off person must position themselves to allow the head judge to be able to see the lifter in order to give the lift commands.
  6. After receiving the bar at arms length the lifter must show locked control of the lift to receive the head judge’s verbal “Bench” command to commence the lift. Once the command is given the lifter, at will, shall lower the bar to his chest in a controlled manner and await the referee’s command. Any reverse of direction during downward descent is considered an attempt.
  7. The vocal command of “PRESS” is given when the center of the bar touches the torso in a controlled manner.
  8. After the command to resume the lift is given, the bar is pressed upward. During the ascent, the bar may stop in its upward motion, but is not allowed any downward movement. The bar is also allowed to extend unevenly (no more than 5 inches), but arms must extend to a locked-out position simultaneously and evenly at the completion of the lift. Once the bar is returned to straight arms length with elbows locked held under control the verbal “RACK” command is given by the head judge. The spotters will assist in returning the bar to the rack.

On-Command Pull-ups is our unique way of better ensuring a good standard for judging and testing the pull-up.

  1. Hands must be in a overhand or neutral position (if equipment permits).
  2. A judge will give the verbal command, “up” when the athlete is in a fully hanging position. The athlete doesn’t have to initiate the pull-up right away, he/she may wait/rest if needed.
  3. Once the athlete begins the pull-up, a judge will give the verbal command, “down” once the athlete’s eyes clear the bar. Why not chin? To minimize the  “head kipping” movement that often occurs when an athlete  is trying to reach the chin over the bar.
  4. Once the athlete returns to a fully hanging position, another verbal “up” command will be given.

You have up to 3 attempts…if you dare.

POWER

For this test you’re allowed up to 3 attempts.

You may throw from the starting line, or you may take a two step approach into your throw…making sure to not step over the starting line.

The ball must be thrown overhead. Throw is for max distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This test is a measure of your lower body power and full body coordination. You will have three attempts to get your highest jump.

For this test you’re allowed up to 3 attempts.

You may throw from the starting line, or you may take a two step approach into your throw…making sure to not step over the starting line.

The ball must be thrown overhead. Throw is for max distance.

SPEED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 400m row test is a sprint for time! You will have up to 3 attempts…if you’d like.

With this test, the athlete with more mass usually has the advantage. So we’ve made this test bodyweight adjusted using an old proven formula. This way the event “score” is more balanced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sprint test will be 20 to 40yds.

This is test is simply a test of running speed. The athlete lines up with hand and feet behind the starting line. You may start standing, with one hand down, or both hands down. Take off when you’re ready. You will have three attempts.

AGILITY

You will start by getting down in a three-point stance, two-point stance, or standing position next to Cone 1.

On the command ‘Go’, you will run to Cone 2, bend down and touche the line with your right hand. Then turns and run back to Cone 1, bend down and touche the line with your right hand. Then run back to Cone 2 and around the outside of it, weave inside Cone 3, then around the outside of Cones 3 and 2 before finishing back at Cone 1.

The pro agility shuttle, also known as the “5-10-5” will have three cones spaced out 5yds a part in a line.

  1. Starting point is the middle cone. Start with one hand on the ground and take off when you’re ready.
  2. You may then run either 5yds to the left or right cone, your choice. You must touch the line with one hand.
  3.  Run 10yds across to touch the opposite line with one hand.
  4. Finish by running through the starting point.

STAMINA

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  1. Starting position, the Hyperwear steelbell will begin on the ground in front of you.
  2. When the judge says GO, you will have 90secs to pick up the steelbell, get it over either shoulder…allowing it to fall back to the  ground behind you.
  3. The rep will not count if the steelbell doesn’t go over the shoulder.

For this test, you have up to 3 attempts…if you dare.

The sled medley is a great full body stamina test. With this event you’ll push your body weight.  We take into account the weight of the sled and add enough weight to equal your body weight.

  1.  At the starting line you’ll push the high side of the sled 5 yds down, then switch to the low side and push the sled 5yds back to the starting line.
  2. Next, you’ll push the sled 10yds down, then switch to the low side of the sled and push the sled 10yds back to the starting line.
  3. Finally, you’ll push the sled 15yds down, then switch to the low side of the sled and push the sled 15yds back to the starting line to finish.

Fastest time scores the highest.

For this test, you have up to 3 attempts…if you dare.

  1. You will begin this test with a jump rope in hand.
  2. When your judge says GO, you will complete 25 “single jump” revolutions. If you miss a jump mid way through, your judge will pick up the count where you left off.
  3. After 25 reps on the jump rope you will immediately transition into completing 5 “hand release” push-ups and return back to the jump rope.
  4. This test is 10 rounds for the  fastest time.

FINISHER

After 9 tests are completed, all athletes will complete the Hyperwear Steelbell Suicide.

  1. Each competitor will begin with 3 steel bells on the ground at the start line.  On “GO”, the athlete will grab the lightest Steelbell, taking it 5yds as fast as possible, placing the Steelbell on top of a box, and returning back to the starting line to grab the next Steelbell.
  2. The athlete will then grab the second  Steelbell, taking it 10yds as fast as possible, placing the Steelbell on top of a box, and returning back to the starting line to grab the next Steelbell.
  3. Next, the athlete will grab the last Steelbell, taking it 15yds as fast as possible, placing the Steelbell on top of a box, and returning back to the starting line.
  4. Now the athlete will retrieve the Steelbells in reverse order and the same fashion, heaviest to lightest. The athlete runs 15yds to the heaviest Steelbell and carries it and drops it off at the starting line. Next the athlete runs 10yds to the second Steelbell, carries it and drops it off at the starting line. Then, the athlete runs 5yds to the lightest Steelbell and brings it back to the starting line.
  5. FINALLY, without ANY weights, the athlete runs from the starting line to touch the first box and back to the start, then 10yds to the second box and back to the starting point, and lastly the athlete runs 15yds to the last box and back to the starting line to finish.