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November 2014 Ironstrong.org Strength Extravaganza

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This is a heads up for the new competition format, which hopefully will see a lot more participation.  All scoring continues to be in Wilkes coefficients (sorry, no adjustments based on age).  I'm also experimenting by leaving this open for chatter before the actual competition.  We're sorry we missed the May competition, but this looks like it should make up for it.

 

New Rules and Awards

 

We support 4 lifts now:

  • Squat: hips below knees, no wraps (neoprene sleeves OK).  Stand for a couple seconds before reracking it.
  • Bench: hips and shoulders in contact with the bench, heal does not have to be on the floor.  Wrist wraps OK, no elbow sleeves.  Pause for a second on the chest, and a couple seconds at lockout.
  • Deadlift: no straps or compression shorts/suits.  Both conventional and sumo are legal, no hitching.  Hold for a couple seconds at the top.
  • Overhead Anyhow: no equipment, implement, or technique restrictions, bar must be on the floor at the beginning of the lift, and overhead with arms locked out at the end of the lift. Hold lockout for a couple seconds before dropping it.

The squat/bench/deadlift still have raw powerlifting rules.  The pauses listed are to demonstrate control over the weight.  In other words, it needs to have a true lock out and not force the judges to make a judgement call based on freeze frames.

 

There are also 5 awards:

  • Best Single: The best Wilkes score on any 1 lift.
  • Best Two-For: The best combined Wilkes score on any 2 lifts.
  • Best Total: The best combined Wilkes score on any 3 lifts.
  • Absolute Best: The best combined Wilkes score on all 4 lifts.
  • Beast Unleashed: The highest total amount in weight that a person lifts.

Any one person can have a clean sweep, but more than likely we should have different names for each of the awards.  I understand the "Beast Unleashed" award favors bigger guys, but hopefully that total will be something worth respecting.  It's also something that's a lot more easily understood than Wilkes scores.  We very well may have different names for "Absolute Best" and "Beast Unleashed".  That's something I'm hoping for.

 

Event Dates and Submission Guidelines

 

The contest will be for the whole month of Novemeber 2014!  All submissions must be lifts that occurred during the month of November.

  • Start Date: November 1, 2014
  • End Date: November 30, 2014

All entries must be on video, and we require the following:

  • Body weight on the day of the lift.
  • Weight of the loaded barbell or implement (overhead anyhow).
  • Video must be made during the month of November
  • Use an angle we can accurately see the pauses (at lockout and on the chest for bench press)
  • If you lift in shorts and a t-shirt, please tuck your shirt in so we can see the hips and the knees clearly.
  • If you have multiple submissions, label them clearly.  The best legal lift will be used out of the lot.

Everyone with a training log on this site is welcome to participate, even if you start it in the month of November.  The judges will be the site moderators, and they will merely be judging whether the lift counts or not.  The judges will add the Wilkes score to your entry.

 

Within the first week of December, I (or one of the other mods) will announce the results in a new thread.  I will set up a spreadsheet on Google Sheets to keep track of everything and share that link with the other mods.

 

Please Participate!

 

This should be a fun competition.  We've expanded the dates so that people who have competitions in that month can use video from that competition, and it should easily fit most people's training schedules.

 

If you only want to participate in one event, go for it.  If you want all the glory, go for it.  Participating in this competition requires at least one entry, that's it.  You can participate as much or as little as you want.

 

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We have the results!  Click here

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Looks good. I'm looking forward to it.

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Ooohboy, I should hopefully be getting to PR turf by mid/end nov so I should be able to participate

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Looks good.  I am haz shall participate.

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Does it have to be an active training log?  :D

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It has to exist, which means there has to be something in there....

 

I'm trying not to set the bar too high here.  :)

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I like the variations and thanks for setting this up Maverick.  I am hoping my shoulder gets better but with so many options...I could still do a two-fer with deads and squats. 

 

Hopefully much more participation this time around.

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I'll probably throw in a bench

maybe even a deadlift haha we will see.

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My log is active, it's just not very active :P

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Think i'll do a push/pull for this.

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(sorry, no adjustments based on age). 

 

Oh bugger. :(

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Criminey.  I may not get to participate... :angry:   Due to some last minute excitement, I need to have my gall bladder removed.  Once that happens I'm out of heavy work for quite some time...

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Hope it's nothing too serious FM!

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that totally sucks donkey balls man, hope you recover quicker than expected

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That's a bit galling!  :(  Sorry. Cab for johnnyboy.

 

Hope you have a quick recovery Berin.

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I hope it doesn't get scheduled before I can get an event or two in.

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Is a frontsquat an acceptable replacement for the backsquat in the squat event ?

 

Might be able to front more than back without causing my self problems this month

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Personally, as long as you meet the rest of the qualifications for the lift, I'm OK with it.

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I'll do a Two-For since I'm not benching due to my shoulder.

 

Do you have to do the lifts on the same day?  

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The lifts can be done at any time during the month.  They do not have to be done on the same day.  Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat as you.  I wanted to do overhead anyhow but my shoulder is still screwed up.

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I'm just so happy you guys ok'ed front squats and made the overhead anyhow event, I couldn't do more than a token bench press without hauling all my equipment to my aunt's house, but 3/4 ain't bad. Hah.

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I couldn't do more than a token bench press without hauling all my equipment to my aunt's house, but 3/4 ain't bad. Hah.

Yeah man. It's tough when your aunt is the only spotter you can trust not to touch the bar.

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My aunt has my bench; I don't need a spotter, I'd rather do the roll of shame.

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