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Administrator. Graeme
Staff member
All scoring will in Wilkes coefficients
Rules and Awards

We support 4 lifts :

  • 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.

Event Dates and Submission Guidelines

The contest will be for the whole month of December 2015! All submissions must be lifts that occurred during the month of December.

  • Start Date: December 1, 2015
  • End Date: December 31, 2015
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.
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.