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Saturday, March 30, 2019, 5:00 PM

The BIG 3 lifts - Bench Press, Back Squat and Deadlift. This event will have 5 divisions as outlined below. ****NEWLY ADDED TEAM OPTION!!!! Each weight division will be given a score based on total weight from the 3 lifts, divided by the lifters bodyweight (combined bodyweight for the Male/Female Team option). This calculation is based on the New 2019 IPF Classic Formula. ONLY 15 slots are open per division!!! Divisions: 1. MALE 200 Pounds and Over2. MALE Under 200 Pounds3. FEMALE 150 Pounds and Over4. FEMALE Under 150 Pounds5. MALE/FEMALE Team PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT GlovesLifting Straps Bench Suits/Shirt and Elbow sleeves ALLOWED EQUIPMENT Weight lifting belts Chalk Olympic Lifting Shoes Knee Wraps/Sleeves and wrist wraps LIFTING RULES & STANDARDS BENCH PRESS Power arch is permitted, but participant’s hips and upper back/shoulders MUST stay in contact with the bench at all times. Feet must remain stationary throughout the lift. Spotter may assist participant in liftoff, but not during lift. Participant gives “READY” signal to spotter. The coach will look for a “SHOW OF CONTROL” in which the bar and the body must be completely still. Weight bar must come down, so the elbows reach a minimum of 90 degrees. The bar may touch the chest, but no bounce is permitted. Full extension must be reached before re-racking the bar. Bad lifts include: extreme instability of the bar Extreme body movement (I.e. feet leave the floor). BACK SQUAT Participant must have full control and stability during entire movement. Thighs must be parallel, or close to parallel, to the ground during completion of squat. Bad lifts include: uneven, or excessive, leaning towards one side, rounding of your lower back, extreme instability of the bar, or taking steps during lift. DEADLIFT The lift must start from the ground. Participant must maintain straight or slightly arched posture. Hip and knees must move evenly during lift. The body must reach full extension before lowering weight. Bad lifts include uneven or excessive leaning towards one side, extreme Instability of the bar, or rounded back posture. Sumo deadlifts are accepted. Awards and Prizes T-shirts for all pre-registered athletes.  A cash award will be given out to the top lifters male, female and in each division. 1 top male and one top female with the highest total weight lifted will receive the coveted "Louisville Slugger" baseball bat with their name engraved. A 2x3 "1000 Pound Club" patch for ALL lifters meeting the criteria for the following totals: 500lb (women only) 750lb (women only) 1000lb 1st Prize - $2002nd Prize - Prize package3rd Prize - Prize package

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