Push Pull Preliminary Competition

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Establish your bench press and deadlift max in a fun, competitive environment! Each contestant will be given three attempts to lift as much weight as possible for one repetition on the bench press and deadlift. This competition will be on Saturday, March 30. Members can test their max with a wellness coach during the two-day contest. They will test bench press first and then deadlift. Member must confirm their weight on a scale before lifting.

The member who lifts the most combined weight in each weight category will be recognized. Winners will be invited to the Association Push Pull Challenge being held at the Alexander Family YMCA on May 16.

AGES

Any Kerr Family YMCA member age 16 and up

DATE & TIME 

Saturday, March 30
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

LOCATION  

Kerr Family YMCA

COST

Free for members.

REGISTRATION

Visit the Kerr Family YMCA Welcome Center to register for this event ahead of time

CONTACT

Patrick.DellaPace@YMCATriangle.org

AGE AND WEIGHT CLASSES

Teen Division: 18 years old or younger

  • 185lbs, over 185lbs

Adult Division: 19-39 years old

  • 163lbs and under, 183lbs and under, 205lbs and under, 230lbs and under, over 230lbs

Master’s Division: 40 and older

  • 185lbs, over 185lbs

Women’s Division: 16 and up

  • 145lbs, 183lbs, 184lbs and up

BENCH PRESS RULES

The lifter must lie on his back with head, shoulders and buttocks in contact with the bench surface. The feet must be flat on the floor (as flat as the shape of the shoe will allow). His hands and fingers must grip the bar positioned in the rack stands with athumbs around grip.This position shall be maintained throughout the lift. Foot movement is permissible but must remain flat on the platform.

After correctly positioning himself, the lifter may enlist the help of the spotter / loaders in removing the bar from the racks.

After removing the bar from the rack, the lifter must lower the bar to the chest (the chest, for the purpose of the rule, finishes at the base of the sternum / breastbone), and lightly touch before returning the bar to straightarm’s length elbows locked.

The lifter will be given three attempts. The lifter can increase the amount of weight to lift each attempt if they succeeded in their previous lift.  If they do not successfully lift the weight they can retry to lift the same amount of weight in the next round (unless it was the third lift) but are unable to reduce the amount of weight on the next lift.

DEADLIFT RULES

The lifter may utilize either standard or sumo form.  Shoes must be worn.  The lift must be performed in one smooth motion (no hitching) to a full lockout, hips forward and shoulders back.  The lifter must hold at the top until given the “down” command.  The lifter must lower the weight back to the floor in a controlled manner (no dropping the bar!)

The lifter will be given three attempts. The lifter can increase the amount of weight to lift each attempt if they succeeded in their previous lift.  If they do not successfully lift the weight they can retry to lift the same amount of weight in the next round (unless it was the third lift) but are unable to reduce the amount of weight on the next lift.