For max load:
4 rep-max front squat
Time cap: 20 min.
Submit score by 12 p.m. (noon) PT on Saturday, April 10.
Prior to starting, athletes must set up the competition area as shown in the floor plan (see scorecard).
This event begins with the barbell in the rack. Athletes will have 20 minutes from their declared start time to find a 4-rep-max front squat. Within the 20-minute window, athletes may make as many or as few attempts as they’d like.
Athletes must declare the load they are attempting before starting to lift. After finishing the final lift, remove and film all plates used on the bar to verify the loading.
The athlete’s score will be the load (in lb.) of their heaviest successful set. There is no tiebreak for this event.
Any increases in loading must be at least 1 lb.
- Barbell 45/35 lb.
- Bumper plates*
- Squat rack
*The official weight must be recorded in pounds.
If converting kilograms to pounds, round up to the nearest pound. If lifting in pounds, only whole pound change plates may be used. Collars cannot be included in the weight.
Be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete the workout. Clear the area of all extra equipment, people, or other obstructions.
Any athlete who in any way alters the equipment or movements described in this document or shown in the workout standards video may be disqualified from the competition.
Video Submission Standards
Set up your workout according to the diagram provided. Either camera placement is acceptable.
Film ALL competition area measurements so the distances and/or heights can be seen clearly.
Avoid placing the camera low to the ground. It is recommended to place the camera at least 3 feet off of the ground.
Videos must be uncut and unedited to accurately display the performance.
A clock or timer must be visible throughout the workout.
Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected.
Do NOT use a countdown timer.
Ensure the judge does not obscure the view of the athlete.
1 of 2Athletes must place collars on the outside of the plates before beginning the lift. Athletes MUST declare the load they are attempting before starting to lift. The bar rests on the athlete’s shoulders and their elbows are in front of the bar. The athlete’s hip crease must clearly pass below the top of the knees in the bottom position.2 of 2The rep is credited when: the athlete’s hips and knees are fully extended; the bar is resting on the athlete’s shoulders and their elbows are in front of the bar; and the athlete’s feet are in line with one another when the athlete is viewed from profile. All four reps must be successfully completed before the athlete re-racks or drops the bar. After finishing the final lift, remove and film all plates used on the bar to verify loading. Athletes MAY have assistance returning the bar to the rack in the event of a failed lift.