The team has 20 minutes to establish each athlete’s 7-rep-max front squat.
At the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the team may begin loading the two barbells, which are on the ground; no racks are permitted.
Athlete 1 may then approach the loaded bar, state to the camera how much weight is on that bar, and then begin the 7-rep-max attempt. The athlete will need to clean the weight from the ground, and complete all 7 reps consecutively without assistance from their teammates.
This process will repeat for Athlete 2, 3 and 4. Only one athlete can work at a time.
Each athlete may make multiple attempts, however, all four teammates must establish their 7-rep max within the same 20-minute period. If an athlete fails to achieve proper depth or commits any other range of motion error without dropping the barbell, the athlete may attempt that repetition again.
Note: The minimum weight change is 5 lb.; no fractional plates are allowed. Clips must be used.
The team’s score is the sum of the four athletes’ heaviest lifts.
In the event of a tie, the heaviest male lift and the heaviest female lift from each team will be added together, and the team with the highest male + female total will rank higher.
Video Submission Standards
Prior to starting, film the barbells and plates to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.
1 of 2Every repetition of the front squat must have the athlete pass below parallel, where the hip crease is clearly below the top of the knee, and finish with the athlete standing to full extension of the knee and hip. When taking the bar from the floor, the first repetition may be done in a squat clean. If an athlete fails to achieve proper depth or commits any other range of motion error without dropping the barbell, the athlete may attempt that repetition again.2 of 2Bottom of the Front Squat