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2020 BARBELL LOGIC
HALLOWEEN STRENGTHLIFTING EXHIBITION
PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES STRENGTHLIFTING FEDERATION

October 18 – November 1
$60

Competition brings out the best in us, and we want to bring the competition to you! Whether you lift at a gym or in your garage, in a singlet or in your pajamas, are a champion powerlifter or a brand new novice, Barbell Logic and the United States Strengthlifting Federation invites you to exercise your demons and join your community in setting new personal bests!

From October 18th to November 1st, athletes from around the world will submit their Overhead Press and Deadlift (Sumo or Conventional) for glory, bragging rights, and a chance to win prizes!

Prize Breakdown

Every Lifter

Every lifter will receive a special USSF icon to display in the BLOC Family Slack Channel as well as a digital certificate detailing their accomplishments.

The Most Epic Lift

The Hyper Trophy will be awarded for the most epic lift as determined solely at the discretion of the USSF President and will receive: A7 Lifting Shirt, Micro Weight Plate Set from Micro Gainz, and USSF Medal.

Additional Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category:

  • Open Lightweight
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Open Middleweight
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Open Heavyweight
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Women Lightweight
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Women Middleweight
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Women Heavyweight
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Open Master Lightweight:
    USSF Dip Belt from Dominion
  • Open Master Middleweight:
    USSF Dip Belt from Dominion
  • Open Master Heavyweight:
    USSF Dip Belt from Dominion
  • Women Master Lightweight:
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Women Master Middleweight:
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Women Master Heavyweight:
    Lifting Belt from Dominion
  • Best Costume Women:
    A7 Lifting Shirt, Micro Weight Plate Set from Micro Gainz
  • Best Costume Men:
    A7 Lifting Shirt, Micro Weight Plate Set from Micro Gainz

The Rules

Competition takes place between lifters in categories defined by sex, bodyweight, and age. There are twelve classes:

Open Division

Lightweight: Up to 175lbs

  • Adult: Up to 39 years old
  • Masters: 40+ years old

Middleweight: Up to 231lbs

  • Adult: Up to 39 years old
  • Masters: 40+ years old

Heavyweight: Over 231lbs

  • Adult: Up to 39 years old
  • Masters: 40+ years old

Women’s Division – Congenital Females

Lightweight: Up to 140lbs

  • Adult: Up to 39 years old
  • Masters: 40+ years old

Middleweight: Up to 180lbs

  • Adult: Up to 39 years old
  • Masters: 40+ years old

Heavyweight: Over 180lbs

  • Adult: Up to 39 years old
  • Masters: 40+ years old

2. The summation of a lifter’s best press and deadlift will constitute their total. Winners for each category will be determined by the highest total. If two lifters are tied, the lifter who submitted their lift first will be declared the winner.

3. Video Submission

  1. Lifters are allowed to submit up to three attempts for the press and the deadlift.
  2. Lifts must be submitted between the dates of October 18th and November 1st.
  3. Lifts must be submitted with 48 hours of the attempt itself.
  4. A lifters entire body must be visible throughout the lift from beginning to end.
  5. Immediately after a lifter successfully completes an attempt, the lifter must visually identify the weight on the bar in one continuous recording.
  6. The quality of the video, use of safety measures, and costume must allow for proper evaluation of the lift. Allowances will be made for Halloween costumes!
  7. Examples of the lifts being performed to standard are available here:

4. All lifts will be judged by a USSF official for compliance with the rule set. The detailed rule set for the execution of the lifts can be found here. Lifts that clearly meet or do not meet the standard will be evaluated by a single official. Challenging or questionable lifts will be evaluated by a three-judge panel with judgment decided by a majority ruling.

5. Lifting Costume:

  1. The lifting costume should be sufficiently contrasting and tight as to allow proper evaluation of the lift. Singlets are not required. Allowances are made for Halloween Costumes.
  2. The lifting costume must not be supportive in nature.
  3. Belts are allowed on both lifts and can be made of any material provided it does not exceed 4” along its width at any point.
  4. Rubberized knee sleeves not exceeding 30cm in length or 7mm thickness are allowed. Knee sleeves must be non-fastening and non-adjustable.
  5. Wrist wraps not to exceed 1m in length are allowed.
  6. Elbow sleeves are allowed during the deadlift but not during the press.

 

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