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REGISTER: Military Bench for reps, 14-19 September
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Kristoffer Lindqvist
Staff  [Project Manager, Developer, Moderator, Swedish Translator]
Finland Finland Male 1178 posts
« on: September 08, 2010, 09:45:06 pm »

This thread is to sign-up for the 14-19 September 2010 Military Bench for Reps meet only. Questions and comments concerning this meet should be posted in the discussion thread.

Registration details

The deadline for lifters to sign up is Monday, September 13th at 10PM GMT; after this date, only judge sign-ups will be accepted.

To register for the meet, just post a short reply to this message. This implies that you:
  • HAVE READ AND ACCEPTED THE RULES (the LATEST version of the rules!)
  • AFFIRM YOUR DRUG-FREE STATUS (again, see the rules)
  • REALLY AIM AT DOING THE MEET, not just thinking about it. Of course, injuries and life can happen, so you are naturally free to cancel your entry if needed.

When signing up, please specify whether you are lifting in the work week meet opportunity (Tue-Thu) or in the weekend meet (Fri-Sun). Note that you do not need to give a precise date, you can choose the day freely at any time.

MEET OPPORTUNITY 1 (workweek):
** 14th is on a Tuesday
** 15th is on a Wednesday
** 16th is on a Thursday

** 17th is on a Friday
** 18th is on a Saturday
** 19th is on a Sunday

Further instructions on how to submit the video footage etc. will be sent out via e-mail to all participants after the sign-up deadline has passed.

Those who wish to judge should also sign-up in this thread.

Military Bench for Reps Rules

The technical rules for this meet are the same as for the Military Bench Press (please see the rules) with the following exceptions:

  • The bar weight is pre-determined: for men, bodyweight rounded up to the nearest 2.5 kilograms or 5 pounds - for women, bodyweight / 3 * 2 rounded UP to the nearest 2.5 kilograms / 5 pounds. The minimum bar weight is 25 kilograms / 55 pounds. Should you for some reason be unable to load the precise weight on the bar, then use the closest HEAVIER weight. The bar weight is determined from the weigh-in weight on meet day. PLEASE USE THE MILITARY BENCH BAR WEIGHT CALCULATOR TO CALCULATE BAR WEIGHT AS GETTING IT RIGHT IS ESSENTIAL.
  • You do NOT need to pause the bar at the chest or at lockout. HOWEVER, you cannot bounce the bar off your chest AND each repetition must be fully locked out to be counted. In all other respects, the rules are the same as for a regular military bench press (no downward motion, feet under the bench etc. etc. allowed)
  • If the lifter changes his grip width at any time during the lift, the whole attempt will be disqualified.
  • The total amount of passed reps is what counts. Faulty repetitions will simply be ignored in the total count. For example, if the lifter does 5 repetitions out of which 2 where bounced off the chest, then his total count will be 3 repetitions. For a repetition to count, it must have been approved by at least 2 of the 3 judges.
  • ONLY ONE ATTEMPT IS TAKEN AND SUBMITTED FOR JUDGING. Hence, there is also no fixed meet duration. It is one attempt and that's that. Give it all you got!
  • In the case of a draw (same number of repetitions), the difference between the actual bodyweight and the bar weight will determine the winner so that the lifter with the bigger difference will win. For example: Male lifters A and B both bench 9 reps. A weighs 96 kg (97.5 kg bar weight) and B weighs 64.5kg (65 kg bar weight). Lifter A wins because he has the larger weight difference (97.5 kg - 96 kg = 1.5 kg against 65 kg - 64.5 kg = 0.5 kg). If the difference is the same, it is a draw.
  • The meet will be ranked by total reps only separated by gender.

Click here to see last year's meet.

To make sure that you don't forget anything essential, we highly recommend using the checklist as a supplement to the rules.

« Last Edit: September 08, 2010, 09:58:23 pm by kris » Logged
Juha Koivisto
Finland Finland Male 14 posts
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 06:39:26 am »

Please sign me in to the second meet of Military Bench of Reps opportunity on the 18th of september. I am drug free.
Kristoffer Lindqvist
Staff  [Project Manager, Developer, Moderator, Swedish Translator]
Finland Finland Male 1178 posts
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 08:51:25 pm »

Not a whole lot of participants for this one... on the other hand, we had just three last year for the military bench for reps event so this is one event that has not really taken off yet. So let's give Juha a big hand and best wishes for the meet!

I for one am signing up for judging. Two slots left, any takers? Smiley
Christian Burger
Staff  [Moderator, German Translator]
Austria Austria Male 598 posts
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 06:28:19 am »

I'm in as a judge.
After 5 weeks break from training, I thought I am not going to jump right into a competition.
Wade Dare
United States United States Male 493 posts
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 07:47:35 pm »

I'll be a judge if permitted.

A stitch in time means that someone repaired a hole in the fabric of the universe.
Kristoffer Lindqvist
Staff  [Project Manager, Developer, Moderator, Swedish Translator]
Finland Finland Male 1178 posts
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 10:02:18 pm »

Excellent! We now have three judges! Smiley
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