Strength and Power Series 2012
British Weight Lifting is launching a new way for you to take part in weight lifting and compete for your gym!
The BWL Strength and Power Series is a national competition open to all ages, gender and abilities and you can take part in 4 simple steps…
1) BWL release the lift
2) Do the lift
3) Submit your 1 repetition maximum (1RM) using the online form
4) After the closing date, BWL will publish national rankings!
It’s as easy as that! (Ok we lied, step 2 might not be ‘easy’ but you know what we mean!)
Every 2 months we will launch a new weight lifting exercise and all you have to do is click on the online entry form, give us some vital info (including your body weight at the time of the lift) and record your one repetition maximum (1RM) for that exercise.
The exercises will vary over the course of the year to incorporate both upper and lower body exercises so no matter where your strengths lie you will have an opportunity to show us what you’ve got!
We’re keen to see you show off so there’s also a place on the entry form where you can paste a link to video footage you may have of your 1RM!
Following the deadline for each lift we will publish the national rankings in the BWL Newsletter which you will receive via email and on the BWL website, Facebook and Twitter feeds. We will break the overall results down by region, gender, body weight and disability. We will also publish specific rankings for schools, universities and sports so you can compare your results with those of others in a similar population! The final categories will be dependent on the number of entries.
The competition is based on HONESTY! So no porkies please! For all lifts we advise that you have spotters (see the entry form for more safety details) so why not rope a few friends in and compete against each other!
You can compete in one or all of the lifts but if you compete in all lifts you could have a chance of becoming the BWL Strength and Power Series Champion of 2012!
ENTRY IS FREE!
The current lift is: STANDING BOX JUMP
Closing date: 11th January 2013
ALWAYS carry out a thorough warm up before beginning your exercise and build up to your maximal weight gradually.
The Standing Box Jump:
Jump from two feet on totwo feet onto a box or a secure and stable object. Record the height of the box. No run ups, spring boards or “leg ups” allowed! Just jump as high as you can!
Build up to your maximum height and make sure the area around where you are jumping is clear, just in case you need to bail out!
Make sure the object you are jumping onto is stable and big enough for your landing.
Don’t forget your tape measure so you can give us an accurate reading, and as always, videos are gratefully received!
We’re looking forward to receiving your results!