UPP SUMMER BAR SLAM

Welcome to the first annual Summer Bar slam! We here at UPP love the sport of weightlifting and want to bring Greenville a new and fun weightlifting experience, so check out the details below and SIGN UPP!

NOTE: details such as your lifting time will be updated later once we have all lifters signed up and their opening weights recorded ,  so bookmark this page and be sure to check back!

EVENT DESCRIPTION

This will be a  weightlifting meet consisting of a total between the snatch and clean and jerk.  You will have three snatch attempts and three clean and Jerk attempts.  Winners will be crowned for each weight class, as well as an overall male and female lifter for the meet using the current Sinclair Coefficients  

Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female lifters

*This is not a sanctioned meet (meaning totals/lifts will not count for any national records /team qualifications), simply this will be a fun meet to get outside and show us what you got!

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS MEET?

Aside from being outside in the awesome courtyard area of The Gather GVL, each lifter can select up to 6 (one for each lift) different songs to play while lifting! We want to provide a fun,  high energy atmosphere to help lifters hoist the most weight they can! You may choose not to have any music ( or have us pick for you) but keep in mind this is a non traditional meet, and you can expect cheering and encouragement during the lifts, as again we are trying to have a fun lively atmosphere. If you are looking for complete silence during your lift this may not be the meet for you.

In addition to throwing upp some huge weight we want you to add some style to your performance, feel free to add a little pizazz to your bar slam after the lift! Although it won’t add to your score, there might be some prizes for the best bar slam!

Lifters WILL BE REQUIRED to lift in a singlet to ensure safety.

Format

Again, being a bit of a  non traditional meet, we want non-stop action so we are going to run two platforms  ( men’s and women’s) one at a time. After one platform goes the next platform has one minute to perform their lift, so each male and female will have up to 2 minutes between lifters.  For example:

Men’s platform lifts, then the next women’s lifter has one minute to lift, then after her lift the next mens lifter has one minute, and so on.

After a failed lift, the lifter may follow themselves if they are attempting the same weight or a weight lighter than what the next lifter will attempt. If the next lifter is attempting the same weight you missed they will go next, followed by anyone else attempting that weight, then back to you.

weight classes :

men:

55 kg -61 kg – 67 kg – 73 kg – 81 kg –  89 kg – 96 kg  -102 kg – 109 kg  – +109 kg

women:

45 kg  – 49 kg  – 55 kg  – 59 kg  – 64 kg – 71 kg – 76 kg -81kg- 87kg +87kg

Skip to the bottom of the document for the full criteria for a successful lift.

Next steps:

  1. fill out the registration form
  2. fill out the songs/ opening weights form ( note: you do not need to fill this form out until July 16th to give you time to select the right opening weight for each lift.
  3. click the button to pay!

EVENT COST $50

Registration

ENTER YOUR SONG CHOICES AND OPENING WEIGHTS : not due until July 16th

Successful lift criteria:

We will follow the IWF criteria for a successful lift attempt with the exception of dropping the barbell. In our Meet the lifter must wait for the referee to signal the lifter to return the bar to the platform, however the lifter may drop the bar from over head.

2 THE SNATCH 2.2.1 The barbell is centred horizontally on the competition platform. The athlete takes the start position behind the barbell. The athlete grips the barbell and bends at the knees. The barbell is gripped, palms downward and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the full extent of both arms above the head, while either splitting or bending the legs. During this continuous movement upward the barbell should remain close to the body and may slide along the thighs. No part of the body other than the feet may touch the platform during the execution of the Snatch. The athlete may recover in his / her own time, either from a split or a squat position. The lifted weight must be maintained in the final motionless position, with both arms and legs fully extended and feet on the same line and parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell. The athlete waits for the Referees’ signal to replace the barbell on the competition platform. The Referees give the signal to lower the barbell as soon as the athlete becomes motionless in all parts of the body. 2.3 THE CLEAN & JERK 2.3.1 The first part, the Clean: The barbell is centred horizontally on the centre of the competition platform. The athlete takes the start position behind the barbell. The athlete grips the barbell and bends at the knees. The barbell is gripped, palm downward and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the shoulders, while either splitting or bending the legs. During this continuous movement upward the barbell should remain close to the body and the barbell may slide along the thighs. The barbell must not touch the chest before it stops at the final position either on the clavicles, chest or on fully bent arms. The athlete’s feet must return to the same line and the legs must be fully extended before starting the Jerk. No part of the body other than the feet may touch the platform during the execution of the Clean. The athlete may recover in his / her own time and must finish with the feet on the same line and parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell. 2.3.2 The second part, the Jerk: The athlete must become motionless with the knees fully extended before starting the Jerk. The athlete bends and dynamically extends the legs and arms simultaneously to move the barbell upward in one motion to the full extent of the arms, while either splitting or bending the legs. The athlete returns his / her feet to the same line parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell with his / her arms and legs fully extended. The athlete waits for the Referees’ signal to replace the barbell on the competition platform. The Referees give the signal to lower the barbell as soon as the athlete becomes motionless in all parts of the body. Before the Jerk, the athlete may adjust the position of the barbell for the following reasons: TECHNICAL AND COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS 2020 / 9 a) to withdraw or “unhook” the thumbs b) if breathing is impeded c) if the barbell causes pain d) to change the width of the grip The barbell adjustments noted above are not considered to be an additional attempt at the Jerk. 2.4 GENERAL RULES FOR ALL LIFTS 2.4.1 The technique known as “hooking” is permitted. It consists of covering the thumb with the other fingers of the same hand at the moment of gripping the barbell. 2.4.2 In both lifts, the Referees must count as “No lift” any unfinished attempt in which the barbell has reached the height of the knees. 2.4.3 After the Referees’ signal to lower the barbell, the athlete must lower it in front of the body. The grip on the barbell must only be released when it has passed the level of the shoulders. 2.4.4 An athlete, who, for any reason, cannot fully extend the elbow(s), must report / display this fact to all on-duty Referees as well as the Jury prior to the start of competition and may remind them of this fact prior to the start of each lift when on the platform. This is the sole responsibility of the athlete. The Jury may call the Competition Doctor to examine it. 2.4.5 When snatching or cleaning in the squat style, the athlete may assist their recovery by swinging or rocking their body while in the squat position. 2.4.6 The use of chalk (magnesium carbonate) is permitted. 2.4.7 The use of grease, oil, water, talcum, cream or any other lubricant on the athlete’s thighs is forbidden. An athlete who uses forbidden lubricant(s) is ordered to remove it immediately. If during the removal, the clock is running for that athlete, the clock remains running. 2.4.8 It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to complete each lift in accordance with the IWF TCRR and to the satisfaction of the on-duty Technical Officials. 2.5 INCORRECT MOVEMENTS 2.5.1 Incorrect Movements for All Lifts 2.5.1.1 Pulling from the hang, defined as: stopping the upward movement of the barbell during the pull. 2.5.1.2 Touching the platform with any part of the body other than the feet. 2.5.1.3 Pause during the extension of the arms. 2.5.1.4 Finishing with a press-out, defined as: continuing the extension of the arms after the athlete has reached the lowest point of his / her position in the squat or split for both the Snatch and the Jerk. 2.5.1.5 Bending and extending the elbows during the recovery. 10 / TECHNICAL AND COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS 2020 › IWF TECHNICAL AND COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS 2.5.1.6 Leaving the competition platform or touching the area outside the competition platform with any part of the body before the complete execution of the lift. 2.5.1.7 Dropping the barbell from above the shoulders. 2.5.1.8 Failing to replace the complete barbell on the competition platform. 2.5.1.9 Not facing the Centre Referee at the beginning of the lift. 2.5.1.10 Releasing the barbell from an incomplete position. 2.5.1.11 Touch the barbell with his / her footwear. 2.5.2 Incorrect Movements for the Snatch 2.5.2.1 Pause during the lifting of the barbell. 2.5.3 Incorrect Movements for the Clean 2.5.3.1 Resting or placing the barbell on the chest at an intermediate point before its final position producing a “double clean”; often referred to as a “dirty clean”. 2.5.3.2 Touching the thighs or the knees with the elbows or the upper arms. 2.5.4 Incorrect movements for the Jerk 2.5.4.1 Any apparent effort to jerk which is not completed; including, lowering the body or bending the knees. 2.5.4.2 Any deliberate oscillation of the barbell to gain advantage. The athlete must become motionless before starting the Jerk. 2.6 INCOMPLETE MOVEMENTS AND POSITIONS 2.6.1 Uneven or incomplete extension of the arms at the completion of the lift. 2.6.2 Failing to finish with the feet and the barbell in line and parallel to the plane of the trunk. 2.6.3 Failing to fully extend the knees at the completion of the lift.

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