The annual Testify Bench Press Jubilee is a strength meet wherein the only contested lift is – you guessed it – the bench press. There are no weight classes for this meet, but there is a weigh-in for each lifter, and the weigh-in period is on Friday, 11/17/23, from 5:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m (rack heights will also be recorded at this time).
There will be one bar, and the meet will be conducted in a “rising bar” format, so the weight on the bar only goes up! A lifter gets three attempts and can attempt any of the predetermined loads (see below) as the weight on the bar continues to climb throughout the evening (but a lifter can only attempt a given weight once). As part of the three attempts, the lifter may also attempt a final weight of his choice (this weight must be a multiple of 2.5 lb and marks the lifter’s final attempt regardless of the outcome). A lifter stops lifting voluntarily, after three attempts, or after his final chosen weight, whichever occurs first.
Loads: 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 205, 215, 225, 240, 255, . . . (weight on bar increases in 15 lb increments after 225 lb)
There will be awards in both male and female divisions for heaviest weight lifted, best Wilks score (all ages), and best Wilks-McCulloch (masters) score.
A complete treatment of the movement standards for the bench press can be found in the book Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition.
Registration runs until 11/16/23, and there are regular and late registration rates, so register soon!
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