Barbell Classic - TEAM Edition - CLEVELAND
Saturday September 21st, 2019



REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY May 7th, 2019 at 8am!!!

 

The Barbell Classic has become one of our most popular events in Southeast Michigan because let’s be real, who doesn’t like to lift heavy!  We are in no way doing away with the individual event, but we are going to be ADDING a TEAM BARBELL CLASSIC! For those of you that haven’t heard of The Classic before, it is really simple; COMBINE AN OLY MEET WITH A POWERLIFTING MEET!  That’s right, no metcons, no WODs, JUST LIFTING HEAVY!

 

Teams will consist of either 3 males OR 3 females.  There will be 5 lifts - Snatch, Clean and Jerk, Back Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift (Oly + Power meet).   ALL teammates are NOT required to do ALL lifts. Each athlete MUST do at least 3 lifts overall. Athletes are ALLOWED to lift more than 3 lifts if they wish (and, one athlete will HAVE to lift more than 3).   ONLY the top TWO lifts in each event will count (added together for score) - This way a team could “shield” someone from their worser lifts. What this comes down to is 1 person on the team would NEED to lift in 4 of the 5 lifts, the other two would have to do 3 of the 5.  

  • EXAMPLE:

Lift

Athlete 1

Athlete 2

Athlete 3

Snatch

X

Does Not Have to lift

X

Clean and Jerk

X

X

Does Not Have to lift

Back Squat

X

X

Does Not Have to lift

Bench Press

Does Not Have to lift

X

X

Deadlift

X

Does Not Have to lift

X

 

Teammates will ALL weigh in.   For oly, we will use Sinclair and for Power we will use Wilks.   Score will be combined weight lifted on a given lift (i.e. the two highest back squat numbers from 2 of the teammates) against their COMBINED bodyweight.  Each athlete will be denoted with an A, B, or C as well as a team number. Example: Athletes A and B each weight 200#’s and they each snatch 225 (keeping this simple).  Their total weight lifted will be 450 and their bodyweight will be 400. We then use these numbers with the Sinclair coefficient to get their score on the leaderboard for the Snatch.   

 

These coefficients sole purpose is to normalize a Total (either Oly or Power Lifting) across the range of lifters body weights.   The overall winner will be determined by their WILKS + their SINCLAIR combined TOTAL. If you want to know more about wilks and or sinclair, google it.

 

WINNING TEAMS will be determined by SINCLAIR TOTAL + WILKS TOTAL.

 

Divisions:

MALE OPEN TEAM

FEMALE OPEN TEAM

MASTER MALE TEAM (ALL team members are over the age of 40)

MASTERS FEMALE TEAM (ALL team members are over the age of 40)

 

If a team consists of 2 athletes 39 or younger and one athlete 40 or older that team will be an OPEN team.  We will ALWAYS defer to the youngest member of the team determining the division.

 

Spotters - Since the team consists of three athletes, they will also serve as the spotters, loaders, etc.  NO ONE other than the lifters will be allowed in the lane with the exception of the judge.

 

Each lift will be given 8min on the clock.  Each lane will have a single bar (based on the team.  Men will all be using mens bars for all lifts, women can use male or female).  This bar is to be used by all members of the team that are attempting that lift.  Each lane will have enough weight so everyone on that team and in that lane can complete all lifts at any weight they need.  But, this means that ONLY one lifter can be going at once. Also, there is only one judge per lane as well.

 

Weighing in - You MUST wear at least underwear when weighing in.  Other than that, you can weigh in however you choose.

 

ACCEPTABLE EQUIPMENT: Lifting Shoes, Knee sleeves or wraps, lifting belts, wrist wraps (NOT LIFTING STRAPS), elbow sleeves, chalk.

 

BARBELLS - We will be providing standard mens and womens bars (mens bars will be counted as 45#, women's bars at 35#).  All weight provided will be in pounds. Teams ARE allowed to bring their own specialty bars if they wish (oly bearing bar, deadlift bar, etc).  Bars brought by a team are 100% that teams responsibility. They must be brought onto the floor and off the floor by the team. Lex Artis will have zero responsibility for personal bars.  Bars MUST be straight bars (no trap bars for deadlifting….) and they MUST not interfere with any other team in the lanes next to you.

 

Judges and Movement Standards: Judges will be provided to you.  Movement standards will be as follows (***This is NOT a Traditional OLY or Powerlifting Meet, some standards are different***):

 

For a lift to count, the lifter and the equipment MUST stay inside of the tape lines on the floor at ALL times.  If a lifter so much as steps even a foot over the line while lifting that lift will NOT count. This is for the safety of judges and athletes alike.  The same rule applies to your equipment. If you drop your lift and the bar goes outside of your lane, this is again counted as a NO LIFT. If you unload a barbell poorly from the rack (unload ALL of the weight off one side and not the other) and the bar flips through the air, your team is disqualified.  Take a breath, there is enough time to load and unload in a safe manner. Clips MUST be used on ALL lifts.

 

Clean and Jerk – The bar starts on the ground and ends up in the front rack position on the athlete.  The bar is then jerked overhead and the athlete finishes the lift completely stood up with the bar locked out overhead.  Acceptable variations will be lifting the bar from the ground, but then starting the lift from the hang position. Any method of getting the bar overhead is acceptable (strict press, push press, push jerk, split jerk).  Any variation of clean is acceptable (split clean, muscle clean, power clean, squat clean). Both feet must finish together underneath the athlete and control of the bar must be visible to the judge.

 

Snatch – The bar starts on the ground and ends up held over the athlete's head with the athlete fully standing up.  The bar cannot come in contact with the athlete’s chest, shoulders, head, or neck during the lift. The bar cannot be caught any lower than the top of the athletes head.  If the athlete falls to a knee, or both knees, or their butt, they can still try to save the lift by standing it up from there. As long as the bar starts on the ground, stopping at the hang position and then completing the lift from there is acceptable.  Acceptable variations will be muscle snatch, power snatch, squat snatch, split snatch.

 

Back Squat – The bar starts in the rack.  Athlete takes the bar from the rack and starts it an upright standing position.  Lowers until hip crease is below their knee (below parallel) and then stands back up to upright with hips open.   Stations will NOT have safety squat arms. Please know how to fail safely on a squat.

 

Deadlift – The bar starts on the ground and is lifted by the athlete until shoulders are behind the bar and hips are open with athlete standing upright (knees, hips, and shoulders are in line).  BOTH Sumo and Conventional style lifts are permitted for this competition.

 

Bench press – The bar starts in the rack.  The athlete (he can use the spotter for a lift off the rack) takes the bar from the rack and starts with arms fully outstretched.  Bar is lowered and must come in contact with the chest and then is pressed back to arms being full outstretched. Arching of the back is permitted.  Once the arms return to a locked out position, the spotter may help guide the bar back into the rack. NOTE: we will NOT be judging this lift based on your butt/hips coming off the bench.  The lifters feet MUST be in contact with the floor.

 

2019 LEX ARTIS EVENT REFUND POLICY

 

24 HOUR CANCELLATION RULE: Once you sign up for an event, you have 24 hour where you can withdraw for a 100% refund.  Requests MUST be made via email to info@lex-artis.net and time stamped with 24 hours of your registration receipt.  This rule supersedes both the 30 day and 21 day deadlines for refund percentages.   This rule also supersedes the Event Sell Out rule.

 

GREATER THAN 30 DAY RULE: From 24 hours after your registration until 30 days prior to the event the MAXIMUM REFUND GRANTED WILL BE 75% of your registration fee MINUS PROCESSING AND PLATFORM FEES.  The EVENT SELL OUT RULE does supersede this 30 day rule.

 

30 DAY RULE: At 30 Days prior to the event THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS GRANTED

 

EVENT SELL OUT RULE: Once an event sells out, the MAXIMUM REFUND GRANTED WILL BE 60% of your registration fee MINUS PROCESSING AND PLATFORM FEES.  The proximity to the event date itself DOES NOT supersede this rule.

 

WORKOUT RELEASE RULE: Once the first FULL workout description is released, the MAXIMUM REFUND GRANTED WILL BE 60%.  The proximity to the event date itself DOES NOT supersede this rule.

 

ALL REFUND REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL TO INFO@LEX-ARTIS.NET.  NO OTHER FORM OF COMMUNICATION WILL BE HONORED FOR REFUNDS.

 

**ASKING FOR A CREDIT TO A FUTURE EVENT IS A REFUND!* **HOW MANY TEAMS WE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE ON A WAITING LIST DOES NOT CHANGE OUR REFUND POLICY!**

 

2019 LEX ARTIS TRANSFER POLICY

 

Transferring your registration to another individual or team is 100% dependant on the event itself.  For some events this is a very easy swap. Other events can ONLY handle transfers when you are replacing yourself or your team with someone of the same gender, division, weight needs, etc.   ALL TRANSFER REQUESTS must be emailed to INFO@LEX-ARTIS.NET.  NO OTHER FORM OF COMMUNICATION WILL BE RESPONDED TO FOR TRANSFER REQUESTS.   All requests are handled on a case by case basis.  If we are able to accommodate your request there is NO FEE involved with processing a transfer.



2019 LEX ARTIS WAITING LIST POLICY

 

Once an event sells out, the ticket option will automatically change to WAITLIST SPOT ONLY.  There will be a 100% NON REFUNDABLE fee of $5/athlete (total fee will depend on individual or team size).  Waitlists will be limit to 10% of the total capacity of the event itself. If/when a spot opens up, an invoice will be generated and sent to the email address that signed up for the waitlist.  That person will have 3 days to pay the invoice to secure their (or their team) spot in the event. If the invoice is NOT paid, the invoice will be cancelled and they will be dropped back down to the bottom of the waiting list.  

At 21 days prior to the event, the 3 day rule on the invoice will NO LONGER BE IN EFFECT.  IF a waitlist still exists at that time ALL teams on the waiting list will be emailed and the spot will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

 

E-mails requesting to be added to waiting lists will NOT be honored.  

 

2019 LEX ARTIS WORKOUT RELEASE POLICY

 

Lex Artis Event Management reserves the right to release workouts for events whenever we see fit.  Our general rule is 30 days prior to an event. If an event has multiple dates it will be 30 days prior to the FIRST weekend  

 

2019 LEX ARTIS PHOTO POLICY

 

By signing up for an event you are NOT guaranteed to get photos of yourself (or multiple photos of yourself).  We do our best to capture the event, but there are 100-200 of you and only one photographer. If guaranteed photos of yourself are a priority you must bring your own photographer to shoot only you from behind the caution tape.  This doesn’t change the fact that we do TRY OUR BEST to get photos of everyone competing.

 

Photos will ALWAYS be posted within one week (7 days) of the event taking place.  Photos will be placed into an online album and shared via social media. The link will also be posted to our website.    Photos can be downloaded from this link. You are welcome to download and use these photos however you wish.