Bad As

The Bad As Women’s Lifting competition is held to encourage participation in weightlifting by women from any sporting background. Lifting heavy weights is beneficial for many reasons; not least of which is they make you Bad As!

As in the past 3 years, this competition is open to any female lifter aged 18 and over. We will recognize the top 3 lifters per kilo of body weight.  The 3 lifts are Back Squat, Bench Press and Ground to Overhead. Like last year there will also be a Strongwoman/CrossFit style workout added to the competition. This will be performed as a floater, you will be asked to participate in this event in the order of which you registered.

Weigh in is at MaD CrossFit Strength and Conditioning Gym, 58 Victoria Street, Petone, Lower Hutt and starts at 8am. You must be weighed in prior to 9am. Lifting will begin at 9am after a briefing. Proceeds will be donated to winners NZ charity of choice.

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RULES FOR THE LIFTS

Only three attempts are permitted for each lift.

Back Squat

The starting position must be completely upright, with the knees and the hips fully extended and with the chest up. The hips are lowered until the top surfaces of both of the legs at the hip joint are lower than the knees, and then the bar is lifted back up. The bottom position is identified by A) the apex of the crease in the shorts formed as the hips are lowered, B) the surface of the top of the patella, C) the plane formed by a straight line between the two, and D) the dipping of the hip end of that plane below horizontal. The finish position is the same as the starting position, and the athlete must return to it before the bar is racked. When the finish position is secure, the bar must be walked back into the rack and successfully replaced.

Any halt in the upward motion of the whole bar, identified at its position on the back rather than at its ends, constitutes a missed attempt, as does any change in position of the feet against the floor during the squat. Any deliberate attempt to lower the bar counts as an attempt.  The squat will be done in the cage and no spotters will be necessary.

Bench Press

A spotter will assist the lifter in getting the bar out of the rack. The spotter will guide the bar over mid chest. There may be communication with your spotter to signal you are ready. The lifter must touch the bar to the chest, then move the bar back up to full lock out position (elbows in full extension). The spotter will then assist to get the bar back in rack position. If the bar touches the rack before the spotter grabs it, there is no lift.

The butt must be in contact with the bench and the feet must be on the ground at all times.

Ground to Overhead (aka Clean and Jerk)

Two hand overhead, anyhow. The most efficient way to accomplish this will be with a clean and jerk. You must lift the barbell from the ground to overhead and finish in a stable, unmoving, locked out position. The athlete’s elbows, shoulders, hips and knees must be locked out and unmoving, and the athlete must wait until the judge gives the audible and visual cue to lower the weight. The bar must be dropped in a controlled manner, with the athlete’s hands on the bar past the hips, for the lift to count. Dropping the bar from overhead will constitute a missed lift.

We are not using USAW or OWNZ rules, and press outs, while inefficient; will not be cause for a “no lift”. That’s why we aren’t calling it the Clean and Jerk. 

STRONGWOMAN WORKOUT

This one is all about moving as much weight as you can, as fast as you can. There will be a number of stations, you will have a set time at each station to score as many reps as possible with the weight you choose. At the end of the 4 minutes your score in reps at each station multiplied by the weight you moved at each station, will be divided by your bodyweight. In the event of wet weather the movements and scoring system will change, this will be briefed on the day if required.

Warm Up Area

The warm up area so EVERYONE can warm up. You should not be lifting over 80% of your max lift or starting weight. Lighter lifters should warm up first, as heavier lifters will be going later.

We will have a MaD CrossFit volunteer on the floor for questions. There should be no need for spotters with the exception of bench press. Please respect the equipment and other lifters. There should be no dumping of weight, since no one is going to failure.

Men’s Workout

This is slightly misnamed as all are welcome to participate in this workout. It will take place following prize giving for the women. The specific workout will be announced on the day.

Conduct

We expect the atmosphere in the gym to be one of positive peer influence, camaraderie, motivation and friendly competition. MaD CrossFit created this event to build a sense of belonging and for women to gain confidence. If we witness any negative behavior or cheating we reserve the right to ask you to leave our event.

Judge’s decisions are final.

Equipment is to be respected and not mistreated. Bars are not to be dropped from overhead unless it is a missed lift. Likewise Kettlebells are not to be thrown or dropped from overhead.

Any unsportsmanlike behavior such as arguing with a judge or representative of MaD CrossFit, taunting, heckling, fighting or any conduct which would bring disrepute the event the competition, other competitors or spectators or event sponsors, as determined by MaD CrossFit, in the eyes of the viewing public or the MaD CF community may be grounds for penalty, suspension, disqualification, removal from the event, and/or disqualification from future events.

Athletes will be held accountable for the behavior of their coaches, teammates, supporters and guests. If the conduct of any member of such group or groups is deemed by MaD CrossFit to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive to the competition then the coach, teammate, supporter, guest, and/or Athlete is subject to the same disciplinary actions. Any participant caught cheating will be disqualified immediately; this includes taking any additional attempts at a lift.

This is a family friendly event raising funds for charity, we ask that you bear that in mind.