First Prize

T. Rex
To the victors go the spoils

The 2014 Oakland Strengthlifting Meet is a little over a week away. There will be six awards given to lifters.  The best male and female lifters calculated from the Wilks formula will walk home with the gentleman pictured above.  Best lifters in the lightweight/heavyweight divisions for men and women will also receive awards.

There will be traditional weight classes for men and women as outlined in the rules and winners from each weight class will be announced. However, no physical awards will be handed out for the weight classes. Bragging rights will be their own reward.

The meet sold out a week or two ago. Thank you to everyone who registered. I am looking forward to it.

Oakland Strengthlifting Meet 2014 Rules

Oakland SkylineThe rules for the upcoming Strengthlifting Meet taking place at CrossFit Oakland this April 13th are now available and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Special thanks to Mark Rippetoe for providing the original set of rules and for allowing me to use them as the basis for this meet.

Oakland Strengthlifting Meet Rules

Some notable points for competitors: Continue reading Oakland Strengthlifting Meet 2014 Rules

Oakland Strengthlifting Meet — Sunday 13 April 2014

DeadliftYou are invited to participate in a lifting meet taking place at CrossFit Oakland on Sunday, 13 April 2014 at 8:00 AM. Competitors will take up to three attempts to establish their best squat, press, and deadlift. The meet will be run like a powerlifting meet, but competitors will perform a standing press instead of the bench press. The meet will cost $55 and is not sanctioned by any powerlifting federation.  Sign-ups are available online.

Register for the 2014 Oakland Strengthlifting Meet

A full set of rules will be made available on or before March 15, but the following will be features of the competition: Continue reading Oakland Strengthlifting Meet — Sunday 13 April 2014