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2019 USSF Spring Open – Atlanta
April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-5$85
The best run and most enjoyable lifting contest has returned for the spring and Atlanta Barbell is pumped to be hosting.
This is a strengthlifting meet. The contested lifts will be the squat, press (overhead), and deadlift, which differs from a powerlifting meet. While are both strength sports where similar movements are done, strengthlifting has rules (or a lack thereof) that create quite a different type of competition. For example:
-There is no bench press. Instead, you will perform the standing press.
-Deadlifts must to be done conventionally, with the feet inside of the hands.
-There are no weigh ins only weigh-outs. You do not weigh in prior to the meet, you will weigh out after your final deadlift attempt, and this will determine your weight class.
-Judges are not involved in the lift whatsoever. No one tells you when to squat, when to press, or when to do anything during the actual lift.
To see other distinctions,a full set of rules can be found here
The meet will be held under the sanction of the US Strengthlifting Federation (USSF). Competitors will be ranked and can qualify for nationals. A USSF membership is required to compete. If you do not have one, register here: http://usstrengthlifting.com/membership
Previous competitions have been enjoyable and efficient affairs and I am looking forward to this one running just as well. The meet will be capped at 40 lifters. We keep it at 40 so the meet doesn’t take up an entire day. So sign-up quick as we have sold out our past few events . Overall winners of the meet will be calculated via the Wilks formula, will take home honor, pride, and a piece of memorabilia signifying your accomplishment.