RULES OF THE LIFT
1. The lifter shall face the front of the platform. The bar shall be held horizontally across the thighs with the hands palms of the hands facing outward and fingers gripping the bar. The feet shall be flat on the platform with the knees locked and arms fully extended. The lift shall have their shoulders and buttocks firmly against a wall during the lift.
2. After removing the bar from the racks, the lifter must move backwards to the wall to establish his starting position. The lifter shall wait in the starting position for the Head Referee’s signal. The signal will be given once the lifter is motionless and the bar is properly positioned with your Head Up & Chin Up and arms extended fully down. The Head Referee’s signal shall consist of an upward movement of the arm and the verbal command ¯ "Curl".
3. Once the curl command is given the lifter must bring the bar up to the fully curled position (bar near chin or throat with palms facing backward). The knees must remain locked and the shoulders and buttocks against the wall throughout the entire lift.
4. When the lifter has reached the finished position the Head Referee’s signal shall consist of a downward movement of the hand and the verbal command ¯"Down". The signal will not be given until the bar is held motionless and the lifter is in the apparent finished position.
5. At the completion of the lift, the knees shall be locked and the shoulders and butt firm against the wall and the lifters will need to wait the signal to replace the bar. This will consist of a backward motion of the hand and the verbal command ¯"Rack".
6. The legs and hips may not be used in any way for momentum to complete the lift. Lifter may not lean back to assist in bringing the weight up. Any thrusting of the legs or hips for momentum is not allowed. The feet must remain flat and motionless throughout the lift.
7. Any rising of the bar or any deliberate attempt to do so will count as an attempt.
8. The lifter may, at the Head Referee’s discretion, be given an additional attempt at the same weight if failure in an attempt was due to an error by one or more of the loaders.
9. This lift will be judged by 3 referees.
10. The back part of the heal cannot be more than 12" from the wall. There should be a line (tape) designated on the floor where the heals cannot cross over.
Causes for Disqualification
1. Any downward movement of the bar before it reaches the final position.
2. Leaning back to assist the lifter in raising the weight.
3. Shoulders or Buttocks coming off the wall during the lift both while going up & down.
4. Failure to stand erect with the shoulders square and Buttocks flat against the wall at the completion of the lift.
5. Failure to keep the knees locked and straight during the lift.
6. Failure to keep feet flat during the lift
7. Stepping backward or any foot movement such as rocking the feet.
8. Lowering or racking the bar before receiving the Head Referee’s signal to do so.
9. Bouncing the bar off the thighs or bending the back to assist the lifter in starting the upward motion.