Athlete pairs will have 50 seconds at exceedingly heavy barbells to hit either a clean from the floor (men) or a deadlift (women), followed by a 10 second transition period.
The weights of the barbells are the following:
95, 115, 135, 155, 175, 195, 215, 235, 255, 275, 295, 315
At the top of each minute, each athlete will attempt to make his or her lift at the same station. An athlete may advance to the next barbell if a successful lift is made in the 50 second window. If the athlete determines that he or she will not make the lift after at least 1 attempt, he or she may do air squats for a tie breaker for the remainder of the time. Only 1 athlete may squat at a time.
Deadlift - This is a traditional deadlift with the hands outside the knees. Sumo deadlifts are not allowed. Starting at the floor, the barbell is lifted until hips and knees reach full extension with the shoulders behind the bar. The arms must be straight throughout.
Clean – For the clean, the barbell begins on the ground. A muscle clean, power clean, squat clean or split clean may be used, as long as the barbell comes up to the shoulders, with the hips and knees fully extended with the feet in line and the elbows in front of the bar.
Air Squat – Every Rep of the air squat begins and ends with the athlete standing with the hips and knees fully extended. At the bottom of the rep, the hip crease must be clearly pass below the knee.
The team score for this event is the total weight added together of the heaviest successful lifts, plus the number of air squats divided by 100.
Example: If Athlete A completes a deadlift at 235 lbs and completes 20 air squats while Athlete B cleans 215 lbs and completes 30 air squats, the team score would be 450.50.