Endorsed by Curators:
One of the things we do best here at The Upstate Performance Project is train athletes. We have a passion for helping athletes reach new heights, and understand their body, and how to take care of it, to prevent injury and increase performance. our Total Body Fitness class is programmed to do just that. It is a comprehensive, progressive class that will produce results without the fear of injury from over use.
We are also passionate about progress and competition. With that in mind we are super excited to announce the first TOTAL ATHLETE CHALLENGE. This will be a series of events/exercises that will test the main parameters of physical athleticism; STRENGTH, POWER, SPEED, AGILITY, AND ENDURANCE. Set up in quasi-combine style format we will have 8-10 events to test you in the aforementioned parameters. So, here are the details:
When: December 2nd, starting at 8:00 am
Athletes will be placed in heats of 6 starting every 45 minutes.
Cost: $15, cost includes a shirt. Online registration (available starting 10/27/2017), or register at the gym!
Age divisions: We will have an open division for all ages, and a masters division for athletes over 40.
*Weight Classes: In addition to the age divisions the weight classes are as follows:
Men: 174 lbs and below, 175-199 lbs., 200+ Female: 149 and below, 150 +
* within each weight class we will score the power clean and squat events using the Wilks coefficient in order to account for a wide range of weights per class. For example, if a male lifter weighs 176lbs, and squats 300lbs and a lifter in the same division weighing 199 lifts 305lbs, the lighter athlete will win due to his strength per lb being higher as determined by the Wilks coefficient. it looks like this: 176 has a coefficient of .6836 so ( 300 x .6838 = 205.08) and the 199lb lifter has a coefficient of .6374 so ( 305 x .6374 =194.407) So adjusting for weight the lighter lifter in this case wins because pound for pound he was stronger.
EVENTS in order of performance (videos and descriptions to follow)
*** For any overall ties we will have a plank-off. Who can hold the longest plank.