Fitness Competitions

Bench Press Max Out

This fun competition will assess your muscle strength for the bench press and will compare your results to others on campus.

Printable event overview

When is the event?

April 17th to April 19th in the SRWC. Individuals need compete only once during the competition. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the event.

Tuesday April 17
11:30am-1:00pm
7:30pm-9:00pm

Wednesday April 18
11:30am-1:00pm
5:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday April 19
11:30am-1:00pm
7:30pm-9:00pm 

Who do I compete against?

Participants will compete against everyone in their gender group.

How do I participate?

Participants must bring WU ID to enter SRWC.
Participants should wear athletic clothing and athletic shoes.
Participants must follow all instructions from the event officials.
Failure to follow the rules will result in disqualification.

Two Options

Pre-register and select a time slot at the SRWC front desk, starting April 2, 2012.  This guarantees participants a time slot.
OR  
Register at the time of event. In the event multiple participants are waiting to compete, participants will be given a number and must remain in the facility until his/her turn. 

How do I win?

Have the greatest percent of body weight lifted. Example: If you weigh 160 lbs and lift 200 lbs the percentage lifted is 125%.

There will be an overall male and female winner. Winners will receive a “WU’s Most Fit” Gym Bag.

What are the rules?

Weigh-in right before you lift.
There will be a scale in the Fitness Loft.
Participants will have a maximum of 15 minutes to reach their maximum weight.
Participants will have the opportunity to continue to add weight until the time is up or reached their maximum weight. 

For the lift to count:
Assistance will be provided to lift the weight off the rack.
Back must remain flat against the pad at all times.
Feet must remain on the floor at all times.
No bouncing the bar off the chest.
Lower the weight towards chest until the pad touches the chest.
Lift the weight back up, un-assisted and lift is completed with slight bend in the elbows.

Failure to meet all these requirements will result in a failed lifted.