New International Event Announced – The 2023 World Old Time Strongman Postal Championships – 9th December
Please note – Entries to this event are now closed
Promoter – Clint Poore (USA) – UK Promoter & Host – Steve Gardner
Hackenschmidt Floor Press: A press (with standard Olympic bar) will be performed while lying flat on the floor/platform. The bar height, measured to the bottom of the bar, should be no greater than 15”. The bar/plates may rest on blocks or supports to achieve this height. The lift starts when the lifter, while lying under the bar with the bar above the chest, starts to press. A time limit of 1 minute is given for each attempt, meaning the lifter may reset as many times as necessary within this time limit to complete a legal lift. The lift is complete when the bar is pressed completely with the lifter’s elbows locked out. It is not an infraction to press unevenly, lock out at different times, raise the head, or allow the bar to lower during a part of the press. It is an infraction if the hips/legs rise off the floor/platform during any part of the lift. Once complete, an official will give a command to end the lift.
Dumbbell to Shoulder: A dumbbell will be taken from the floor to the shoulder using any method the lifter wants to employ. The dumbbell may be lifted with two hands, continental style, or may be rested on the belt during the lift by any part of the dumbbell. Hands may grip the plates, bar, collars, or any part of the dumbbell. Any size plate may be loaded onto the dumbbell. The lift is completed when the lifter is standing upright, with the dumbbell resting on the shoulder, and the lifter demonstrating control. Both hands may remain on the dumbbell to complete the lift, or with one hand or both hands off the dumbbell. A time limit of 1 minute is given to complete the lift. An official will give a command to end the lift.
The Shanks Lift:
The Shanks lift must be attempted on loading pins with rings attached. The pins must be made to the correct dimensions and loaded as follows:
The large pin must be a maximum of 20.5 inches from the bottom of the pin to the top of the ring (with a tolerance of 1”) and may be loaded to any weight that the lifter desires. The ring should be made of metal and approximately ¾ inches in diameter. The internal diameter of the ring should be a maximum of approximately 5.5 inches.
The smaller pin must be a maximum of 18 inches from the bottom of the pin to the top of the ring (with a tolerance of 1 inch) and must always be loaded to 75% of the weight on the large pin. The ring should be made of metal and approximately ¾ inches in diameter. The internal diameter of the ring should be a maximum of approximately 5.5 inches.
The lifter may adopt any stance; and place the loaded pins in any position, then taking one ring in each hand will lift the weights simultaneously to a shoulders upright and legs fully locked out position. Once this position is achieved the head referee will give the down signal. The lift may pause on the way up, but there must not be any downward movement of the weights during the lift.
As per IAWA rules: the only lifting aids allowed are a belt and wrist wraps, and only chalk may be applied to the hands.
Causes for failure:
1 Any downward movement of the weights during ascent.
2 Not achieving a fully upright and legs locked out position.
3 Setting the weights back to the lifting surface before receiving the down signal.