Soules Powerlifting Meet

Soules Powerlifting Meet – Rules and Info

This is the first time that Soules Sports & Fitness will hold its own powerlifting competition, in partnership with the 2nd Annual Soules Summer Games!

This is a for-fun, no-pressure event, but a great way for people training to test their limits and get a somewhat similar experience to what they would go through at a ‘real’ Powerlifting Competition.

The Meet will consist of three events – Squat, Bench, and Deadlift. You will get three attempts at each. 

Squats – Three squat attempts. You must progress in weight with each attempt, starting with lowest weight, and finishing with a higher weight with a minimum of 2.5 pounds increase. The only exception is if you ‘fail’ an attempt, then you may attempt the same weight again.
To get a “green light” on your attempt, you must first comply with commands (“squat” and “rack.”) When you unrack the barbell from the rack, step back and wait for your “squat” command. You will not be told to squat until you have the weight settled and your knees are fully locked out. Squatting down and up, you must hit full depth (hips below knees), and then come back to standing. Knees must lock out and weight must settle for you to get the “rack” command, where you can then come forward and set the barbell down.

Bench Press – Three bench attempts. You must progress in weight with each attempt, starting with lowest weight, and finishing with a higher weight with a minimum of 2.5 pounds increase. The only exception is if you ‘fail’ an attempt, then you may attempt the same weight again. To get a “green light” on your attempt, you must comply with commands, and meet the following requirements. You may unrack the barbell without a command – we will give you a liftoff, but you must ask for it and tell your spotter how you would like it. Once the barbell is over your body, with your elbows fully locked out, you will get the “Start” command. Lower the barbell down to your chest, and once settled, not moving, and touching your shirt or body, you will get the “Press” command. Once you press the weight up, you must again lock your elbows out and settle the weight – you will then get the “Rack” command, where you can then rack the weight.

Deadlift – Three deadlift attempts. You must progress in weight with each attempt, starting with lowest weight, and finishing with a higher weight with a minimum of 2.5 pounds increase. The only exception is if you ‘fail’ an attempt, then you may attempt the same weight again. Only one command exists for the deadlift and that is the “Down” command. You may pick up the barbell whenever you are ready, and once you have fully stood up (knees must be fully locked out, bar must come up smoothly and not bounce off your legs) you will get the “down” command. Please do not drop the bar, you cannot lose contact between your hands and the bar until it is back on the floor. 

This event is meant to be fun, and we want you to take it as seriously as you want it to be. For those who are just curious as to what their 1-rep maxes are, just come and do your best. For those who are taking it seriously and interested in moving on to a real, regulated meet, let us know and we will be extra strict and diligent with your lifts, best simulating a real meet. We are very excited about this!

No drop-in lifters, you must register beforehand so we know how many people will join. You must bring/know your opening lifts (the first attempt for all three lifts). As soon as you do each attempt, you will have 60 seconds to give us the number you will be going for with your next attempt, otherwise we will only add 2.5lbs

Any questions, don’t hesitate to let us know!

Don’t forget we also offer 50% off Programming for anyone wanting to train for the Summer Games, this Meet included – so if you want one of our trainers to help you prepare for this Competition, sign up today!