Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free with any FitCon ticket Bring your own chair/blanket so you can sit & watch
Circus Dumbbell Lift Challenge- a historical contest format featuring a variety of sized dumbbells. These bells all have at least a 2” diameter or larger handle. The competitors will have 90 seconds to get maximum reps with the heaviest bell they can lift. A heavier bell lift beats a lighter bell lift, and multiple lifts at the same size beats a single lift. In the event of a tie the contestants will have a 45 second round tie breaker with the size down from their best scored lift. Scoring will be the “reverse strongman system” – first place is awarded 1 point, second takes 2 points, third takes 3 etc. The lift of the bell will be single hand. At no point can the no lifting hand touch the bell once an attempt begins. Athletes are permitted to use lifting belts and elbow sleeves, no support equipment is permitted on the wrist or hand. Chalk will be provided at the event. Tacky or any non provided aides are specifically forbidden. All rules will be explained in depth at the event, contact Adam Glass if you have questions.
Event 2 – feats of hand strength medley. This event will feature classic grip strength challenge which have captivated lifters over the century. The medley will have a variety of items to test all round hand strength. Specific detail of each lift will be provided before the meet. There will be York Block weights, Anvil lifts, plate pinches, hub lifts, card tearing, sledgehammer lifts, and steel bending. Scoring will be max items lifted in 120 seconds. In the event of a tie we will have a max lift tie breaker of 45 seconds. Chalk will be provided. Lifting belts and elbow sleeves are permitted, no other support equipment is allowed. Tacky is specifically forbidden. Please direct any questions you have to Adam Glass.
Event 3 – the Ironmind Captain of Crush Silverbullet hold. A staple of expos and grip strength contest – the Silverbullet hold tests crushing and holding power in the hands and wrist. We will use the workd famous captain of crush #3 gripper and the 2.5 kg disc for the hold. Contestants will have 30 seconds to establish a legal start position and the timer will begin. Maximum hold time wins the event. The rules for the event are exactly the same as established by ArmliftingUSA for contest. Chalk will be provided. No support equipment is permitted for this event.