2019 Show of Strength
It's SUPER HERO time!!!! 8 events in all.
Most are inside, some are outside. Events include: Car Push, Max Bench Press, Max push-ups, Power Pull-ups, Max dead hang pull-up, Log Press, Farmer’s Walk and -- Up and Over. Check out the event schedule!

Competition to determine top performers in each event, SOS t-shirts for those who participate in at least 3 events (while supplies last)! Open to all men and women BP Fitness Center members. This challenge is not for the faint of heart! That is why we call it a “competition.” Additional details are listed below .
  • Members may participate in single events or all events.
  • One to two events will be held daily over the course of 2 weeks, with a couple days allowed for make-up in case an event was missed during the designated time. 
  • A point system will be used for the top finishers (10 pts. for first, 9 for second, etc.)
  • Members wanting to compete for the overall championship can take their best 7 scores from the 8 events. One must compete in at least 7 events to be eligible for overall champion scoring. Champions will be determined based on points. Overall champions will be awarded medals.
  • It is planned to have a leader board posted daily in the BP Fitness Center and on this website.
  • All participants who participate in 3 or more events will receive a Show of Strength 2019 t-shirt (while supplies last).
  • Members who participate in 7 events can earn 75 Local Activity Points.
In the meantime--start training!
Max Push-ups!

As many as possible--non stop. Men bring chest to floor. Women lower themselves to the point their upper arms are parallel to the floor (pad) . Top 10 range: men 72 -119, women 34 - 61

Max Rep Pull-ups

Max Pull-ups. 55% bodyweight for women. Arms extended at the bottom, chin over bar at the top. Women will use the assisted chin/dip machine--no flexing at the waist or 2 part pull-ups allowed. Body moves as a unit. Chalk is the only assistance allowed. Top 10 Range: men 23 - 48, women 12 - 97

Max Single Dead hang Pull-up**

Max weight for a single pull-up-- parallel or overhand grip. Weight belt with chain worn around the waist. 3 attempts. Best pull-up weight to bodyweight ratio wins. Extend arms at bottom and hang before beginning rep, chin over knuckles at the top.

Max Bench**

Max bench as a % of bodyweight. Butt must stay on the bench at all times—feet on the floor. Bar must touch the chest (not bounce). Arms must be locked out at the top of the lift. Lift off available if desired. 3 attempts. Be sure to thoroughly warm-up before attempts.

Farmers Walk

Best walk for distance. Men carry 125% of their bodyweight. Women carry their bodyweight. Chalk is the only thing allowed (no gloves, straps, etc) 
Top 10 Range : men 289 - 600, women 200 - 512

Car Push*

Push a car 200 feet (women push 100 feet) as fast as possible. Wear appropriate atheltic footwear.

Log Press

Push-press a metal log overhead from a standing position as many times as possible. Log must touch shoulders and be pressed to full extension of arms overhead. Feet can be parallel or split. Jerk or leg drive is legal. Log must be paused in the lock out position overhead and wait for the judges count before lowering. Participants can have a lift-off if desired. Power rack and safety stops will be used for competition. Participant can chose the height of safety stops (depending on the depth of leg-drive). 
65% bodyweight for men, 40% bodyweight for women.
Top 10 Range: men 8 - 45, women 4 - 50

Up and Over*

Lift a very heavy slam ball up and over a bar set at chin height. 2 minutes to get as many reps as possible. 70 lb for men, 40 lb for women.

*Weight class event. Men: < 185 lbs. and 185+ , Women < 135 and 135+
**On some lifts, the Schwartz/Malone formulas will be used to determine winners. These formulas are specifically designed to equalize scoring in determining the pound for pound strongest competitor in Olympic Lifts and Power Lifts.

If interested or if you have questions, e-mail Josh Thompson at thompsjw@bp.com . Ask a BP Fitness Center staff member if you have any questions about how to perform any specific exercises . Time to be super! Get ready to show your strength!