World Health Games | Events

World Health Games | Events

Introduction to Competitive Events

This year’s WH Games are all individual events. There are 5 events to choose from and each competitor may only choose one as they will run concurrently.

When registering, select from one of the five events below and test your steel:
• Olympic Lifting
• Power Lifting
• Strong Person
• Metabolic Circuit
• 6km Run

This event is about raising money for Wellspring Calgary and all entries are welcome. There will be a Best Team Trophy that will be given to the club that achieves the most overall points. Points will be calculated by Ranking in each event.

1st place – 10 points
2nd place – 9 points
3rd place – 8 points
And so on…



CHOOSE ONE OF FIVE EVENTS TO COMPETE IN

Olympic Lifting

Above Knee Hang Snatch – Max Weight
You may stand up and set first, on descent the bar must stay above the knee cap. The lift must go straight to lock-out. If the elbows “press out” it is no lift. You may catch in a high position or “power” position or sink fully into the squat. The judge will give a down command once the legs, hips, and elbows are locked in and overhead position and control are demonstrated. If the bar is placed down before the down command the will be a no lift. Straps must be approved by the judge for safety.

Clean and Strict Press – Max Weight
The clean is a one motion move the bar must go straight to the rack position. If the bar is caught and slid up during the clean it is a no lift. The strict press must be completed with the knees straight for the entire lift. Any bending of the knees will be a no lift.

Awards
Each weight category will have a winner and runner-up recognized.



Power Lifting

Deadlift – Max Weight
The bar must continue to move up during the lift. Any downward movement is a no lift. “Scooping” of the knees is a no lift (see video). Lock-out of the knees and hips must be achieved and the judge will give a down command. If the bar is returned to the ground before this command it is a no lift.

Strict Press – Max Weight
The chest may not lean back and break the plane of the glutes. Knees must stay locked throughout the lift. The judge will give a press command after the bar is unracked and control is demonstrated. After full lockout of the elbows overhead is achieved the judge will give a down command.

Awards
Each weight category will have a winner and runner-up recognized.



Strong Person

Farmers Walk – Max Distance
This is a single distance event. Once the bars are picked up the event begins. If the bars are placed down at any point the event is over. The judge will give the start command.

Tire Flip – Max Reps In One Minute
The judge will give the start command. One rep will be counted every time the tire is flipped and comes to a rest again. The tire will be flipped back and forth.

Awards
Each weight category will have a winner and runner-up recognized



Metabolic Circuit

6 minute – 12,9,6 of Row for Calories, Full Kettlebell Swing, Barbell Body Row
Each athlete will have a judge. The damper on the Concept 2 rower can be set wherever the athlete likes. The Full kettlebell swing is defined as the kettlebell breaking the plane of the knees and the upper arm breaking the plane of the face. The barbell Body row will be judge based on the body reaching a full hang and the chest touching the bar. The hips must stay consistent with the line of the torso. No kipping.

12 min time cap – Ascending and Descending Ladder of Burpee’s and Thrusters – the ladder will start with 2 Burpees followed by 18 Thrusters, then 4 and 16, 6 and 14 etc. until 18 burpees and 2 thrusters
Each athlete will have a judge. The burpee must be chest to deck and must reach full extension of the hips on the jump with a clap overhead. The thruster will be judged based on the hips breaking the plane of the knees on the squat and full extension of the knees, hips and elbows at the top of the press.

Awards
Each weight category will have a winner and runner-up recognized



6km Run

This is a single distance event that will start and end at the Edgemont World Health. Awards will be given for male and female best times.