Blitz Belts’ Blitz Bash is a fun yet challenging online competition designed to push your strength and stamina over the course of five weeks through carefully constructed and demanding weightlifting benchmarks.
Registration begins April 1, 10 a.m. EST and will run until midnight May, 25. Any questions or concerns regarding registration, participation, prizes, etc... should be directed to our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blitz Bash utilizes the Sinclair-Meltzer-Faber Coefficient to help balance the competition and make the event more inclusive to all ages and weight divisions. The SMF coefficient takes into account your age and weight when calculating overall scores.
Blitz Bash begins Monday, May 20 and ends Sunday, June 23. Benchmarks are released each week, Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (EST). You have until the following Sunday at 6 p.m. EST to submit your score and submission video. Benchmarks will remain anonymous and are only released on the date and time outlined in the schedule below.
BB 1.1: Monday, May 20 @ 8 p.m. EST - Sunday, May 26 @ 6 p.m. EST
BB 1.2: Monday, May 27 @ 8 p.m. EST - Sunday, June 2 @ 6 p.m. EST
BB 1.3: Monday, June 3 @ 8 p.m. EST - Sunday, June 9 @ 6 p.m. EST
BB 1.4: Monday, June 10 @ 8 p.m. EST - Sunday, June 16 @ 6 p.m. EST
BB 1.5: Monday, June 17 @ 8 p.m. EST - Sunday, June 23 @ 6 p.m. EST
You should be familiar with the following movements and be able to perform each movement as outlined in the Blitz Bash Standards for each weekly Benchmark. It is highly recommended that you are intimately familiar with these movements and capable within reason to perform them. Blitz Bash and Blitz Belts do not support nor condone attempting or performing these movements without proper technique, knowledge, safety precautions and supervision and are not responsible for the adherent risks and potential for injury associated with attempting these movements.
List of Movements:
- Hang Clean
- Power Clean
- Clean & Jerk
- Shoulder Press
- Push Press
- Back Squat
- Front Squat
- Overhead Squat
Scoring and Submission
The Blitz Bash Benchmarks are designed to push strength and stamina. Unlike other online qualifiers and competitions which may score based on a varying structure of rounds, reps, times and MAX weight moved, Blitz Bash is primarily scored in total weight (lbs) moved and in rare occasions, reps performed in a short, predetermined time frame. In a weight-based Benchmark points are directly proportional to total weight moved. For instance, after completing a 400lb MAX movement, you will submit a score of “400” via blitzbelts.com. In return you will be issued 400 points. Thus, 400lbs moved is worth 400 points.
In the event of a reps for time Benchmark, you complete 20 reps of a movement (at a pre-set weight) in a predetermined time frame, you will submit a score of 20 and in turn will be issued 20 points. Your score is total reps moved.
The overall winner(s) of Blitz Bash will be determined by the tally of total points earned during the competition - the male and female with the most points will win their respective divisions. Initially Blitz Bash will only offer two division: Male and Female.
Scores will be entered directly through the Blitz Belts website. Simply go to blitzbelts.com/blitzbash and fill in your information and submit your score.
Score of "Zero"
A score of “0” will be issued to competitors failing to submit their score/video within the allotted time or have found to altered a video or score to gain a favorable outcome. Cheating will not be tolerated. Once a Benchmark window has closed, a score may not be entered or altered. Blitz Belts holds the right to revoke this rule in instances of extreme circumstance. Concerns should be addressed at email@example.com
Video submission is not mandatory but is necessary for your score to be considered in serious contention for the Blitz Bash online competition. If you are unsure whether or not your score will fall into the likeliness of contention, film and submit it anyways. You may submit your video directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, submit it to a shareable video upload site easily accessible without a subscription, or upload your video to Instagram and tag @blitzbelts for further review. Your video must be uploaded before the Benchmark submission deadline. Blitz Belts reserves the right to reject a video at discretion or to require submission/re-submission of a video due to clarity or validity concerns. This is a fun event - cheating will not be tolerated.
Video must be continuous (no cuts or edits) and clearly show your full completion of the Blitz Bash Benchmark in accordance with the movement standards, proof of time, and must also clearly show the weights and bar used.
Most of the Blitz Bash Benchmarks will be weight-oriented, but some may utilize a reps for time scheme. In the event a Benchmark is rep/time-based, the Benchmark will last no longer than 60 seconds. Use this information accordingly when planning your video submission.
Prizes and Winners!
Everyone who registers for the Blitz Belt's Blitz Bash online competition will receive a custom Velcro patch to commemorate this monumental occasion!
The overall competition is divided into two main divisions - Male and Female. Within each division, we will reward the top three Males and top three Females:
1st Place - $200 + Custom Blitz Belt
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - $50
We are also rewarding the affiliate with the most competitor participation! The top affiliate will receive $100 and the top male/female competitors at the affiliate will also receive a custom Blitz Belt! In the event the top competitor(s) at the winning affiliate are also the overall winner(s) of the Blitz Bash online competition, then the custom Blitz Belt will pass to the next in line; 1st place concedes to 2nd place.