Street Lifting Technical Competition Rulebook

As of Jan. 2020 a Group of competition organizers, top1 lifters, and streetlifting specialists, from different countries have come to an agreement to execute competitions using the 4 movements described below. This technical rulebook is hopefully the base of a new era for weighted calisthenics and will mark the beginning of a world record registration and European ruling for next events to come.

Countries involved:

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Poland
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain

The official text of the Technical Rules shall be maintained by  The International StreetLifting Comitee ISC and shall be published in English. In the event of any conflict between the English and other language versions, the English version shall prevail.

GENERAL RULES OF STREETLIFTING

Throughout this rule book, for reasons of brevity, wherever the words “he” or “his” occur, such reference is deemed apply to either sex.

1.

(a) The organization recognizes the following lifts, which must be taken in the same sequence in all competitions conducted by these rules.

             a. MuscleUp    b.Dip   c. PullUp          d. Squat e .Combined Total    

(b) Competition takes place between lifters in categories defined by sex, bodyweight and age.

(c) The rules apply to all levels of competition

(d) Each competitior is allowed three attempts on each lift. The lifter’s best valid attemp on each lift counts towards his competition totals. If two or more lifters achieve the same total, the lighter lifter ranks above the heavier lifter.

(e) If two or more lifters achieve the same bodyweight at the weigh in and eventually achieve the sale total at the end of the competition, the lifter making the total first will take precedence over the other lifter, Where award are presented for best individual lift, or if a world record is broken, the same procedure will apply.

2. The organization, though its member asociation, conducts and sanctions the following Championships

  • Men’s and Women’s StreetLifting Open European Series
  • National competitions in each country
  • Single Lift Competitions
  • StreetLifting Reps competitions

3. Age Categories


OPEN
SUB-JUNIORJUNIORADULTMASTER IMASTER IIMASTER IIIMASTER IV
14 Years upwards (no cat. restricctions)from the day he reaches 14 years and throughout the full calendar year in which he reaches 18 years.  from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 19 years and throughout the full calendar year In which he reaches 23 years.  from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 24 years and throughout the full calendar year in which he reaches 39 years.  from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 40 years and throughout the full calendar year in which he reaches 49 years.  from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 50 years and throughout the full calendar year in which he reaches 59 years.  from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 60 years and throughout the full calendar year in which he reaches 69 years  from 1 January in the calendar year he reaches 70 years and upwards  

At competition with Open age categories, an age coefficient shall be implemented to lifted weights, following the next tables:

4. Bodyweight Categories:

MEN

  • 66.0 kg Class up to 66.0 kg
  • 73.0 kg Class from 66.01 kg up to 73.0 kg
  • 80.0 kg Class from 73.01 kg up to 80.0 kg
  • 87.0 kg Class from 80.01 kg up to 87.0 kg
  • 94.0 kg Class from 87.01 kg up to 94.0 kg
  • 105.0 kg Class from 94.01 kg up to 105.0 kg
  • 105.0+ kg Class from 105.01 kg up to unlimited

WOMEN

  • 52.0 kg Class up to 52.0 kg
  • 57.0 kg Class from 52.01 kg up to 57.0 kg
  • 63.0 kg Class from 57.01 kg up to 63.0 kg
  • 70.0 kg Class from 63.01 kg up to 70.0 kg
  • 84.0 kg Class from 70.01 kg up to 84.0 kg
  • 84.0+ kg Class from 84.01 kg up to unlimited.

5. At  international Competitions a «Best Lifter» award shall be given to the lifter who produces the best performance based upon the «FORMULA» . Awards will also be presented to second and third places. (in countries that agree to work with formulas)

6. At International Championships medals shall also be presented for first, second and third places for each category  based upon totals. In addition medals or merit award certificates shall be presented for first, second and third places in the individual lifts of muscleup, dip, pullup and squat in each category.

Each nation is allowed a maximum of eight (4) competitors spread throughout the range of the eight (7) bodyweight categories for men and eight (4) competitors throughout the range of seven (6) bodyweight categories for women. There must not be more than two competitors from any one nation in any particular bodyweight category

Should a lifter fail to succed in either disciplines he/she may continue to compete for the remainder of the contest, and the lifter will be eligible for awards in the rest of disciplines in which he/she is compiting and records a successful lift or lifts. To recieve the award for the total the lifter must make a bona fide attempt on each of the four disciplines. 

7. At all events the organizer must provide for the safety of athletes and officials a qualified medical person on duty thoughout the championship.

EQUIPMENT AND SPECIFICATIONS

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

Only non supportive clothing shall be permitted.

One piece or two pice siuts are allowed, as well as just shorts and in female cases just a top or sports bra with the shorts. Whatever clothing the athlete decides to weare must leave the joints involved in the movements visible. No looseness that may prevent a judge to clearly see if a movement is correctly executed. Clothing must have legs of a minimum of 3 cm and máximum full lenth of the leg from the top of the crotch down the inside of the leg when worn by athlete on standing position.

The athlete can use logos, emblems or images representing his/her sponsors, country, name or club. Offensive, political or unappropiate messsages or anything regarded as so by the organization will be asked to be removed. Denial to do so Will result in the disqualification from the event.

Tshirts, if worn, must be sleeveless.

Socks must be worn at all times. If the athlete is wearing knee sleeves the socks must not touch the knee sleeves. Sock with rubber soles are not allowed.

The Athlete may wear a lifting belt while squatting.

  • (a) The main body shall be made of leather, vinyl or other similar non-stretch material in one or more laminations which may be glued and/or stitched together.
  • (b) It shall not have additional padding, bracing or supports of any material either on the surface or concealed within the laminations of the belt.
  • (c) The buckle shall be attached at one end of the belt by means of studs and/or stitching.
  • (d) The belt may have a buckle with one or two prongs or “quick release” type (“quick release” referring to lever.)
  • (e) A tongue loop shall be attached close to the buckle by means of studs/or stitching.

Dimensions:

  • 1. Width of belt maximum 10 cm.
  • 2. Thickness of belt maximum 13 mm along the main length.
  • 3. Inside width of buckle maximum 11 cm.
  • 4. Outside width of buckle maximum 13 cm.
  • 5. Tongue loop maximum width 5 cm.
  • 6. Distance between end of belt and far end of tongue loop maximum 25 cm.

Shoes

Shoes or boots shall be worn. If the floor is not slippery, athletes may perform the movements shoeless. The judges/organization will determine if that is possible.

Weightlifting shoes may be used during. The underside must not be higher than 5 cm at any part of it. Inner undersides can be worn but shall not be higher than one cm.

Knee sleeves
Sleeves, being cylinders of neoprene up to 7 mm, may be worn only on the knees by the lifter in the performance of any lift in competition; knee sleeves cannot be worn or used on any part of the body other than the knees.

Knee sleeves must conform to the following specifications:
(a) The sleeves must be constructed entirely of a single ply of neoprene, or predominantly of a single ply of neoprene
plus a non-supportive single layer of fabric over the neoprene. There may be stitched seams of the fabric and/or of
the fabric onto the neoprene. The entire construction of the sleeves may not be such as to provide any appreciable
support or rebound to the lifter’s knees;
(b) Knee sleeves shall be of a maximum thickness of 7 mm and a maximum length of 30 cm.
(c) Knee sleeves shall not have any additional strapping, Velcro, drawstrings, padding or similar supportive devices in
or on them. Knee sleeves must be continuous cylinders, without holes in the neoprene or in any covering material;
(d) When worn by the lifter in competition, knee sleeves must not be in contact with the lifter’s suit or socks and must
be centered over the knee joint.

Wrist Wraps

  1. Wrists wraps shall not exceed 1 m in length and 8 cm in width. Any sleeves and Velcro patches/tabs for securing must be incorporated within the one meter length. A loop may be attached as an aid to securing. The loop shall not be over the thumb or fingers during the actual lift.
  2. Standard commercial sweat bands may be worn, not exceeding 12 cm in width. A combination of wrist wraps and sweat bands is not allowed.
  3. A wrist covering shall not extend beyond 10 cm above and 2 cm below the center of the wrist joint and shall not exceed a covering width of 12 cm.

Elbow sleeves may be worn.

Sleeves, being cylinders of neoprene up to 7 mm, may be worn only on the elbows by the lifter in the performance of any lift in competition; elbow sleeves cannot be worn or used on any part of the body other than the knees.

Elbow sleeves are alloed to have a velcro wraps up to 40 cm to secure them. No buckle is allowed, just the velcro wrap.

This elbow sleeves shall not be in contact with the suit.

Each lifter must present their lifting equipment during weigh-in. THe judges or organization will approve the use of it. Using un approved clothing or accesories will end up in the disqualification of the athlete from the event.

Use of magnesium provided by the organizer on the hands or body parts but not on the sleeves. The use of any other subtance, even if it has not been mention here, is exctrictly forbidden.

LIFTS and PERFORMANCE

BAR MUSCLE UP

The lifter will be called to the platform. He will hang the weight from the dipping belt around his hips.  He will climb up the elevated box and will grab the bar with a pronated grip in semi false grip with both hands. Palms should not be on top of the bar. The lifter will hang himself from the bar having elbows completely extended. If needed, he can bend his knees to get to this starting position. Once his arms are fully extended the referee will give a «Go» command to begin the lift. The lifter will descend from the box and begin the MuscleUp pulling lift. He is allowed to swing before starting the pull with knees straight from the descend of the box all throughout the movement. Switch from anterior pelvic tilt into posterior pelvic tilt will not be allowed in this portion of the movement. Switch from neutral to Posterior pelvic tilt is allowed. The lifter must not start on anterior pelvic tilt. The movement should be performed in a manner that there is no change in direction. The lifter must move upwards all the time. Hips are allowed to pike during the transition, but there should not be a rocking of the hips in the transition part while rolling the chest around the bar to press up to the end of the lift. The lift will end once elbows are completely extended on top of the bar. Once the lifter is on top of the bar with fully extended arms the referee will allow him to go back down with the command «down». The lifter will go back to the elevated box and leave the platform.

RING MUSCLE UP 

Female athletes are allowed to perform Muscle Up on Rings.

The athlete will be called to the platfrom. She will hang the weight from the dipping belt around her hips. She will climb up the elevetad box and will grab the rings each with a hand in false grip. Once positioned, the referee will give the command «Go» to begin the lift. The athlete may swing off the platform to extended arms to begin the pull.

Switch from anterior pelvic tilt into posterior pelvic tilt will not be allowed in this portion of the movement. Switch from neutral to Posterior pelvic tilt is allowed. The movement should be performed in a manner that there is no change in direction. The lifter must move upwards all the time. Hips are allowed to pike during the transition, but there should not be rebounds of the shoulders. Legs must keep extended all throughout the movement. The lift will end once elbows are completely extended on top of the rings. The referee willthen command «Down» and the athlete may descend and leave the platform.

DIP

The lifter will be called to the platform. He will hang the weight from the dipping belt around his hips.  He will climb up the elevated boxes having each foot on a box  and will grab the parallel bars. He will place himself on top of them  with arms fully extended and when he is motionless (The lifter may be aided to keep from rocking by spotter/loader), the referee will give the command «Go» to begin the movement. 

The lifter will start flexing his elbows until the top part of the shoulder is clearly under the elbow.  The lifter will recover to an upright possition with the elbows locked. Double bouncing at the bottom of the dip or any other downward movement is not permited. When the lifter is back at his upright position, motionless, with arms fully extended, the referee will give the command «Down» and he may go back to the elevated boxes and descend from the platform.

Knees do not need to be fully extended, but the starting position must be kept all throughout the movement without allowing any extra flexion of hip or knee during the movement.

PULLUP

The lifter will be called to the platform. He will hang the weight from the dipping belt around his hips.  He will climb up the elevated box and will grab the bar with either pronated or supinated grip. He will then hang from the bar without rocking or swinging (The lifter may be aided to keep from rocking by spotter/loader). Once he is motionless, with arms extended the referee will give the command «Go «to begin the lift. The lifter may now start flexing his elbows until his chin visible from front view passes over the bar. The movement must be performed in one pull without changing direction at any time. The lifter must recover at will to his original position and descend from the platform.

The starting position must be kept all throughout the movement without allowing any extra flexion/extension of hip or knee during the pull. Double bouncing at the top of the lift is not allowed, or any other downward movement during the ascent.

SQUAT

The lifter shall face the front of the platform. The bar shall be held horizontally across the shoulders, hands and fingers gripping the bar. The hands may be positioned anywhere on the bar inside and or in contact with the inner collars. 


After removing the bar from the racks, (the lifter may be aided in removal of the bar from the racks by the spotter / loaders) the lifter must move backwards to establish the starting position. When the lifter is motionless, erect (slight deviation is allowable) with knees locked the Chief Referee will give the signal to begin the lift. The signal shall consist of a downward movement of the arm and the audible command “Go”. Before receiving the signal to “squat” the lifter may make any position adjustments within the rules, without penalty. For reasons of safety the lifter will be requested to “Replace” the bar, together with a backward movement of the arm, if after a period of five seconds he is not in the correct position to begin the lift. The Chief Referee will then convey the reason why the signal was not given.

Upon receiving the Chief Referee’s signal the lifter must bend the knees and lower the body until the top surface of the legs at the hip joint is lower than the top of the knees. Only one decent attempt is allowed. The attempt is deemed to have commenced when the lifters knees have unlocked. 


The lifter must recover at will to an upright position with the knees locked. Double bouncing at the bottom of the squat attempt or any downward movement is not permitted. When the lifter is motionless (in the apparent final position) the Chief Referee will give the signal to rack the bar. 
Double bouncing at the bottom part of the lift or any downward movement during the ascend are not allowed.

The signal to rack the bar will consist of an audible command “Rack”. The lifter must then return the bar to the racks. Foot movement after the rack signal will not be cause for failure. For reasons of safety the lifter may request the aid of the spotter/loaders in returning the bar to, and replacing it in the racks. The lifter must stay with the bar during this process. 


ORDER OF COMPETITION

At weigh in, the lifter or his coach must declare a starting weight for all four lifts. These must be entered on the appropiate first attempt box in the attempt card. The lifter will also be given then the fifteen blank attempt cards for use during the competition. Three for each discipline.

Attempt Card Example

 

After each lift the lifter or his coach must decide upon the weight in the next attempt. This weight must be filled in the correct attempt box and submitted to the competition secreatry or the appointed official before one minute time has elapsed. Responsibility to submit the attemps within the time limit rests only on the lifter and or his coach. Firsts attemps at each lift can be changed before the round in which the lifter has to participate has started. He may submit the new attempt with the first attempt box filled in to the secretary or appointed official before the round starts. Second and third attempts are not allowed to be changed.

When ten or more lifters are competing in a session, groups may be formed consisting of approximately equal number of lifters. A session can be composed of a single bodyweight category, or any combination of bodyweight categories at the discretion of the organizer.

All individuals within the group will perform their first attempt of the lift, configuring a round. Each lifter will take his first attempt in the first round, his second in the second round and his third attempt in the third round.

When a group consist of less than 6 lifters, compensatory time allowances shall be added

No. LiftersMin. added
51
42
3 or less3

Lifters will be ordered in the round according to the weight they have picked to lift. The dipping belt or bar must be loaded progressively during each round. Unless there is a mistake, error, or any exceptional circumstance designed by the referees. In that case the weight to be lifted may be lowered at the end of the round.

In the event of two lifters chosing the same weight, the lifter with heavier bodyweight will lift first.

If in a round an attempt is unsuccessful due to wrongly loaded weight, spotter error, or equipment failure, the lifter will be granted a further attempt at the correct weight at the end of the round.

The technical comitee shall be composed of:

1. an Speaker or annoucer that can speak both English and the language of the host nation.

2. Technical secretary, able to converse in English and in the host nation language.

3. 2 referees to judge during each movement

4. Spotters

5. Plate loaders

RECORDS

Records shall only be made at Championships recognized with ISC ruling after being approved by the comitee.

The table of records shall be sent to info@streetlifting.es with the following information

  • Date of the Event
  • Place and Name
  • Name of Athlete
  • Country
  • Date of birth
  • Weight Class
  • Sex
  • Body Weight (at the event)
  • Best MU/PU/Dip/SQ lift

SPORTSMANSHIP

All athletes agree to compete in a sportsmanlike manner. Unsportsmanlike behavior, such as arguing with an official or representative of the organization, taunting, heckling, fighting, or participating in any conduct that would bring disrepute upon the championship,  the competition, other competitors, spectators, or event sponsors, as determined by the organization of the event., in the eyes of the viewing public or the community, may be grounds for penalty, suspension, disqualification, removal from the event, disqualification from future events, or legal action.

Any action that prevents another athlete from having a fair opportunity to compete (e.g., abuse or alteration of equipment or refusal to follow instructions), that interferes with athlete and judge communication (e.g., external noise devices, bull horns, air horns), or that is generally disruptive to the event is not allowed.

Athletes will be held accountable for the behavior of their coaches, teammates, team managers, supporters, and guests. If the conduct of any member of such a group or groups is deemed by the organization  to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive to the competition, then the coach, teammate, supporter, guest, or athlete is subject to the same disciplinary actions.

This is not an exhaustive list and is meant as a guide for athletes, coaches, and other attendees. This is not intended as a limitation on StreetLifting/ weighted Calisthenic’s rights to operate the Competition in any manner it sees fit. The organization reserves the right to terminate the participation of any athlete, coach, staff, volunteer, judge, visitor, guest, supporter, teammate and/or spectator attending or viewing any sponsored, sanctioned, or supported StreetLifting event at any time, with no further obligation or duty to such individual.

All information provided, either in registration submissions, video submissions, scores, times, reps, or rounds completed, must be the complete truth. A lack of integrity, or any actions that evince an intent to cheat or circumvent the rules or intent of the rules of the Competition, including lying (as one example), will result in disqualification.

The organization has and may delegate to an on-site director the absolute authority on any final ruling, including, without limitation, disqualification of an athlete, removal of spectator(s), or dismissal of any attendee. grounds for penalty, suspension, disqualification, removal from the event, disqualification from future events, or legal action.

Any action that prevents another athlete from having a fair opportunity to compete (e.g., abuse or alteration of equipment or refusal to follow instructions), that interferes with athlete and judge communication (e.g., external noise devices, bull horns, air horns), or that is generally disruptive to the event is not allowed.

Athletes will be held accountable for the behavior of their coaches, teammates, team managers, supporters, and guests. If the conduct of any member of such a group or groups is deemed by the organization  to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive to the competition, then the coach, teammate, supporter, guest, or athlete is subject to the same disciplinary actions.

The organization has and may delegate to an on-site director the absolute authority on any final ruling, including, without limitation, disqualification of an athlete, removal of spectator(s), or dismissal of any attendee.