NPC and IFBB Pro League athletes will clash for cash at Olympia Pound4Pound Challenge
August 11, 2010
Since we announced the Olympia Pound4Pound Challenge our inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been blowing up nonstop. We weren't surprised by the volume of interest who would be with the chance to win up to $10 grand!? but we were surprised by how many NPC competitors sent in e-mails explaining that they not the IFBB Pro League athletes had the balls of brass to emerge as the first undisputed pound-for-pound strongest bodybuilder in Olympia Weekend history.
We had a meeting of the minds, thought it over and came to a decision: If amateur athletes want in on the action, let's get it on! Now, all NPC athletes who have competed on the national level in 2010 can apply to join the IFBB Pro League athletes in the Olympia Pound4Pound challenge. Another thing you told us: You want to squat with free weights. Noted. That's been changed, too. Here's a revised list of lifts that will take center stage at the Olympia Pound4Pound Challenge:
Bench press 1 ½ BW
Squat 2x BW
Smith Machine seated press 1X BW
Deadlift 2x BW
RULES AND REGS
Competitors will weigh in on site. Weights will be rounded to the nearest zero.
173 pounds = 170 pounds
227 pounds = 230 pounds
Competitors will have ONE opportunity to perform each lift.
Only FULL reps will be counted (which will be determined by an on-site judge)
Belt, wraps and straps are all permitted
The top five competitors in each lift will receive the following points. A tie in reps will result in both competitors being awarded a point. The highest point total at the end of all four lifts will determine the overall winner. In the case of a tie, the total number of reps will determine a winner.
1. 5 points
2. 4 points
3. 3 points
4. 2 points
5. 1 point
All IFBB Pro League athletes and NPC athletes who have competed on the national level in 2010 out to prove they're the pound-for-pound strongest bodybuilder can apply.
PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN
$1,500 for highest lift per category
$4,000 for highest overall total
Total purse: $10,000
HOW TO ENTER
Send an e-mail to email@example.com that contains the following information:
How you qualified to become an IFBB Pro League athlete (which show did you win?)
Basic info (address, e-mail, phone number)