Barbell Challenge has two disciplines High Rep (HR) and Low Rep (LR) and consists of five events; Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift, Overhead Press and Bench Row.

You can compete in either Live Challenge  or Online Challenge.

The goal for all challenges are to complete as many repetitions as possible in 60 seconds (LR) or 100 seconds (HR), using a barbell load determined by body weight, gender and age. Barbell weight calculator

One point is given for each approved repetition. The athlete with the highest score wins.

Rules & Instructions:


Chalk (Magnesia) is allowed in all events, and you may use a belt in the Overhead Press. Other than that no gear is allowed (sleeves, wraps or other joint support is NOT allowed).

It’s mandatory to wear clothes that makes it easy to see your knees and elbows (i.e T-Shirt/Tank top, Shorts/Thights or Hot pants).

Drug policy:

You are not allowed to use any illegal performance-enhancing substances. Any evidence of use will lead to immediate disqualification from any ongoing competition, loss of historical results and a lifetime ban from any future RGA competition. Look here for WADA’s list of banned substances: WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE

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