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CLIFFHANGER CHALLENGE

MARCH 18 - 21, 2022

See info below for official standards and to register. A $10 entry fee gets you into the competition; $30 gets you entry + an official Rogue Challenge t-shirt. Once you've completed your challenge attempt, submit your time and video evidence using the instructions in the Beyond the White Board app. Also be sure to use #ryourogue and tag @roguefitness to share your experience!


CURRENT RECORD:

Female: Kacy Catanzaro - 9:14
Male: Pete Whittaker - 20:21

PRIZE PACKAGES

Male Winner

1st Place$2500 & Rogue Anvil Grip
2nd Place$1000 & Dinnie Ring Set
3rd Place$500 & Rogue Cannonball Grips

Female Winner

1st Place$2500 & Rogue Anvil Grip
2nd Place$1000 & Dinnie Ring Set
3rd Place$500 & Rogue Cannonball Grips


TOP 3 GYMS WITH SIGN-UPS

Total entries per gym

1st PlaceRogue Anvil Grip
2nd PlaceDinnie RIng Set
3rd PlaceRogue Cannonball Grips



CLIFFHANGER CHALLENGE

HANG FROM A PULL-UP BAR FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE

CHALLENGE AND SCORING

Max hang from a pull-up bar. The athletes with the longest hang will win the contest.

Tie Breaker: Body Weight

  • Note - Body weight will only be requested following the competition in the event of a tie between two competitors
  • Heavier body weight wins

Note: Athletes may make as many attempts during their challenge video as they would like.


DEADLINES AND SUBMISSIONS

Challenge Start Date & Time: March 18 at 12PM EST
Challenge Close Date & Time: March 21 at 8PM EST

*Scores cannot be updated or added to the leaderboard following the competition close date and time. Please allow sufficient time for completing and submitting your score and video in advance


ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS AND AGE GROUPS

Male (14 and over)
Female (14 and over)

To be considered as a competitor, the athlete must register for the challenge at roguefitness.com/challenges and follow all workout and video flows as outlined.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO QUALIFY

  • Standard pull-up bar meeting the specs listed below
  • Visible Timer - this can be a gym timer in the frame, a phone with the timer feature up in frame, or a stopwatch in frame
  • Tape Measure


Pull-up bars must meet the requirements below in order to be acceptable for this competition:

  • All metal
  • Standard straight bar, NOT angled
  • Standard powder coat, Cerakote, or bare steel finish is acceptable
  • The bar cannot be knurled or have any other type of artificial texturing added, including tape of any kind
  • Minimum diameter of the pull-up bar must be 1.125" or 3.53" circumference. There is no maximum measure for the same spec.
  • There is no height requirement for the bar.
  • Rogue brand pull-up bars are not required
  • Note - If you are not sure if your bar will be accepted, please email pictures and measurements to judging@roguefitness.com for approval.


PERMITTED EQUIPMENT:

  • Gym Chalk (magnesium carbonate)
  • Shoes of any style must be worn


NOT PERMITTED EQUIPMENT:

  • Lifting Belts of any type
  • Liquid Chalk
  • Tacky of any kind
  • Hand Grips of any kind (including liquid grip)
  • Lifting Straps, Support Straps, or any other kind of straps
  • Braces of any kind
  • Gloves or any type of hand or forearm or bicep coverings
  • Tape of any kind anywhere on the clothing, body or bar
  • Sticky Adhesives or grip adhesives of any kind anywhere on the clothing, body or bar including spray or other
  • Elbow Sleeves or Wraps
  • Angled pull-up bars



MOVEMENT STANDARDS

Pull-Up Bar Hang

An approved hang will consist of the following body position:

  1. Athletes feet must be entirely and clearly off the floor. To get to the bar, athletes can:
    • Jump up to the pull-up bar
    • Step off an item into the hang position (once in position item must be removed)
    • Grab the bar and then lift the feet off the floor into the hang position
    • Have a person assist the competitor into the hang position
  2. Both hands must be in the overhand grip position and on the bar at all times. Thumbs can be over or under the bar.
    • Adjusting your grip is allowed as long as both hands remain in contact with the bar and neither hand falls below the bar
    • Thumbs can change from over the bar to under the bar as long as the hands stay on the bar
    • See "Cliffhanger" instructional video at www.roguefitness.com/challenges for a visual example of a permitted "regrip"
  3. Athletes must hang straight down from the bar "swinging" is not permitted
  4. The hang begins and the timer should start as soon as the competitor is hanging from the bar with both hands in the correct position.
  5. The hang is over and the clock should stop immediately when any one of the following occurs: part of the athlete’s body touches the ground, uprights, walls, supports around the bar; one or both hands fall off and below the bar or the athlete is no longer in the approved hang position.

Any athlete who alters/modifies the equipment or movements described in this document or shown in the video standards may be disqualified from the competition if deemed by the head judges to give an unfair advantage.


FLOW

The challenge begins with the athlete under the pull-up bar.

When the athlete is ready they will enter the hang position from any of the approved methods listed above.

Once the athlete has reached the approved hang position, the clock should start.

The hang is over and the clock should stop immediately when any one of the following occurs:

  • Part of the athlete’s body touches the ground, uprights, walls, supports around the bar
  • One or both hands fall off and below the bar
  • The athlete is no longer in the approved hang position

If the athlete is going for another attempt during the same video:

  • Timer needs reset to start from zero
  • Athletes may make as many attempts during their video as they would like.


VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS

Workouts must be recorded in accordance with the video submission standards below, uploaded to YouTube and included with your score submissions for validation purposes.

All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected due to the visual distortion these lenses cause. Sound should be ON during the filming. Be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete the movement and clear the area of all extra equipment, people, or other obstructions so that the video is clear.

The video should be shot from straight in front of the athlete and pull-up bar. The entire body, pull-up bar, and space between the ground and the feet when hanging need to be visible throughout the entire video.

Critical items that need to be clearly visible on the video:

  1. The athletes entire body
  2. The space between the athletes feet and the ground when hanging
  3. The entire pull-up bar that the athlete is hanging from
  4. Timer

Next the athlete should follow the steps outlined below:

  1. The submitted video should start with the entire athlete in frame stating their name and the challenge name.
  2. The athlete should take their measuring tape and measure around the circumference of the pull-up bar. The camera needs to zoom in to show a close up of the measurement confirming it meets the specs outlined in the rules. Please verbally say the measurement as the camera shows the tape measure.
  3. The camera should clearly show all sides of the pull-up bar where the athlete's hands will be placed to confirm there are no prohibited substances on the bar.
  4. The athlete should clearly show both sides of their hands to the camera to confirm there are no prohibited substances on them.
  5. The camera should back up to show the set up position of athlete, pull-up bar, the space between the ground and the athletes feet once hanging, and the timer in full view to the correct filming angle.
    • The timer should be set and ready to count up in seconds once the athlete has reached the hang position.
  6. The athlete can begin the hang based on the criteria outlined above.
    • The clock should start when the athlete reaches the approved hang position.
    • The clock should stop as soon as any one of the following occurs: part of the athlete’s body touches the ground, uprights, walls, supports around the bar; one or both hands fall off and below the bar or the athlete is no longer in the approved hang position.
  • All of the steps above must be done with the camera continuously running for the video to be accepted.
  • Failure to show these steps/items makes the video submission subject to rejection at the judge's' discretion
  • Refer to the demo video on the Rogue website for a visual for how the workout and video should flow.