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Heavy Grace Challenge

June 16 AT 9AM EST - June 26 AT 8PM EST

Time taken to complete 30 Clean & Jerks at 225/165lbs.

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!


RX MALE 18 and Over

1st Place$1000 & Custom
Ohio Bar
2nd Place$500 & Black Zinc
Ohio Bar
3rd Place$250 & Black Zinc
Ohio Bar

RX FEMALE 18 and Over

1st Place$1000 & Custom
Bella Bar
2nd Place$500 & Black Zinc
Bella Bar
3rd Place$250 & Black Zinc
Bella Bar


Total RX and Scaled entries per gym

1st PlaceChoice of either a custom
Ohio bar or custom Bella bar
2nd PlaceChoice of either a
Ohio bar or Bella bar
3rd PlaceChoice of either a
Ohio bar or Bella bar


Time taken to complete 30 Clean & Jerks at 225/165lbs.


CHALLENGE/SCORING: Time taken to complete 30 Clean & Jerks at 225/165lbs.

Time Cap: 20 minutes

** The athlete with the quickest time will win the contest.

RX Division Weight
     Men - 225lbs/102kg
     Women - 165lbs/75kg

Scaled Division Weight
     Men - 135lbs/61kg
     Women - 95lbs/43kg

Tie Breaker: Time taken to complete the first 10 Clean & Jerks
     * Note - in the case of a tie a split will be taken at the completion of 20 Clean & Jerks

Note: One attempt per video submission. Video submissions may not exceed 20 minutes in length.


Challenge Start Date & Time: June 16 at 9 AM Eastern Time
Challenge Close Date & Time: June 26 at 8 PM Eastern Time

* 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


Scores for this competition will display the total time it takes to complete all 30 repetitions


RX Division
Male (14 and over)
Female (14 and over)

Scaled Division
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.


  • Visible Timer in frame - this can be a gym timer, a phone with the timer feature up, or a stopwatch
  • Digital Weight Scale to confirm athlete's bodyweight and equipment to be used for your lift (Analog scales are not permitted)
  • Standard 15kg (35LB) or 20kg (45LB) Barbell
  • Weight Plates with the weight clearly marked
  • Max of 18" diameter
  • Minimum plate increments of 1LB or 0.5kg per side
  • Barbell Collars
  • Recommended: 10' x 10' clear unobstructed area in which to lift, with no other equipment in the space apart from the bar and plates the athlete will use during their attempts
  • Rogue brand gear is not required

Permitted Equipment:

  • Gym Chalk (magnesium carbonate)
  • Weightlifting Belt
  • Knee/Elbow Sleeves (single layer only, more than one sleeve on either elbow or knee is NOT permitted)
    • Note - Knees and elbows must remain visible to the camera and not covered by long shorts or sleeves during attempts
  • Wrist Supports/Wraps
  • Shoes in any style must be worn - olympic lifting shoes allowed
  • Olympic Lifting Singlet

NOT Permitted Equipment:

  • Tacky of any kind
  • Hand Grips of any kind including liquid grip
  • Gloves or any type of hand, forearm or bicep coverings
  • Sticky Adhesives or grip adhesives of any kind anywhere on the clothing, body, or bar (including spray or other)
  • Multiple layers of sleeves/wraps on top of each other
  • Lifting Straps of any kind
  • Knee Wraps or Elbow Wraps
  • Any multi-ply suits including deadlift or powerlifting suits
  • Long sleeve pants/shorts that cover the knees/elbows

Any athlete who alters the equipment or movements described in this document or shown in the video standards may be disqualified from the competition.


The workout begins with the athlete standing at full extension with the barbell in front of them of them.

  • The athlete should be facing 45 degrees to the camera

At the call of 3-2-1-Go and the start of the timer the athlete may reach down to the barbell and start the workout

  • The clock should begin and then the athlete will record the time taken to complete 30 Clean and Jerks
  • If the athlete bends down to the barbell or sets up on the barbell before the timer starts, this will be judged as a false start and will result in a 30 second penalty
    • Time should be taken after the 10th Clean and Jerk

Time will be recorded and submitted based on the completion of the 30th Clean and Jerk



During the clean, the barbell begins on the ground and must be lifted from the ground to the shoulders in one motion.

A muscle clean, power clean, split clean, or squat clean may be used, as long as the barbell comes to the rack position on the shoulders.

A press, push press, push jerk or split jerk may be used to get the barbell to the overhead position.

The barbell must pass through the front-rack position before going overhead; snatching is not permitted.

The rep is counted when the barbell is fully locked with the arms, hips, and knees extended and the barbell directly over or slightly behind the middle of the athlete’s body. The feet must be in line under the body.

The athlete may complete touch and go repetitions or singles

  • Athlete may not try to gain an advantage by driving/bouncing the barbell into the floor
  • If completing singles the barbell must come to a full rest on the floor before the next repetition begins.

No part of the body other than the feet may touch the ground during the execution of the lift


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 at a 45 degree angle to the athlete ensuring that the video clearly shows the entire body. Critical items that need to be clearly visible on the video:

  1. Scale verification and the weighing of all equipment to be used, regardless of brand
  2. Full body of athlete including feet and the barbell overhead

Next the athlete will need to follow the steps outlined below:

  1. The submitted video should start with the entire athlete in frame stating their name, the challenge name, and their division.
  2. The camera should then clearly show all equipment the athlete will use during their challenge. All of the following must be shown:
    • Barbell, to include end caps
    • All weights that are to be used in the challenge - both sides
    • Plates need to clearly have the weights printed on them
    • All gear should stay in camera shot during the entire challenge try
  3. The athlete must weigh all equipment on camera, as shown in the challenge demo video.
    • This process starts with showing scale verification by placing a kettlebell or dumbbell on the scale and showing the scale reading is correct.
    • Camera must show the barbell and all plates, individually on the scale and the scale reading for each piece of equipment
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
  4. The camera should move back into the correct 45 degree filming angle for the challenge attempt.
    • Athlete may load the barbell to the correct weight, showing each plate clearly to the camera.
    • The final position should capture the barbell from the ground to the overhead position as well as the timer.
  5. The athlete must show the camera all the equipment and supportive equipment they are wearing or will wear for the challenge to confirm it all matches the rules outlined.
  6. Once the athlete is ready they may begin Heavy Grace based on the criteria outlined above.
    • At 3-2-1 Go, the athlete and the clock may start at the same time.
    • Athlete may not bend down or touch the bar prior to the clock starting
  7. On the completion of the 30th Clean & Jerk the video may end
    • Judge must record the final time or the last good rep, when the bar is overhead meeting the movement standards listed above.

  • All of the steps above should be done with the camera continuously running for the video to be accepted.
  • Failure to show these steps/items could make 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.