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2022 ONLINE QUALIFIER

The online qualifier gives any worthy athlete a fair opportunity to earn a spot to compete in person at the Arnold Sports Classic in Columbus for a shot at doing something no one has done before.

Qualifying athletes will receive an invite to compete for a chance to win cash and a place in the Rogue Record Breakers history books.

Athletes that qualify through the online competition will receive:

  • One athlete expo pass
  • One coaches/guest expo pass
  • A competition Rogue Record Breaker T-shirt that must be worn during the competition

Note, travel and accommodation related expenses are not provided for the 2022 competition.

The final competitors list for each event at the Arnold Sports Classic will host a mix of qualified athletes and invited athletes.

RECORD BREAKERS QUALIFIER EVENTS

RRB Event 1: Thor's Hammer - Forward Hold

RRB Event 2: Weight Over Bar

RRB Event 3: Stone Over Bar

RRB Event 4: Replica Dinnie Stone Walk

RRB Event 5: Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift

2022 ONLINE QUALIFIER

The online qualifier gives any worthy athlete a fair opportunity to earn a spot to compete in person at the Arnold Sports Classic in Columbus for a shot at doing something no one has done before.

Qualifying athletes will receive an invite to compete for a chance to win cash and a place in the Rogue Record Breakers history books.

Athletes that qualify through the online competition will receive:

  • One athlete expo pass
  • One coaches/guest expo pass
  • A competition Rogue Record Breaker T-shirt that must be worn during the competition

Note, travel and accommodation related expenses are not provided for the 2022 competition.

The final competitors list for each event at the Arnold Sports Classic will host a mix of qualified athletes and invited athletes.

RECORD BREAKERS QUALIFIER EVENTS

RRB Event 1: Thor's Hammer - Forward Hold

RRB Event 2: Weight Over Bar

RRB Event 3: Stone Over Bar

RRB Event 4: Replica Dinnie Stone Walk

RRB Event 5: Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift

ONLINE QUALIFIER WORKOUTS

REGISTRATION CLOSED

ONLINE QUALIFIER WORKOUTS

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Thor's Hammer
Weight Over Bar
Stone Over Bar
Dinnie Stone Walk
Elephant Bar Deadlift

RRB EVENT 1: Thor's Hammer Forward Hold

CURRENT ROGUE RECORD BREAKER RECORD

Women: Rogue Record does not exist

Men: Rogue Record does not exist

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSIONS

Qualifier Start Date & Time: 1/18/22
Qualifier Close Date & Time: 2/7/22 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 DIVISIONS

Men - ages 14 and over
Women - ages 14 and over

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


INVITEES COMPETITION INFORMATION

For competitors that receive a qualification spot: 

In person competition date: Sunday 3/6/22 at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Exact time TBD. 

Prize Purse for in person competition:    

Men - $5,000 for a competitor that holds the 65lb weight for longer than 35 seconds and establishes a Rogue record. In the event of a tie between two competitors that set a new Rogue record, prize money will be split evenly between the tied competitors    

Women - $5,000 for a competitor that holds the 50lb weight for longer than 35 seconds and establishes a Rogue record. In the event of a tie between two competitors that set a new Rogue record, prize money will be split evenly between the tied competitors 

Number of qualification available spots: 

TBD Full competition rules for the in person competition will be released closer to the competition date for those that receive an invite to compete.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO QUALIFY

Athlete's have several options for what type of implements are acceptable during qualifier portion of this competition:       

  • Option 1: Standard plate with the weight the weight clearly marked and must be standard 450mm/17.75in diameter
  • Option 2: Standard kettlebell
  • Option 3: Standard hex head or round dumbbell
  • Option 4: Rogue Loading Pin or similar non Rogue branded product loaded with plates
  • Option 5: A vertical barbell loaded with plates
  • If you have a weight you would like to use that is not not listed above or are unsure about whether or not your implement will be allowed, please email a photograph and basic implement dimensions to, judging@roguefitness.com for an official approval prior to your attempt.
  • Timer, visible in frame (This can be a gym timer, a phone with the timer feature up, or a stopwatch)
  • Digital weight scale to confirm the weights to be used for the hold
  • Flat surfaced wall or upright
  • Recommended: 10' x 10' clear unobstructed area in which to conduct the challenge with no other equipment in the space
  • Rogue brand gear is not required


Permitted Equipment:

  • Gym chalk (magnesium carbonate)
  • Weightlifting belt
  • Shoes of any style must be worn


NOT Permitted Equipment:

  • Wrist supports/wraps
  • Knee/elbow sleeves (single or pairs)
  • Tacky of any kind
  • Any type of liquid grip
  • Gloves or and kind of forearm or bicep coverings
  • Sticky adhesives or grip adhesives of any kind anywhere on the clothing, body, or weight (including spray or other)
  • Lifting straps of any kind
  • Knee wraps or elbow wraps
  • Tape or any other material added to the weight implement and/or fingers/hands


COVID/CDC GUIDELINE

COVID CDC GUIDELINE: All participants, judges, and witnesses must follow all social distancing and other local guidelines related to COVID-19 during the course of participation in the competition.

Video submissions are subject to rejection if such guidelines are not followed.

QUALIFIER COMPETITION AND SCORING

Forward hold for time     

  • Male Weight: 53 lbs minimum   
  • Female Weight: 35 lbs minimum


Notes:    

  • Men minimum time held to be eligible to qualify for the in person Rogue Record Breakers competition is 30 seconds     
  • Female minimum time held to be eligible to qualify for the in person Rogue Record Breakers competition is 30 seconds     
  • Qualifiers will be selected based on the longest hold times regardless of chosen weight held as long as the weights are at or above the listed minimums 
  • Your video submission should be your longest successful hold


MOVEMENTS

An approved hold will consist of the following:

Forward Hold

  • Athlete must position themselves so that their butt, back and head are against a vertical wall or upright with the heels of the feet no more than 8 inches from the wall
  • Competitors must lift the weight into the hold position without assistance
  • This is a traditional strongman style forward hold with the arms held perpendicular to the body and the elbows fully extended throughout the hold
  • Hands can be positioned any direction on the implement
  • Weight may only be supported with the hands
  • Body may or may not be locked out
  • The top edge of the weight must remain between the athlete's chin and crown of the head. The hold is over when the top edge of the implement moves lower than the chin or higher than the crown.
  • Bending of the elbows in order to gain an advantage will result in the termination of the hold
  • The timer may begin once the weight is in the approved holding 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 workout begins with the athlete standing upright

  • Butt, back and head in contact with the wall
  • Heels of the feet no more than 8 inches from the wall
  • Arms holding the weight down at their waist. 

 

When the athlete is ready, they may raise their weight and begin their challenge attempt:

  • The clock should begin when the weight is lifted to the approved holding position as outlined above 

 

The hold is over when the top edge of the weight moves lower than the chin, higher than the crown or the body is no longer in the approved holding position

  • Timer stops at this time


VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS

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 movements and clear the area of all extra equipment, people, or other obstructions so that the video is clear.

The video should be shot from a 90 degree angle of the athlete with the camera positioned at a height that is level with the athlete's shoulders. Critical items that need to be clearly visible on the video:

  1. Full body of athlete including feet at all times during the entire range of motion of the workout.
  2. The feet being within 8" of the wall and in contact with tape mark on the floor.
  3. The body maintaining the required points of contact with the wall during the hold attempt.
  4. The weight's top edge position related to the athletes body confirming the weight is in the approved hold position.
  5. Timer/clock in the view during the challenge.

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 followed by the challenge name and their chosen division.
  2. The athlete needs to show the camera all supportive equipment they are wearing or will wear for the challenge to confirm it all matches the rules outlined.
  3. The camera should then clearly show all equipment the athlete will use or may use during their challenge. All of the following must be shown:
    • The weight to be used clearly showing there is no tape, tacky, or any banned substance on it (must be in accordance with the standards)
    • All gear needs to stay in camera shot during the entire video
  4. The athlete needs to weigh their implement using their digital scale
    • Camera must show the athlete calibrating the scale with a bumper plate/kettlebell and show the scale reading
    • Camera must show the implement weight on the scale and the scale reading
  5. The athlete must then measure and tape a line 8" away from the wall on the floor
    • A tape line should be put on the ground at the 8" line.
    • Feet must be in contact with this line during the attempt.
  6. The camera should move back into the correct 90 degree filming angle with the camera positioned at a height that is level with the athlete's shoulders for the challenge attempt.
    • Show and arrange the correct camera height and angle prior to lift as shown in challenge video
    • See above for the critical items listed above that must be visible in order for your video to be accepted.
  7. When the weight is in the correct position the timer may be started.
  8. When the athlete is no longer holding the weight in the approved position the attempt is over and timer stops
  • 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 judges' discretion.

RRB EVENT 2: Weight Over Bar

CURRENT ROGUE RECORD BREAKER RECORD

Men: Hafthor Bjornsson, 20' 2". 2019
Women: Denise Green, 21’2”. 2018 (World Record)

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSIONS

Qualifier Start Date & Time: 1/18/22
Qualifier Close Date & Time: 2/7/22 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 DIVISIONS

Men - ages 14 and over
Women - ages 14 and over
   
To be considered as a competitor, the athlete must register for the challenge at www.roguefitness.com/record-breakers and follow all workout and video flows as outlined.


INVITEES COMPETITION INFORMATION

For competitors that receive a qualification spot:

In person competition will take place at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio

In person competition date: Sunday 3/6/22 at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Exact time TBD.

Prize Purse for in person competition:

$5,000 for a new men's record. In the event of a tie between two competitors that set a new Rogue record, prize money will be split evenly between the tied competitors

$5,000 for a woman that successfully clears a minimum of  21’2” and establishes a Rogue record. If multiple competitors clear  21’2”, the height will continue to increase until a winner is found. In the event of a tie between competitors, prize money will be split evenly

Full competition rules for the in person competition will be released closer to the competition date for those that receive an invite to compete.

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO QUALIFY

Athlete's have several options of what will be permitted for the weight implement during qualifier portion of this competition:

  • Standard Highland Games throwing weights
    • Max height of 18" tall measure from the ground to the inside of the top of the handle
    • Men need to throw 56lbs
    • Women need to throw 28lbs
  • Option 1: Rogue Fitness Strongman Throw Bag:
    • Men need to throw 56lbs
    • Women need to throw 28lbs
  • Option 2: Bags similar to the Strongman Throw Bag
    • The body of the throwing bag must be no smaller than 12" in diameter, 13" in length with an attached handle
    • Men need to throw 56lbs
    • Women need to throw 28lbs
  • Standard kettlebells
    • Men need to throw a 53lbs weight
    • Women need to throw a 26lbs weight
  • If you are unsure about whether or not your implement will be allowed, please email a photograph and basic implement dimensions to, judging@roguefitness.com for an official approval prior to your attempt.
  • Digital weight scale to confirm the weights used for the competition
  • Tape measure to be used to verify the height of the highest toss
    • Recommended: 20' x 20' clear unobstructed area in which to perform the movements required with no other equipment in the space
  • Rogue brand gear is not required


Permitted Equipment:

  • Tape on wrist, hand or fingers
  • Gym chalk (magnesium carbonate)
  • Gloves
  • Lifting belts including nylon, powerlifting, olympic or similar
  • Knee wraps or sleeves
  • Wrist supports/wraps
  • Elbow sleeves
  • Neoprene back support belt.


NOT Permitted Equipment:

  • Taping multiple fingers together
  • Tacky of any kind including tacky towels
  • Any type of liquid grip
  • Sticky adhesives or grip adhesives of any kind anywhere on the clothing, body, or weight (including spray or other)
  • Multiple layers of sleeves/wraps on top of each other
  • Lifting straps of any kind


COVID/CDC GUIDELINE

COVID CDC GUIDELINE: All participants, judges, and witnesses must follow all social distancing and other local guidelines related to COVID-19 during the course of participation in the competition.Video submissions are subject to rejection if such guidelines are not followed.

QUALIFIER COMPETITION AND SCORING

Highest successful toss over the bar 

  • Men throw 56lbs
  • Women throw 28lbs


Notes:

  • Minimum height to be eligible to qualify for the in person Rogue Record Breakers competition is 17'
  • Qualifiers will be selected based on the highest successful toss assuming the athletes have met all criteria listed
  • Your video submission should be your highest successful toss


MOVEMENTS

Weight over bar toss:

  • Athletes feet should be spread apart with the throwing implement on the ground in front of them
  • The bar should be up and behind the athlete.  
  • Athletes will reach down and pick up the implement with one hand only. Off hand must remain clear of the implement at all times
  • Any style may be used to toss the weight up and over the bar.
    • Competitor can swing and/or release the weight on their side body
    • Competitor can swing the weight the between their legs
    • Competitors feet do not need to stay planted during the throw attempt
    • Any style grip is permitted
    • Competitor will release the implement throwing the weight up over the crossmember behind them.
    • The throwing implement may hit the crossmember as long as it continues over the top and clears the crossmember
    • Height measurement should be taken from the top of the crossbar in the center to the ground

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


FLOW

The workout begins with the athlete standing at full extension with the throwing implement in front of them

  • The cross bar should be up and behind the athlete

 

When ready the athlete may reach down, grab the weight handle and begin their toss

  • Movement standards listed above


VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS

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 movements and clear the area of all extra equipment, people, or other obstructions so that the video is clear.

The video should be shot from a 45 degree angle from the athlete ensuring that the video clearly shows the entire body, weight and bar to clear. Critical items that need to be clearly visible on the video:

  1. Full body of athlete including feet at all times during each movement of the workout
  2. The weight on the ground/in the starting position
  3. The weight clearing the crossmember

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 and the competition name
  2. The athlete needs to show the camera all supportive equipment they are wearing or will wear for the challenge to confirm it all matches the rules outlined.
  3. The camera should then clearly show all equipment the athlete will use during their challenge. All of the following must be shown:
    • The weight that will be used for the attempt
    • The throw over apparatus
    • All gear needs to stay in camera shot during the entire video
  4. The athlete must weigh their throwing implement on camera
    • Camera must show the athlete calibrating the scale with a bumper plate/kettlebell and show the scale reading
    • The athlete can then place their throwing weight on the scale and show the scale reading
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
  5. Using the tape measure:
    • Camera must clearly show the height measurement of the throw over crossmember height
    • Video must clearly show the athlete measure the throwing implement to confirm it meets the required specs listed above
      • If the athlete will be throwing a kettlebell, measurements on the kettlebell are not required
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
    • All gear needs to stay in camera shot during the entire video
  6. The camera should move back into the final 45 degree filming angle for the throw attempt.
    • The athlete can move their weight over to the starting location at this time
    • The final position should clearly show the the weight on the ground and the entire crossmember that the bag needs to clear
  7. Once the athlete is ready they may begin the throw based on the criteria outlined 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 judges' discretion.

RRB EVENT 3: STONE OVER BAR

CURRENT ROGUE RECORD BREAKER RECORD

Women: Donna Moore, 377lbs. 2020 (World Record)
Men: Tom Stoltman, 630lbs. 2020 (World Record)

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSIONS

Qualifier Start Date & Time: 1/18/22
Qualifier Close Date & Time: 2/7/22 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 DIVISIONS

Men - ages 14 and over 
Women - ages 14 and over


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


Invitees Competition Information

For competitors that receive a qualification spot:

In person competition will take place at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio

Prize Purse for in person competition:
  • Men - $5,000 for a competitor that successfully lifts the 661lbs (300kg) stone. In the event of a tie between two or more competitors, prize money will be split evenly between the tied competitors
  • Women - $5,000 for a competitor that successfully lifts the 400lbs (181kg) stone. In the event of a tie between two or more competitors, prize money will be split evenly between the tied competitors


Equipment Needed to Qualify:

Athlete's have several options for what type of implements are acceptable to lift during the qualifier portion of this competition.

For the stone "implement"
  • Option 1: Concrete or rubber atlas stone
  • Option 2: Strongman style sandbags
  • Option 3: Natural/odd shaped stones
    • There are no stone dimensions or requirements that must be met other than total weight
  • Option 4: Any type of loadable atlas stone
    • There are no diameter requirements that must be met
  • Athletes can use any 48" tall minimum apparatus to put the stone over to include yoke bars, solid platforms/shelfs, traditional wooden stone over stands etc. Measurement is from the platform to the top of the bar/shelf
  • If you are unsure about whether or not your implement or setup will be allowed, please email a photograph and basic implement dimensions to, judging@roguefitness.com for an official approval prior to your lift attempt
  • Digital weight scale to confirm the weights to be used for the competition
  • Measuring tape
  • Recommended: 10' x 10' clear unobstructed area in which to lift with no other equipment in the space
  • Rogue brand gear is not required

Permitted equipment:

  • Chalk (magnesium carbonate)
  • Lifting belts including nylon, powerlifting, Olympic or similar
  • Knee sleeves or elbow sleeves
  • Neoprene back support belt
  • Tacky of any kind including tacky towels
  • Standard stone lifting forearm sleeves
  • Tape on forearms
  • Any type of liquid grip/chalk
  • Knee wraps or elbow wraps
  • Neoprene briefs or warming shorts

NOT Permitted Equipment:

  • Straps of any kind
  • Double sided tape
  • Gloves
  • Shoes that have a built up sole to provide extra height
  • Anything that is tucked into the lifting belt or on the athletes body that creates a shelf to assist with the stone lift

QUALIFIER COMPETITION & SCORING

Stone over bar

Notes:

  • Men and women must lift over a 48" bar/apparatus 
  • Men's minimum weight listed over bar to be eligible to qualify for the in person Rogue Record Breakers competition is 450lbs (204 kg) 
  • Women's minimum weight listed over bar to be eligible to qualify for the in person Rogue Record Breakers competition is 275lbs (124kg) 
  • Qualifiers will be selected based on the heaviest successful lifts assuming the athletes have met all criteria listed 
  • Your video submission should be your highest successful lifted stone.


Movements

Stone over bar lift

  • Stones all begin on the ground directly in front of the 48" high bar or shelf
  • Athletes must lift each stone up and over the 48" bar using any lifting method
  • Implements may touch/roll over the bar
  • Athletes may not grab the bar to assist with the lift
  • Any athlete who alters/modifies the equipment or movements described in this document may be disqualified from the competition if deemed by the head judges to give an unfair advantage.


Flow

The workout begins with the athlete standing behind the stone facing the bar

When the athlete is ready they may reach down and start their lift

  • Video submission should be your highest successful lifted stone/implement
  • Standards listed above


VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS

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 movements 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 90 degree side angle to the athlete ensuring that the video clearly shows the entire range of motion of the lift. Critical items that need to be clearly visible on the video:

  1. Stone start on the ground
  2. Athlete lifting the stone without assistance
  3. The stone moving over the bar without the athlete grabbing the bar to assist with the lift.

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 and the competition name.
  2. The athlete needs to show the camera all supportive equipment they are wearing or will wear for the challenge to confirm it all matches the rules outlined
  3. The camera should then clearly show all equipment the athlete will use during their challenge. All of the following must be shown:
    • The stone or object they will lift
    • The apparatus they will lift the object over
    • All gear needs to stay in camera shot during the entire video
  4. The athlete must weigh their implement on camera
    • Camera must show the athlete calibrating the scale with a bumper plate/kettlebell and show the scale reading
    • The athlete can then place their stone object on the scale and show the scale reading
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
  5. Using the tape measure:
    • Camera must clearly show the height measurement of the apparatus they will lift the stone over/onto
    • Measurement is from the platform to the top of the bar/shelf
    • Video must clearly show the athlete measure the apparatus to confirm it meets the required specs listed above
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
    • All gear needs to stay in camera shot during the entire video
  6. The camera should move back into the correct 90 degree side filming angle for the challenge attempt.
    • The stone can be moved into its start place at this time
    • The final position should capture the athlete at 90 degree side angle
  7. Once the athlete is ready they may begin their attempt based on the criteria outlined above.
  8. All of the steps above should be done with the camera continuously running for the video to be accepted
  9. Failure to show these steps/items could make the video submission subject to rejection at the judges' discretion.

RRB EVENT 4: Replica Dinnie Stone Walk

HISTORY OF MOVEMENT

The original Dinnie Stones are located in Potarch, Scotland date back to the 1860s and have a combined weight of 743 lbs. The Rogue Replica Dinnies first appeared in competition at the Arnold Classic during 2017 and have a combined weight of 744 lbs. The replica stones used in this event were made for Gordon Dinnie, a kinsman of Donald Dinnie, and they now belong to Jan Todd. They are on display in the Rogue Fitness HQ retail store and athletes and fans are welcome to come by and attempt to lift them.

CURRENT ROGUE RECORD BREAKER RECORD

Laurence Shahlaei, 14 ft 10 in (4.52 m). 2021 (Dinnie Stone Walk World Record)


DEADLINES AND SUBMISSIONS

Qualifier Start Date & Time: 1/18/22
Qualifier Close Date & Time: 2/7/22 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 DIVISIONS

Men - ages 14 and over

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


INVITEES COMPETITION INFORMATION

For competitors that receive a qualification spot:

In person competition will take place at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio

Prize Purse for in person competition:

  • $5,000 for breaking the world record of 14 ft 10 inches and establishing a Rogue record.  In the event of a tie between two competitors that set a new Rogue record, prize money will be split evenly between the tied competitors


Full competition rules for the in person competition will be released closer to the competition date for those that receive an invite to compete.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO QUALIFY

Athlete's have several options for what type of implements are acceptable during qualifier portion of this competition:
  • Option 1: Replica Dinnie Stones located at Rogue HQ retail store
  • Option 2: Original Dinnie Stones in Potarch, Aberdeenshire
  • Option 3: If you are using custom “Dinnie Stone” type ring handles, both rings can have an outside diameter no greater than 7” and be no more than 3/4” thick metal
  • Option 4: Rogue Ring Power Pin or similar non Rogue branded product.
  • Option 5: A basic cable handle. For example a D handle steel or strap attachment attached to an appropriately loaded weight pin.
  • Regardless of which implement you decide to use, the maximum allowed distance from the floor to the top of your handle when fully extended is 24”. There is no minimum measurement restriction for the same dimension.
  • If you are unsure about whether or not your implement will be allowed, please email a photograph and basic implement dimensions to, judging@roguefitness.com for an official approval prior to your lift attempt.
  • Visible timer in frame - this can be a gym timer, a phone with the timer feature up, or a stopwatch - with an assistant to help time
  • Digital weight scale to confirm the weights used for the competition
  • Weight plates with clearly marked numbers
  • Measuring tape
  • Recommended: 10' x 10' clear unobstructed area in which to perform the movements required with no other equipment in the space
  • Rogue brand gear is not required


Permitted Equipment:

  • Chalk (magnesium carbonate)
  • Lifting belts including nylon, powerlifting, Olympic or similar
  • Knee sleeves
  • Neoprene back support belt
  • Wrist wraps
  • Elbow sleeves
  • Neoprene briefs or warming shorts


NOT PERMITTED EQUIPMENT

  • Tacky of any sort including tacky towels
  • Any type of liquid grip
  • Gloves
  • Lifting straps of any kind
  • Liquid chalk


COVID/CDC GUIDELINE

COVID CDC GUIDELINE: All participants, judges, and witnesses must follow all social distancing and other local guidelines related to COVID-19 during the course of participation in the competition.Video submissions are subject to rejection if such guidelines are not followed.

QUALIFIER COMPETITION AND SCORING

The in person Rogue Record Breaker competition will be a Dinnie Stone Walk for max distance. Competitors will qualify for the in person competition by performing a Dinnie Stone Hold for max time.

Notes: 

  • Implement weights need to weigh between the weight range below: 
    • Implement one can range from 320 lbs (145.15 kg) - 325 lbs (147.42 kg)      
    • Implement two can range from 420 lbs (190.51) kg - 425 lbs (192.78 kg) 
  • Competitors that submit attempts that were not performed during the competition window listed below are not eligible
  • Minimum length hold required to be eligible to qualify for the in person Dinnie Stone Walk competition is 5 seconds


MOVEMENTS

Dinnie Stone Hold

  • Implements begin on the ground, not touching one another
  • Lifter then straddles the items leaving one on each side of their body
  • Feet remain separated in a “split jerk” type position
  • Lifter bends down and grabs each handle simultaneously
  • Lifter will then pick the implements up vertically until both are completely off the ground
  • The lifter does not have to reach full extension of the hips, knees or be "locked out" in any way
  • Both implements need to be entirely lifted from the ground.
  • The lift has ended once any part of either implements touches the ground

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


FLOW

The workout begins with the athlete standing at full extension with the lifting implements between the feet as detailed above.

  • Lifting implements should be loaded to the correct weights (detailed above)

 

When the athlete is ready, they may reach down, grab the handles and begin to lift them off the ground

  • The clock should begin once both implements have entirely left the ground
  • Standards listed above

 

The lift is over and the clock should stop as soon as any part of either implement touches the ground


VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS

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 movements and clear the area of all extra equipment, people, or other obstructions so that the video is clear.

Shoot the video from the front and place the camera low to the ground so that the floor and the lifter both stay in frame the entire time. Critical items that need to be clearly visible on the video:

  1. Full body of athlete including feet at all times
  2. The video must be able to clearly show both implements as soon as they entirely leave the ground
  3. Videos that do not show the lifted stones and the lifter for the entire video may be ineligible

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 the competition name
  2. The athlete needs to show the camera all supportive equipment they are wearing or will wear for the challenge to confirm it all matches the rules outlined
  3. The camera should then clearly show all equipment the athlete will use during their challenge. All of the following must be shown:
    • All weight plates that will be used in their attempt (If applicable)
    • Plates need to clearly have the weights printed on them (If applicable)
    • The handles and loading pin and carabiner/strap combination that will be used (If applicable)
    • The Dinnie Stones, handles and area immediately around the stones (If applicable)
    • If the athlete is lifting the Dinnie Stone replica stones in Columbus, Ohio or the Dinnie Stones in Potarch Scotland, the video must make it abundantly clear of your location by showing your surroundings
    • All gear needs to stay in camera shot during the entire video
  4. The athlete must weigh all competition gear on camera.
    •  Note - this process can be skipped if the athlete is lifting the Dinnie Stones in Scotland or the replica stones at Rogue HQ
    • This process needs to start with showing scale calibration by placing a kettlebell/dumbbell on the scale and showing the scale reading is correct.
    • The camera must show each plate on the scale and show the scale reading
    • The athlete will need to place all non plate items onto a scale and show the scale reading
    • For example, if you are using a non Rogue Dinnie Ring handles, loading pin and carabiner all of those items need to be placed on the scale together with the weight showing in the same frame in order to verify the total load.
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
  5. Using the tape measure: 
    • Note - this process can be skipped if the athlete is lifting the Dinnie Stones in Scotland or the replica stones at Rogue HQ
    • Assemble your implements and measure the distance from the floor to the top of your handle when fully extended to confirm it matches the standards listed above
    • If you are using custom “Dinnie Stone” type ring handles, measure the outside diameter of the rings and measure the ring thickness to confirm both measurements meet the standards listed above
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
  6. The camera should move back into the front, near ground filming angle for the lift attempt.
    • Athlete may set up and load their implements and prepare for the lift at this step
    • The final camera position should clearly show the moment both implements leave the ground entirely
    • Timer in full view of the camera
  7. Once the athlete is ready they may begin the lift based on the criteria outlined above
    • Timer begins as soon as both implements are entirely off the ground
  8. A soon as either implement touches the floor the clock stops and, the lift is over at this moment.
  • 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 judges' discretion

RRB EVENT 5: Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift


CURRENT ROGUE RECORD BREAKER RECORD

Andrea Thompson, 621 lbs. 2020
Hafthor Bjornsson, 1046lbs. 2020

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSIONS

Qualifier Start Date & Time: 1/18/22
Qualifier Close Date & Time: 2/7/22 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 DIVISIONS

Men - ages 14 and over
Women - ages 14 and over

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


Invitees competition information

For competitors that receive a qualification spot: 

In person competition will take place at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio

Prize Purse for in person competition:     

  • $5,000 for a new men's record. In the event of a tie between two competitors that set a new Rogue record, prize money will be split evenly between the tied competitors     
  • $5,000 for a new women's record. In the event of a tie between two competitors that set a new Rogue record, prize money will be split evenly between the tied competitors


Full competition rules for the in person competition will be released closer to the competition date for those that receive an invite to compete.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO QUALIFY

  • Digital weight scale to confirm the weights used for the competition
  • Standard 15kg (35 LB) or 20kg (45 LB) barbell (including Power Bars and Deadlift Bars)
  • Weight plates with the weight clearly marked 
    • Max of 18" diameter
  • Barbell collars
  • Recommended: 10' x 10' clear unobstructed area in which to lift with no other equipment in the space
  • Rogue brand gear is not required


Permitted Equipment:

  • Regular straps (with a single tail)
  • Lifting belts including nylon, powerlifting, olympic or similar
  • Chalk (magnesium carbonate)
  • Baby powder
  • Wrist wraps
  • Knee sleeves
  • Neoprene back support belt
  • Power briefs


NOT Permitted Equipment:

  • Tacky of any kind
  • Any type of liquid grip/chalk
  • Gloves
  • Super suits or deadlifting suits
  • 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
  • Figure 8 straps
  • Knee wraps or elbow wraps
  • Grease or oil on thighs

COVID/CDC GUIDELINE

COVID CDC GUIDELINE: All participants, judges, and witnesses must follow all social distancing and other local guidelines related to COVID-19 during the course of participation in the competition.Video submissions are subject to rejection if such guidelines are not followed.


QUALIFIER COMPETITION AND SCORING

1 Rep Max Elephant Bar Deadlift

Notes:

  • Men's minimum weight to be eligible to qualify for the in person Rogue Record Breakers competition is 800lbs (340kg)
  • Women's minimum weight to be eligible to qualify for the in person Rogue Record Breakers competition is 450lbs (205kg)
  • Qualifiers will be selected based on the heaviest successful lifts assuming the athletes have met all criteria listed
  • Your video submission should be your highest successful lifted weight


MOVEMENTS

Deadlift

  • Barbell begins on the floor
  • This is a traditional deadlift with the hands outside of the knees (Sumo Deadlift is not permitted)
  • Any style of grip is allowed
  • The bar is lifted to the finishing position where the hips and knees are fully extended, standing erect with the shoulders back
  • During the lift, the bar can be hitched, stopped, and even lowered so long as it is brought to the correct finish position at the conclusion of the lift

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


FLOW

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

When the athlete is ready they may verbally declare their weight

Once the weight is declared, the athlete may reach down and begin their attempt:

  • Once the athlete has reach the approved finishing position the lift is complete
  • Standards listed above


VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS

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 movements 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 90 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. Full body of athlete including feet at all times during the movement
  2. The full length of the athlete with the arm extended and the weight overhead
  3. The athlete's finishing position where the hips and knees are fully extended with the head and shoulders behind the bar.

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 the competition name
  2. The athlete needs to show the camera all supportive equipment they are wearing or will wear for the challenge to confirm it all matches the rules outlined
  3. 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 weight plates, both sides, that will be used in their attempt
    • Plates need to clearly have the weights printed on them
    • All gear needs to stay in camera shot during the entire video
  4. The athlete must weigh all plates and barbell on camera
    • This process needs to start with showing scale calibration by placing a kettlebell/dumbbell on the scale and showing the scale reading is correct
    • The camera must show each plate on the scale and show the scale reading
    • The camera must show the barbell on the scale and show the scale reading
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
  5. The camera should move back into the correct 90 degree filming angle for the challenge attempt
    • The bar should be loaded at this time
    • The final position should capture the athlete at 90 degree side angle for the deadlift position
  6. Once the athlete is ready they may begin their attempt based on the criteria outlined 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 judges' discretion