Trap Bar Deadlift
The trap bar deadlift consists of a 3-rep max deadlift using a trap bar, which is a hexagon-shaped bar that surrounds the lifter.
The trap bar deadlift is a variation of the traditional deadlift, in which a barbell is lifted off the ground to the level of the hips then placed back on the ground.
In the trap bar deadlift, competitors will have a single 5-minute period to set their 3-rep max, which is the heaviest weight they are able to lift 3 times consecutively.
- All three (3) reps must be completed within 10 seconds.
- Weight must touch the ground after each repetition.
- Athlete cannot rest on the bottom or top of the repetition.
- Athlete may not bounce the weight.
- Athlete may not regrip the bar after a repetition.
- Straps are not allowed.
- Gloves and weight belt are permitted.
- Athlete must stand straight at the end of each repetition.
- At the beginning or end of the competition video submission, athlete must show/state weight including collars. The weight of each plate must be clearly shown.
- Must complete a minimum of one (1) set of three (3) repetitions. Each video may have a maximum of three (3) sets if the athlete prefers to build to a weight.
- We recommend performing a warm-up before any attempts.
Placement in each category is based on the heaviest weight lifted 3 consecutive times in each competitive category. Point breakdown is as follows:
- 1st – 25 points
- 2nd – 24 points
- 3rd – 23 points
- 4th – 22 points
- 5th – 21 points
It is possible to tie in the deadlift portion of the competition.
How Much the Deadlift Counts in the Total Score
The Donor Games Championship is a points-based event; the competitor with the most points in their category wins. The total score for each competitor will be a combination of their deadlift score (up to 25 points), their Murph score (up to 50 points), and their Grace score (up to 25 points) for a total between 0 and 100. In the event of a total score tie, the competitor with the most points in the Murph event will win.