Vittori Workout 2022 Open

Competitors will have two minutes to complete a maximum number of bench press reps at a designated weight (185 lbs. for men, 95 lbs. for women). At the two-minute mark, the athlete must begin performing pull-ups to complete a maximum number of strict pull-ups.


Registration for the Vittori Workout 2022 Open will open on May 3, 2022. Registration is $5 per competitor. The registration deadline is June 14, 2022, and the competition will take place June 22 through June 29, 2022. Registered competitors should upload a video of themselves performing a bench press and pull-up to ensure correct form. Click here to learn more about the video requirement.

*All registration dates subject to change.

Workout Rules

To be considered for the podium and cash prizes, all competitors in the Vittori Workout 2022 Open must adhere to the following rules for the workout:

  • The clock starts on the bench press lift-off and the pull-ups must begin at the 2:00 minute mark.
  • Competitors must complete reps at the designated weight (185 lbs. for men, 95 lbs. for women).
  • All bench repetitions must demonstrate a full range of motion in which the barbell must touch the athlete‚Äôs chest and achieve a full extension and lockout on the top of the movement.
  • An athlete may not use a bounce from the barbell off of the chest.
  • The athlete‚Äôs glutes must touch the bench for the entirety of the exercise sequence.
  • Athletes may have a spotter present while performing the bench press segment of the workout.
    • The spotter cannot assist with a lift-off and the spotter‚Äôs hands must remain clear from the barbell while the competitor is performing the movement.
    • The only assistance that the spotter can provide is lifting the bar if an athlete fails on their final repetition.
  • For strict pull-up the athlete‚Äôs chin must clear the bar the top of the rep and the athlete‚Äôs arms must return to a fully extended rest position at the bottom of the rep (no bend in the arms).
  • Athletes may not use any movements that generate momentum such as kipping or butterfly movements.

Competition Rules

Registered athletes agree to and will comply with the following rules related to the Donor Games Open competition format.

    • All athletes must be 18 years or older as of the close of registration for the competition.
    • All athletes must agree to the Donor Games Consent Agreement and adhere to the Workout Rules and Competition Rules herein.
    • Athletes are strongly advised to submit a sample workout video at any time during the sample workout window.
      • Athletes who do not submit a sample workout video run a higher risk of having their full workout video rejected by the judges for issues with form.
    • Athletes must submit their full workout video at any time during the competition window.
    • Athletes may submit more than one workout video to improve their standings on the leaderboard. Competitors may submit no more than ONE (1) video within any 24-hour period.
    • Athletes must be willing to accept prize winnings via ACH payment from the National Kidney Registry. Failure to provide ACH payment information within three (3) weeks of official prize-winning notification from the Donor Games will result in forfeiture of cash prize. All prize winnings will be dispersed within 3 weeks of provision of athlete‚Äôs ACH information to the NKR.
    • Judges will pay close attention to exercise form to ensure every movement conforms to the Workout Rules and video instructions for the Open workout. Failure to perform a movement or exercise according to the guidelines could result in disqualification.
    • Judges may reject an athlete‚Äôs workout video due to: (a) improper form; (b) failure to complete the workout; (c) copyright infringements; or (d) any other issues that arise in review of the workout.
      • If a workout video is rejected, the competitor is allowed to submit a new competition workout video at any time during the competition window.
      • If no new video is submitted before the extended deadline, the competitor is disqualified.
    • All workout videos submitted for the Open will be uploaded to YouTube and included on the competition leaderboard.
      • Sample videos submitted by 4 pm will be available to the public by 12 pm on the following day (subject to judges‚Äô approval).
      • Workout videos submitted by 4 pm will be available to the public by 8 am on the following day (subject to judges‚Äô approval).
      • Judges‚Äô decisions are final as they relate to official time, weight, reps for each athlete‚Äôs workout.

Cash Prizes

Category1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place
Donor: Men$2,000$1,600$1,200$800$400
Donor: Women$2,000$1,600$1,200$800$400
Recipient: Men$1,000$800$600$400$200
Recipient: Women$1,000$800$600$400$200
General: Men$1,000$800$600$400$200
General: Women$1,000$800$600$400$200

Individuals who are transplant center professionals are eligible to compete for an additional $10,000 in cash prizes through our $10k Challenge.

Founding Sponsors

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Kidney Registry
  • National Kidney Donation Organization