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    wv2de is offline Senior Member
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    Default Where is the Beast Challenge?

    I've looked for the original thread/post/announcement and cannot find it anywhere. I'm curious about any details that may exist since I may make it a long term goal (probably years...). Can someone point me to the original source of the Beast Challenge or possibly provide the specific requirements at least? I understand it's the ability to press, pistol, and pull up with the beast, but what about form? Do you have to pistol with each leg? Is it just one pullup, and what are the rules there - hand width, chinup vs. pullup, required grip type, etc.?

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    Loose - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose
    --1 b.(2) : having relative freedom of movement

    Lose - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose
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    Last edited by Kai Johnson; 10-26-2009 at 05:19 AM. Reason: Fixed link

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    Thanks for the link! I'm not sure how I missed it, but I did search the forum and web for a good 10 minutes... Anyway, the only remaining question I have after reading there is this one:

    The pictures all show the guys leaning to the side somewhat during the press. I understand that you must lean a little when pressing heavier weights, but what are the specific rules on the side lean? How far of a lean is allowed, and how is it distinguished from a side press? I'm not looking for an easy way out - just trying to define the goals and rules. The hardest for me will be the pullup - and there's not much room for doubt on those rules (strict tactical pullup is pretty clear!).

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    Loose - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose
    --1 b.(2) : having relative freedom of movement

    Lose - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose
    --6 : to cause the loss of

    "To loose fat, one must simply unbuckle one's belt; to lose fat, one must tighten it." - wv

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    Oops...had an extra http in there. Thanks Greg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv2de View Post
    ... what are the specific rules on the side lean? How far of a lean is allowed, and how is it distinguished from a side press?.
    Same as what disqualifies a press for the RKC2: "If (elbow angle) increases at any point during the attempt without a simultaneous elevation of the bell, the girevik has leaned away from the kettlebell and thus has turned a strict press into a side press."

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    Thanks for the clarification - I'd be interested to see some examples of where the line is drawn since there's some room for interpretation there. Having a beast racked requires a certain amount of lean as it is - so keeping that original lean and simply not leaning farther should produce an approved press, right? I'm sure that an excessive starting lean would be called out as cheating, but again, where is the line drawn?

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    Loose - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose
    --1 b.(2) : having relative freedom of movement

    Lose - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose
    --6 : to cause the loss of

    "To loose fat, one must simply unbuckle one's belt; to lose fat, one must tighten it." - wv

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    Actually, I don't think there is much room for interpretation on what Randy quoted.

    Basically, if the bell is not going up when your elbow is bending, you are disqualified. That's because your body is dropping rather than the bell going up.

    If you lean some, but the bell is still going up in elevation (not just your arm getting straighter), you're good.

    (Should have been "when your elbow is straightening, you are disqualified")
    Last edited by Andy Alexander RKC; 10-26-2009 at 12:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Alexander RKC View Post
    Actually, I don't think there is much room for interpretation on what Randy quoted.

    Basically, if the bell is not going up when your elbow is bending, you are disqualified. That's because your body is dropping rather than the bell going up.

    If you lean some, but the bell is still going up in elevation (not just your arm getting straighter), you're good.
    Thanks; without actually trying to cheat or playing devil's advocate I can see how these rules could work well. I've got a lot of work to do before worrying about the beast challenge, to be honest, but everyone needs some long term goals as well as short .

    wv
    Loose - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose
    --1 b.(2) : having relative freedom of movement

    Lose - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose
    --6 : to cause the loss of

    "To loose fat, one must simply unbuckle one's belt; to lose fat, one must tighten it." - wv

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