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IFBB FITNESS CHALLENGE

The 2021 season comes with very important news for the millions of athletes who practice functional training in their gyms and sports facilities every day: IFBB has created the FITNESS CHALLENGE discipline.

FITNESS CHALLENGE consists of a circuit with strength exercises in 6 stations where athletes try to perform the maximum number of repetitions in 2 minutes.

Categories are established and athletes compete with each other demonstrating their maximum physical performance.

It is dedicated to athletes who prioritize muscle performance over competition based solely on muscle and lack of body fat.

Basic Rules

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Outstanding physical performance
  • Opportunity for broad age levels
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Energy of a balanced body

Age and gender categories

  • Men’s Fitness Challenge (athletes between the age of 24 and 40)
  • Women’s Fitness Challenge (athletes between the age of 24 and 35)
  • Junior Men’s Fitness Challenge (athletes under 23 years old)
  • Junior Women’s Fitness Challenge
  • Master Men’s Fitness Challenge (athletes +40 years)
  • Master Women’s Fitness Challenge (athletes + 35 years)

Categories by execution and performance levels:

  • Gold Standard
  • Silver Level
  • Unlike our Bodybuilding and Fitness categories, fitness challenge has no body display.
  • Sportswear covering the torso and legs may be used, as the musculature is not the target of the competition.
  • Athletes may wear tracksuits or T-shirts with shorts or any combination at their discretion.
  • Sports shoes are also mandatory.
  • Bronze cream for tanning and oils are not allowed.

How does the FITNESS CHALLENGE competition develop?

  • It’s a six-station circuit. A different exercise is performed at each station.
  • 6 athletes compete simultaneously, each in a station and with an official/judge controlling technical correction and writing down the repetitions done.
  • Each athlete starts at a station that has been randomly assigned to him.
  • Athletes move from one station to another, performing the entire circuit. An official/judge accompanies the athlete on their journey until the 6 stations are completed.
  • In each station, the athlete performs a maximum of repetitions for a time of 2 minutes. In this time interval, the athlete can interrupt the exercise and resume it. The official/judge writes down valid repetitions made in each exercise.
  • They all change stations to the end, counterclockwise with a time of 2 minutes to rest and prepare the next station.
  • The total time in each station is 2 minutes (execution) + 2 minutes (change of season) All athletes start the next exercise at the same time.
  • All athletes go through all exercises and must perform all of them correctly supervised by their IFBB official/judge, in accordance with the Regulations described for this purpose.
  • The officials/judges add up the repetitions made in each season and aim the total to position their athlete in the standings relative to the rest. Each athlete’s record is generated for rankings between participants of the different points, generating a ranking.
  • The total time of the test, 24 minutes for 6 athletes (2 minutes to perform + 2 minutes to change stations and recover.
  • After 6 minutes of pause another set of 6 athletes is incorporated. In these 6 minutes the officials/judges share the repetitions achieved by each athlete to a general classification. A official/judge scores replays achieved by all athletes in that run.

Athletes compete to perform maximum repetitions at each station. Athletes qualify for the summary of repetitions in the 6 exercises of the circuit.

  • The athlete shall always follow the technical indications of the official/judge.
  • The athlete will perform as many reps of the exercise as possible at each station.
  • The athlete will accept any repetitions that the official/judge deems valid.
  • The athlete must respect the start of each exercise and interrupt it within 2 minutes. You can discontinue replays but you won’t do any beyond this time
  • The athlete will change the station next to the official/judge. It shall be placed to begin the station when instructed to do so by the central judge.
  • At the end of the 6 stations, the athlete gives the central judge/arbitrator the form with the repetitions performed in each station.
  • At the end of the 6 stations, the athlete will leave the venue giving way to another set of participants.
  • In each of 6 group of athletes, there will be 6 officials/judges, one assigned to each station.
  • It is equipped with board and forms and pen to write down. Official clothing.
  • The official/judge counts the valid repetitions each athlete performs at their station and writes them down on a control form.
  • Valid repetitions are those that are considered by the official/judge; those that he/she invalidates are null and void. They add up only to repetitions considered valid.
  • The official/judge controls the start and end of the exercise by following the orders of the central judge marking the times.
  • The official/judge waits for the next athlete to arrive at his/her station. He/She accompanies the athlete during the 2-minute break and positions you for the start of the exercise.
  • The central judge handles the timer. He/She announces 2 minutes of working time for each station and an additional 2 minutes for switching between stations.
  • Collect each athlete’s scoring forms from each official/judge at the end of each athlete’s 6 exercises.

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