Large globe-shaped stones are made of concrete and more recently steel. Stones are picked up, generally from the ground, and placed on a platform, over a bar, or to the shoulder. There can be multiple stones of varying sizes and weights. They can be loaded to different heights. It can also be a max rep variation.
ATLAS STONES: (SPLIT TIME)
– 1 attempt to lift as many of the stones as possible in the fastest time.
– Typically provided a 60 or 90-second time limit.
– Platform height between 42” to 56”.
– 4 to 5 atlas stones.
– Stone diameter and weight may vary.
– Stones will be placed at the base of the platforms.
– Stones are usually loaded in ascending order.
– The stones must be loaded in a controlled manner. If a stone falls off the platform during the attempt, the athlete must replace the stone before proceeding to the next heaviest stone.
– Split times will be taken for each stone.
– Athlete starts with their hands on the platform or a short distance from the platform at the start of the event.
– Equipment Allowed: Belt with buckle to the back, Tacky, Chalk, Knee wraps or sleeves, Fore-arm sleeves
– Equipment NOT Allowed: Belt buckle to the front or an object in the belt to provide a “shelf”. No built-up shoes to provide extra height.