The Basket Squat is a strongman event that tests an athlete’s strength and power. Here are some detailed rules for a Basket Squat competition:
- The Basket used in the event should be specified by the competition and can vary depending on the level of the athletes. The basket is typically made of metal and can be filled with weight plates, sandbags, kegs or other heavy objects.
- The weight of the basket is typically not specified and can vary depending on the level of the athletes.
- The athlete should squat with the basket on their shoulders, and should reach parallel or below parallel with the thighs at the bottom of the squat.
- The athlete should squat with the basket starting and finishing at a specific point, determined by the competition.
- The athlete has to complete a certain number of reps or a certain amount of weight within a certain time limit.
- The athlete will be disqualified if they drop the basket, if they fail to reach parallel or below parallel, if they fail to complete the squat within the time limit or if they don’t follow the rules.
- Gear: The athlete should only wear the supportive equipment specified by the competition, such as squat briefs, squat suits, lifting belts, knee wraps, knee sleeves, elbow sleeves, and wrist wraps.
- The athlete should be given a “squat” command by the head judge before starting each squat and the judge should then give a “good” command when the athlete reaches squat depth for the rep to count. A “no rep” will be announced if the athlete fails to hit depth or lockout the squat.
- The athlete should not bounce out of the bottom.
- The basket should be loaded by the official loaders and should be placed in a specific order, with the heaviest one last.
- The athlete’s time will be stopped as soon as they successfully completed the number of reps or weight specified in the competition and will be given a score based on the time they finished the event or the weight they lifted.
It’s important to note that different competitions may have different rules or variations of the Basket squat, so it’s a good idea to check with the specific competition you plan to participate in.