The Lever Squat is a challenging Strongman event that requires competitors to squat with a weight attached to a lever arm. The lever arm alters the weight distribution, making it more demanding to maintain balance and control throughout the movement. This variation challenges not only leg strength but also stability and core engagement.
Here are some general rules for a Lever Squat competition:
- The Lever Squat apparatus should be specified by the competition and can vary depending on the level of the athletes. The Lever squat is typically a machine that allows the athlete to squat with the weight plates attached to the side of the lever arm, which makes the weight distribution more difficult.
- The athlete should squat with the lever on their shoulders, and should reach parallel or below parallel with the thighs at the bottom of the squat.
- The weight on the lever should be specified by the competition and can vary depending on the level of the athletes.
- The athlete should squat with the lever 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’s lift will be disqualified if they drop the lever, 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.
It’s important to note that different competitions may have different rules or variations of the Lever Squat, so it’s a good idea to check with the specific competition you plan to participate in.