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Lockdown Lift Off 2.0 is here!

Following the reintroduction of lockdown measures in England, Lockdown Lift Off has returned with an initial three-stages to take us into mid-December.

The reboot of Lockdown Lift Off is open to members of British Weight Lifting and is free to enter.

It will kick off with the Snatch lift and will run from 12 noon Wednesday 18 November – 12 noon Wednesday 25 November.

This will be followed by another 7-day stretch for the Clean & Jerk, and then another 7-day combined Snatch and Clean & Jerk to complete the trio of stages.

Lockdown Lift Off 2.0 is here!

If you'd like to take part, here’s a reminder of how to enter…

What is it?

Lockdown Lift Off is a free-to-enter video-based competition for BWL members with lifters uploading a video of themselves completing a designated exercise to the Lockdown Lift Off webpage.

The videos will then be judged by a BWL Licensed Technical Official and given a rating out of 5 stars based on the technique displayed.  The Technical Official may also leave a comment to help with any areas of improvement.

Every video will be put into an online gallery of submissions for everyone to watch.  You can share your submission on social media using the hashtag #LockdownLiftOff and tagging @BritishWL in your post.

At the end of each round all entries will be ranked by the highest weight lifted that the Technical Officials consider to be a ‘Good Lift’ and the top 3 results in each category will be sent an e-certificate.

The club with best lifters in Lockdown Lift Off will also be recognised!

What kit do I need to take part?

  • A valid BWL membership
  • A video camera with a time stamp
  • If using a smartphone we recommend the Timestamp Camera Basic app, or something similar
  • A barbell
  • Weights
  • Somewhere safe to lift
  • An internet connection

How do I take part?

If you’ve already entered Lockdown Lift Off, or any of the virtual competitions from BWL, Weightlifting Wales or Weightlifting Scotland you can simply log in using the same details.  If you’ve never entered one of our virtual competitions then we’ll help by creating an account for you, you’ll get an email with a link to reset your temporary password to access the system.  Please check your junk or spam folder for an email from ‘BWL Video Portal’.

After you’ve logged in to your account simply follow the instructions to complete your submission.

The Lift – Snatch

Lifters must submit one video with a visible clock or timer that has been continuous since weigh in. Your video may contain up to three attempts of the snatch lift, your highest successful attempt will count towards your result.

Videos must show the lifters full body at all times from the start to the end of the lift, including full overhead lockout.

The camera must be placed directly in front of the lifter and raised to approximately chest height. Videos filmed from the ground or from the side will not be accepted.

If you have a lock out issue before starting the lift show the judges your full extension, pause, then lift.

Weights will only be accepted in kilograms.

You must show all the discs on both ends of the bar after each attempt.

  • Pulling straps are not allowed.
  • Submissions that do not include a weigh in will be rejected.
  • In the case of a tie the athlete that posted their video submission first will be awarded.
  • Videos that do not display the weights before or after the lifts will be rejected.
  • The results in the Lockdown Lift Off are not eligible for rankings or records.
  • Lifts that would be considered a ‘No Lift’ in a formal competition will still be given a star rating and feedback but won’t be included in the final rankings.


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