What is the official weigh-in protocol?
The official weigh-in protocol can be found in the Rulebook. It is also outlined here:
Athletes must record their body weight for each Lift-off workout. Body weights will be submitted, along with scores, for validation. Body weights are to be recorded in whole pounds only (no decimals). For example, if an athlete weighs in at 165.7 lb., the athlete’s body weight will be recorded as 165.
- If the workout is conducted at an affiliate, the athlete's judge will observe the weigh-in and record the athlete's body weight on the scorecard.
- For video submissions, follow this weight-in procedure:
- Shoes, weight belts and knee sleeves may be removed prior to recording body weight.
- Place the scale on a hard, even surface.
- Zoom in on the scale to show that the scale, whether digital or analog, is set to zero. For a digital scale, tap it so it turns on and sets to zero, then let the scale turn off.
- Keeping the scale in the frame, zoom out so that both the athlete and scale are completely visible. With the entire athlete and scale visible in the frame, have the athlete stand on the scale. With the athlete standing on the scale, the videographer then moves in close to the scale so that the numbers can be clearly seen on the video.
- Review the video to make sure that the lift, weight used and body weight were properly recorded (and all numbers were clearly visible on video).
This procedure must be completed for each workout. Depending on the athlete's preference, the weigh-in may be done before or after the workout. Edited or cut videos will not be accepted.
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