1RM Clean & Jerk


During the clean, the barbell begins the ground and must be lifted from the ground to the shoulders in one motion. A muscle clean, power clean, split clean, or squat clean may be used, as long as the barbell comes up to the rack position on the shoulders.

Once in the rack position, a press, push press, split jerk, or push jerk may be used to lock the barbell out overhead. The barbell must pass through the front rack position before going overhead; snatching will not be accepted.

At the top, the arms, hips and knees must be fully locked out with the bar directly over the middle of the athletes body and feet in line under the body. No part of the body other than the feet may touch the ground during the execution of the lift.


The Clean & Jerk weight must be submitted in pounds. The barbell must be loaded evenly on both sides. The smallest acceptable weight increment is 1 lb. Plates smaller than 0.5 lb. may not be used. Weight submissions will not include fractions of a pound. If when converting from kilos to pounds the weight has a decimal, round down to the nearest pound.

15-kg barbells will be considered 35 lb., and 20-kg barbells will be considered 45 lb. Collars used to hold the weight plates on the bar will NOT be included in the total weight.


Prior to lifting, the athlete must state to the camera name, “Brooklyn Tour” how much weight is on the barbell. Filming of the barbell and plates used must be done after the lift. Athletes will have 1:00 to do their intro, complete the lift, and show the weight. All video submissions must be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from an angle so the athlete can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards for the lift.