RULES

Rules for using FBBC products for certifications and records lists

FBBC Crusher 
Rules for NAGS Sanctioned contests

Equipment
A genuine FBBC Crusher will need to be used. New or old style will be acceptable. The handle must not be modified or tampered with and must demonstrate that it is still free spinning.
A genuine FBBC contest loading pin and crossbar will be used for the event.
A 16.5” crossbar. Same version that is used for the euro pinch setup. 
Execution
A FBBC Contest loading pin will be set to the top most hole (closest to the hook) setting the top of the crossbar 6” under the 16.5” crossbar. This will set the lifting height to a 6” lift.
Only the handle is to be grasped with the fingers on one side, and the thumb opposing on the other side. A thumb less grip is not permitted.
• The lifter grabs the Crusher in the center of the handle. In contest’s, promoters should mark the center of handle with a permanent marker. The lifter will grab the handle so that the line is between his middle and ring finger with the handle remaining parallel to the ground. 
The lifter will lift the Crusher until the Contest loading pin crossbar comes in contact with the 16.5” crossbar. If the lifter misses the contact with the crossbar lifter will still need to have the top of the contest loading pin cross the plane of the 16.5” crossbar, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
There is no referee’s signal. You do not have to be erect upon completion. You must lower the weight under control (hand grasping it all the way down). If the top accidentally touches the bar before the weight itself, referee’s discretion will be used to judge whether the correct height was attained.
All other NAGS Rules with regards to chalk, tacky, lifting area etc., apply. 

FBBC Alternate rules (For FBBC Records list)
All of the above rules take effect other than a normal loading pin can be used in place of the Contest Loading Pin. 
Weights must be clear and easy for me to add up on a video submission.
Without the crossbar loading pin. The lifter must fully straighten up (back erect, legs and hips locked out); once standing straight, the lifter must maintain control of the lift before getting a down signal from the referee, and must then return the weight to the ground. In the case of a video submitting an approximate 1 second pause at the top will be required. Contact must be maintained between the lifter's hand and the handle until the weight is resting on the floor. The referee then indicates whether the lift was passed or not. 





FBBC Vertical Bar (1", 2")
 Rules for NAGS Sanctioned contests

Equipment
A genuine FBBC Vertical Bar will need to be used. The implement must not be modified or tampered with in any way.

NAGS Rules

Execution: The lifter grips the top of the vertical bar with one hand. The lifter must pull the vertical bar at least 2 inches off the ground and then return the vertical bar to the floor under control. If the vertical bar is not lifted 2 inches or if the vertical bar slips out of the lifter's grip, the attempt is failed.

Other Points: The off-hand may not be placed in contact during any part of the attempt. It can however be used to sturdy the bar as the lifter gets ready to lift. During the lift it can be posted on the hip or leg or left out to the side. Four attempts per athlete. An attempt is defined as one pull on the implement in effort to bring it to legal height.

Grip Aids: Chalk only is allowed. At no point can the lifting hand or fingers come into contact with the thigh, crotch, or leg of the lifter in a manner to secure the grip or to keep from dropping the vertical bar. Incidental contact with the pants or shorts of the lifter is permitted based on the judge's discretion.

FBBC Alternate rules (For FBBC Records list)
All of the above rules take effect unless otherwise noted.
All verified contest lifts will count, but someone must submit results.
Video or witness confirmation, basically the same as the FBBC bending certs. 
The hand may not grip below the paint line in the FBBC VBar. This is 7” below the top, standard rules. It would be senseless anyway; the paint is slicker and won’t hold chalk. 
Weights must be shown clearly enough for me to count. Also unrated plates will be counted at face value and the V-bar will count as 22lbs. Lifts done in contests or with a fully weighed rig will count for the posted value. 
Any lift may be denied by me. 



FBBC Bending
Rules for Freestyle Bending

Free Style Bending
1) No Bracing - Hands may be at any body level, but hands & arms must be free of any body part below the waist. You may rest the arms against the chest/abdomen.

2) Grip - Any grip style is acceptiable- Double Overhand or Underhand, or an over/under.

​3) Hand Padding, Chalk, Steel & your hands are the only four things allowed in a certification. (one rubber band per wrap is allowed)

4) Hand padding includes leather, Cordura, Kevlar, towels, old socks. No pipe, wrenches, pliers, ect. 

5) All hand padding must be shown on camera, both front and back. The padding must be unrolled and unfolded on camera. 

​6) The stock being used must have been supplied by Fat Bastard Barbell CO. 

7) The stock must be measured on camera with a ruler and/or digital caliper. Both the length and diameter must be shown.

8) While bending the bar and wraps must never leave frame.

9) 2" Max distance between inside of stock ends at completion of bend. 

10) Time limit 5 min on a bend. 

​A Witness must be approved by FBBC in advance (Contact andrewp@fatbastardbarbellco.com for approval). As judges are approved, a list will be compiled on the site. All judges must be in good standing with the bending/grip community with a good reputation. In the absence of a judge send video submissions to certs@fatbastardbarbellco.com. 

FBBC Bending
Rules for Reverse Bending

Reverse Bending
1) No Bracing – hands may be at any body level, but hands & arms must be free of any body part below the waist.
2) Grip – Grip needs to be done in the reverse fashion with the bar being in a vertical position and the hands in an alternating grip. 
3) 30 second time limit on initial kink. Initial kink must be to a 40 degree angle in the reverse form. This must be shown on a measuring device, such as a cheap plastic protractor.
4) If you choose to complete the bend with a crush down, you have 5 minutes to complete the bend as per standard FBBC rules. Crush down may be any style, but the initial kink to 40 degrees must be reverse. 
5) Hand Padding, Chalk, Steel & your hands are the only four things allowed in a certification. (one rubber band per wrap is allowed)
6) Hand padding includes leather, Cordura, Kevlar, towels, old socks. No pipe, wrenches, pliers, ect. 
7) All hand padding must be shown on camera, both front and back. The padding must be unrolled and unfolded on camera. 
8) The stock being used must have been supplied by Fat Bastard Barbell CO. 
9) The stock must be measured on camera with a ruler and/or digital caliper. Both the length and diameter must be shown.
10) While bending the bar and wraps must never leave frame.
11) Completed bends can be finished to under 2” between the bar/bolt ends, but you have to show the 

A Witness must be approved by FBBC in advance (Contact andrewp@fatbastardbarbellco.com for approval). As judges are approved, a list will be compiled on the site. All judges must be in good standing with the bending/grip community with a good reputation. In the absence of a judge send video submissions to certs@fatbastardbarbellco.com. 

FBBC Judges

EJ Livesey (Head Judge)
Andrew Pantke
Frank Pizzo