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WELCOME TO DEFCON-1

WHAT IS DEFCON-1?

It is Empire’s Vibe wrapped up in a Deadlift Only Competition with all the trimmings of a Pro-Level Event, designed for our up + coming Athletes in both Powerlifting + Strongman!

Our vision is for Amateur Athletes at every level, to experience the BUZZ that comes with competing in the big-time + to get a taste for how exciting the Community that surrounds them, actually is.

Essentially – we want you to feel like you are there to put on a show + know what it feels like to be celebrated!

It’s a Deadlift Competition where anything goes – EXCEPT lock out is required + you can’t dump or drop the bar!

Cash Prizes are awarded to Category Winners: Juniors, Masters, Women + Men using DOTS. This means, the highest DOTS wins!

DEFCON-1 EQUIPMENT

DEFCON-1 is a nod to the anything goes, hard + fast vibe with all the trimmings so we will be using a Powerlifting “Power Bar” + Goliath Calibrated Steel Weight Plates.

You will be lifting on our 3M x 3M Carpeted Lifting Platform with the BEST Loading + Spotting Team around, including a Tech Desk for your attempt submissions + 3 Referees.

DEFCON-1 RULES

In a Competition where “anything goes” we do need to have caveats to that (naturally).

What you are permitted to use in terms of equipment is as follows:

  • Deadlift Suits
  • Lifting Straps
  • Hitching + Lapping
  • Sumo or Conventional
  • Salts + Slaps

You are required to:

  • Wear at a minimum socks or foot coverings if not wearing shoes (for hygiene purposes)
  • Wear shin-high socks + something form-fitting so our Referees can see you + the Barbell
  • Lock OUT – Knees, Hips + Shoulders in an obvious Locked Out + controlled finished position
  • Strap yourself in (you may ask someone to give you salts, but strap in is the Competitor’s responsibility)
  • Weigh In + have the clothing + gear that you are competing in, inspected. If you have any questions about this, please email Killer @ Reception.

WHAT ABOUT?

Soft Suits are not required – IYKYK! Wear something comfortable, if you have a Softsuit + want to wear it – FANTASTIC (it makes our Ref’s jobs easier if you do) but it’s no biggie if you don’t.

Don’t rock up in baggy pants + running sneakers as you will be asked to remove said clothing.

REGISTRATION + WEIGH-INS

Registration is required by completing the form below + making payment via the link provided to you by our Operations Team.

DEFCON-1 requires a 2 Hours Weigh-In, which means, as the Competition kicks off at 3PM, you will be required to weigh in at 1PM at Empire that day.

We may elect to have 2 – 3 Flights / Sessions to accommodate all Competitors, so your weigh ins will be prioritised in order of the Lifting Schedule that will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the Competition.

FULL DISCLOSURE: The cost of your registration is pooled to provide Cash Prizes to the Category Winners.

FINALISE YOUR REGISTRATION PAYMENT HERE

FINALISE YOUR REGISTRATION PAYMENT

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THE EMPIRE GAMES FAQS

HOW DID THE EMPIRE GAMES START?

The Empire Games were born amidst the 2020 Covid Lockdown Restrictions out of desperation for Connection + continuing Momentum for our Crew at the time.

As you would have experienced yourself during this time, the feeling of loneliness, isolation + helplessness, we too felt it + saw our Crew suffering because of it.

The Empire Games were designed to include any of our Crew at every entry level possible, a Team Competition of all Team Competitions – an opportunity to bring our Crew back together + give them something to look forward to!

Since then, The Empire Games have grown into one of the biggest Competitions at Empire which sees all walks of life teaming up; from Grandma + Granddad to Juniors, Mums, Dads, Powerlifters + Strong(wo)man.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Empire Games are comprised of 16 Events that are announced over the months leading up to Game Day. What will be announced are the Events, but Teams are not told how the Event will run, nominated weights, the Event Sequence or how each Event will be scored; until Game Day.

When Teams arrive onsite on Game Day, all Teams will be told the Event Sequence, Scoring etc at the same time + be given 10 minutes to select the appropriate Team Member to complete that Event.

HOW DO THE GAMES WORK?

The Empire Games are broken into 4 Key Stages, with 4 Events within each Stage.

A maximum of 1 Event per Stage is to be completed by a Single Team Member. I.E.; 1 Team Member cannot complete more than 1 Event per Stage, all Team Members must be allocated an Event each.

STAGESTRENGTHCONDITIONINGAGILITYENDURANCE
1STRENGTH EVENT 1CONDITIONING EVENT 1AGILITY EVENT 1ENDURANCE EVENT 1
2STRENGTH EVENT 2CONDITIONING EVENT 2AGILITY EVENT 2ENDURANCE EVENT 2
3STRENGTH EVENT 3CONDITIONING EVENT 3AGILITY EVENT 3ENDURANCE EVENT 3
4STRENGTH EVENT 4CONDITIONING EVENT 4AGILITY EVENT 4ENDURANCE EVENT 4

Events will be scored across all Teams, with each Team’s Stage Scores tallied at the end of the Games Day.  In the event of a Tie-Breaker, Teams who equal the same point score at the end of Games Day 1, will be invited back onsite at for the Unparalleled Tie Breaker Event for Poll Position.

BUILDING YOUR TEAM

Entry into the Games is with a Team of 4 People.

Your Team will participate in each event, side by side, with 1 or 2 other Teams of 4 until all Stages & Events are completed.

All Teams will be allocated points per Event within each Stage of the Games.

When selecting Team Members, you want to look for people who are:

  • Great Team Players
  • Have strengths in areas of the Gym that perhaps you don’t
  • People you enjoy the company of
  • People who enjoy having a good time + meeting new people!

WHAT EVENTS DO WE PREPARE FOR?

As the Events are announced in the lead up to Games Day, this will allow for a reasonable amount of general preparation for all participants.

Empire Games Events usually have a little flavor for:

  • Strong(wo)men
  • Cardio Kings
  • Powerlifters
  • Footy Lads + Dads
  • Crossfit Queens
  • + the list goes on!

Every Event selected are added to each Stage with consideration for every entry level, with modifications where required.

This provides a fair playing field for all Participants to encourage enhanced Team Work strategizing, opposed to Egocentric participation – Leave Your Egos Behind. 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM OF 4

1. MAKE SURE ALL TEAM MEMBERS REGISTER

2. FINALISE EACH TEAM MEMBER’S REGISTRATION PAYMENT HERE

3. KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EVENT UPDATES

KEEPING IT CASUAL HUH?

CASUAL VISIT REGISTRATION FORM

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    I warrant to The Empire Bodyshop that all information I have provided on this form is of a true and correct nature. I accept that I will not have any claim of any nature against The Empire Bodyshop for any illness, injury or adverse change in medical condition or state of health arising directly or indirectly from any program or advice provided by or carried out preparatory to or as part of any program I undertake whilst under the supervision or instruction of The Empire Bodyshop. Any rights granted to me by law which are not capable of change by agreement remained unaffected by the terms of this agreement. Any injury I may incur will be reported to a member of The Empire Bodyshop Team immediately for escalation to the Lead Coach so a determination can be made as to my ability to complete the bootcamp or not and I agree to adhere to the Trainers decision in this matter. I consent to the release and publishing of my image or video footage containing my participation with The Empire Bodyshop’s Coaches & Crew on public domains including social media, newsletter publications, website and email communications.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

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MINI HULK DIVISION

SATURDAY SPECIAL

ARE YOU ONE OF OUR CREW'S PLUS ONE?

    (ticking yes to this question confirms you have doctor's permission to undertake exercise)
  • If none, please simply indicate N/A
    I warrant to The Empire Bodyshop that all information I have provided on this form is of a true and correct nature. I accept that I will not have any claim of any nature against The Empire Bodyshop for any illness, injury or adverse change in medical condition or state of health arising directly or indirectly from any program or advice provided by or carried out preparatory to or as part of any program I undertake whilst under the supervision or instruction of The Empire Bodyshop. Any rights granted to me by law which are not capable of change by agreement remained unaffected by the terms of this agreement. Any injury I may incur will be reported to a member of The Empire Bodyshop Team immediately for escalation to the Lead Coach so a determination can be made as to my ability to complete the bootcamp or not and I agree to adhere to the Trainers decision in this matter. I consent to the release and publishing of my image or video footage containing my participation with The Empire Bodyshop’s Coaches & Crew on public domains including social media, newsletter publications, website and email communications.

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STEP ONE: COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION FORM

STEP TWO: FINALISE YOUR REGISTRATION PAYMENT

STEP THREE: REFER TO THE EMPIRE GAMES FAQ PAGE

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EMPIRE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP

Applications have now opened to our wider Community for 1 Applicant to be awarded the Empire Ambassador Scholarship, closing 5pm Saturday 8th January 2022.

The Scholarship is designed to provide access to Empire’s Capped Class Schedule as well as Personal Coaching with Empire’s Elite Lead Coach, to facilitate change without barrier.

WHAT IS THE EMPIRE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP?

The Empire Ambassador Scholarship invites both Scholarship Winners to 12 weeks of Class Participation, Personal Coaching + VIP Access to Empire Masterclasses at the Empire Bodyshop, fully funded by The Empire Coaching Team.

Scholarship Winners are empowered to accelerate their journey with full access to exclusive Empire Coaching Strategies, Nutrition & Support Resources.

Ambassadors will be expected to attend all Personal Coaching sessions, follow reasonable instruction provided by The Empire Bodyshop Coaching Team & any referral Practitioners in order to achieve what they set out for at the commencement of the 12 week journey.

Ambassadors will be provided an Empire Crew Shirt free of charge, so they feel a part of the Empire Family. Ambassadors will be asked to represent The Empire Bodyshop in accordance with Empire’s strong Values & proven culture of “1 In, All In”.

From time-to-time Ambassadors will be invited to exclusive Events, Social Media to showcase a Journey Without Barriers.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP?

All Applicants must have completed the form below in order to be considered for the Scholarship offering.

Basically, anyone can apply!

If you are a school-based Youth 10 years & up, a Mum re-entering the workforce, facing financial hardship, experiencing mental health struggles; these are many of the factors that we intended the Scholarship to support.

At Empire we firmly believe that as a Community we can achieve more together & break down barriers which inhibit our journey.

WHY DOES EMPIRE RUN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS?

Put simply, we want to be the change that we need to see in our Community. We have a responsibility to leave a legacy that we can be proud of – if we can share that with one more person who needs support that we can actively help, then what we set out to achieve has been well worth it.