Video Submissions

How to submit a valid workout video

How to Submit a Workout Video

To submit a workout video, post it on a sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo and share it in our Google+ community, or send a link to customerservice@alwayscompeting.com. If you win a competition, you will be asked to provide videos for all workouts in the competition in order to claim the prize money. You may submit a video for judging prior to the end of a competition so that you have the chance to redo the workout if the workout is rejected.

Workout Video Content

Prior to the workout, film the equipment to be used. The load on any plates, barbell, or wall ball should be clearly visible. The recorded calories and distance on any rowing machine should be set to zero. Measure the height of any wall ball target or box for box jumps and show the measurement on your tape measure or ruler.

Film the workout from an angle that clearly displays the key points from the movement standards of each movement. For movements such as squats, clean and jerks, or pull ups which require a depth check, or extension of the arms or legs, this means filming from the side. For movements such as burpees or pushups, contact with the ground should be clearly visible.

All workout videos must be unedited and uncut. If your video camera splits the recorded video into multiple files, splice the files together for submission. It should be clear that the workout was performed continuously.

Workout Video Judging

Video judges will be verifying that the loads used were correct, the rep scheme was followed, and that all movements were performed according to the movement standards. Video submissions will not be rejected due to unintentional video issues such as being unable to read a tape measure, or being partially out of frame. The penalty for missed repetitions or “no reps” varies by workout type and is described below.

AMRAP Workouts

If the judge determines that the athlete missed a repetition or performed a “no rep” and proceeded to the next movement before completing the necessary number of “good” repetitions of the first movement, the “no rep” will be deducted from the total score. If the judge determines that the athlete performed more than five total “no reps” without making up the repetitions before moving on, the workout will be rejected.

Workouts for Time

If the judge determines that the athlete missed a repetition or performed a “no rep” and proceeded to the next movement before completing the necessary number of repetitions of the first movement, the workout will be rejected.

Workouts for Weight

If the judge determines that the athlete failed to perform the movement or complex of movements according to the standards, the workout will be rejected.