There will be a brand new addition to the bodybuilding and fitness competitive arena when Super League kicks off in Las Vegas on Saturday, 29 July 2017.
Six-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates has joined forces with fellow athletes Stan Efferding and Erin Stern to form Super League which will combine strength with aesthetics. In the Super League competition athletes will be judged on not only their physiques but also for their strength and performance. There will be different weight classes for men and women and each winner will receive $10, 000.
In round one athletes will perform eight different exercises where they need to complete 12 reps at the heaviest weight possible. Super League will calculate the score based on reps (maximum of 12) times weight, divided by body weight. The eight different exercises athletes will be requested to perform are:
- Plate loaded squats
- Leg extension
- Rack deadlift
- Lat pulldowns
- Dumbbell curls
- Vertical chest flyes
- Standing shoulder press on the Smith Machine
In the second round athletes will be measured by using 3DX technology according to the size of their chest, arms, thighs, calves (men), and hips (women) to calculate their upper body to waist ratio, lower body to waist ratio and upper to lower body ratio. All the ratios of the participating athletes will then be added together for a total score which will be combined with their score from the first round for a final score.
The first Super League event will be streamed live at Bodybuilding.com and will feature celebrity guests CT Fletcher, Rich Piana, Joey Swoll, Kris Gethin and Larissa Reis.
Anyone can compete in the Super League and can enter by filling out a form on the organisation’s website at www.superleague.live
There will also be Pro Cards available. To become a Pro you have to get superhuman scores and have a good social media presence. You can also turn Pro by beating a Pro in the Super League’s official rankings which will go live in August after the first event.