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Appointment Procedures

Hours of Operation:

August 25th- December 12th

Monday - Thursday
8am- 5:30pm
8am- 5pm

Contact Information:

1906 College Heights Blvd #11097
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101
o: (270) 745-6531
f: (270)745-6534

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Big Red Bench Off




1.All participants must sign an informed consent/waiver.

The event will take place on the following days:

 Monday 20 (5-7)      
Tuesday 21 (5-7)
Wednesday 22 (5-7)


  1. Walk-ins are welcomed, but are subject to availability. Appointments may be made in the Health and Fitness Lab (room 20A in the Preston Center).
  2. Participants must be spotted/witnessed by at least one Health & Fitness Lab employee.
  3. A One Repetition Maximum will be tested. Competitors will be allowed four attempts, (maximum 10 minutes) if needed.
  4. The winner will then be determined by calculating the load lifted divided by body weight to the 2/3 power.
  5. Results will be posted for public display, unless requested otherwise.




  1. All participants must use a closed grip (thumb around bar).
  2. The lifter must lie on his back with head, shoulders, and butt in contact with the bench surface. This position must be maintained throughout the full attempt.
  3. Feet must remain flat on the floor at all times.
  4. Participants must show control of the weight at all times while lowering the bar to touch the chest and back to full elbow extension. (i.e. NO BOUNCING)
  5. A Health & Fitness Lab employee will judge each lift.  If any of the above criteria are not met, the lift is invalid. 

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 Last Modified 10/15/14