When a kettlebell weight is used in a challenge we use the following point system to avoid any confusion between the Metric and Imperial systems (kg vs lb).
|Points||Kilograms (Metric)||Pounds (Imperial)|
|1 Point||4 kilograms kettlebell||9 pounds kettlebell|
|2 Points||6 kilograms kettlebell||13 pounds kettlebell|
|3 Points||8 kilograms kettlebell||18 pounds kettlebell|
|4 Points||10 kilograms||22 pounds|
|5 Points||12 kilograms||26 pounds|
|6 Points||14 kilograms||31 pounds|
|7 Points||16 kilograms||35 pounds|
|8 Points||18 kilograms||40 pounds|
|9 Points||20 kilograms||44 pounds|
|10 Points||22 kilograms||48.5 pounds|
|11 Points||24 kilograms||53 pounds|
|12 Points||26 kilograms||57 pounds|
|13 Points||28 kilograms||62 pounds|
|14 Points||30 kilograms||66 pounds|
|15 Points||32 kilograms||70 pounds|
|16 Points||34 kilograms||75 pounds|
|17 Points||36 kilograms||80 pounds|
|18 Points||38 kilograms||84 pounds|
|19 Points||40 kilograms||88 pounds|
|20 Points||42 kilograms||93 pounds|
|21 Points||44 kilograms||97 pounds|
|22 Points||46 kilograms||101.5 pounds|
|23 Points||48 kilograms||106 pounds|
If a challenge runs for 28 consecutive days and there are no points for the kettlebell weight or reps then it’s 1 point per day of participation. The same system applies to however many days a challenge runs consecutively for.
Reps that do not meet the movement standards do not count.
Unless specified otherwise, a penalty of point deduction is applied for the following:
- Wearing palm grips; total scoring multiplied by 0.8
- Wearing wrist wraps or similar; total scoring multiplied by 0.8
- Wearing gloves; total scoring multiplied by 0.75
- Forearm protection sleeves; total scoring multiplied by 0.8
As an example, your total reps came to 122 with a 24kg/53lb (11 points) kettlebell and you used gloves, then your total would be 122 × 11 × 0.75 = 1006.5. That’s a point loss of 335.5.
The penalties are there to encourage learning more about technique and having the incentive to progress. There will be events in which sweatbands are allowed but that will be noted in the challenge details.