All NASA Rules will apply to the Masters Evolution Division with only the exceptions listed below.
Masters Evolution Division
The Masters Evolution division implements the use of the Top Squat by Dave Draper for squats in competition. This division is for Masters lifters only and all lifters in this division will use the Top Squat device for all 3 squat attempts. No exception will be made. The purpose of using the Top Squat is to allow Masters competitors that can no longer hold the squat bar on their back due to shoulder injuries compete again on a level playing field with other Masters lifters. No supportive suits will be allowed on the squat. Supportive shirts and suits will however be allowed on the Bench Press and Deadlift.
All Masters Evolution competitors will be required to use the Top Squat attachment for all 3 squat attempts. The squat will fall into the NASA un-equipped category. Lifters must wear a 1 piece lifting outfit or singlet. Lifters may wear a 4 inch wide leather lifting belt, wrist wraps up to 1 meter in length and knee wraps up to 2 meters in length. All other rules in regards to execution, completion of the squat follow the current squat rules of NASA. See the "Top Squat" and more....
The Masters Evolution division will follow the NASA equipped Bench Press rules as written. A single ply bench press shirt will be allowed but not required in accordance with the current rules. Please refer to the Costume and Personal Equipment section of the NASA rulebook for all Equipment other than the allowed BP Shirts. See Allowed BP Shirts Below.
The Masters Evolution division will follow the NASA equipped deadlift rules as written. A single ply deadlift suit will be allowed but not required in accordance with the current rules. Please refer to the Costume and Personal Equipment section of the NASA Rulebook
The following is a list of Bench Press Shirts that have been approved for use in the Masters Evolution division.
Titan Support Systems
Inzer Advanced Designs
Rage – NOT the Rage X
Extra High Performance HD Blast
High Performance HD Blast
Heavy Duty Blast Shirt
Standard Blast shirt
None of the bench shirts from Metal, APT or Karin’s are approved for competition
You can purchase all your Masters Evolution Equipment & your
discounted "Top Squat"from
You can purchase all your Masters Evolution Equipment & your discounted "Top Squat"from