Becoming an Official WSWCF Calisthenics World Record Holder

You might have what it takes to become a WSWCF Calisthenics World Record Holder.

  • Can you meet one of the World Record Challenges?
  • Can you break one of the World Record Holders?
  • Do you want to suggest your own World Records Challenge?

Rules

I. Criteria for WSWCF Calisthenics World Records

  • Athlete must meet age requirements per section III.
  • Meet safety requirements per section IV.
  • Be authentic and verified based on guidelines per section V and VI.
  • Only one person can hold a WSWCF World Record at a given time.
  • The WSWCF World Record becomes the benchmark for others to challenge and beat.

II. Application Process

Complete application and approval process before the attempt for the world record using the following link:

Once the application has been approved, the applicant will provide video evidence and witness certification according to the guidelines in section V below.

III. Age Requirements

The minimum age of self-consent for World Records is 18. Anyone between the ages of 16 -18 must provide a written consent from a parent/guardian as a requirement to attempt these records. It is not permitted for individuals under the age of 16 to attempt or hold records which are considered unsuitable for minors.

IV. Safety Requirements

The WSWCF encourages all participants to observe the strictest standards of safety. Therefore, the athlete is 100% responsible for all liability. The WSWCF is not liable for any attempts to break world records.

V. World Record Attempt Evidence

1) Video Evidence

  • The video must include the athlete and two approved witnesses
  • A time keeper must be with a chronograph in the video screen
  • Show in the video printed page with hashtag #wswcfworldrecords in bold large font
  • Continuous, non-edited, recording of event with a minimum of two cameras from different angles with a final product of two separate videos that clearly record the attempt and clearly show and identify the athlete.

2) Witness Certification

  • A witness certification form must be signed by at least 2 witnesses and the athlete.
  • A witness must be a reputable and known athlete, coach, representative of local media, representative of a sports federation, municipality, or other authority that has been approved in advance.
  • Video tape the signing of the certification and clearly show the completed certification in the video.

3) Email videos and a signed electronic form or picture of the witness certification to wswcf.worldrecords@gmail.com

4) Allow for processing time and evaluation of attempt.

VI. WSWCF World Record Challenges Guidelines

Male Categories

  • HIDDEN
  • STATIC
  • DYNAMIC
  • BODY WEIGHT OR ADDED WEIGHT

Human Flag

The body is parallel to the ground supported by a vertical or horizontal bar

Human flag position begins and ends with straight arms and straight body parallel to the ground.
The elbows are locked; the knees are locked; the legs are closed.
Maintain static hold.
Measure length of time until good form is lost.

Minimum Time

40 seconds

Full Planche

The body is held parallel to the ground while being supported above the floor by straight arms

Straight arms; stop when the body looses its linearity.

Minimum Time

20 seconds

Front Lever

The body is completely horizontal and straight with the front of the body facing upwards

Straight arms; no false grip; straight knees

Minimum Time

35 seconds

Back Lever

The body is completely horizontal and straight with the front of the body facing towards the floor.

Straight arms; no close grip; straight knees

Minimum Time

40 seconds

Full Maltese

The body is held parallel to the ground while being supported above the floor by straight wide open arms.

Hold body parallel to the ground with straight arms wide open.
The chin is close to the floor; no dead wide planche.
Maintain static hold until the body looses its linearity.

Minimum Time

10 seconds

Human Flag Side/Horizontal Pull

The body is parallel to the ground supported by a vertical or horizontal bar but with pulling mode towards the bar

Begin and end in human flag position with straight arms and straight body parallel to the ground.
The elbows are locked; the knees are locked; the legs are closed.
Pull sideways until the chin reaches beyond the bar maintaining the body parallel to the ground; return to start and repeat.
Reps are counted until good form is lost.

Minimum Reps

20

Back Lever Hefesto

Pulling with a chin grip back lever

Start with body parallel to the ground.
Pull up and rotate upwards until the lower back reaches the bar and arms lock; maintain straight knees; return to start position and repeat.
Reps are counted until good form is lost.

Minimum Reps

8

Pull Ups

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight.
Pull until your chin gets above the bar, then go to start position and repeat.
Reps are counted until good form is lost and there is no body swing, chin gets above the bar every time, etc.

Bodyweight Minimum Reps

45

Added Weight Minimum Reps

16kg – 30;
24kg – 25;
32kg – 22

Dips

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight.
Body goes straight to the ground until your elbows get to 90 degree angle or lower.
Reps are counted until good form is lost and there is no body swing, elbows get to 90 degree or lower every time, etc.

Bodyweight Minimum Reps

100

Added Weight Minimum Reps

16kg – 30;
24kg – 25;
32kg – 22

Muscle Ups

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight
Pull explosive till your body goes above the bar to straight bar dip, then fully straight the arms and go to start position
Reps are counted until good form is lost and there is no body swings.

Bodyweight Minimum Reps

20

Added Weight Minimum Reps

10kg – 15;
15kg – 12;
20kg – 10

One Arm Pull ups

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight.
Pull until the chin gets above the bar; go to start position; repeat.
The other arm can be straight to the body or extended straight forward.
Reps are counted until good form is lost and there is no body swing, chin gets above the bar every time, etc.

Bodyweight Minimum Reps

15

Added Weight Minimum Reps

5kg – 10;
8kg – 8;
12kg – 6

Handstand Push Ups

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight in handstand position.
The body goes to the ground till the elbows get to an angle of 90 degree or lower, then push and fully extend the arms.
Reps are counted until good form is lost (no banana back).

Bodyweight Minimum Reps

20

Added Weight Minimum Reps

5kg – 16;
10kg – 12;
15kg – 10

Pistol Squats

Squat is performed with only one leg, no support allowed

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight and one leg in the front off the ground; arms lifted in the front and parallel to the ground.
Squat till the passive leg and the ground are parallel to each other then go back to start position extending the leg fully.
The foot must not get off the ground at all.
Reps are counted until good form is lost.

Bodyweight Minimum Reps

55

Added Weight Minimum Reps

16kg – 30;
24kg – 25;
32kg – 22

Female Categories

  • HIDDEN
  • STATIC
  • BODYWEIGHT
  • WEIGHTED

Straddle Human Flag

The body is parallel to the ground supported by a vertical bar

The elbows are locked; the knees are locked; the legs are open.

Minimum Time

15 seconds

Straddle Human Pull up

The body is parallel to the ground supported by a vertical bar

The elbows are locked; the knees are locked; the legs are open; pull until the chin is over the bar.

Minimum Reps

10

Straddle Planche

The body is held parallel to the ground and supported above the floor with extended arms

Straight arms; legs open; and straight legs until the body loses its linearity.

Minimum Time

8 seconds

Straddle Front Lever

The body is completely horizontal and straight with front of the body facing upwards

Straight arms; no false grip; legs open; straight knees.

Minimum Time

15 seconds

Push Ups

The body is completely straight (no bending of legs, no banana back), arms straight, and fully locked

Exercise starts with elbows and all body parts fully straight.
The body moves towards the ground until the elbows make an angle of 90 degree or less.
The angle of the arm and lat should be between 40 to 60 degrees, no arms going to the side, no body curve; return start position and repeat.
Reps are counted until good form is lost.

Minimum Reps

15

Pull Ups/Chin Ups

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight, and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight.
Pull until your chin gets above the bar, then go to start position, and repeat.
Reps are counted until good form is lost and there is no body swing, chin gets above the bar every time, etc.

Minimum Reps

20

Pisol Squats

Squat is performed with only one leg; no support allowed

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight and one leg in the front off the ground and arms are lifted in the front parallel to the ground.
Squat until the passive leg and the ground are parallel to each other then go back to the starting position extending the leg fully.
The foot must not get off the ground at all.
Reps are counted until good form is lost.

Minimum Reps

40

Dips

The body is completely straight (no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with arms extended and all body parts fully straight.
The body moves straight towards the ground until the elbows make an angle of 90 degrees or lower every time; no body swing.
Reps are counted until good form is lost.

Minimum Reps

35

Muscle Ups

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight.
Pull explosively until the body goes above the bar reaching a straight bar dip position with fully straight arms; return to start position, and repeat.
Reps are counted until good form is lost and there is no body swing.

Minimum Reps

12

Weighted Push Ups

The body is completely straight (no bend legs, no banana back), arms straight and fully locked.

Exercise starts with elbows and all body parts fully straight.
The body goes to the ground until the elbows make an angle of 90 degree or less.
The angle of the arm and lat should be between 40 to 60 degrees; arms do not go to the side; return to start position, and repeat.
Reps are counted until good form is lost; no body curve.

Minimum Reps

10kg – 20 ;
15kg – 17 ;
20kg – 15

Weighted Pull Ups/Chin Ups

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight.
Pull until the chin gets above the bar; then go to start position and repeat.
Reps are counted until good form is lost; there is no body swing; chin gets above the bar every time.

Minimum Reps

8kg – 15 ;
12kg – 12 ;
16kg – 10

Weighted Pistol Squats

Squat is performed with only one leg, no support allowed

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight, one leg in front off the ground, and arms lifted in the front parallel to the ground.
Squat until the passive leg and the ground are parallel to each other; then go back to start position extending the leg fully.
The foot must not get off the ground at all.
Reps are counted until good form is lost.

Minimum Reps

8kg – 20 ;
12kg – 17 ;
16kg – 15

Weighted Dips

The body is completely straight(no bend legs), arms straight and fully locked

Exercise starts with all body parts fully straight.
The body goes straight to the ground until the elbows get to a 90 degree angle or lower.
Reps are counted until good form is lost, there is no body swing, and elbows maintain an angle of 90 degree or lower every time.

Minimum Reps

12kg – 24 ;
16kg – 21 ;
24kg – 18

Other Categories to be developed and evaluated:

  • Combinations Routines
  • Athlete’s defined calisthenics challenges that are reviewed and approved by the WSWCF World Records Board in advance

VIII. The WSWCF World Records Board:

  • Establishes or evaluates and approves the general parameters for setting a record: athletic standards, measures, witnesses, evidence, and documentation.
  • Evaluates and determines the authenticity of a WSWCF World Record attempt based on evidence provided.
  • Provides recognition once a world record is achieved.

Rules and guidelines are subject to changes based on review and approval by the WSWCF World Records Board. Send your ideas, feedback, comments, and suggestions to wswcf.worldrecords@gmail.com.