So since im the head trainer at my gym now, i kinda have free reign in terms of organizing personal training related gym events. The last head trainer was a complete sissy and ran events like 24 hour aerobics classes....boring!!! I finally got the green light for organzing the 1st annual Premier Fitness Bench Press Comp. But i have a few problems. This is a commercial gym which means there are strong guys but most of them have never done their 1RM and also have no idea about form. Im also allowing women to enter so tat creates another issue since some cant even do the bar. So the few questions i have are: 1) Since i cant really ask everyone to do their 1RM, what is a good rep range to determine strenght? (even best weight for 3 reps might be tough) 2) How do i change the WILKS formula to handle JUST the bench press and not their total? (ie. how to i determine the winner?) 3) What are some essential peices of equipement i need to run a bench press comp? (just in case im forgetting anything) I have entered a few powerlfiting events so i know how they run but as you can see, running one in a commercial gym is totally different. The event date is going to be set for January 30th so guys have a chance to train. Anyway, any advice or help you guys could give would be awesome!!! thanks!