I am planning a fitness event in the southeast and would like to have the competition based on bodyweight exercises only. This is not because I believe these exercises necessarily superior, but because cost will be lessened, the likelihood of an injury reduced, and the logistics of the events will simply be better served.

I would like everyone?s input on devising an accurate scoring system to determine the winners. Now, I?ve studied events such as S.T.R.E.N.D., but I wonder why no tests of strength regarding the lower body are used (more likely to occur an injury I?m assuming)? I would like the scoring system to be as accurate as possible in determining ?the most fit? and would like to have it not favoring any particular sect of people.

Of course though, a rating or scoring system of this nature is inherently arbitrary and variable in that individuals have differing levels of difficulty doing various exercises based on their particular body composition, but I think a commonsense formula could be arrived at. I have been considering a point system regarding various bodyweight exercises (ala Ross Enamait). Unfortunately I find any sort of system like this completely and inordinately subjective.

This is the ranking that I would purpose currently, but I don?t think I could include them all as a very very limited number of people will be able to perform them all.

Bodyweight Squat 1 point

Regular Pushup 2 points

Chin-up 3 points

Wide Grip Pullup 3.5 points

One Arm Pushup 4 points

One Legged Squat 5 points

Handstand Pressup 5.5 points

Side Pushup 7.5 points

Planche Pushup 8.5 points

One Arm Chinup 10 points

Does anyone have a problem with the ordering or the point/scale used?

Would anyone like to suggest a contest schedule they come up with? I wonder if a 3 mile run or something should be used to test cardiovascular fitness, or something else perhaps.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.