A US Handstrength recognized competition having the DO Axle Deadlift as an event, MUST have a bar that measures 2.0", 2.5" or 3.0" thick. Each category has it's own records. As it will be contested as a grip event, the athlete MUST use Double Overhand grip. NO MIXED GRIP ALLOWED. A full, competition legal lift on the Axle will be full Powerlfiting style. There will be a down command and the athlete MUST fully lockout. NO HOOK GRIP ALLOWED. Both Sumo and Conventional styles are allowed.