Why does technique matter for a competition?

Competition standards are very important for a very simple reason.  It ensures a level playing field and the test of strength is uniform for all competitors.  One of our greatest goals for the 5M RangerRun is to create an environment where all competitors are judged objectively and honestly.  In order to do this we have adopted the same strict requirements that the United States Army uses to judge the push-up, sit-up and pull-up portions of our competition.

I realize that these requirements are much stricter than many of us train with, however,

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