The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
    Wannabebig New Member B.Money's Avatar
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    Dec 2011

    Making a Deadlift Challenge -- Opinions Wanted! (w/ Prizes)

    First off.. Roster:

    1.Mlalahoi (ironaddicts)
    4.B.Money (For fun..entry will not count)
    5.Efeguwewe (tnation)
    6.friscovictor (ironaddicts)
    7.BendtheBar (muscleandbrawn)
    8.SpeedFreak2 (
    9.kram (ironaddicts)
    10.Rawteen (tnation)

    I'm putting together a video submission deadlift challenge with prizes (not sure what, pending sponsors)...but I want some of your guy's opinions.

    1st - We want to do this challenge by formula, to keep it fair as possible across weight classes and sexes. I'll make it easy to understand, and provide a graph so you know what weight to pick, at whatever bodyweight your at that day. We know bw multipliers don't work well for this.

    2nd - We don't want a cardio deadlift challenge, so I'd like to keep the weights heavier and the reps lower. Obviously super strong guys will still have high reps in relation to most.

    3rd - We don't plan on this being an "everyone's a winner" challenge... so its meant to be pretty tough.

    Average to stronger guys will be hitting 1-10 reps, Elite guys may be hitting 15-20+. Its difficult to scale to everyone obviously...

    With that being said, here's the chart. The higher reps the competitor hits, the higher the placing. NO weight classes, everyone is treated the same "best lifter" style.

    There will be a very simple, easy to use calculator provided for exact weights to be used, depending on current bodyweight.

    (rough numbers on common weight classes)


    114 - 290
    123 - 315
    132 - 325
    148 - 370
    165 - 400
    181 - 425
    198 - 445
    220 - 470
    242 - 490
    275 - 500
    308 - 510


    97 - 205
    106 - 215
    114 - 230
    123 - 240 *
    132 - 250
    148 - 285
    165 - 300
    181 - 315
    198 - 330

    Again, not really looking to make this a very high rep contest. I know how us powerlifters hate reps, but if there is interest we can make it happen.

    I'm sure I'll be asked for a short list of rules, but these are up for debate as well. In no way are these conclusive!

    (From Requests)
    -Straps allowed
    -No touch and go, bar must have no flex between reps on floor
    -Bar must not be dead on floor for longer than 10 seconds or set is over.

    More rules later. There is no set start or end date yet for this competition. Estimated start date 3-10 days from OP)
    Last edited by B.Money; 06-24-2012 at 06:42 PM.
    Current Raw PR's as of 1/2/12

    350 TNG Bench @ 160
    556.7 Deadlift @ 157 --- YouTube

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  3. #2
    illinois fattest lifter theBarzeen's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    so it's a reps contest with straps allowed....?
    Meet PR's: 1008-750-750 - 2464

    Gym PR's... don't count ... time to do another meet!

  4. #3
    Wannabebig Member
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    Jul 2012
    Is this still on? Can anybody join in on the fun?
    "There is no reason to be alive if you can't do deadlift!"
    - Jón Páll Sigmarsson, World's Strongest Man Champion (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990)

    5'7", 200lbs

    Gym / Competition Lifts - all unequipped
    435lbs / 413.3lbs
    325lbs / 286.6lbs
    565lbs / 551.1lbs
    Federations Lifted In: PRIDE Powerlifting (now defunct), AAPF/AWPC, USAPL, WABDL

  5. #4
    Senior Member tmor6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Just saw this, I'm in if this is still a go.
    6'1"/203 (down 12 pounds since 5/2012)
    B: 410
    S: 480
    D: 575
    2-mile run: 13:23

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