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    Forum Challenge - Input Requested

    Who here would be interested in some sort of challenge?

    Maybe something involving barbell curls such as 1/2 body-weight for max reps?
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    Seems a little risky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Bryduck View Post
    Seems a little risky.
    Any recommendations for a fun challenge? I have seen a lot of sites with pull-up and bench press challenges so wanted to change things up a bit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Any recommendations for a fun challenge? I have seen a lot of sites with pull-up and bench press challenges so wanted to change things up a bit...
    I think something along the line of pull-ups with full ROM would be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoopipally View Post
    I think something along the line of pull-ups with full ROM would be cool.
    I can't do them right now due to an injury, but they are pretty fun to work on since you can usually make some good progress over a couple of weeks if they become a focus (could have a contest that spans 4-5 weeks to allow people a few attempts to hit bigger numbers).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    I can't do them right now due to an injury, but they are pretty fun to work on since you can usually make some good progress over a couple of weeks if they become a focus (could have a contest that spans 4-5 weeks to allow people a few attempts to hit bigger numbers).
    Yeah I think that'll be a great idea man !
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    I'd be in with any challenge. I'd prefer a compound movement over something like curls, but am up for whatever.
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    How about squatting a barbell loaded with your body weight for as many reps as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmor6 View Post
    I'd be in with any challenge. I'd prefer a compound movement over something like curls, but am up for whatever.
    Sounds good... I will see who else responds and then dedicate a thread specifically for a challenge.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Bryduck View Post
    How about squatting a barbell loaded with your body weight for as many reps as possible.
    Squat might be a difficult one because of the variances in depth (typically turns into a giant argument), but it would definitely be a tough challenge!
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    if depth becomes an issue with squats, Just move onto the next logical step! Deadlifts for reps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    if depth becomes an issue with squats, Just move onto the next logical step! Deadlifts for reps!
    True... that is what they use as a challenge in the Bro's VS Pro's on RX Muscle.

    Thank you for the input, does anyone else have ideas/suggestions?
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    the squat or the deadlift sound awesome. I would prefer the squat over the deadlift though. Cant wait to see what is decided!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkcb View Post
    the squat or the deadlift sound awesome. I would prefer the squat over the deadlift though. Cant wait to see what is decided!
    Thank you for the feedback!

    Please keep the suggestions/input coming, I would like to make this 'challenge' something that the majority of people are interested in.
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    What about strict pushups where you chest touches the deck, but when your chest touches the deck you hands come off the ground? They do this in Crossfit to make the pushup measurable.

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    Tom,

    Whenever the challenge is decided, what requirement will there be? Video submission, honor system? Also, is there going to be some kind of bragging rights or special notoriety that comes with winning? Maybe a small article about the winner or something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    if depth becomes an issue with squats, Just move onto the next logical step! Deadlifts for reps!
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Bryduck View Post
    What about strict pushups where you chest touches the deck, but when your chest touches the deck you hands come off the ground? They do this in Crossfit to make the pushup measurable.

    Matt
    I like both of these ideas. Both are pretty hard to argue. Deadlifts: you either get it up or not; Push-ups: You either hit the ground or not. Add my vote to either. Pull-ups/chin's from a dead hang would work, too.
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