Well I went head to head against my friend/nemesis at work last May to see who was the strongest guy at our school (we are teachers). He beat me (Bench, Deadlift, Squat) I challenged him again this year to a rematch.
Our friend is going to be the ref. He is a high school strength coach.
Me, my opponent, and the ref are each going to get this list and choose two lifts from each category push, pull, squat. He are going to put these in a hat when we get to the comp and pick a push,pull, and squat. We are going to pick a random rep range from 1-10 . The person that can move the heaviest weight for the rep range wins the lift. 2 out of 3 lifts wins overall. We might had some farmers walks, car pulls, or other strongman stuff. Just a fun competition to see who is the “strongest”. The kids at school found out about it today and are really excited.
Here is a list of lifts. This guy is a lot bigger than me, I want to beat him.
My current totals
Last year he squatted 335x5, Benched 315x1 easy, Deadlifted 300x7 easy.
These are the lifts we can choose from.
Flat bench press
Jerk behind neck
Dumbbell bench press
4 inch Deficit Deadlift
4 inch block pull deadlift
Bent over row
High pull (clean grip and snatch grip)
Low bar/ wide stance squat
High bar olympic squat
Low box squat
High box squat
I will post more details as they come up. I am 205 right now and he is 240. I could use help picking the best lifts for me and training for all possibilities. His upper body is huge but his low back is very very weak.
I made a video of his squat bench and dead from the last meet and my most recent training lifts. I am the smaller guy. Do you think this a fair competition and do I have a shot at beating this guy?