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Strength Challenges: Can You Do It?


#1

I've been bored lately and thought this might get some discussions going... So can you do these things?

Bench press, Squat and DL your bodyweight at least 10 times?

Do 10 full ROM pull ups or chin ups?

Run 3 miles under 30 minutes?

Bench Press 1.5x your bodyweight?

Squat 2x your bodyweight?

Deadlift 2x your bodyweight?

OHP 1x your bodyweight?

EDIT: Grow a mustache that is both fierce and majestic?

I feel like these are all very reasonable marks to hit and I threw the 3 mile run in there as a conditioning type of benchmark.

If you have any more suggestions to add to the list let me know.


#2

I thought you were going to ask if you can grow a mustache? What do I get if I can do all those things? Dont tease me Greg.


#3

yes - Bench press, Squat and DL your bodyweight at least 10 times?

yes - Do 10 full ROM pull ups or chin ups?

yes - Run 3 miles under 30 minutes?

no - Bench Press 1.5x your bodyweight?

no - Squat 2x your bodyweight?

yes - Deadlift 2x your bodyweight?

yes - OHP 1x your bodyweight?

bw = 230


#4

yes to all, while banging your mom, who has a moustache WAY cooler than yours. current BW is 212 at 5 ft 8.

EDIT: i reread it, i dont know if i can do 3 miles under 30 minutes, not without a few smoke breaks. so im just gonna assume i cant.


#5

I'll throw that one in the list.

If you can do all of those things (or even most) then you get an undisclosed amount of interwebz... actually you will get respect/more respect.

My moms mustache cant hold a candle to my mustache!

EDIT: ^^what the hell does that saying even mean? "Hold a candle to?" I mean cereally


#6

fuck, i have zero moustache skillz


#7

that is to easy. HM can do all of above and does not consider himself elite

edit* fml i can't hit a 440 squat. sorries :-/


#8

Third person talking now also HM are you trying to compete with the anteater? :slight_smile:


#9

Squat and DL yes, Bench noway

5-6

5 miles in 30 minutes

nope

once, in gear

yes, raw

no

I can't grow a moustache. sadface.


#10

I wasnt making "elite" numbers... I was going with things that I consider a good base of strength/athleticism or whatever.

I would like to add a few more things to test athleticism (like jumping, sprints or something) but the ones I could think of were way too subjective.


#11

I guess the criteria should be a little different for women... I just dont know how? Maybe you could throw together a "good" list based on similar criteria?

(girls are allowed/encouraged to miss the mustache part)


#12

BW: 194-198lbs

Bench press, Squat and DL your bodyweight at least 10 times?
Maybe for the Bench lulz but Squat and DL easy

Do 10 full ROM pull ups or chin ups?
Yes right at 15 now

Run 3 miles under 30 minutes?
I'll hate it but yes. Did a 6 mile run in a little less than an hour (wife is a runner fml)

Bench Press 1.5x your bodyweight?
Going to err on the humble side and say no

Squat 2x your bodyweight?
Yes

Deadlift 2x your bodyweight?
Yes

OHP 1x your bodyweight?
Yes

Bench = feel like a pussy brah :frowning:

Mustache skillz = never. Foreverasian.jpg


#13

I'll bite. I'm bored at work, too.

BW for 10 reps, yes
10 ROM pullups, yes
1.5 x BW Bench, no
2 x BW Squat, no
2 x BW DL, yes
BW on OHP, yes
30 minute 3 mile, probably. In highschool, I ran 3.1 in the mid 18:00 - low 19:00. But I was 60 lbs lighter.
Moustache skills, none. 2 weeks of growth and people still need to be within a few feet to notice it.

"Hold a candle to"

- Meaning -
To compare badly to a known authority - to be unfit even to hold a subordinate position.

- Origin -
Apprentices used to be expected to hold the candle so that more experienced workmen were able to see what they were doing. Someone unable even to do that would be of low status indeed.


#14


#15

^^Yeah the squat and DL your bodyweight 10 times is pretty weak but I thought I'd include them anyway.

I'm thinking of the bench press in a 'touch n go' style. It doesnt have to be a PL style paused bench FWIW.

anyone have any other suggestions?


#16

That, surprisingly, makes a whole lot of sense. Knowing is half the battle


#17

The only things I'm not sure on is the 3 mile thing [never tried but 3 10 minute miles back-to-back seems doable] and the 1xbw ohp 'cause I rarely do overhead work. Actually, I might try this today. Is that standing or seated? Everything else is a smoke show.

EDIT: I lied. A mustache I grew would be neither fierce nor majestic [sad face].


#18

Lets not forget about Valeria:
http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/test_your_metal_introducing_valeria


#19

Bench press, Squat and DL your bodyweight at least 10 times? Ermmm no

Do 10 full ROM pull ups or chin ups? Damn...just shy of that currently by 2

Run 3 miles under 30 minutes? Yea actually...hmmm no.

Bench Press 1.5x your bodyweight? Don't think so.

Squat 2x your bodyweight? Prolly not.

Deadlift 2x your bodyweight? Sigh.

OHP 1x your bodyweight? 220lbs...I doubt it.

EDIT: Grow a mustache that is both fierce and majestic? Fierce...as in animal like but not majestic.

FUCK! This games pure pish by the way!!! Wtf did I even play for.... ><


#20

Bench press my bodyweight x 10 : CHECK

Squat my bodyweight x10 : CHECK

DL my bodyweight x10: CHECK

Do 10 full ROM pull ups or chin ups: CHECK

Run 3 miles under 30 minutes: NO WAY.... sprint 100m within 30secs, probably. I hate running anyway.

Bench Press 1.5x your bodyweight: working on that... I hate benching anyway...

Squat 2x your bodyweight: Oh yeah baby...

Deadlift 2x your bodyweight: CHECK

OHP 1x your bodyweight: CHECK

Grow a mustache that is both fierce and majestic: not for another 60 odd years... I've seen ladies in their 80s with impressive beards and moustaches...