I’m Challenging YOU to a Deadlift Battle
Yeah that’s right – I’m talking to YOU.
Imagine for a second that it’s like 1801, and for some reason you irritated me – whether it was because you built a fence on my property, stole one of my cattle, didn’t tip your hat back at me when I said “good day,” or I just felt your mustache was way cooler than mine – what would be the standard protocol to resolving the issue?
I’d walk over to where you were standing and slap you square in the face with a pair of white gloves and say something like, “dude, WTF????” and then challenge you to a dual to the death.”
Or something like that.**
Either way, it would have been on like Donkey Kong.
Thankfully it’s not 1801 and we’re a little more civil today, so there won’t be any sword or gun fights in the public garden in the near future.
But I’m still challenging you to a battle.
A Deadlift Battle!!!!!!
……..not because anyone pissed me off or anything, but rather just because I can.
Everyone who reads this site knows I love me some deadlifts – so I’ve teamed up with the peeps over at WeightTraining.com and we’ve organized a fun week-long event where we’re going to see who can deadlift the most amount of weight in seven days.
Everybody likes a challenge, right? Well, this one is going to be a doozy.
The party starts THIS Monday, November 5th and will run all of next week.
As if participating in such a badass event wasn’t incentive enough, we’ll be giving away daily WT.com t-shirts and wrist bands, and we’ll also have a GRAND PRIZE giveaway that includes a Cressey Performance t-shirt, a free copy of Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body, one year of WeightTraining.com PRO, and steaks from US Wellness Meats.
That’s right: dead animal flesh for deadlifting heavy stuff. Seems appropriate.
And it’s all for FREE!
It’s my goal to get at least 100 people to participate, so please GO HERE to sign up and then do me a favor and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and every social media outlet you can think of.
Send invites to your friends, ex-girlfriends, parents, siblings, ex-Little League baseball coach, the cute Barista you have a crush on at Starbucks, everyone!!!!
This is going to be awesome – lets get it on!!!!!!!!
Tony Gentilcore Deadlift Battle
Comments for This Entry
BobCan I hex dead?
November 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
Jeff - WeightTraining.comThis battle is only for the regular deadlift. Here are all the details: http://www.weighttraining.com/blog/tony-gentilcore-deadlift-battle
November 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
DonovanStill ranked #3 on the website for biggest deadlift. You sure you want some of this Tony???!?! :P
November 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
TonyGentilcoreYeah, but that doesn't factor in biceps.....;o)
November 2, 2012 at 6:17 am |
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November 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
BarathSorry to be a party-pooper Tony, but as a long time reader of your blog, I cannot help but feel this might not be a great idea, if someone really starts going for a shit-ton of reps. Particularly if they are not very experienced.
November 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
TonyGentilcoreWell, I like to think that most of the people reading are "experienced" and know their limits. It's just for fun, and the winner is selected randomly, so it's not like it matters who actually gets the most weight (outside of bragging rights, of course).
November 2, 2012 at 6:18 am |
BarathAh, I see. I thought it was indeed a serious competition :) Apologies.
November 2, 2012 at 10:00 am |
gostillers11I can only deadlift a little over my body weight but hey...I'm in :). Which reminds me...is there a recommendation for the number of times you should deadlift in a week? Is it cool to do it twice in a week? I'm thinking three sets of six
November 2, 2012 at 10:22 am |
TonyGentilcoreAwesome!!!! And remember, the grand prize winner is chosen at RANDOM, so you can still win the whole prizes!
November 4, 2012 at 7:07 am |
PTchickI love deadlifts, if I was only allowed to do one exercise I would definitely go for the classic deadlift. ptchick.wordpress.com
November 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
TonyGentilcoreAwesome - glad you're joining the fun PTchick!
November 4, 2012 at 7:08 am |