Deadlift Race

I’ve gotten out of shape. It’s my fault.

But I was on Twitter and saw that Ed Latimore‘s deadlift numbers were similar to my own current numbers (255 for 6). Now, his sport (boxing) doesn’t require a strong pull, but I suspect that any extra strength helps.

I thought it would be fun to challenge him to a race (he wants to do 315 for 3 sets of 6). He accepted. We set a time frame, we want to see if we can make it by October. My thought is that as long as both of us hit the lift in October, on any date, then it’s a draw.

Mirriam Seddiq (a civil liberties lawyer) will also be racing to 135.

I haven’t come up with any sort of incentive system other than bragging rights.

Anyway, we’ll post videos of PRs, which I’ll link here, leading up to our final attempt. If anybody else wants in, join up.