The latest in the series of challenges by Rogue Fitness is here. The deadlift for reps challenge tasks participants to perform as many deadlifts as possible in two minutes. The winners of this challenge in the RX’d Men’s and Women’s divisions will receive an invite to compete at the Rogue Record Breakers event at the 2021 Rogue Invitational in Round Rock, TX on Oct. 29-31, 2021 (travel stipend and hotel provided by Rogue).
Entry into the challenge is $10 upon registration via roguefitness.com/challenges. In the event of a tie in any division, the winner will be the athlete who performed the most unbroken reps in their first set. The challenge starts on Sept. 24, 2021, at 9 a.m. EST and ends on Sept. 27, 2021, at 8 p.m. EST. Any athlete age 14 and up is eligible to compete.
Rogue Fitness Deadlift for Reps Challenge
Deadlift as many reps as possible in two minutes.
- RX’d Division
- Men — 143 kilograms (315.3 pounds)
- Women — 102 kilograms (224.9 pounds)
- Scaled Division
- Men — 102 kilograms (224.9 pounds)
- Women — 70 kilograms (154.3 pounds)
This is not the first time Rogue has issued the deadlift for reps challenge. It debuted in 2020 at the Rogue Record Breaker competition at the Arnold Classic held in Columbus, OH. The current records for this challenge are held by Carolyne Prevost in the Women’s division with 62 reps and Austin Malleolo in the Men’s division with 61 reps.
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Rogue Deadlift for Reps Challenge Prizes
In addition to the Rogue Record Breakers invitations to the winners in the RX’d divisions, the following prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers:
- $2,500, a deadlift bar, and an invitation to Rogue Record Breakers at the 2021 Rogue Invitational — travel stipend and hotel covered by Rogue
- $1,000 and a deadlift bar
- $500 and a deadlift bar
The top three gyms by participant registration will receive a deadlift bar. There are no prizes listed by Rogue for the Scaled divisions. The movement and submission standards were released on Sept. 23, 2021.
Consistency Builds the Bank
The deadlift for reps challenge is the ninth of the Rogue Challenge series. Athletes are given points based on their rank in each challenge that amounts to a score on the overall leaderboard. At the end of 2021, the top three athletes overall in the RX’d Men’s and Women’s divisions will receive the following prizes:
Rogue Fitness Challenge Series — Overall Leaderboard Prizes
- $15,000 and a custom Ohio/Bella barbell
- $10,000 and a custom Ohio/Bella barbell
- $5,000 and a custom Ohio/Bella barbell
The completed challenges thus far — the 50-calorie echo bike, the Bear Hug, the Cliffhanger, Pump-N-Row, Bella Complex, Mule, Suitcase, and Bandit — have left Nate Molby atop the men’s leaderboard by 70 points and Taylor Williamson atop the women’s leaderboard by a staggering 367 points*.
*These scores do not include the Bandit Challenge which has not been tabulated into the overall leaderboard at the time of this article’s publication.
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