Pete Ciccone & Derik Farnsworth prep for the Olympia Pound4Pound Challenge!
September 14, 2010
We're sure you already know this, but Olympia Weekend is less than two short weeks away! Before the IFBB Pro League superstars heat up the Las Vegas stage on September 24-25, we wanted to check in on the first-annual Olympia Pound4Pound Challenge. Pete Ciccone and Derik Farnsworth are both ramping up their training in hopes of walking out with the loot up to $10 grand is on the line and from the looks of it, they're both making all the right moves.
Yesterday, Ciccone had this to say in an e-mail to flexonline.com:
"When my training partner, Derik Farnsworth (IFBB Pro League athlete and fellow contestant in the Challenge), told me he wanted to train and prepare to compete in the Pound4Pound Challenge, I thought it would be a great way to incorporate more powerlifting and heavy basic movements into my own off-season program. I'm a bodybuilder to the core, not a strength athlete, so will be a personal challenge for me. As an athlete...I'm lovin' every minute of it. Lifting heavy stuff is fun!"
Ciccone posted a few pics and some videos on the FLEX Forums of he and Farnsworth getting ready. Check 'em out by clicking the link below.
Other confirmed participants:
For those who need a refresher of what the Olympia Pound4Pound Challenge will consist of, that info is located below:
Bench press 1 ½ BW
Squat 2x BW
Smith Machine seated press 1X BW
Deadlift 2x BW
RULES AND REGS
Competitors will weigh in on site. Weights will be rounded to the nearest zero.
173 pounds = 170 pounds
227 pounds = 230 pounds
Competitors will have ONE opportunity to perform each lift.
Only FULL reps will be counted (which will be determined by an on-site judge)
Belt, wraps and straps are all permitted
The top five competitors in each lift will receive the following points. A tie in reps will result in both competitors being awarded a point. The highest point total at the end of all four lifts will determine the overall winner. In the case of a tie, the total number of reps will determine a winner.
1. 5 points
2. 4 points
3. 3 points
4. 2 points
5. 1 point
All IFBB Pro League athletes and NPC athletes who have competed on the national level in 2010 out to prove they're the pound-for-pound strongest bodybuilder can apply.
PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN
$1,500 for highest lift per category
$4,000 for highest overall total
Total purse: $10,000
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