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As many deadlift reps as possible in 2 minutes at the weights listed.

This competition made its debut during the 2020 Rogue Record Breaker competition at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio. In 2021 it returns as a Rogue Challenge and a qualifier where the RX's male and female winners will receive an invite to compete in person at the 2021 Rogue Invitational taking place Oct 29th - 31st.

The current records are held by Carolyne Prevost with 62 reps and Austin Malleolo with 61 reps.

See info below for official standards and to register. A $10 entry fee gets you into the competition; $30 gets you entry + an official Rogue Challenge t-shirt. Once you’ve completed your challenge attempt, submit your time and video evidence using the instructions in the Beyond the White Board app. Also be sure to use #ryourogue and tag @roguefitness to share your experience!


RX Male Winner

1st Place$2500 + Deadlift BarAn Invite to compete at the Rogue Invitational in Austin TX in Oct. Travel stipend and hotel will be covered by Rogue.

2nd Place$1000 + Deadlift Bar
3rd Place$500 + Deadlift Bar

RX Female Winner

1st Place$2500 + Deadlift BarAn Invite to compete at the Rogue Invitational in Austin TX in Oct. Travel stipend and hotel will be covered by Rogue.

2nd Place$1000 + Deadlift Bar
3rd Place$500 + Deadlift Bar


Total entries per gym

1st PlaceDeadlift Bar
2nd PlaceDeadlift Bar
3rd PlaceDeadlift Bar



RX Division Load
Men - 315 LBS (143 KG)
Women 225 LBS (102 KG)

*The winner of the male and female RX division will receive an invitation to compete at the Rogue Invitational Rogue Record Breaker competition in Austin, TX. Travel stipend and hotel will be provided by Rogue.

Scaled Division Load
Men - 225 LBS (102 KG)
Women - 155 LBS (70 KG)

Tie Breaker - Highest number of unbroken repetitions for their first set will be awarded the win.


Challenge Start Date & Time: September 24 at 9 AM Eastern Time
Challenge Close Date & Time: September 27 at 8 PM Eastern Time

*Scores cannot be updated or added to the leaderboard following the competition close date and time. Please allow sufficient time for completing and submitting your score and video in advance.

RX Division
Men - ages 14 and over
Women - ages 14 and over

Scaled Division
Men - ages 14 and over
Women - ages 14 and over

* Athletes have the ability to change their division after registration. Instructions for this can be found at
* To be considered as a competitor, the athlete must register for the challenge at and follow all workout and video flows as outlined.


  • Visible timer in frame - this can be a gym timer, a phone with the timer feature up, or a stopwatch
  • Digital weight scale to confirm the weights and Barbell used for the competition
  • Standard 15kg/25 mm (35 LB) or 20kg/28.5 mm (45 LB) barbell
  • Weight plates with the weight clearly marked
    • Max of 18" diameter
  • Barbell collars
  • Recommended: 10' x 10' clear unobstructed area in which to perform the movements required with no other equipment in the space
  • Rogue brand gear is not required


  • Gym chalk (magnesium carbonate)
  • Lifting belts including nylon, powerlifting, Olympic or similar,
  • Knee sleeves (single layer)
  • Wearing shoes is required during lift


  • Tacky of any kind
  • Any type of liquid grip or chalk
  • Gloves of any kind
  • Sticky adhesives or grip adhesives of any kind anywhere on the clothing, body, or bar (including spray or other)
  • Multiple layers of sleeves/wraps on top of each other
  • Lifting straps of any kind
  • Knee wraps or elbow wraps
  • Grease or lotions
  • Long Pants/tights
  • Lifting Suits, support briefs, super suits
  • Neoprene back support belt, neoprene support under lifting belt



Barbell begins on the floor.

  • This is a traditional deadlift with the hands outside of the knees (Sumo Deadlift is not permitted).
  • Any style of grip is allowed.
  • The bar is lifted to the finishing position where the hips and knees are fully extended with the head and shoulders behind the bar.
  • Once the athlete reaches the required finishing position they repeat the movement completing as many reps as possible in the two minute window.
  • The arms must remain straight throughout each repetition of the lift, with no bouncing of the barbell.
  • No stopping at the floor is required as long as both sides of plates touch the floor.

Any athlete who alters/modifies the equipment or movements described in this document may be disqualified from the competition if deemed by the head judges to give an unfair advantage.


The workout begins with the athlete standing at full extension with the deadlift bar in front of them.

  • Barbell should be loaded with the correct weight list above

With a verbal countdown of "3, 2, 1 Go," the athlete may reach down and begin the workout:

  • The clock should begin on "go"
  • The athlete will start completing deadlifts
  • Standards listed above

The athlete will continue to complete deadlift reps until the 2min timecap has been hit

  • Once the 2 min time cap has been hit the athlete will stop working


All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected due to the visual distortion these lenses cause. Sound should be ON during the filming. Be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete the movements and clear the area of all extra equipment, people, or other obstructions so that the video is clear.

The video should be shot from at a 45 degree side angle to the athlete ensuring that the video clearly shows the entire body. Critical items that need to be clearly visible on the video:

  1. Full body of athlete including feet at all times during the movement
  2. Full barbell pathway from the ground to full extension
  3. The athlete's finishing position where the hips and knees are fully extended with the head and shoulders behind the bar.

Next the athlete will need to follow the steps outlined below:

  1. The submitted video should start with the entire athlete in frame stating their name and the competition name.
  2. The athlete needs to show the camera all supportive equipment they are wearing or will wear for the challenge to confirm it all matches the rules outlined.
  3. The camera should then clearly show all equipment the athlete will use during their challenge. All of the following must be shown:
    • Barbell, to include end caps
    • All weight plates that will be used in their attempt
    • Plates need to clearly have the weights printed on them, and both sides must be displayed to the camera
    • All gear needs to stay in camera shot during the entire video
  4. The athlete must weigh all plates and barbell on camera.
    • This process needs to start with showing scale calibration by placing a kettlebell/dumbbell on the scale and showing the scale reading is correct.
    • The camera must show each plate on the scale and show the scale reading, the entire scale must be clearly visible to the camera
    • The camera must show the barbell on the scale and show the scale reading
    • Required regardless of equipment brand
  5. The camera should move back into the correct 45 degree side filming angle for the challenge attempt.
    • The bar should be loaded at this time
    • Gym timer should be visible in frame
    • The final position should capture the athlete at 45 degree side angle for the deadlift position
  6. Once the athlete is ready they may begin their attempt based on the criteria outlined above.
  7. At the conclusion of the last rep when the time has reached two minutes, the video may conclude:
    • All of the steps above should be done with the camera continuously running for the video to be accepted.
    • Failure to show these steps/items could make the video submission subject to rejection at the judges' discretion.