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NOTE: I know this question is off-topic, but I feel compelled to ask it here.

Arnold Schwarzenegger:

He's 66 years old now, and I know you can see all recent videos of him working out, his arm size still is up, etc. But here's my scoop...

I'm a young guy, 22 years old. I do not do bodybuilding, and workout for strength only.

I feel that I can beat Arnold Schwarzenegger arm wrestling, and I would like to hear your opinion on whether or not you think I could.

I can currently do this, although not ideal, not too bad:

Bench press 135 lbs. x 1 rep.

Squat 135 lbs. x 1 rep, ATG.

Biceps curl 40 lbs. for single (left; 45 lbs. for single in right), 80 lbs. for double, several reps (about 3-5), dead-hang form (arms hanging completely straight, no jerk, momentum, leaning back, etc.; 100% strict).

I can do 3 dead-hang chin-ups and weigh 195 lbs.; can't do a single dead-hang pull-up though, but can come close.

I can deadlift about 315 lbs. max, and I feel I could at least give him a run for his money in a full-on, full-force, no holds barred arm wrestling match.

What do you think? Remember, we're talking Arnold right now, not Arnold in his heyday.

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Lol....I'm not sure if the question should be answered or closed. But on an off-topic note, unless he has a weak heart, I expect him to win. Because he has gone through these routines all his life, he's still stronger (and more experienced) than you are and the longer the contest lingers, the weaker you become, and the faster your chance of winning plummets. –  Kneel-Before-ZOD Apr 23 at 21:55
    
+1 for the incredible off topic question. –  user7050 Apr 24 at 3:32
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You can curl 40 lbs per arm 3-5 reps? You weight 195? Arnold now would probably wipe the floor with you. He's significantly heavier than you, significantly stronger than you, and has been around the block a few times. Don't underestimate Old Man Strength™. Especially from someone his size and former peak strength. –  alesplin Apr 24 at 5:17
    
But +1 for a crazily ballsy question. :p –  alesplin Apr 24 at 5:18
    
Don't know what's more hilarious. The question or the reason for closing it. Great stuff for a slow going day like today, though. –  LarissaGodzilla Apr 24 at 11:19

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Not only is he bigger than you: you're weak, he's strong. You delineate exactly zero qualifications for victory. You have no chance except his charity.

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