Arnold Schwarzenegger is 66 years old now, and I know you can see all recent videos of him working out, his arm size still is up, etc.

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 in 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. Apr 23 '14 at 21:55
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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 '14 at 5:17
  • But +1 for a crazily ballsy question. :p
    – alesplin
    Apr 24 '14 at 5:18
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    Your bench+squat+deadlift add up to only 3 times your body weight. Go hit the gym NOW!
    – Pibara
    Apr 25 '14 at 13:28
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    @LarissaGodzilla I think if the question is re-worded properly, it should be re-opened. Apr 25 '14 at 17:01

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.

  • +1 for the brutally tough love. Stumbled over this nugget by accident. Tell me, why was this answer not accepted? :D
    – Alec
    Oct 21 '15 at 10:48
  • too funny... :D Oct 27 '15 at 12:22

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