Can You Survive This 500-Rep Barbell Challenge

500-Rep Barbell Challenge

Load the barbell at 50 percent of your body weight and complete 50 reps of the following:

  • Deadlift
  • Push Press
  • Squat
  • Bench Press
  • Bent-Over Row
  • Hang Clean
  • Front Squat
  • Ab Rollout (weight is just for the wheels)

With the bar only (45 pounds), complete 50 reps of the following:

  • Curls
  • SkullCrushers


  • Complete all 50 reps of one exercise before you move on to the next exercise.
  • Perform the exercises in the order listed above.
  • Maximum rest period at any time during the workout is 60 seconds. Whether it’s a break in a set or a transition to another exercise, don’t let the clock tick for more than 60 seconds.
  • Complete the challenge in one hour or less.

Can you survive the 500-rep barbell challenge?

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