JOSE RAYMOND Enters the FLEX Pro Pound-4-Pound Challenge!

IFBB Pro Derik Farnsworth stepped up to call out all of his critics and put up his own cash for anyone that can beat him in the squat and deadlift. As we should have guessed, all of Derik’s critics had more bark than bite and no one entered the challenge. No one until now!

IFBB Pro Jose Raymond decided to bring some east coast muscle out west and battle Farnsworth for the money and the pride. Raymond won two IFBB 202 contests in 2010 and grabbed fourth place at the 2010 Olympia 202 Showdown. He’s also proven himself with the iron and is no stranger to a strength challenge. Here is what Jose had to say when he entered: “I’ve known Derik for almost 15 years, we have both beaten each other many times on stage. It will be an honor to do battle with him in another arena, a rubber match of sorts.”

What started out as a challenge to a bunch of faceless critics has become a true battle of strength between two great athletes and friends. Farnsworth is excited to take on Jose and had this to say: “Jose is a fellow Massachusetts bro I’ve had the pleasure of doing battle with in our amateur yrs. I know his intensity and drive all too well.. this is going to be battle!!!”

The Pound 4 Pound Challenge is still open to anyone who has stepped on an NPC or IFBB stage in the last two years. Now you have two pros to take on and double the bragging rights to take home. See below for how to enter!



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:
• Squat — 2x BW
• Deadlift — 2x BW

— Only FULL reps will be counted (which will be determined by an on-site judge)
— Belt, wraps and straps are all permitted, but no squat suits or deadlifting suits!


All IFBB Pro League athletes and NPC athletes who have competed on ANY level in 2009 or 2010.


Send an e-mail to [email protected] that contains the following information:
Date of Birth
IFBB or NPC SHOWS YOU COMPETED IN 2010 (we must be able to verify this)

ENTER NOW! The deadline is February 5!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE for the FLEX Pro! Go here to buy your tickets now!

WHAT: 2011 FLEX Pro Bodybuilding Championships presented by Body Fortress
WHEN: February 19, 2011
WHERE: Santa Monica Civic Center, Santa Monica CA
TIMES: Prejudging at noon, Finals at 7 pm (All time PST)

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