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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:39 pm 
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BTW, is this challenge just for this month or will it run throughout the year? I know the thread will be locked next month but just checking.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:30 am 
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Well, re-read the first post of the thread. Maybe I didn't make it as clear as I though I did. Final test by 28 Feb. Locking a couple of days later. Sounds like just the month.

You are welcome to continue working on your chins throughout the year, and you are certainly welcome to report the results in the forum at any time. If you continue to increase by 10% each month for 12 months, you will increase your chins by... wait. This is like compound interest. Oscar? How much will he increase?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:54 am 
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Jungledoc wrote:
Well, re-read the first post of the thread. Maybe I didn't make it as clear as I though I did. Final test by 28 Feb. Locking a couple of days later. Sounds like just the month.

You are welcome to continue working on your chins throughout the year, and you are certainly welcome to report the results in the forum at any time. If you continue to increase by 10% each month for 12 months, you will increase your chins by... wait. This is like compound interest. Oscar? How much will he increase?


I did read the first post and of course realised this thread is only for the month. But I was unsure if then a new one would be created for march and so on.. i.e this the first month of a challenge that lasts 2013.

Thanks for organising this


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:12 am 
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We used to do more frequent challenges but this one has become an annual event.

I know the month isn't over but I hit my goal of 2 proper pullups with no back pain.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Great job! I'll get it on the chart later.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:05 am 
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Member          Type          Pre-test          Goal          Post-test
Dub SW PU NR "6+"
Ephs SW NG 4@+1.25k 4@+10k
Proper Knob MW PU 11 12
Jungledoc MW PU 9 10 11
robertscott NG NR 10@+10k
rbt-aus PU 3 6
JasonJones CU 15 15@higher BW
Travis MG PU 9 10
medic002 CU 8 12
stuward PU 1 2 2--no, make that 3-- pain-free reps
leanmuscle13 PU 8 15 (also with an injury)

SW=shoulder width; WG=wide grip; NrG=narrow grip; CG=close grip
PU=pullup (overhand, pronated); CU=chinup (underhand, supinated); NG=neutral grip (palms facing each other)
+10#=body weight plus 10 pounds

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:17 am 
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So I went in for my regular workout, and realized that because I'm going to be the vic... ah... subject of a medical procedure on Wednesday, and that the prep for it would ruin my Tuesday, and probably leave me washed out (literally) on Thursday, today was my last chance to test my rep for the challenge. But I was tired from an extra-long day of work (Monday is always busy, and 2 of my colleagues are away), so I even considered postponing the whole thing. Of course I could cut myself and everyone else some slack on the deadline (and probably will anyway), but I decided to try to get it in today. Today was scheduled to be a circuit of 5 chins/10 pushups/ farmer's walk. So I just did the max in place of the 5 chinups in the circuit. I was real happy to get 11, one more than my goal.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:19 pm 
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The end is near! Has anyone else tested their progress?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:26 pm 
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I'll try and get my target when I train back next week. It'll technically be out of the agreed time frame but meh.

I'm not too confident I'll get it to be honest, but I'll try.


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Jungledoc wrote:
The end is near! Has anyone else tested their progress?


I've done 3 PUs a couple of time now. I think I can call that the limit of this time.

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i failed.

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16@bw+4 pounds

I realize that sounds like a victory, even if modest, but I was planning on gaining more weight than that. However the missus and I booked a trip to Vegas at the end of next month that includes a couple pool parties, so if I wanna see her in a bikini I can't be making my famous pulled pork every day.

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Member          Type          Pre-test          Goal          Post-test
Dub SW PU NR "6+"
Ephs SW NG 4@+1.25k 4@+10k
Proper Knob MW PU 11 12
Jungledoc MW PU 9 10 11
robertscott NG NR 10@+10k
rbt-aus PU 3 6
JasonJones CU 15 15@higher BW 16@BW+4
Travis MG PU 9 10
medic002 CU 8 12
stuward PU 1 2 2--no, make that 3-- pain-free reps
leanmuscle13 PU 8 15 (also with an injury)

SW=shoulder width; WG=wide grip; NrG=narrow grip; CG=close grip
PU=pullup (overhand, pronated); CU=chinup (underhand, supinated); NG=neutral grip (palms facing each other)
+10#=body weight plus 10 pounds

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:42 pm 
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ephs wrote:
i failed.

No. No progress at all? There's still a day left for those of you in the Western hemisphere!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:54 pm 
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For pulled pork recipes, see appropriate thread under "Diet and Nutrition". And let this be a lessen to any thread hijackers who might be lurking about--we will deal with you.

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