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Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:54 am
by KPj
ephs wrote:i failed.
You didn't fail, you found another way that didn't work, which takes you one step closer to what will work.

Failure is all in your head.

KPj

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:39 am
by ephs
Jungledoc wrote:
ephs wrote:i failed.
No. No progress at all? There's still a day left for those of you in the Western hemisphere!
couldn't train that much this month. so unfortunately no progress after the deload week.

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:40 am
by ephs
KPj wrote:
ephs wrote:i failed.
You didn't fail, you found another way that didn't work, which takes you one step closer to what will work.

Failure is all in your head.

KPj
thx dude!

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:02 am
by Proper Knob
I got my 12 reps. Last rep was only just though.

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:01 am
by Jungledoc
Member          Type          Pre-test          Goal          Post-test
Dub             SW PU         NR                "6+"
Ephs            SW NG         [email protected]+1.25k           [email protected]+10k
Proper Knob     MW PU         11                 12              12
Jungledoc       MW PU         9                  10              11
robertscott     NG            NR                 [email protected]+10k
rbt-aus         PU            3                  6
JasonJones      CU            15                 [email protected] BW     [email protected]+4
Travis          MG PU         9                  10               11!
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

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:53 pm
by Dub
Didn't get the 6. I started with a 5, and ended with a 5. Those migth have been better in form, and I was maybe closer to the six, but no progress yet.

I think I migth have overloaded and approached the pull-ups in a wrong way. I try to loose the frequency a little (to 2/week) and include some eccentric only work. Focus on pure form with no twitching or other BS cheating.

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:34 pm
by Travis
11!

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:51 am
by Oscar_Actuary
Travis wrote:11!
overachiever

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:36 am
by Dub
No wonder I didn't get the goal. I have "accidentally" bulked roughly 3-5kg. Whoops. Most of that is muscle, atleast according to the mirror. Of course a little fat along the way. Doing high frequency pull-ups got my lats bigger tho. So no time wasted there.

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:46 am
by stuward
The trick to this challenge is to synchronize it with a cut so you finish the competition lighter than you started. That's usually good for a couple of reps. Of course an easier way is just injure your back in January and let it heal in February.

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:03 pm
by robt-aus
Ah, will need to record my result as 0.
Haven't retested and didn't actually train over the month.
I don't feel bad, wife and I had a great month on many other fronts.
And the running's not going too badly. I'm succeeding with getting some volume without injuring myself.

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:59 pm
by Jungledoc
Anybody else have results to report? February is pretty much over.

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:01 am
by robertscott
I totally forgot about it to be honest. Trained back last night but was too keen to try out pre-exhausting my lats to remember to do some chins.

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:03 am
by Proper Knob
You didn't do the 20 rep Christmas squat challenge either. Are you duckin'?

Re: Chinup Challenge, 2013

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:07 am
by robertscott
Proper Knob wrote:You didn't do the 20 rep Christmas squat challenge either. Are you duckin'?
oh yeah, neither I did. I love high rep squats too. Not sure why I didn't do that one.

I promise, next challenge, I'm there (as long as it can be easily worked into my goals).