Thursday, October 18, 2012


 For time:

100 Pull-ups
100 Push-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Squats

My time:   32:09, Rx

Momentarily contemplated sleeping in, but that thought only lasted about 30 seconds. I can't skip a WOD with such an awesome name.  Ha!  

Last time we did this, I scaled the pull ups to 50.  Today I decided I would do the whole thing, no matter what.  I was off my PR by about 3.5 minutes, but I didn't care.  I did every single one of those 100 pull-ups with full range of motion, chin way over the bar, and I was proud of my effort.  Some days it's fun to just push yourself to do something you don't want to do.  Very rewarding feeling.

And I did feel rewarded...until I tried to raise my arms in the shower to shave my armpits.  I had to lean against the wall to prop my arm up so I could shave.  And shampooing my hair was a major challenge, right along with blow-drying my hair and putting on make-up. I had to use both hands to put on eye-liner today.   But I'm building muscle, right? 

Strength today was the 5 sets of the complex:  1 SP - 3 PP - 5 PJ

my loads:  45-55-60-65-70


  1. Heh, I bet the feeling is good right after but you realize what you've done some time after the workout as hands are so jammed up :)

    I haven't tried this one by far, exactly because I believe completing 100 pull-ups in a row will cause pain that will affect the following days' workouts. In what kind of sets did you / other athletes at the box complete those pull-ups? I think it's smart to break it to smaller sets from the beginning rather than try to hit big numbers in the beginning and struggle at the end?

  2. Well, foolishly, I did 100 pull ups rather than breaking it up into sets. Today is Monday and I am just now able to fully extend my arms...I paid dearly for my foolishness.

    I took four rest days (sat & sun are my normal rest days). I'll definitely break it up next time into smaller sets. Other athletes at our box break it up into 4 sets of 25, or 5 sets of 20 each exercise. It just varies.

    Oddly, though, I've done this one straight through in the past and didn't have the swelling, pain and stiffness I ended up with this time. I'm getting old!!

  3. That's awesome if you can do all those reps in a row!!! I haven't even tried more than 20 pull-ups by far but I guess I'll better focus on my kipping technique to get more reps. The gym where I work out has the pull-up bar so close to the wall that it's compulsory to go for strict pull-ups as legs would otherwise hit the wall when kipping.