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New Year’s Challenge: Get A Pull-Up
(One Challenge of Many)
There are a plenty of other theories on how to get a pull-up. We’re not interested in any of them. Instead, we challenge you to do 2500 assistance-band pull-ups in a six-month period. Do this and if you do not have an unassisted, full range-of-motion pull-up within those six months, we’ll pay you a nickel for each of your 2500 attempts ($125). We don’t expect to lose money on this deal.
Start when you’re ready. Post each day as follows:
(BP = n + m)
¬∑ n is the total number of band pull-ups you did prior to that day
¬∑ m is the total number of band pull-ups you do that day
So, your first five postings may look like this
(BP = 0 + 20 = 20)
(BP = 20 + 55 = 75)
(BP = 75 + 20 = 95)
(BP = 95 + 20= 115)
(BP = 115 + 45 = 160)
On days when there are no pull-ups in the WOD, n will be 20, assuming you do 10 at the beginning and another 10 at the end of class. On other days, n will be higher; since you can also count whatever band pull-ups you did during the WOD.
It doesn’t matter how thick the bands are. Switch to smaller bands when you are able, but the details don’t matter and don’t need to be posted.
If you show up three days per week on average, you should end up doing about 100 band pull-ups per week (3 x 20 in practice plus whatever comes up in the WOD’s). In six months, you will do 2500 band pull-ups, assuming it takes that long. If you get to 2500 within six months of when you start this challenge, and you do not have a pull-up, we’ll pay you $125 (provided you have been posting your numbers regularly).
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