Thursday, October 26, 2006

F*ck Gravity

This Sunday, we’re continuing the Again Faster Weekly Workout Series with an all-out assault on the personal record.

After a brief warm-up, we’re going to test your pulling strength and endurance with a max pull-up test. Resistance is the name of the game—we’ll have weighted vests and dumbbells on hand to keep your numbers down.

First, the vests. We’ll test your maximum number of reps with a 20, 30, or 40 pound vest. For the diehards, the AF Bar will be available—a double-pendulum man-maker of a pull-up bar that promises to knock you down a few notches.

Then, the max pull. You’ll have five attempts at a single pull-up with as much resistance as you can handle.

If the thought of multiple PR attempts isn’t enough to send your back into spasms, we’ll follow up with a set of lock-offs and a few hangs for time. I smell contest.

For the pull-up challenged, we’ll have rings set up to help you progress toward your first unassisted reps.

We’ll finish with “Sprint and Strike”, a workout with enough heat to make you forget that it’s October:

5 rounds for time:

100m Sprint
20 Sledge Swings
20 Push-ups

We’re going for a record turnout this weekend—everybody likes a PR attempt with a few screaming fans! As always, we meet at 8:00 a.m. by the pull-up bars at Jamaica Pond. This event is not weather contingent, ladies and gentlemen. I'll bring the chalk.

Go faster!

Picture of Jerry Hill courtesy of

"Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to press the dumbbells, fight one more round. When your heart pounds and your head spins so fast that you wish you would pass-out or puke, fight one more round - remembering that the person who always fights one more round is never whipped.”—From Jerry Hill, edited from James Corbett.


Blogger Jen said...

Jon, I love your blog and site. It keeps me going on days when I lack the juice! You speak your mind which is even better. I hope to get up that way this winter!

10/27/2006 09:21:00 PM  

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