Happy Monday Yall, today my buddy Stevie asked me to do simple workout of 100 pull ups. Although it sounds simple enough it was torture, my back is feeling hella sore right now. My buddy Stevie owns his own roofing company, so he gets a workout everyday and this beast is in great shape. I’m just getting back into the swing of things so needless to say I had a harder time.
We decided to take advantage of the last little bit of summer weather that we are going to have before it gets cold and do the challenge at a park. The monkey bars we used are thicker and harder to grip than your conventional pull up bars which means it was tougher to do the pull ups and works more on your grip strength. I think its always good to vary up the size of the bar so things don’t get boring and stale.
Stevie banged out 10 pull ups every 1 minute 30 seconds, near the end he just banged out the last few reps and finished at 14 minutes 21 seconds. I went for a more steady pace of 5 pull ups every minute. I did great until about the 14 minute mark which I struggled, my form was a bit off and I needed to rest more than a minute at that point. I ended up finishing at the 24 minute 12 second mark, I was happy with the result seeing that I haven’t done a pull up in a long time. I do have to mention that these are strict pull ups with no kipping, which means I did not use any momentum to help me get my chin over the bar. We would lock out at the bottom and make sure our chin was over the bar on the way up on each rep.
After the challenge we went to go fuel up on Kentucky Fried Chicken, we got a bucket of 15 and I had 5 pieces. There were probably many other choices that would have been better but I didn’t care. I earned that juicy fried goodness which is protein packed I might add. My lats are so sore right now, its time to jump into an epsom salt bath and help relax those muscles. I have a strange feeling that I am going to be pretty sore for the next few days. I don’t think I will be writing about the gym for the next few days!
I implore any of you reading this post to try the 100 pull up challenge and let me know how you found it and post your times people. Don’t be ashamed of whatever your time is, I remember the first time I did this challenge it was about 4 years ago and i think my time was in the 30-40 minute mark. The challenge is very much a mental game as it is physical.
Disclaimer: Please please please, stretch before jumping into the pull ups.