April 30, 2014

Challenge Mastered!

If you would like to keep going (31 pull-ups tomorrow, etc), that’s awesome and you should definitely do it!  Let’s make the next target 50, which will be on May 20th.  Track on the white board if you’re continuing!  Also, post your thoughts on the pull-up challenge to the blog or, if you’re not a comments person (which appears to be most of you…) send an email about thoughts at the beginning vs the end / send a shout-out to somebody who did an awesome job / vote for who’s most improved / whatever!

The MAY CHALLENGE will be a similar form, but this month we’ll be doing ring dips.  Sure, one ring dip may sound “easy” (if you’re already a beast… have you tried a ring dip recently??), but guaranteed they’ll add up!  The same rules apply and this is completely scale-able (if you can’t do a ring dip (yet), use a band.  If you can’t do that (yet), use a box and do regular dips.  Whatever makes it a challenge to you.)  Who knows… once we’re all masters at pull-ups and ring dips, we could do anything!!

Stay tuned later in May for some smaller ‘outside-of-CF’ challenges.  Playlist competition, anyone?


  • Craig April 30, 2014 Reply

    Ring dips… I’m up for it…

    Great job for everyone with the pull-ups.. At least the ring dips won’t kill your hands…

  • Craig April 30, 2014 Reply

    Wait… wouldn’t it be 519 pull-ups?

  • Craig April 30, 2014 Reply

    Haha disregard… I redid my math again… I added something extra..

  • Jen Good April 30, 2014 Reply

    I decided to do kip pulls even though I had never mastered them. I was forced to learn quickly…. My challenge was to increase the number I could do non-stop. Pre challenge I was at 0 successful kips and day 30 I successfully completed 14 kips without rest!

  • BF April 30, 2014 Reply

    Nice job Jen. By Day 50 you should be around 25…..

    All week I have been looking forward to going back to 1 tomorrow. Thanks G!

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    Gretchen Kaag April 30, 2014 Reply

    Craig, did you not believe the all-mighty chart? It’s straight from Excel, and Excel never lies…

    BobF - sorry buddy… maybe you can start counting down? Wouldn’t 1 just feel like cheating at this point anyhow? 🙂

    Jen - That’s AWESOME!! Totally embodies the purpose of this challenge. Great work, and keep it up!

  • Leonard April 30, 2014 Reply

    I did it ! Thanks CF for an awesome challenge! Going back to one is like doing a 5k after running a marathon. I like the ring dip challenge idea but will keep the pull ups going

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