listen up bicycle seat sniffers: here's a good chance to test out those lats, and hopefully get an increase in your pansy back. rules: starts: October 9, 2005 ends: December 9, 2005 (dont worry bout starting late, sign up anyway) pull up standards: 1. ill let you decide on palms facing or palms away. 2. as i know not everybody has a chinning belt, method of adding weight will be up to your discretion (backpack, belt, etc...) although if you can do a chinup with a 90 pound dumbell clenched in your teeth, you automatically win. 3. this will not be a 1 RM competition. why? because, unlike other lifts, its too easy to cheat a little. therefore, a 5 rep max will be the standard. why? arbitrary. 4. use good form. this is done on the honor system. hang at bottom, pull until chin above bar, slight pause, descend, slight pause before next rep. this is so you dont start vandamme spiral kicking your way to another rep. winners will be announced after two months, with the following awards: most weight chinned greatest improvement winners will get a cool sig like: "gets mistaken for a flying squirrel" or "cannot wipe his own ass" if youre up for this, post in this thread the following: 1. height 2. starting weight 3. starting 5 RM pullup then, as the contest progresses, keep your starting numbers in your post and then include any increases/changes as you feel necessary. additionally if anybody has any additional suggestions, let me know. train hard motherfuckers.