Conditioning Challenge - Oct/Nov 2013

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by LatFlare, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    Hasn't been one of these for a while and since we're already one third of the way through October I figured a good challenge over the next 7 weeks before we all go get swole (fat) on Christmas hams and turkeys is just what f13 needs.

    The challenge is simple, borrowed from Crossfit WOD "Murph"

    Run 1 mile
    100 pull ups
    200 push ups
    300 squats
    Run 1 mile

    Complete as fast as possible and record your time.

    - Perform the exercises in whatever order you want i.e. 1 round of 100, 200, 300 OR 100 rounds of 1, 2 3, or anything in between.
    - Pull ups can be modified or assisted if necessary, just don't take the piss.
    - Squats are bodyweight and must go below parallel.

    This will take 40+ min so just be honest, as if anyone is going to watch a film to see if you cheated.

    Benchmark: a friend of mine who is about 6ft tall, 93kg did this with a 20kg weight vest in 69 mins.

    Enjoy!
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  2. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    Results

    McClure 38 mins
    LatFlare 35:38
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  3. scoopj

    scoopj ackson

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,966
    Likes Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    No way no how I'm doing that many pull ups. If you adjust the #'s a little bit I'm in.
     
  4. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    refer to my sig

    As i said, they can be modified, so do jumping pull ups if you have to, or even negatives. just get your chin over the bar 100 times.
     
  5. toonie

    toonie Tuesday

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,901
    Likes Received:
    10
    From what I see online, you're allowed to partition the movements:

    i.e do rounds of 5 pullups + 10 chins + 15 squats.

    Not going to participate anyways, but just throwing that out there.
     
  6. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    yeah i had a look online it says

    I suppose it doesn't really matter, as long as ppl give it a go.
     
  7. McClure

    McClure Orange Belt

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Maple Ridge BC
    This won't take 40 minutes. I'm 46 and completed a Murph recently in 38 min and change. The guy I was training with that day completed it around 34 min.

    1st mile - 7/8 min

    100 pullups
    200 pushups - 18/20 min
    300 squats

    1 mile - 8/9 min

    That's about it. Tough but mostly a mental challenge imo
     
  8. scoopj

    scoopj ackson

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,966
    Likes Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    It does matter. Big difference between having to complete one before starting the next and being able to switch from one to the other.
     
  9. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    You're right it will be faster mixing up the ex's so I have edited the OP to allow for both. The main thing I'm looking for is participation.
     
  10. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    Did you do the pull/push/squats in order or together in rounds?
     
  11. JauntyAngle

    JauntyAngle International man of mystery

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    7,326
    Likes Received:
    807
    Location:
    Classified
    If you want participation, it's not a bad idea to have a discussion thread about the challenge first.
     
  12. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    I remember a little while ago there was a whole bunch of yapping and lack of consensus and then it ended up being the original suggestion, or very close to it, anyway.

    And of course, its open to discussion regardless, so let fly with any suggestions.
     
  13. JauntyAngle

    JauntyAngle International man of mystery

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    7,326
    Likes Received:
    807
    Location:
    Classified
    I almost never do the conditioning challenges anyway, so I tend not to make suggestions about them.
     
  14. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    C'mon give it a go mate! :D
     
  15. Gfreak

    Gfreak Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,094
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    houston
    There's one big problem with this... I"d have to be able to run a mile. :D
     
  16. Winbot

    Winbot Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,194
    Likes Received:
    165
    I took a practice crack at doing 100 pull ups in a day yesterday and it didnt go well. I dont have a bar low enough to sissy them. I made it to 41 and my arms felt like they were gona fall off. The push ups and sit ups are easy, the runs are easy but, god damn if i can do those freakin pull ups. Never the less I think I'm going to attempt this on Saturday when I have the free time to do it.
     
  17. JauntyAngle

    JauntyAngle International man of mystery

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    7,326
    Likes Received:
    807
    Location:
    Classified
    Yeah, no. :icon_evil

    I don't really like testing my conditioning, unless it is with something I practice with reasonable regularity. I think that doing a hard conditioning exercise that I will not do again doesn't give me much information, doesn't improve my conditioning for exercises I care about that much, and gives me DOMS.

    Edit- I think I might have just made the spirit of CrossFit throw up in its mouth slightly.
     
  18. dat1978

    dat1978 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Messages:
    2,500
    Likes Received:
    123
    yeah, there's no way i could do 100 pullups in any reasonable amount of time. that's just the truth. maybe one day.
     
  19. NurseKnuckles

    NurseKnuckles My Mom's stronger than you belt

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    10,032
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    Location:
    Brockville, Ontario
    What's a sissy pull-up? Kipping?
     
  20. DrBdan

    DrBdan Something clever

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    12,098
    Likes Received:
    972
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Can I do unweight pull-ups? i.e. I just stand on the ground and make the pull-up motion with my arms?

    The issue with a challenge like this is that it will take up an entire workout for a lot of people. I'm sure it would take me at least an hour and would leave me sore as shit the next day.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.