This was a challenge developed from a discussion with a very good friend of mine, someone I have been CrossFitting with since 2006. We were looking for a goal to try and reach by a month out. Not competing anymore coupled with the amount of time we have been CrossFitting, we were looking for something to spark our drive.
Pull ups are very underrated by most people and I feel it is an essential skill especially for someone that trains. You can walk into a any gym in the world and you would have a hard time finding someone that can do 20 strict pull ups, let alone 25. Same can be said with push ups. There is something very humbling about not being good at doing something as simple as push ups, yet they are a very perishable skill. These two components alone are the where I expect people to have to reevaluate themselves.
The standards are as follows, however, I don’t want someone who can’t meet these yet to shy away from this challenge. This is more of an internal workout than external. The goal here is to go hard and learn something about yourself. To face something challenging and test yourself. Be unconquerable. Continue reading