My friend Samantha does not know when to quit—A commendable quality for a Crossfitter! We have not yet finished the Burpee Challenge but since she just managed to get her first pullup she is throwing down the gauntlet for a whole new challenge. With apologies to the burpee challenge authors, we present to you the 100-Day Pull-Up Challenge.
Pullup Challenge Rules:
1. For one hundred consecutive days perform an additional pull-up per day. On day one, 1 pull-up; day two, 2 pull-ups; day three, 3 pull-ups; etc.
2. You can use any legitimate CrossFit pull-up variation: kipping, butterfly kip, deadhang, weighted.
3. You may use any grip: pronated, supinated, mixed or false.
4. You must use a full range of motion. At the bottom of your pull-up your arms must be fully extended and your shoulders must be elevated around your ears. At the top of the pull-up your chest should touch the bar (or at least be as high as the bar if you are butterfly kipping).
5. If you cannot do a pull-up, use the smallest possible jumpstretch band with which you can complete a pullup.
6. You can complete each day’s pull-ups all at once, or broken up and done at different times throughout the day.
7. If for some reason you miss a day, you have to make up all the missed pull-ups the following day.
8. If you do not start the challenge with us today, October 7, 2008, you can “buy-in” at any time by doing ALL the missed pull-ups for the days prior to your start day. For example, if you “Buy-In” on day ten, then you must make up days one through nine (45 pull-ups) and 10 for day ten.
9. Any pullups you complete during your regular workout can count towards that day’s Challenge pull-ups, if you want them to.
Full extension at the bottom.
Not quite there.
Oh so close!