[WotD] Tuesday, April 7 – “Coworker Challenge”


So, one of the guys who frequents the office gym had the bright idea for “the gang” to do a benchmarking session once a month as a way of tracking progress, and maybe inject a little friendly competition into our respective routines.

My reply was along the lines of, “Sounds good. Who’s gonna come in second?

Who, me, cocky?

4/7/09 Chinups Situps Pushups Squats Bodyweight Total Reps Total Volume
Rafe 25 84 65 54 168.5 228  38,418
EZ E 19 49 40 40 162.0 148  23,976
Pablo 6 52 45 47 196.5 150  29,475
Mr. W 8 56 51 39 189.0 154  29,106
CTG 8 40 18 33 174.0 99 17,226 

The push-ups and pull-ups were done as single max-rep sets; the sit-ups were done as a two minute session on the incline bench (feet anchored, minimum incline), and the squats were done as a one minute session (I lobbied for two, but was outvoted).

We’re going to make this a monthly thing (first Tuesday of each month can be “Phat Tuesday” or something equally poorly-named), so that everyone can judge their progress; today was a combination of benchmarking and ass-kicking.

Hey, at least folks have something to shoot for. I just refuse to let ’em catch up.

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6 Comments

  1. Well done chap. A rather good throttling. Crushed em on the sit ups.

    • Sonya pulled me aside before we started to make sure to lay a beatdown on Easy E so he’d talk less smack during the day. *chuckle*

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