Coworker Challenge III

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and that means it’s time for the Coworker Challenge. Attendance continues to grow — there will be at least one, and maybe as many as three more folks throwing down (if not throwing up) tomorrow.

Hell, CTG did his sets in office clothes at lunchtime, and was not a cappy hamper afterwards, but he still did ’em.

One change, by request of the other guys (and this was something that I’d considered, but had to research), was how to scale the reps for the pushups and situps, since they don’t move the entire body’s mass. A handful of sources seem to cluster around the figures of 70% BW for pushups, and 35% for situps, so the Weighted Volume figure reflects that math (the total volume column remains because, well, big numbers are good for the ego, and soul).

6/2/09 Pullups Situps Pushups Squats Weight Volume Weighted
Rafe 30 88 90 114 160.5 51,861 38,166.9
E.P. 20 48 62 45 160.5 28,087.5 20,094.6
Pablo 8 62 52 84 196.0 40,376 29,419.6
Mr. W 8 63 58 65 196.5 38,121 26,655.23
CTG 3 45 21 60 178.0 22,962 16,634.1
Hitman 10 62 58 76 200.5 41,303 29,734.15
La Boy 4 43 45 78 206.0 35,020 26,481.3
Big MC 0 38 30 65 321.0 42,693 31,875.3

The word I’m looking for, both personally and for the whole crew, is BOOYAH.

After last month’s minor slip in the pull-up department, I’m totally pumped by that 30, as well as the 90 pushups.

This will get updated tomorrow with whomever else brings it.  If any of you folks out in the ‘tubes want to play along with the home game, the rules haven’t changed — one set of as many pull-ups as you can do without letting go of the bar, one set of push-ups without having anything but your hands and toes on the ground, and as many situps and unweighted squats you can do in two minutes. Feel free to send ’em in, and they’ll go up on the big board, along with whatever nickname you want to go by.


1 Comment

  1. Yea, too much exertion on an empty stomach is not good. By the end of the hour I was back to normal though. When you have 4-5-6 guys there and you get those long breaks, it makes a difference.

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