Coworker Challenge X (and that doesn’t stand for X-treme, or any of that other stupid X Games style bullshit). At Pablo’s suggestion, we replaced max-rep pushups with a “choose your own adventure” bench press (on a machine, not a free barbell), where each person selected a weight and went for max reps & volume. This is going to take some wrangling on folks’ part going forward, if we keep it (I’ve got mixed feelings, tending towards the negative, but in the absence of a proper bench and barbell setup, options are limited).
|4/06/10||Weight||Pullups||Situps||Bench Press||Bench Volume||Squat Thrust|
|EP||171||20||62 (PR)||120×55||6,600||2:22.19 (PR)|
|Coach||129||—||50 (PR)||50×70||3,500||1:49.50 (PR)|
One place everyone did worlds better was in the 50 squat thrusts; EP was able to work through the whole set, and everyone else improved dramatically in terms of performance. This is less a strength move and more a conditioning exercise – and getting everyone involved out running is obviously paying dividends.