Friday, June 12, 2009

T-Rex

It's no secret that cyclists and runners are close descendants of the T-Rex in that they're all badass until someone asks them to do something strenuous with their arms at which point people might as well just start pointing and laughing. The newest roadie has referred to this in the past so yes, I'm just repeating/stealing a point. But that's not really the end of my point (is it ever?)... you see in the land of the stick armed wonders, I certainly rank well down the list. I'm not sure I've ever done more than 25 consecutive pushups. I know for a fact that I have never done 10 straight unassisted pullups. I'm 99% certain that I've never benchpressed my body weight (there may have been one day back when HGH was still cool). Well I think I've decided to try and at least move myself up the list of those with useless arms (c'mon, your armwarmers can only slide right off by thesemlves so many times before you get the hint). I have a new goal of being able to do twice my age in pushups and at least 20 pullups by 1 year from today. And yes sir, I realize this will be useful for little else other than being able to do pushups and pullups real well. Wish me luck...

5 comments:

solobreak said...

Can I call you if I can't get one of my pedals loose?

trackrich said...

Next year... sure.

Colin R said...

I could do 8 pullups when I started. I know how much work it took for me to NOT get to 15... so I think 20 is a tall order. If you pull it off I will be very impressed.

trackrich said...

To try and get a rough baseline I tried both today... I can do 15 pushups before I'm risking blowing a vein in my forehead. I could probably squeak out 17 or 18. I can do a grand total of 3 pullups and the third is barely... I've got some work to do.

Russ Campbell said...

I've branched out my workouts in a similar direction. Doing 15 pushups and 35 situps a day, adding 1 pushup per week and 5 situps per week as I go. Little by little.

I need a pullup bar...