September 15, 2004
Keegan and Duncan Martin of Brand X Martial Arts visiting CrossFit HQ.
Congratulations Lynne Pitts, Kelly Moore, Aaron Fisher, Adam Walinsky, Larry Lindenman, Ryan Atkins, and Graham Hayes for meeting the Pull-up Challenge - 40 pull-ups by September.
Your CrossFit Champion t-shirts are coming.
New CrossFit Challenge: Walk 100 feet on your hands by '05. Sign up in comments.
Posted by lauren at September 15, 2004 9:59 PM
Okay I am in on the challenge. I current cannot walk at all on my hands, so going anywhere is going to be a great gain.
I'm up for the hand-walking challenge. I'm still working on the pullup bit as well...I got a late start.
I'm in for the 100'. My PR is 6' currently, so I only have one basketball court length to go!
I'm in. I can get about 10' on a good day, so I'm 10% of the way there.
I can't get away from a wall stand for anything, let alone walking. You guys are leaving me in the dust. Anyway, rowed 5k today, 23.43.
Why not. See you at the 100' mark.
Only through adversity can we expect to achieve. I know someone smater than me said it; just don't know whom that someone is.
I'm in and I can't even get the handstand going. . .yet.
Thanks for the advice Ross!
I still can't take more than a step or two from a wall - I'll give it a go if I can ever find a way of getting past getting sick when I fall/roll out of a handstand. Does the challenge include pressing to the handstand? Practiced trying to press into the handstand with no luck - I seems my behind definitely prefers being on the ground.
Just a little workout this morning to push me along to my other year end goals of a one arm pullup, 50 consecutive pullups and a thirty second straddle planche:
3x1 assisted one arm pullups on rings using a pinch grip just above working elbow as assist. Before doing these, I attempted a one arm pullup to create a "benchmark" for myself - I was able to pull to nearly the half way point. Just another long half to go...
1x10 second lockon per arm on the rings (elbows too sore from yesterday's rope climb to do more)
25 strict single point suspended close parrallel grip pullups (had to break at 17 due to excessive swinging)
1x10 second straddle planche on parallettes
I'll do the 100'. I'll also try to match Rob's/Kevin's idea of handwalking up 5 steps.
I'm in on this one. I am kicking myself now for not entering the pulups challenge. At least I can do a pullup. I currently cannot walk on my hands at all any movement is a 100% improvement.
how did those guys do so many pullups? I've asked this question a couple of times but nobody has answered. I've heard of armstrong program but do you guys do something else?
I currently can only hold a handstand for a second or two away from the wall before I wipe... but it sounds like a good challenge.
Sign me up!
You hit 50 already Kelly!! Amazing
Well I'm not much of handstand walker, but I'll go down to the track tomorrow to see how I'm doing. Sign me up for 100ft too!
Stan the big secret everyone is quickly starting to realise is that Crossfit+X=Success, when X = pullups, you will get many pull ups. No programs nessecary just regular practice. Really I'm not kidding you, it's simple but not easy;)
Oh no Kelly, that's your goal. *Ahem*
I wanna play, too. 100 ft by year's end.
You guys are all animals. Even thinking about this challange stimulates me to keep on with this program. I'll start trying the hand stand walk ASAP.
Jim H. I'll catch you at your place in Salt Lake on Friday to blast this out.
I'll try and get AJQ as well, late.
FYI- In 1 month strength gains noticable.
I don't post very often but do crossfit almost religously, I'm in on this for sure. Although as of right now I can barely hold my balance but this will be some great motivation!
"Barbara" with no rest:
Five rounds for time:
20 Pull-ups (all palms out)
30 Push-ups (on dumbell parallelettes)
40 Sit-ups (anchored on incline board, half-max incline)
TOTAL TIME= 41:02 (+2:29 from 3/20/04)
Pretty happy with the time considering it was the day following the bench/pull-up WOD. Chose to do the push-ups on paralleletees to get more range of motion; also tends to keep my shoulder/elbows in proper form.
Count me in. Like many others, I currently cannot walk on my hands at all. Time to stop being a turd and dive in.
Count me in. I can do about 15 ft. and getting more and more comfortable. Couldn't even think about doing a wall-assisted handstand let alone handwalking a year ago. I am still far behind on the pullups though.
100 ft., that is it??? Put me down, currently I'm at the two inch mark and falling.
You forgot to say you were taking the challenge when you posted your time today. Must be an oversite.
Iam in for the 100' foot handstand walk.
I tested myself after my basketball game at lunch and I managed 17 feet. 100 feet is crazy, but I'm in anyway.
how do you guys work these challenges into the WODs? Rest days? Seems like you would be overtraining.
Hi i'm new to crossfit, but familiar to kettlebells and the powerlifts. This is exactly what i've been looking for! One question: it seems that world class coaching llc's website is either down or non-existent at the moment.....can anyone confirm this?
I'm in for this as well. I'm also going along with Kelly and trying for a one armed pullup before the end of the year.
I'm in for a straight arm press to handstand walk 100' with two 180 deg. turns. Gotta do this inside.
Stan: I posted my program in the pullup challange thread. Basically, the CF wod as written with extra work in pullups for warmup. dialed in nutrition, lost 18 pounds.
I'm in - though I was shooting for 25 you all just pushed me to push myself. ;)
I was going to go in for 50, but if 100 is the deal, 100 it is!
My basketball court floor and I are going to become very good friends. I too am working on 1-arm chins, but not by '05.
World Class Coaching LLC's website is no longer. You can order their two videos from
They are called "World's most powerful lift" and "World's fastest lift." Actually, I think you have to call them 800-272-0051 to order.
Count me in.
This is one challenge I can guarantee by '05
"The 100' journey begins with a single step. . ." which is about as close as I am right now - a single step.
Count me in, 100' it is.
I needed a goal to get me to do this handstand stuff. I'm in. Thanks.
Sounds like a good time. My neighbors already think I'm strange; why not reinforce their thoughts? :)
I'm in. What's one more reason to have my entire martial arts academy thinking I'm nuts?
Put my name in the pot, I need something to push me through the holidays.
Used the rest day to work on The Bear. 25 total reps in 20 min.
Finished with L-sit progressions on the dip bars.
Just a thought; I'm in for the 100ft challenge, but are we on the honor system or do we provide photgraphic evidence? Just the lawyer in me!
I'm in on the challange, but new to crossfit. How (to whom) do we prove we can do 100'?
Nice challenge! Sign me up. Everyone already looks at me funny in the gym..why not keep them wondering...LOL
I'm at 15 feet as of today. But, I've been working on it for awhile with such little progress I doubt I'll make 100'. Gonna have to triple my efforts. Count me in.
Count me in on the challenge!
Count me in, too.
I was going to go for 25', but I'll chase the Press to Handstand + 100.
Currently can't HSW more than a couple of steps without toppling over.
I am definitely in on this challenge. Sounds like fun! Amaze your friends!
I am in for the 100ft challenge
I am in for the 100ft and will also go for ascending 5 steps in a handstand...Madre de Dio!
I'm in. Whoo Hoo! Now the whole campus gets to watch me handwalk and crash all over the place....
i'm in for the 100', my pullups got better but i didn't hit my goal
I used to walk around the perimeter of the High School B'ball Court including turns, made 1.5 times, it was standard stuff for pole vault. That being said I haven't tried lately (the blood pressure gets to my sinuses) but I am pretty confident I can already HS walk >35 yards, even with the extra 50 lbs gained since HS. I never could just plain handstand very long though, what would be a good challenge for a strict hand stand?
Anyway, count me in on the challenge
Please sign me up for 100 feet.
This has been my goal since this January when coach put it out there in the CrossFit Journal. I haven't made much progress, maybe 5 feet. Though I wish I had something beside garage cement to land on.
Sign me up for the 100' handstand walk please.
I'm up for the 100' challenge.
I'm sure I'm going to regret this, but here goes . . . I'm in.
sign me up for the handstand walking challenge
Sign me up! My big brother (Dan) and I could use some competition to keep us motivated.
I'm in on the challenge. I can't even do a handstand yet, so this will be quite a challenge for me.
That's Scott Kustes above.
I'm in for the challenge too! I have tried for the past two days and I think I can make it!